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...

Results of the G7 summit – the West is mobilising

It is not only Olaf Scholz, the German Chancellor and host of the G7 summit, who is looking pleased with himself. Read more...

China and the new world situation

The last few months have shaken the global power structure. Read more...

Pakistan: Capitalist crisis and the working class

Since Imran Khan lost a parliamentary vote of confidence and Shahbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) replaced him as prime minister, the political crisis wracking the country has taken even s Read more...

Pakistan: Imran Khan forced out – the political crisis continues

Imran Khan's time as prime minister ended in the last moments of Saturday, 9th April, after weeks of political crisis and a power struggle between his PTI-led government and the opposition. Read more...

Sri Lanka: Rajapakse II imposes State of Emergency

Two days after he addressed the nation on TV to announce his latest promise to revive the economy, President Gotabaya Rajapakse has taken emergency powers to try to hold back the tide of protest threa Read more...

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