National Sections of the L5I:

Globalisation

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...

G20: What did they get out of it – apart from expenses?

"We agreed that we do not agree." That about sums up the outcome of the G20 summit. Read more...

Donald Trump’s first foray into foreign affairs

Donald Trump used his eight-day, five-country visit to the Middle East and Europe to emphasise that his election campaign statements on foreign affairs; Nato is obsolete, Brexit is beautiful, climate Read more...

Cambodia: Textile boom and mass strikes

Disposable workers: the real price of sweatshop labour

More than three days after an eight-story building housing five textile factories collapsed in the Savar industrial zone, just outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, rescue teams were still pulling live worker Read more...

The Crisis of Globalisation

Luke Cooper surveys the wreckage of globalisation and the mounting crisis of capitalism Read more...

The Crisis of Globalisation

Fifth International, vol. 2, no. 7 autumn 2008 by Luke Cooper Read more...

Getting the measure of China

As the US economy moves into recession, Peter Main looks at the possible repercussions on China, a country that has become an icon of globalisation's dynamism in recent years. Rather than coming to the rescue of world capitalism, he argues that the coming year will see China face slackening export markets at a time when its domestic cycle is moving towards its peak. Read more...