National Sections of the L5I:

Issues

Britain: An Open Letter to Labour Party Conference delegates

This year's conference is the third under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership but much of the legacy of the Blair and Brown years is still with us. Read more...

Zimbabwe elections: Mnangagwa wins, violence follows

Emmanuel Mnangagwa managed to gain just enough votes, 50.8 percent, to win Zimbabwe's presidential election and secure the post he gained by force in the military coup to oust Robert Mugabe in Novembe Read more...

Russia: Protests against pension cuts show potential for resistance

In June, the Russian government announced a far-reaching pension "reform". The main change is to raise the retirement age for women from 55 to 63 and for men from 60 to 65. Read more...

Germany: Right-wing marches in Chemnitz - how can they be stopped?

About 5000 right-wingers rampaged through Chemnitz on Monday, August 27. Read more...

The split in the European Left Party: Between reformism and populism

Clashes in the European Left Party, ELP, led to a split at the beginning of July. Read more...

Turkey: Economy at the cliff edge

Writing in the Guardian at the beginning of June, Kenneth Rogoff, a professor of economics at Harvard, posed an important question: "Are the brewing exchange rate and debt crises in Argentina and Turk Read more...

Germany: Nazis march in Berlin - a serious warning

On Saturday, August 17, German fascists were able to hold a march in Berlin in memory of Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess. Read more...

UK: The Rise of the Far Right - and how to stop it

On July 14, amidst the political chaos of the Tory cabinet’s splits over Brexit and Donald Trump’s visit, a “Free Tommy Robinson” rally packed Whitehall with 6-10,000 assorted far rightists, fascists Read more...