National Sections of the L5I:

Americas

Bolivia: Foundation of a new Workers' Party

The idea of an independent workers' party has existed within the Bolivian working class movement for a long time but it was finally given shape with the founding of the “Partido de los Trabajadores” ( Read more...

The Movement in Brazil - All out on the streets against the fare-rise!

What began as relatively small demonstrations in São Paulo and, a little later, in Rio de Janeiro, became within two weeks the largest protests Brazil has seen for two decades. Read more...

The struggle for the minimum wage for education workers in Brazil

On the 16th of July, 2008, the Lula administration enacted the law No. Read more...

USA: Strike wave shakes up fast-food chains

Strike wave shakes up fast-food chains

Since April, workers campaigning for better wages and the right to unionize have shut down hundreds of restaurants in one-day strikes across five cities. Read more...

Venezuelan election: See off Capriles and Kerry’s grab for power

Venezuela has been plunged into violence by supporters of the defeated presidential candidate, Henrique Capriles, who has refused to recognise the narrow victory of Chavez’s successor, Nicolás Maduro. Read more...

Obituary: Hugo Chavez Frias, 1954-2013

Hugo Rafael Chavez Frías, President of Venezuela, finally succumbed to cancer at 4.25 local time on March 5, 2013. Read more...

US fiscal cliff crisis – postponed, not resolved

The majority of financial analysts and bourgeois economists were quite optimistic about 2013. Read more...

After Obama's victory, what next?

When all the votes had been tallied, it was clear that Barack Obama had won quite comfortably. Read more...