National Sections of the L5I:

Youth

#FeesMustFall – South African students fight for free education

South Africa’s student movement has closed down many of the country’s universities for nearly a month now in their campaign to abolish fees. Read more...

México: ¿hacia una situación revolucionaria?

El 26 de septiembre, una protesta de estudiantes en Iguala, una ciudad de más de 100.000 habitante, en el estado de Guerrero en el suroeste de México, fue salvajemente reprimida por la policía abriend Read more...

Tunisia: Chokri Belaïd murder could trigger a second revolution

In early February, Tunisia was shaken by the brutal assassination of Chokri Belaïd, general secretary of the Party of United Patriotic Democrats, which identifies its politics as Marxist-Pan-Arabist, Read more...

Education protests and occupations spread across Europe

November 17 was an international protest that brought both university students and school pupils onto the streets in Switzerland, Poland, Austria, France, Italy, USA, Serbia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Hungary, Macedonia and Sierra Leone, during the "education is not for sale " campaign week; there were protests in more than 30 Countries. Read more...

The limits of Student power

Students are often a radical force in politics and have led many powerful movements that have defeated governments and overthrown dictators. Much of the 'fire' of 1968 was provided by the young students rebelling against the old order. But what are the limitations of only relying on the power of students? Read more...

Police murder of 15 year old sparks youth uprising across Greece

On Saturday 6 December in the mid-evening a member of a police car patrol shot a young school student, Alexandros-Andreas Grigoropoulos. Many local witnesses in the Exarchia district, where it took place, testify that this was an unprovoked and cold-blooded killing. Read more...

Germany: school students take the streets

More than 100.000 school students in more than 40 cities and towns all over the country took the streets to protest against the neo-liberal attacks on education launched by the government and the bosses. Read more...

Youth against militarism: The legacy of Karl Liebnecht

The life of Karl Liebknecht spanned the period between two European wars. Born August 13th 1871 in the aftermath of the Franco Prussian War, he was murdered by the hirelings of the German military and capitalists on January 15th 1919. His life was dedicated to, end ultimately sacrificed for, three inseparably linked causes the organization of working siege youth Into a conscious movement, the struggle against militarism and imperialist war end the fight for proletarian revolution. Read more...