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...

Iran: Crisis, capitalism and the rule of the Mullahs

The depth of the current movement in Iran can only be properly understood if we look at the social and economic developments of recent years and the regime's connection to capitalism.

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UK: The bankers’ budget - robbing the poor to pay the rich

JEREMY HUNT has delivered a new austerity budget that offloads £55 billion of tax rises and spending cuts onto the backs of the poor and working class. Read more...

After Truss - now for the rest

BREXIT HAS claimed its fourth prime minister in six years. Liz Truss promised “growth, growth, growth” — and the markets replied “no, no, no”. Read more...

This was what Brexit was really about

At first sight, Kwasi Kwarteng's "mini-budget" looks like nothing more than pandering to the Tory members who voted for Liz Truss. Read more...

Pakistan: Political crisis continues

Severe instability and crisis have become the norm in Pakistan. Read more...

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