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...

Russia: The Navalny case and the Putin regime

On 20 February, the latest act in the legal farce surrounding Alexei Navalny, the figurehead of the bourgeois Russian opposition, came to a close. Read more...

USA: Biden promises to "build back better"

Most of the world’s political leaders are rejoicing over the replacement of Donald Trump by Joe Biden. Read more...

The house always wins: what we can learn from the Gamestop stock war

The financial world has been thrown into disarray at the start of 2021 as the stock price for GameStop, a US based brick-and-mortar video game retailer, skyrocketed by 8000%, hitting a peak of $469 pe Read more...

India: Workers' and Farmers' Unity can halt Modi’s neoliberal onslaught

Indian farmers and farm labourers are engaged in a massive struggle to repeal three agricultural laws, passed by parliament in September, that will deregulate and further privatise the rural economy. Read more...

EU at the Crossroads

For several years, Europe has been at a crossroads. The way forward concerns first the EU and the Eurozone, but of course also the countries outside the confederation, above all, Russia and Britain. Read more...

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