National Sections of the L5I:

Issues

EU summit – Agreement at the expense of refugees

The two-day meeting of the Council of the European Union in Brussels on June 28/29 was totally overshadowed by the issue of migration and the demands of a faction of central European states plus Italy Read more...

Britain: Theresa May’s Chequered Brexit

Pakistan: Tactics in the parliamentary election

The parliamentary elections in Pakistan on July 25th will take place against a background of political turmoil throughout the country. Read more...

Mexico - can AMLO’s landslide open the doors to revolution?

The landslide victory on July 1 of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO for short, with over 24 million votes and 53 percent of the vote, was a humiliation for the traditional parties of the cor Read more...

Austria: 100,000 demonstrate against 12 hour day

Last Saturday, June 30, saw the biggest mobilisation yet against Austria's right wing government since it took office in December. Read more...

Turkey: Elections extend Erdogan's power

The headline results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections are that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the presidential election and the alliance of his "Party for Justice and Development", A Read more...

Turkish election - a choice between Erdogan and a nationalist opposition

There was already much to suggest that the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkıma Partisi, "Party for Justice and Recovery/Development") and MHP (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi, "Party of the Nationalist Movement") would Read more...

Pakistan: Taliban attack Pashtun movement

The Pashtun Protection Movement, PTM, is already changing the political landscape in Pakistan. Read more...