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...

Sri Lanka: Sinhala chauvinists strengthen their grip

Sri Lanka's general election, held on August 5, gave a landslide victory to the Sri Lanka Freedom Alliance, the electoral bloc dominated by the President, Gotabhaya Rajapakse and his brother, Mahinda Read more...

The Pandemic, the crisis and the struggle of the Indian working class

In India, almost one and a half million people have been infected by the coronavirus by the end of July. On 26.7. Read more...

Germany: Government pulling out of a nosedive ?

A crisis was not unexpected in 2020. Many Marxists, including us, had predicted it long before the Corona pandemic, although not its historical extent. Read more...

The global crisis, the working class and the Left

During the first half of 2020, all countries experienced a massive shrinkage of GDP and industrial production. Read more...

Perspectives of the Russian Left

Perspectives of the Russian Left

This interview, with Aleksandr Buzgalin, a speaker for the political-academic association "Alternativyi", took place in the middle of June, 2020. Read more...

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