National Sections of the L5I:

Issues

Nato's "messy peace" in Kosova

What has been the outcome of the war in Kosova? The bosses' magazine, The Economist, euphemistically calls it a "messy peace". Read more...

International Left Opposition, 1928-33; forging an international leadership

Battered but unbroken by his fight inside the USSR with Stalin, Trotsky began his foreign exile in 1929 by creating an international opposition (ILO). Dave Stockton reveal the obstacles that had to be overcome by the ILO in building unity around political principle, a trusted international leadership and disciplined practice Read more...

Hitler 1889-1936: hubris

It is a fair bet that Hitler would be on most people’s top ten list of twentieth century figures who were “mad, bad and dangerous to know”. Kershaw’s excellent first volume of Hitler’s life tells us why they’d be right. Read more...

Balkans war

Introduction

The Balkans are being torn apart by two wars. The first, waged by NATO with laser-guided missiles from over 700 fighter planes, is designed to bomb Serbia into submission. The second is being mercilessly fought by Serbian army and militia against the Kosovar Albanians with the aim of driving them from their homeland; in a word, genocide. Read more...

East Asia: crisis spurns revolution

East Asia was hailed as the most dynamic region of the capitalist world in the early 1990s showing the rest of the "emerging markets" the shape of their own future. Now, as Michael Proebsting reports, that future is likely to be rather different as slump provokes misery and revolutionary crises. Read more...

American capitalism on the edge of a nervous breakdown

The last ten years have seen US stock markets boom as the country experienced its longest post war economic upturn. Keith Harvey asks, will the coming stock market crash push the world's superpower into steep decline? Read more...

Crisis theory and modern capitalism

As the profit system peers over the edge of the abyss Colin Lloyd and Keith Harvey explain why mainstream economics is powerless to assist Read more...

The murder of Luxemburg and Liebknecht

Eighty years ago, on the night of 15 January 1919, two great socialist revolutionaries died. Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were brutally murdered by paramilitaries, acting on the orders of the German social democratic government. Lesley Day commemorates the anniversary of Luxemburg and Liebknecht’s death by analysing their contribution to the Marxist tradition. Read more...