National Sections of the L5I:

South-Asia

Sri Lanka: Duplicity on the Right, confusion on the Left

On July 26, Sri Lanka's newly elected President, Maithripala Sirisena, dissolved Parliament and ordered a general election to be held on August 17. Read more...

An Action Programme for Working Class Power in Sri Lanka

Pakistan: Women workers organising to fight

All over the world, it is women who are suffering most both from the aftermath of the economic crisis and from the imperialists' “War on Terror”. Read more...

Pakistan: Caught in the crossfire of the new world (dis)order

On 17 March, Pakistan was again shaken by terrorist attacks. In Lahore, two Taliban suicide bombers left 15 dead. Read more...

Rajapaksa's defeat opens up Sri Lanka politics

Despite his characteristic boasting that he would win with ease, Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated in the Sri Lankan Presidential election by a substantial margin, 51.3 to 47.6. Read more...

Pakistan: Government exploits Taliban attack on children

The coldblooded killing of 142 people, including 132 children, at the Peshawar Army Public School was a sad day in the recent history of Pakistan, which has been a victim of the “War on Terror” for mo Read more...

Sri Lanka: Vote Left Front … and organise to fight!

Having first amended the constitution to allow himself a third term in office, in November, Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to hold a presidential election on January 8, two years before his current term ex Read more...

Awami Workers Party Congress: Another step back

The Awami Workers Party’s held its first two-day congress on 27 and 28 September in Islamabad. It was preceded by a rally of slum dwellers, co-organised with the AWP branch in the city. Read more...