National Sections of the L5I:

USA

Obama’s Four More Years

Barack Obama has got his “four more years”. That there was any doubt, shows the contrast to four years ago. Read more...

US Election: Obama doesn't deserve the workers' votes

It seems like only yesterday that America faced the question of whether Barack Obama would be the country’s first black president. Read more...

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...