National Sections of the L5I:

Economy

Socialism: The transition to Communism

What is the difference between socialism and communism? How can we get from a capitalist society with all its problems, divisions and inequalities to a communist society? Read more...

Marxist Theory of Political Economy

What is political economy? Students of economics are usually taught their subject in isolation from politics and history, but for Marxists the economic can only be analysed in a political way, here is why. Read more...

Globalisation: the contradictions of late imperialism

In the Nineties, multinational corporations vied with each other to take over the industries and services of much of the world. Commentators coined the term “globalisation” to describe their domination. Keith Harvey explores the roots of this phase of imperialism in the growing contradictions of US capitalism in the decades after the Second World War and concludes that its days are already numbered. Read more...

Ecuador: Capital city occupied against IMF programme

Ecuador has been plunged into turmoil by mass protests of indigenous people, trade unions, and students against a neoliberal IMF austerity progamme which has triggered cuts to fuel subsidies and hikes Read more...

Now finish off Boris

WITH THE COMMONS' VOTE TO TAKE CONTROL of its agenda and the passage of a Bill preventing No Deal, the constitutional coup of Boris Johnson and his sinister advisor Dominic Cummings has been thwarted Read more...

Pakistan: Utopian or revolutionary alternatives?

In May of this year, Pakistan agreed its 13th "structural adjustment" deal with the IMF. Read more...

Ukraine: New personnel, old problems

After the presidential election in April 2019, Volodymyr Selenskyj has now also won the parliamentary elections, brought forward to July 21, with an absolute majority of seats in the Rada (parliament Read more...

Scoundrels!

In a decisive vote, Brazil's House of Representatives approved the basic text of the "reform" of Social Security, with 379 votes in favour and 131 against, on July 8, 2019. Read more...

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