National Sections of the L5I:

Europe

Germany: CDU/CSU agreement: arrival as fiction, racism as compromise

The "Union", that is the partnership between the Christian Democrat Union and the Christian Social Union, CDU/CSU, is still in one piece and so too, probably, is the German government. Read more...

Austria: 100,000 demonstrate against 12 hour day

Last Saturday, June 30, saw the biggest mobilisation yet against Austria's right wing government since it took office in December. Read more...

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...