National Sections of the L5I:

Economy

Socialism: The transition to Communism

What is the difference between socialism and communism? How can we get from a capitalist society with all its problems, divisions and inequalities to a communist society? Read more...

Marxist Theory of Political Economy

What is political economy? Students of economics are usually taught their subject in isolation from politics and history, but for Marxists the economic can only be analysed in a political way, here is why. Read more...

Globalisation: the contradictions of late imperialism

In the Nineties, multinational corporations vied with each other to take over the industries and services of much of the world. Commentators coined the term “globalisation” to describe their domination. Keith Harvey explores the roots of this phase of imperialism in the growing contradictions of US capitalism in the decades after the Second World War and concludes that its days are already numbered. Read more...

Elections in Austria: It is time to fight back!

The results in Austria's elections on October 15 came as no surprise. Read more...

Labour: the new political centre ground

Labour’s Brighton conference was a confirmation that, thanks to a general election in which Labour saw a net gain of 31 seats and the Tories lost their overall majority, Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Read more...

China: The Communist Party's Nineteenth Congress

The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will open in Beijing tomorrow, October 18, and is scheduled to last for a week. Read more...

Austrian General Election: Critical support for KPÖ PLUS!

The National Council elections on 15 October mark a turning point for the Austrian capitalist class on the one hand and the working class on the other. Read more...

German election: Another Merkel government in prospect

Even before Germany's general election on September 24, the outcome already looks certain; the conservative party, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, CDU, and its Bavarian sister party, CSU, will ag Read more...