National Sections of the L5I:

Britain

Rotten to the core: allowances crisis exposes the British political elite

The British political system has been thrown into its most serious crisis for a generation. Leaked figures over MPs allowances claims reveal the most appalling corruption, leading to an explosion in public anger Read more...

No2EU and the fight for a workers' party

The European elections in Britain have traditionally been the stomping ground of the political right, who use them to whip up jingoistic and nationalist feeling against "Brussels bureaucrats", cheered on by the tabloid media. Luke Cooper asks whether a new trade union led platform will change things this year. Read more...

Binyam Mohamed and the barbarism of the US Empire

Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Binyam Mohamed, has finally been released after seven years held without trial by the US authorities. Read more...

Statement on the LOR dispute, the nationalist strikes and the British left

Statement of the League for the Fifth International Read more...

Britain: no to the nationalist strikes

Around 3,000 construction workers at oil refineries around Britain are taking wildcat, unofficial strike action. Another 900 workers at Sellafield nuclear power plant may join them on Monday 2 February.
Normally Workers Power would energetically support strike action by workers – including unofficial strikes taken without the formal support of the union leaders.
But this strike is different. We unreservedly oppose it. Read more...

Britain: tens of thousands march to stop the slaughter of Gaza

Demonstrations across the country showed the real anger that ordinary people feel about the killings in the Gaza strip. Read more...

SWP and party democracy

How should a revolutionary party organise itself? The Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky once explained:

"Without internal democracy  no revolutionary education. Without discipline  no revolutionary action. The internal structure of the Fourth International is based on the principles of democratic centralism: full freedom in discussion, complete unity in action." Read more...

Can Scotland go it alone?

The Scottish National Party, under the leadership of Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, has built up its support since devolution by appealing to disillusioned Labour supporters on the one hand, and forging a close relationship with Scottish capitalists, like former Royal Bank of Scotland chief George Mathewson and Stagecoach head Brian Souter, on the other. Read more...

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