Richard Abernethy

Richard Abernethy is an active member of Unite the Union in England and has written on international issues and other topics for News & Letters (1978-2008), The Hobgoblin (1999-2011) and The International Marxist-Humanist (since 2009).

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Richard Abernethy

Two of a Kind: Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump

Summary: The new presidents of the Philippines and the United States are two of a kind, and part of a global reactionary trend — Editors

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Richard Abernethy

Coup and Counter-coup in Turkey

Summary: Since the failure of a military coup against him, Turkey’s President Erdogan has launched a coup of his own, clamping down hard on all opposition — Editors

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Richard Abernethy

Bettany Hughes on Marx: Genius of the Modern World

Summary: Critical review of the recent BBC documentary on Marx, with particular attention to the flawed depiction of his later years as ones of bourgeois respectability. Link to broadcast is HERE  …

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Richard Abernethy

Myanmar (Burma): Former dissidents, new government elect, fail to oppose ethno-religious persecution

Summary: As the National League for Democracy (NLD) takes over the government of Myanmar (Burma), its credentials as a force for freedom and human rights have been tested by the persecution of the Roh…

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Richard Abernethy

Tabaqeh dar Sarmayehdari-ye Modern

Summary: This article was translated into Persian by A. Hosuri and published in Critique of Political Economy. The original, entitled “Class in Modern Capitalism: The British Example,” was published i…

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Richard Abernethy

Notes on the British General Election

An unexpected, narrow majority for the Conservatives; a phenomenal success for the Scottish National Party (SNP); the collapse of the Liberal Democrats; the Labour Party squeezed between right and lef…

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Richard Abernethy,
Kevin B. Anderson,
Dan Beltaigne,
David Black,
Antony H.,
Rehmah Sufi

Ferguson Protests Place American Civilization on Trial: A Symposium

Protests in the USA over the police murders of Black youth have exposed the great divides in American society. Has a critical mass been formed that raises the possibility of real movement against the…

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Richard Abernethy

Global Labour and Recent Popular Movements

Trade unions, political parties and more grassroots forms of organisation are discussed with respect to the UK, Thailand, and Cambodia; edited version of a talk at the Convention of the International…

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Richard Abernethy

Tabaqeh dar Sarmayehdari-ye Modern

This article was translated into Persian by A. Hosuri and published in Critique of Political Economy. The original, entitled “Class in Modern Capitalism: The British Example,” was published in the Int…

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