National Sections of the L5I:

The working class

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What is the Proletariat?

What is the working class? Are workers exploited under capitalism? And why do socialists believe that the working class can change the world? Read more...

France: yellow vests but no red flag

We are witnessing another of France’s powerful social movements. This time it is directed against the increasingly unpopular President Emmanuel Macron and his supposed eco-tax on petroleum products. Read more...

USA: A Shift to the Left - and its Limits

Tuesday, November 6, saw the US midterm elections to one third of the seats in the Senate and all of those in the House of Representatives, as well as at the local and state level in many places. Read more...

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF clings onto power

IN August, Emmerson Mnangagwa managed to gain just enough votes, 50.8 per cent, to win Zimbabwe’s presidential election, thus securing the post that he gained by force in the November 2017 military co Read more...

Zimbabwe elections: Mnangagwa wins, violence follows

Emmanuel Mnangagwa managed to gain just enough votes, 50.8 percent, to win Zimbabwe's presidential election and secure the post he gained by force in the military coup to oust Robert Mugabe in Novembe Read more...

Bangladesh: Solidarity with student movement

One month ago, the state authorities in Bangladesh cracked down viciously on mass student protests in Dhaka, the country's capital. Read more...

May '68: "Everything was possible"

Fifty years ago this month, France was rocked by the biggest general strike in European history. Read more...

New York: From Union Struggles to Class Struggle at The New School

In the last weeks of summer term 2018, the New School, a private non-profit research university centered in Manhattan, New York City, was shaken by a series of struggles by its workers who were finall Read more...

French workers’ and students’ struggle at a turning point

After a month of militant but inconclusive strikes and occupations by railway workers and students, activists are organising to relaunch the mobilisation against the government attacks, with a nation Read more...

Macron declares war on railway workers

On March 22, strikes and demonstrations took place across France. Read more...