National Sections of the L5I:

Denmark

Danish unity list fails to reverse the cuts

Before the parliamentary elections in Denmark in 2011 The Unity List (Enhedslisten), a radical left-wing party, had made a promise on policy to voters: "No more deterioration, no more cuts!.” The promise attracted voters and the party received eight additional parliamentary seats, while the Socialist People's Party – which where by many workers seen as too willing to implement the rightwing policies – lost seven seats. It reflected that a stance favouring welfare for the working class could be a winner in the election. Read more...

Defeat for the right in Danish elections – where now for the left?

The victory of the left in the Danish elections opens up new possibilities says Per-Olof Mattsson Read more...

Climate Change: No to the Copenhagen farce!

Statement from the League for the Fifth International about the Copenhageen summit. Distributed by League members and supporters on the demonstrations taking place in December Read more...

Danish workers and youth shows the way – rise against the cuts!

The Danish working class have started to seriously resist the policy of cuts proposed by the new conservative government. Swedish workers and youth, experiencing the return of an openly bourgeois government for the first time in 12 years, have a lot to learn from its Danish brothers and sisters. The mass demonstrations in 10 Danish cities on the 3rd of October, the opening day of Folketinget (the Danish parliament), was a show of force that was accompanied by advanced methods of struggle. Read more...

Denmark: The left, the racist cartoons and repression

Most parts of the Swedish left have met the controversy around the racist caricatures of the prophet Mohammed with caution. In the Swedish CWI weekly, the Danish left is, amongst other things, accused of “acting as an advisor for the Danish government”. That is a critique one can easily agree with, and a brief look at the websites of Socialistiskt Folkeparti and Enhedslisten gives an even worse impression than the wording of that article. Read more...