National Sections of the L5I:

History

Marxism and the Easter Rising

Ireland’s modern history has a long and proud record of rebellion against British rule. Read more...

International Women’s Day and its working class origins

The struggle for women’s rights exploded towards the end of the 19th Century, as hundreds of thousands of women in the industrialised countries were drawn into mass production. Read more...

Indonesia 1965 - The road to a bloodbath

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Indonesian counter-revolution, we reproduce here an account of that period first published in 1998 after the downfall of President Suharto, who led that Read more...

From Civil Rights to Black Power

On the evening of 1 December 1955, a Black woman passenger in a bus in Montgomery, Alabama started a revolution. Read more...

The Assassination of Leon Trotsky

On the 75th Anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky, we present here a chapter of a hitherto unpublished work by Simon Hardy and Dave Stockton on the History of the Left Opposition and Fourth Interna Read more...

4 August 1914: the betrayal of the Second International

THE SECOND International, founded in 1889, was an organisation of the world’s socialist, social democratic and labour parties. Read more...

The Lessons of Chile; Popular Unity 1970-1973

The Chilean coup of September 11, 1973, was the most severe defeat suffered by the international working class of the post-war epoch. Read more...

The Indian Trade-Union Movement – a short overview

Uslan Yentik provides a history of the various trade union federations in India and the work of the New Trade Union Initiative Read more...

Ten years since 9/11

Rix Bragg reflects on the legacy of 9/11 ten years on. Read more...

The Lesson of Spain by Leon Trotsky

Seventy five years ago the Spanish revolution began as the working class and Republican forces fought to defend Spain from General Franco and his fascists army. Leon Trotsky wrote this article in July 1936, published in the US Socialist Magazine Socialist Appeal, where he outlines a way forward for the revolution and warns of the dangers of counter-revolutioanry Stalinism. Read more...

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