National Sections of the L5I:

USA

No choice in US elections

GR McColl reports on the US presidential election and argues that the resistance to American militarism could yet create a new party. Read more...

Ralph Nader's strange bedfellows

In 2000 the long-standing consumer rights advocate, Ralph Nader, stood as the Green Party's presidential candidate, featuring on the ballot in most of the 50 states. He garnered around 3% of the popular vote nationwide (though considerably more in several states) and was denounced by many a Democratic Party hack for putting Bush in the White House. Read more...

Solidarity needed in supermarket strike

For nearly four months some 70,000 workers employed by four major supermarket chains across southern and central California have been engaged in a battle that will shape the terrain of struggle between US unions and corporate bosses for the course of the next decade. Read more...

Workers - break from the Democrats!

When George W Bush, clad in a naval flight suit, staged the ultimate photo-op aboard a US warship in May, most US commentators assumed that his re-election in November 2004 was a sure thing. Of course, Bush’s melodramatic announcement that the war in Iraq was essentially over proved to be wishful thinking. Read more...

US Longshoremen locked out by bosses

The "war on terrorism" is used as a pretext to attack west coast dock workers, writes Lesley Day Read more...

9-11 – what we think

The terror attacks on New York have ushered in a new era. But why did it happen? Read more...

US elections: Nader's challenge fails to impress working class

Ralph Nader’s presidential candidacy was widely regarded as the most serious “left-wing” challenge to the Democratic/Republican duopoly in US politics since Henry Wallace stood for the presidency in 1948. Read more...

Ralph Nader: A weak spirit of Seattle

The race for the White House has begun in earnest, with the self-styled "compassionate conservative" George W Bush accusing his Democratic rival, Al Gore, of stirring up "class warfare". Read more...

Navigation