National Sections of the L5I:

USA

Ron Paul: a bigoted, reactionary enemy of the 99%

A few progressive activists in the US look to the Republican Senator Ron Paul as a synpathiser for radical change. His position on the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and his outbursts against big business have fooled many into thinking he is on the left - but the reality is very different Read more...

Building #Occupy 2.0: How can we strengthen our movement?

 

Almost five months ago, after a dozen or so individuals gathered for a direct-action demonstration against the greed and corruption of the economic elites of Wall Street and Washington has since then transformed into one of the largest and most dynamic global social movements of recent memory. Read more...

Occupy:“New York’s finest” storm Freedom Square

The New York Police attacked Occupy Wall Street, clearing the park and arresting many protesters in a clampdown aimed at destroying the Occupy movement, writes Dave Stockton Read more...

Wall street occupation - a new movement in the US

The Wall Street occupation movement may have been ignored by the US mainstream media, but now it is spreading across the country writes Jeff Albertson Read more...

USA: State of Georgia executes Troy Davis

Troy Davis, an innocent man whose death sentence evoked widespread solidarity from hundreds of thousands both in the United States and around the world, was put to death at the 23rd hour on 21 September as family, friends, and hundreds of supporters held vigil outside. Outside of the US, many more people waited, hoping that he would be given a last minute reprieve. He recieved none. Read more...

US debt deal: Obama betrays his electorate

The debt deal being passed by Congress may have saved the US government from shut down, but it will destroy the lives of millions of Americans, writes Simon Hardy Read more...

Obama moves right as debt-ceiling talks hit deadlock

Jeff Albertson reports on the political deadlock in the USA over the debt ceiling. With the deadline of 2 August fast approaching whether Obama reaches a deal or not it looks like the working class will pay the price of the economic crisis once again Read more...

Palestine becoming a greater source of worry for US imperialism

Amidst that backdrop of a blossoming Arab spring, the US is deeply concerned about the impact it might have on its longstanding Israeli ally, the Palestinians, and interests in the region. Jafe Arnoldski investigates and points out the baffling contradictions in US policy. Read more...