National Sections of the L5I:

Europe

Prague 68: Revolution and Counter Revolution

1968 was one of history’s “mad years” like 1848, 1917-18, 1989 and, most recently, 2011. It was a time when the eruption of revolts in one country quickly stimulated upheavals in others. Read more...

Italy’s racist populist government

After nearly three months of negotiations, a coalition government has been formed in Italy between the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the League (formerly Lega Nord). Read more...

Spain: Sánchez ousts Rajoy, but what next?

Pedro Sánchez, leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), is now in the Moncloa Palace as prime minister of Spain. Read more...

May '68: "Everything was possible"

Fifty years ago this month, France was rocked by the biggest general strike in European history. Read more...

French workers’ and students’ struggle at a turning point

After a month of militant but inconclusive strikes and occupations by railway workers and students, activists are organising to relaunch the mobilisation against the government attacks, with a nation Read more...

Britain: Statement on attempted assassination of Russian spy

On 4 March 2018, a former Russian spy turned double agent for MI5, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, were poisoned using Novichok, a hitherto obscure nerve agent. Read more...

Corbyn’s Labour hit by new fake antisemitism row

The obvious explanation for the renewed media onslaught on Labour’s left wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn, over allegations of antisemitism is that it is an attempt to undermine the party's chances of major Read more...

Freedom for Carles Puigdemont. No Extradition to the Spanish State

Carles Puigdemont, the democratically elected president of Catalonia was arrested in Germany  on 25 March. Read more...