National Sections of the L5I:

Environment

Save the planet from capitalist destruction

The ecological crisis is a central question of our age. As we head into a world recession, socialists must connect the fight to defend jobs and workers’ conditions with the urgent need for a global transition to an environmentally and socially sustainable system.

The following theses of the League for the Fifth International identify the capitalist system as the cause of the ecological crisis and outline how the working class can solve it. Read more...

The water crisis in São Paulo

For years we have been reading that water is becoming so scarce on a worldwide scale that in the course of the 21st-century wars could be fought over it. Read more...

Failure at Durban as business interests sinks climate talks

 
After the terrible failure of the UN climate meeting in Copenhagen in 2009 there was little belief that this year’s summit in Durban, South Africa, was going to get much further. The pesimists were proven right, once again writes Gunnar Westin
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The problems with nuclear power

Most people do not consider Nuclear power a problem until something goes wrong – then the threat of radiation or an explosion suddenly becomes very real. As one Japanese worker reported to the BBC “It is surreal going to work 150 miles away from three nuclear reactors in near meltdown.” Read more...

Global floods crisis confirms climate catastrophe

Record levels of rainfall have caused devastation in a series of heavily urbanised areas in countries in the southern hemisphere. Read more...

No change at Cancun talks

MOST WORLD leaders have decided not to attend the Cop 16 climate summit that is currently taking place in Mexico. Read more...

BP barons fuel oil slick disaster

The explosion at the Deepwater Horizon drilling station that killed 11 workers was only the beginning of a nightmare for the people living in the Gulf of Mexico. Simon Hardy reports Read more...

¡Aprovechemos la oportunidad! La Conferencia de Cochabamba es una oportunidad histórica para nuestro movimiento

• No más Copenhagues – construyamos un movimiento de masas para obligar a las grandes potencies a recortar las emisiones

• Trabajadores, pueblos campesinos e indígenas – unamos la lucha contra la crisis a la pelea para salvar nuestro medio ambiente

• El capitalismo es el culpable – necesitamos una planificación socialista no la anarquía del mercado que arroja contaminación y desigualdad Read more...