National Sections of the L5I:

The working class

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What is the Proletariat?

What is the working class? Are workers exploited under capitalism? And why do socialists believe that the working class can change the world? Read more...

India: Farmers' victory against Modi government

After a year of courageous struggle, Indian farmers have humbled India’s “strongman" Narendra Modi. Modi had to broadcast to the nation that he intended to repeal the neoliberal agricultural laws. Read more...

South Africa: 155,000 NUMSA steelworkers on indefinite strike

A mass strike has halted steel production in South Africa since 5 October. Read more...

Texas law triggers US-wide attack on abortion rights

Texas has become the testing ground for a new approach to the nearly 50 year-long battle over abortion rights in the United States. Read more...

German elections: Life in the old dog yet

Germany: After the strike is before the strike!

A 48-hour strike on Germany's railways has highlighted several key issues, and not just for railway workers. 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...

Sweden: Nationwide demos against Social Democrat/Green plan for market rents

On July 1, the Swedish Social Democrat/Green government plans to enact a reform which will enable marketisation of rents on newly constructed public housing apartments. Read more...

Austria: LINKS Conference - A Political Change in Austria?

Recently, the new Viennese party LINKS (left in German) held its annual conference. Read more...

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