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: Elections and the political crisis of the bourgeoisie

With less than a week before Germany's general elections, the latest polls, from September 16, show the SPD, with 26 percent, ahead of the CDU/CSU on 22 percent and the Greens on 15 percent. Read more...

The world outlook

As the third wave of the pandemic rolls over the global South, economic research institutes and the governments of the leading capitalist states are practising (expedient) optimism. Read more...

South Africa: poor confront ANC’s rotten state

South Africa has just witnessed the worst violence in the country since the fall of apartheid nearly three decades ago. Read more...

Cuba: protests raise need for a socialist perspective

On Saturday, July 10, several bloggers arranged to meet at noon the next day in San Antonio de los Baños, a suburb of Havana, to protest against the extreme shortage of basic necessities in Cuba. Read more...

Super Mario as the Saviour of Italian Capitalism?

The formation of a "government of national unity" under Prime Minister and former ECB chief Mario Draghi appears to be the last resort to prevent a collapse of Italian capitalism, to lead the country Read more...

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