National Sections of the L5I:

USA

Wisconsin: Public sector workers and youth strike back!

Tens of thousands of young people, students, teachers, and public-sector workers are rallying in Madison, Wisconsin and occupying the State Capitol in opposition to proposed sweeping anti-union legislation.
From the website of Revolution Socialist youth USA - revousa.org Read more...

Shooting crisis exposes rotten core of American politics

The shooting of Democrat Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona by a Right-wing gunman has sent shock waves throughout the US and put Republican Party politicians on the defensive. Read more...

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...