Articles tagged “Richard Abernethy”

Polling_station_6_may_2010An 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 left; the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) on the right and the Greens on the left severely under-represented by the electoral system, holding just one seat each; some of the complex, contradictory outcomes of the British general election of May 2015.

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Denver ProtestSummary: 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 system? — Editors

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5778877be1a35482f319be586a4e5dc3_XLSummary: 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 Marxist-Humanist Organisation on 27 July 2014 in Chicago – Editors

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imho-703Summary: 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 International Marxist-Humanist, Feb. 25, 2014 and can be accessed HERE. The Persian translation can be accessed HERE  – Editors

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Narendra_D_ModiSummary: 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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Tony_Benn2Summary: 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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_60234878_teleserv624Summary: 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 classes. What does it mean to belong to a class? Is it an objective situation, or does it involve subjectivity and consciousness? How best to understand the class structure of modern capitalism? — Editors

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Summary: 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 take part in these meetings but are not members of the OCCS. Richard Abernethy is a member of International Marxist-Humanist Organization and Phil Walden is a member of the Democratic Socialist Alliance  – Editors.

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thatSummary: 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 homelessness, and heightened the danger of nuclear war – Editors.

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Abernethy-Bangla-2-13From the series Our World, Our Times

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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