National Sections of the L5I:

Europe

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...

Macron declares war on railway workers

On March 22, strikes and demonstrations took place across France. Read more...

Germany: Grand Coalition saved - SPD wrecked?

Even before the result of the ballot on joining a Grand Coalition (or "GroKo", as it is known in Germany) with Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats was announced, SPD Executive Board members had sent a Read more...

Germany: IG Metall pay settlement, workers' victory or bureaucratic showpiece?

The results of the metal-workers' pay campaign in Germany have attracted a lot of attention not only at home but internationally. Read more...

Germany: SPD party congress votes for talks on Grand Coalition

In the end, the decision at the SPD's special party congress on January 21st on whether to enter negotiations for a Grand Coalition with the conservative parties was so close that it went to a card vo Read more...

Austria: 1500 school students strike against right wing coalition government

ON 13 JANUARY tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Vienna against the new Austrian government, formed by the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). Read more...