National Sections of the L5I:

Asia-Pacific

China: New weapons, new status – new bubble?

For the first time in many years, Beijing celebrated the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic with a military parade. President Hu Jintao watched from Tiananmen, the Gate of Heavenly Peace, as the latest weaponry passed him by. Unmanned drones, cruise missiles, nuclear-enabled missiles trundled past and, as official commentators emphasised, these were not only made in China but designed in China. Read more...

South Korea car workers strike ends after vicious repression

The 77 day stand-off between workers at the Ssangyong Motors plant and police ended on 5 August after police special units assaulted the roof, beating union members and arresting 96 of the strikers. Read more...

South Korean car workers defend jobs with militant occupation

A heroic struggle by South Korean car workers has been viciously attacked by armed police and bosses’ thugs. But it has also ignited a wave of solidarity action, writes Simon Hardy Read more...

Ethnic tension in Urumqi, Xinjiang spills over into riots

Peter Main argues that ethnic riots in China are the fault of capitalist exploitation and deliberate racial discrimination by the Chinese state Read more...

Communists in Japan – the recent growth of the JCP and tasks for revolutionaries

The Japanese Communist Party has seen massive growth in the last year. Chris Brennan examines why Read more...

North Korea threatened by western powers

John Boyman, a member of Workers Power USA, argues that the permanent threat against North Korea by the US imperialists are at root the cause of the current crisis Read more...

Indonesia elections - which way forward?

Leon Reiza from Indonesia reports on the recent elections and what workers will get out of them Read more...

Philippines: A history of colonialism and oppression

Josh Davies looks at the history of the Philippines, from its domination by the Spanish to its present day Maoist insurgency Read more...