by Nathan Hamm on 3/31/2005 · 1 comment

For old time’s sake… Socialists on Kyrgyzstan:

The workers and poor peasants of Kyrgyzia need to link up their struggle with that in other countries, for an end to dictatorship and capitalism – in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, in Russia and China – and of course in the countries of the so-called developed world, whose ruling classes like their predecessors in the nineteenth century view Central Asia as a “strategic” area for furthering their individual imperialist ambitions. Only by establishing a genuine, free and democratic federation of socialist states of Central Asia as part of an international socialist federation can the problems of the region be resolved.

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Tatyana March 31, 2005 at 2:01 pm

Oh, I see: “poverty was the fuel that started the protests”:
(it’s very slow-loading, but the wait worth it.)

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