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...

ANC: Business as usual, but fresh forces assemble to its left

The seizure of the infamously wealthy and corrupt Gupta brothers’ assets is another nail in President Jacob Zuma’s coffin. Read more...

Austria: 1500 school students strike against right wing coalition government

ON 13 JANUARY tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Vienna against the new Austrian government, formed by the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). Read more...

Germany: No to a Grand Coalition

After it lost the Bundestag elections last September, the Social Democratic Party, SPD, declared that it could not "go on like this" and that it had to renew itself on its social base. Read more...

UK:From the ruins of Carillion and PFI, let's build a real alternative

THE UK's second largest construction and services contractor collapsed on Monday, threatening the jobs of its 43,000 workers and tens of thousands more in the supply chain. Read more...

USA: Another Trickle Down Tax Scam

The Republicans needed a win. Read more...