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...

Syriza continues cash for cuts policy

On February 28, representatives from the European Union, European Central bank and International Monetary Fund arrived in Athens to discuss terms for a fourth bailout package for the Greek government. Read more...

Millions march against Trump

It was the largest international demonstration since the Iraq War. The ‘Women’s March’ on 21 January capped a two day explosion of resistance to the inauguration of Donald Trump.  Read more...

Made in America

What lies behind Trump’s Victory and how can he be stopped? Read more...

Italy says No to anti-democratic constitutional reform

Italian voters have rejected premier Matteo Renzi's proposed amendments to the constitution with an impressive 59 percent in the referendum sponsored by his government. Read more...

Britain:The bitter fruit of Brexit

The first of the reactionary consequences of Brexit is the major boost it has given to racist attacks on people perceived to be migrants. The effect was immediate. Read more...