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...

Germany: The "traffic light" coalition

Almost three months after the general election, Germany has a new government. Read more...

Four Crises: Climate, Pandemic, Economy and War

The past two years have seen the world facing a series of interlinked crises. In the forefront is a global health crisis. Read more...

India: Farmers' victory against Modi government

After a year of courageous struggle, Indian farmers have humbled India’s “strongman" Narendra Modi. Modi had to broadcast to the nation that he intended to repeal the neoliberal agricultural laws. Read more...

China: Xi Jinping preparing for stormy weather

The headline news from China is that the plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist party, which met last week, adopted a resolution on the history of the party in which Xi Jinp Read more...

Afghanistan's economy in free fall

Since the Taliban took power, Afghanistan's economy has effectively collapsed. Read more...

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