National Sections of the L5I:

Britain

UK: Why Vote Labour?

Long before the delayed publication of its election manifesto, the Labour Party leadership made very clear what their real priorities in government would be. Read more...

The fight of our lives

This election comes at a crucial time. A quick glance at some facts and figures reveals why. We have just lived through the longest and deepest recession in history. Read more...

Does the SNP offer a way forward for the left in Scotland?

Since the 45 per cent “yes” vote in the independence referendum, the SNP’s membership has nearly quadrupled to 92,000, making it the biggest party in Scotland by far. Read more...

Britain: Political-Economic Perspectives 2014/15

As Britain approaches its most unpredictable election in many decades, Dave Stockton surveys the state of the economy, the labour movement and the far left Read more...

Britain: hot Autumn or Winter freeze?

Britain’s public sector unions launched a coordinated strike on 10 July to break the pay freeze. Read more...

Eleanor Marx: fighting for working women and trade union rights

Eleanor Marx: A Life
Rachel Holmes, Bloomsbury, 2014
ISBN 9780747583844
£21.99 Read more...

Review: the Silvertown general strike

The lost story of a strike that shook London and helped launch the modern labour movement

Silvertown
John Tully, Monthly Review Press/Lawrence & Wishart, 2014
ISBN 9781907103995
£15.00 Read more...

Rank and File movements: the great debate

There is renewed debate about rank and file trade unionism among sections of the far left at the moment. Read more...

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