National Sections of the L5I:

Socialism and Black Liberation

Racism – what it is and how to fight it

“For three years these people, normal people, put shit through my letterbox, spat on me, kicked my child’s push chair, screamed at our visitors. These were women, you know, other mothers. So nice to each other. Animals to us.” (Shaida, Asian mother) Read more...

Reforming the system? - Assimilation, integration, Labour and multiculturalism

Marxists are revolutionary integrationists. We reject the demand for black people “assimilate” into white society. We reject the strategy that calls for black people simply to “integrate”, through equal opportunity policies, into the capitalist system. Instead we fight for the integration of black workers and youth into the working class movement. Read more...

The legacy of black nationalism

Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Malcom X, Stokely Carmichael, Black Panthers

The 1990s have seen an upsurge of interest in black leaders of the past. Many American black leaders from previous decades have become symbols of resistance today, none more so than Malcolm X. Yet you only have to attend one political meeting to realise that there are many different interpretations of the ideas and strategies which these leaders represented. Read more...

Race and Class: the left and black liberation

To beat racism we need a strategy that can win, tactics that work, a clear plan of action, and a leadership that can be trusted. Read more...

For black liberation and socialism: an action programme against racism

The fight against racism and for black liberation is a working class fight. Only the working class, black and white, has a consistent interest in defeating racism once and for all; Read more...