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...

Rajoy pierde las elecciones catalanas; ahora es el momento de echarlo

Las elecciones en Cataluña no han deshecho el atasco de forma favorable a los intereses del presidente del gobierno español Mariano Rajoy. De hecho, su táctica ha fallado e incluso ha debilitado su po Read more...

Rajoy loses Catalan elections - now it's time to throw him out

The elections in Catalonia have not, as Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy gambled they would, broken the logjam in his favour. Indeed, his tactic has failed and even weakened his position. Read more...

Las elecciones catalanas del 21 de diciembre

La campaña está en marcha en Cataluña para las elecciones al parlamento autonómico el 21 de diciembre. Es probable que la participación sea alta: el 82 por ciento de los encuestados dice a los encuest Read more...

The December 21 Catalan Elections

Campaigning is well underway in Catalonia for elections to the regional parliament on 21 December. Read more...

President Trump's statement on the status of Jerusalem

In a perfunctory twelve minute speech, Donald Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his intention to move the US embassy to the city. Read more...

Lebanese intrigue opens new front in regional power struggle

THE SURPRISE resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, announced from the Saudi capital Riyadh on 4 November, threatens to engulf yet another state in a vicious struggle for regional suprema Read more...