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

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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Richard Abernethy

India Veers Right, as Asia’s Rulers Jostle for Hegemony

The election of the anti-Muslim Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi in India is viewed in terms of the regional ascendancy of right-wing parties, and of the danger of war – Editors

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On the Death of Tony Benn

We recall an encounter with Tony Benn, a leading figure on the left of Britain’s Labour Party, who died aged 88 on 14 March 2014 – Editors

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Richard Abernethy

Class in Modern Capitalism: the British Example

Class is once again in the news and political debate. While some claim that it is no longer relevant at all, the BBC’s Great British Class Survey claimed to identify no fewer than seven different clas…

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Richard Abernethy,
Philip Walden

A Debate on Socialism and the Market

This exchange of emails followed a discussion at a public meeting of the Oxford Communist Corresponding Society on the subject of “A beginner’s guide to economic planning” on 30 May 2013. Both authors…

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Richard Abernethy

The Long Shadow of Margaret Thatcher

The death of Margaret Thatcher recalled her 11 years as British prime minister. She ushered in a harsher form of capitalism, presided over increases in unemployment, inequality, poverty and homelessne…

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Richard Abernethy

Bangladesh: After the Tazreen Fashions Fire

In urban and rural Bangladesh, class divisions are stark. Workers are struggling against dangerous conditions, low wages and repressive violence. – Editors.

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Richard Abernethy

Israel and Iran: Enmity from Above, Amity from Below

Israeli and Iranian protesters have joined forces against the threat of war between their countries – Editors.

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David Cameron’s Attack on Health and Safety

Britain’s prime minister, David Cameron, has resolved to “kill off the health and safety culture for good,” an attitude that poses a threat to all workers and reveals the inhumanity of capitalism. – E…

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