National Sections of the L5I:

[anti] capitalism: From resistance to revolution

Introduction - we are at a turning point in history

Since Seattle, tens of thousands of police, innumerable rounds of tear gas, batons, steel perimeter fences, vicious police dogs, exclusion orders, sealed borders, closed airports, blockaded roads, midnight raids all have been deployed by the capitalist governments to stop our voices being heard. Read more...

Chapter 1 - How did we get here? The politics of globalisation

It’s about the consolidation of power into the boardrooms of major companies, away from elected parliaments. It’s about a massive increase in the power of global institutions like the IMF, World Bank and World Trade Organisation. Read more...

Chapter 2 - Globalisation: a new form of capitalism?

Manufacturing was the dominant form of capitalist activity; it was small scale and usually family-owned. Banks were involved with industrial firms only to the extent of providing some finance to cover their operating costs until stocks were sold. Read more...

Chapter 3 - From anti-globalisation to anti-capitalism

At the other end of the spectrum are tiny groups of anti-globalisation vigilantes, running websites and monitoring and dogging the actions of corporations, international financial institutions or governments. NGOs - once called charities, voluntary associations, or campaigns – are nearly as old as capitalism itself. Read more...

Chapter 4 - Another reformism is possible?

Susan George
George has been a prominent critic of the IMF/WB since 1970s. Her big achievement has been “taking debt off the financial pages and onto the political agenda". She began to spotlight issues and causes in the 1970s that were later taken up by thousands of activists. Read more...

Chapter 5 - From visions to reality: how the anti-capitalists can win

Nothing is to be provided to the people as a right. Everything, from the water we drink to the medicines we depend upon, is to be bought and sold at a price determined by global corporations. There is now hardly a country in the world that is exempt from the extreme capitalist policies of the IMF/WB/WTO. Read more...

[anti] capitalism pamphlet

The League was involved in the very earliest Anti capitalist protests, including the J18 demonstration in London in 1999. Read more...