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...

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...

USA: Support Bessemer workers - and imitate them

A labour organising drive in the town of Bessemer, Alabama, (population 26,680) has caught the attention of trade unionists and socialists worldwide. The reason? Read more...

International Women’s Day, 2021

2020 will long be remembered for the enormous scale of the public health, economic and social crisis triggered by Covid19. Read more...

General strike and giant demonstrations rock Myanmar’s military

Vast crowds have packed the streets of the cities of Myanmar (Burma) in the largest day of protests thus far against the February 1 takeover by the corrupt and brutal Tatmadaw, the country’s armed for Read more...

USA: Biden promises to "build back better"

Most of the world’s political leaders are rejoicing over the replacement of Donald Trump by Joe Biden. Read more...

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