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Snap Election in Ireland: no compromise with Sinn Fein

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called a General Election for February 26. This will be the shortest election campaign in the history of the state, just three weeks. Read more...

Cologne attacks spark racist backlash

ON New Year's Eve, in Cologne, hundreds of women were intimidated and threatened. At least two rapes were reported. Read more...

Political impasse in Spain

France: Regional elections reveal threat from Front National

Marine Le Pen's Front National, FN, was expected to do well in the regional elections in France in early December but, although it did not win control of a single region, the results still came as a s Read more...

Hollande’s declaration of  “war” threatens the French working class

“France is at war,” declared President François Hollande after the barbaric massacre in the centre of Paris – adding that it will be pitiless. War - but against whom? Read more...

Britain: War in Syria, War in the Labour Party

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron won his House of Commons motion to extend British air strikes from Iraq to Syria with the support of 397 MPs against 223. Read more...

Catalan Elections: Rajoy stokes “Spanish unity” uproar ahead of December 20 elections.

The September 27 Catalan regional election produced a pro-independence majority in the Catalan parliament, with 72 of the135 seats. Read more...

Non à la terreur islamiste, non à la guerre impérialiste et à la réaction impérialiste !

Des millions de personnes en France et partout dans le monde ont été choqués par le massacre de 129 personnes à Paris le soir du 13 novembre. Read more...

No to Islamist terror, no to imperialist war and reaction!

Millions of people in France and worldwide were shocked when they heard of the murder of 129 people in Paris on the evening of November 13. Read more...

Portugal: Cavaco Silva and the true values of EU democracy

The elections of October 4 in Portugal led to another pro-austerity government in southern Europe losing its majority, following Greece at the beginning of this year. Read more...

The British Labour Party and the aftermath of Corbyn’s Victory

Jeremy Corbyn’s runaway victory in the Labour leadership election (59.5 percent – 251, 417 votes on a 76.3 per cent turnout) has initiated something of a revolution within the British Labour Party. Read more...

UK: Xi Jinping hails a “visionary and strategic choice”

The British government promised to roll out the “reddest of red carpets” in honour of the arrival of President Xi Jinping of China for a four day state visit. Read more...

Greece: Tsipras success a major defeat for the working class

The victory of Alexis Tsipras and Syriza in the Greek elections on September 20, despite their acceptance of the Third Memorandum that had been resoundingly rejected in the referendum on July 5, revea Read more...

No refuge for Cameron in asylum crisis

Over 100,000 people marched through the streets of London on Saturday 12 September under the slogan, “Refugees Welcome Here”. It was the biggest pro-migrant demonstration we have seen for many years. Read more...

The Greek Elections and the Emergence of Popular Unity

When Syriza’s Alexis Tsipras resigned as Prime Minister, on August 20, he triggered a new general election, which will take place on 20 September. Read more...

Syriza: is Plan B an alternative?

The complete collapse of the Syriza leadership when faced with the threat of the withdrawal of all funding to Greek banks and expulsion from the Eurozone vindicated Left criticism of its strategy of s Read more...

Britain: a new strategy for a new movement

The outright victory for the Tories in Britain’s general election on May 7 was certainly a shock for the British labour movement in general and for the far left organisations in particular. Read more...

Greece: Tsipras stabs his party in the back to act as the Eurozone’s enforcer of Austerity

Planet without a visa

There are more refugees in the world today than ever before. Read more...

Snatching disgrace from the jaws of defiance

We reproduce here the introduction to a collection of articles on Greece taken from Fifth International Journal 17, August 2015
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Solidarity Statement

In solidarity with all those facing repression in Greece, we reproduce here a statement from OKDE-Spartakos: Read more...

Class consciousness, class struggle and Jeremy Corbyn

Yvette Cooper has said victory for Jeremy Corbyn would turn Labour into “a protest movement” rather than a party that was serious about winning the next general election. Read more...

Greece: Meet unconditional surrender with Unconditional Resistance

Greece: Syriza surrenders – without a fight!

Alexis Tsipras and the leadership of Syriza have betrayed the mandate given to them twice by the Greek people. Scarcely a week after 61 per cent of voters said Oxi!-No! Read more...

OXI – AND ONWARDS

No to blackmail. No to humiliation. No to austerity.

The determination of the Greek workers and youth to end austerity has been expressed in a defiant rejection of the Troika’s ultimatum. Read more...

League statement on the Greek referendum

Since the resolution below was adopted, there have been reports of continued attempts by Alexis Tsipras to continue negotiating with the EU  and IMF authorities, despite calling the referendum. Read more...

Tories plan ‘100 day offensive’

Britain now has a government determined to force through another huge programme of cuts (£18bn to welfare alone) and dig up cornerstones of the post-1945 welfare system: public health, education, hous Read more...

The G-7 summit: No anti-capitalism without anti-imperialism!

When Angela Merkel chose the venue for this year's G-7 summit, she had in mind the symbolism of the place. Read more...

UK: We need to talk about Labour

The biggest, most far reaching question posed by the Tories’ election victory is what will now happen to the Labour Party. Read more...

International antifascist forum in the People's Republic of Lugansk

The 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi-Germany was a well chosen date for convening an international conference against fascism and war. Read more...

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