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Fifth International Journal

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Fifth International is the current English language journal of the League for the Fifth International. Its purpose is to argue for the kind of revolutionary politics that we need today to organise ourselves and overthrow capitalism on a global scale. The Journal provides a mix of indepth historical and political analysis, as well as resolutions and documents of the League passed at our international meetings and conferences.

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Back issues available to read online can be found here

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The Credit Crunch - a Marxist Analysis

Image What caused the credit crunch? Some said lenders got “too greedy”. Others blamed the regulators. Yet more denied it was even happening. The Credit Crunch – A Marxist Analysis offers a radically different explanation.

Charting how the events unfolded, and drawing on Karl Marx’s theory of crisis, Richard Brenner and Michael Pröbsting argue that the credit crunch foreshadows a crisis of globalisation.

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The Road to Red October

Image1917 in Russia - two revolutions and a turning point in history - the first workers state. First published in 1987 this is an updated version using re-edited material serialised in Workers Power in 2007.

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From Protest to Power

ImageThe curent programme of the League for the Fifth International, published in 2003

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Trotsky: an introduction

ImageFirst published by Workers Power in 2000.

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Rough Guide to the Anticapitalist Movement

ImageThis pamphlet surveys the global movement, from its origins in Chiapas and Seattle, though the writings of its principal theorists, and the history of its summit sieges and its social forums. Unapologetically partisan, it argues that to rid the globe of capitalism, the movement must take a big step towards the formation of a new world party of social revolution.

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[anti] capitalism: From resistance to revolution

ImageFirst published by Workers Power in 2001.

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The politics of the SWP - a Trotskyist critique

ImageThis workers power pamphlet shows that far from standing in the tradition of Lenin & Trotsky, the key of the SWP’s politics represent a fundamental break with Trotskyism: on party building, on the analysis of the USSR and Eastern Europe, on the revolutionary programme amd on the relationship between the revolutionary vanguard and the working class.

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Lesbian & Gay Liberation - a Trotskyist Strategy

ImageA Marxist guide to the history of oppression of homosexuality, a critique of false liberation strategies and an action programme for the liberation of sexual oppression under capitalism.

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Trotskyist International

ImageTrotskyist International was published 25 times between the Summer of 1988 and December 1999.

It was originally the English language publication of the Movement for a Revolutionary Communist International (MRCI) and it’s successor the League for a Revolutionary Communist International (LRCI). Both the MRCI and the LRCI were both the precursors to the League for the Fifth International.

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Permanent Revolution

ImagePermanent Revolution was the theoretical journal of Workers Power, the British section of the League for the Fifth International

It was published ten times between 1983 and 1994.

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Socialism and Black Liberation

ImageRacism – what it is and how to fight it!

Published in 1995 by Workers Power, it examines the history of racial oppression and the use of racism as a weapon to divide the working class.

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