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).

Articles From This Author

Richard Abernethy

Red Rosa and the Arab Spring

The revolutionary movements of the year 2011, above all in the Arab countries, and the life and thought of Rosa Luxemburg, are connected. Presented at the Anarchist Book Fair, London – Editors

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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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