National Sections of the L5I:

National Liberation

Marxism and the national question

The collapse of Stalinism has seen nationalist wars erupt in Yugoslavia and the former USSR. The unity of numerous “third world” states is also challenged by a new wave of national struggles. Marxism has a rich tradition of analysis on the national question, yet the lie is still repeated that there lies its Achilles’ heel. Dave Stockton looks at the classical period of this analysis Read more...

MRCI Theses: The anti-imperialist united front

The overthrow of Marcos, the growth of Sinn Fein, the struggle of the Tamils for Eelam all involve a conflict with imperialist or a fight for bourgeois democratic demands rights. These theses of the MRCI outline the tactics of communists towards non-proletarian classes in this struggle Read more...

No UN-US or French military intervention in Haiti

The United Nations Security Council is debating a call by its Secretary-General, António Guterres, for "armed action" to free up Haiti’s main port and create a humanitarian corridor to solve what he c Read more...

Half a year of war: Putin's endgame?

The Russian army's significant losses of occupied Ukrainian territories in September has faced Putin and his regime with the possibility of defeat. Read more...

Mikhail Gorbachev – a tragic figure in world history

At the age of 91, Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union and party leader of the CPSU, died on August 30 in Moscow. –

Putin's condolences Read more...

10 years of Rojava: achievements and aberrations

In July 2012, Kurdish armed forces took political control in the regions of Kobanê, Afrin and al-Hasakah in northern Syria. Read more...

Belarus: "Railway partisans" threatened with execution

In March and April, the Russian army stood at the gates of Kyiv, but Putin's invasion of Ukraine stalled. A few weeks later, Russia had to withdraw from the area around the capital. Read more...

Taiwan - a sign of the times

August 4, the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, might not seem an auspicious date for China to mobilise its forces to surround Taiwan. Read more...

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