National Sections of the L5I:

War

Imperialism: The epoch of wars and revolutions

Vast technological changes took place in the last hundred years: from electrification and powered flight, via splitting the atom and space travel, to the internet and mapping the human genetic structure. These technological revolutions, and their application to production through the assembly line and computerisation, have shaped human life in every corner of the planet. Consequently the world’s population has increased with incredible rapidity. But under capitalism these triumphs of human skill, ingenuity and labour have never attained their full potential. Read more...

Looking Back on 2017 and forward to 2018

Two figures tower over 2017; Donald Trump inaugurated as the 45th President of the USA in January with his pledge to “Make America Great Again” and Xi Jinping at the Communist Party of China’s 19th Co Read more...

Labour, anti-imperialism and the war in Yemen

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the UK’s support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has plunged the region’s poorest nation into a humanitarian crisis. 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...

Referendum in Kurdistan - For the right of self-determination

After the Iraqi army and the Shia militia Hashd al-Shaabi recaptured the areas around Kirkuk that have been controlled by Kurdish forces since 2014, Barzani's will to enforce the result of the indepen Read more...

Declaración sobre los atentados terroristas de Barcelona / Cambrils

Los atentados del 17 de agosto, en los que un vehículo arrolló a multitud de personas, muchas de ellas turistas, que paseaban por las famosas Ramblas de Barcelona, ​​matando a 13 personas e hiriendo a Read more...

Statement on the Barcelona /Cambrils Terrorist Attacks

The attacks on August 17, in which a vehicle ploughed into crowds of people, many of them tourists, strolling along the famous Las Ramblas in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100, a Read more...

The Threat of another Korean War

US President Donald Trump, so far a spectacular failure in his domestic policies, is compensating for this by exercising his power as the Commander in Chief of the most powerful nation in the world. Read more...