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About Gabriel Levy

Gabriel Levy is a UK-based labour movement activist who has spent many years travelling to former Soviet countries. He blogs about labour issues there, and other things, at People & Nature.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Eastern Ukraine: “We need new ways of organising”

Amid military conflict and industrial collapse in eastern Ukraine, activists are feeling their way towards new models of worker organisation. 

Kazakhstan: state threat to shut down independent trade unions

Five years ago today, Kazakhstan's security forces clashed with protesting workers in the oil town of Zhanaozen, killing 14. Now the authorities are going after independent trade unions.

Break the silence on Azerbaijan oil workers’ deaths

Months on from a deadly fire on a Caspian sea oil rig, the Azerbaijani authorities are yet to conduct a full investigation. 

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