National Sections of the L5I:

USA

Obama – the disappointment of a generation

Obama's popularity has slumped in the polls and the Democrats are faced with electoral defeat in the midterm elections. The collapse of support for Obama is not the fault of just one man, but part of much deeper fault lines in the USA today. Read more...

The Tea Party – crazed reaction is on the march

Stephen Davidson reports on the Tea Party movement in the US – a dangerous new right wing force pushing reactionary ideas further into the mainstream Read more...

New York Mosque controvery - a case study in the racist media

The growing controversy over the "ground zero Mosque" is caused by rampant Islamophobia in the US media Read more...

Deepwater Horizon disaster - how did it happen?

BP called the Deepwater Horizon explosion an accident, but workers on board reported a catalogue of safety failures and negligence leading up to the disaster Read more...

BP barons fuel oil slick disaster

The explosion at the Deepwater Horizon drilling station that killed 11 workers was only the beginning of a nightmare for the people living in the Gulf of Mexico. Simon Hardy reports Read more...

The new US health care bill – a betrayal of working people and women

Many are hailing the new Healthcare bill in the US, but there are serious problems, reports Simon Hardy Read more...

Will Obama's bank reforms stop crises?

Wall street is furious over Obama's proposed new banking laws. Keith Spencer takes a look Read more...

Hope in retreat: Obama and the US working class

Barack Obama was elected president under the slogan “sweeping change”. He spoke about the need for healthcare reform to cover everyone, a bill of trade union rights, and a “New Green Deal” to create jobs, protect the environment and “get America back on its feet”. Andy Yorke looks at Obama’s relationship to the unions and how the workers’ leaders have so far failed to fight to hold him to these promises. Read more...