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

Vietnam: Dissent, Repression and the Emergence of an Independent Workers’ Movement

A look at Vietnam today: the land question, the status of women,  attempts to build independent unions, state repression, political dissent, and possibilities of revolution. – Editors

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Richard Abernethy

Bangladesh: The People Who Make Your Clothes Demand a Living Wage

A mass strike of garment workers has exposed poverty wages and attracted international support, but met with severe state repression. – Editors

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Richard Abernethy

Dubai: In a Playground of the Super-Rich, Workers Confront a Bonded Labour System

Migrant workers from many countries have build up Dubai from a petty sheikhdom to a futuristic city. Their protests have exposed the grim conditions behind the glistening mirage. – Editors

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Richard Abernethy

Save Vestas Campaign

For eighteen days, from July 20 to August 7, a group of workers at the Vestas wind turbine factory at Newport, on the Isle of Wight, on the south coast of England, held a sit-in at the plant. The occu…

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