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...

Trump’s aggressions against Iran provoke Saudi-Qatar tensions

US President Donald Trump’s 20 May visit to Saudi Arabia, for a summit of the six Gulf Arab states and 49 other Arab and Muslim-majority countries, was very pleasing to the corrupt rulers of the deser Read more...

London Bridge: Islamic State attacks are bitter fruit of UK imperialism’s ‘war on terror’.

Seven people were killed and dozens more injured in the terrorist attack that targeted ordinary people enjoying Saturday evening around London Bridge and Borough Market. Read more...

Corbyn says “war on terror” has failed after Manchester atrocity.

In the week or so between the leaking of Labour’s Manifesto and the Manchester terrorist attack, Labour began to close the gap in the opinion polls. Read more...

Manchester bombing: War on Terror has turned all civilians into targets

At least 22 people, including young children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing which targeted fans leaving a concert at Manchester’s Arena on Monday night. 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...

US military aggression: is Trump risking war?

It did not take long for Donald Trump to play the strong man internationally. Read more...

Syrian missile attack: Trump plays with fire

The US attack on a Syrian airbase near Homs marked a dangerous and dramatic escalation of the conflict in that country. Read more...