National Sections of the L5I:

National Liberation

Marxism and the national question

The collapse of Stalinism has seen nationalist wars erupt in Yugoslavia and the former USSR. The unity of numerous “third world” states is also challenged by a new wave of national struggles. Marxism has a rich tradition of analysis on the national question, yet the lie is still repeated that there lies its Achilles’ heel. Dave Stockton looks at the classical period of this analysis Read more...

MRCI Theses: The anti-imperialist united front

The overthrow of Marcos, the growth of Sinn Fein, the struggle of the Tamils for Eelam all involve a conflict with imperialist or a fight for bourgeois democratic demands rights. These theses of the MRCI outline the tactics of communists towards non-proletarian classes in this struggle Read more...

Palestinian resistance inflicts a defeat on Israel

Protests by Palestinians against Israeli restrictions on access to the Haram-al Sharif (Temple Mount), have been reignited after police imposed a ban on entry for worshippers under 50. Read more...

Turkey: One year of Erdogan's counter-coup

Last July there were two coups in Turkey, one failed, one succeeded. Read more...

Ireland: Jobstown victory against state frame up

The Irish state’s attempt to criminalise seven water charges protesters has failed, though charges against other water protesters remain. Read more...

G20 Summit: Merkel’s “democratic imperialism” - against democracy!

In one week, the heads of the world's 20 most powerful states will meet in Hamburg for the G20 summit. They meet in the midst of another round of global turmoil. Read more...

UK: May's Coalition of Chaos

Political events in Northern Ireland are generally given scant coverage in the popular British press or broadcast media. Read more...

Pakistan: tensions revealed over state sponsored terrorism

On October 6, Dawn, one of Pakistan’s biggest English language newspapers, ran a story that has thrown the leaders of both the civilian government and the military into turmoil ever since. Read more...