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...

Austria: ÖVP wins, SPÖ losses show need for socialist answers

The elections to Austria's parliament, the National Council, on September 29 brought a huge victory for the conservative ÖVP under Sebastian Kurz. Read more...

Hong Kong: Police ban demo, troops move to the border

A march through Central Hong Kong, the eleventh since early June, called by the Civil Human Rights Front for Sunday, August 18, has been banned by Hong Kong's police chiefs. Read more...

Hong Kong: "Occupy 2.0" forces government retreat, for now

Yesterday, for the second time this week, the Central district of Hong Kong was brought to a standstill by huge demonstrations. Read more...

South Africa: ANC retains power despite left challenge

In the end it was a comfortable victory for Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC and its allies, the trade union federation COSATU and the South African Communist Party (SACP). Read more...

China: Tiananmen, 30 years on

The European elections in France - The many shades of nationalism

At the beginning of his term of office, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, announced that his election heralded a “new world", no less. Read more...

The "Naya Pakistan" of the IMF

On May 12, Imran Khan's government signed a deal with the International Monetary Fund, IMF, for loans adding up to $6 billion over the next 39 months. Read more...

UK: Extinction Rebellion paralyses London

Extinction Rebellion (XR) captured the headlines of the mainstream media and the imagination of millions this Easter, as its activists occupied key tourist locations and major traffic arteries in Lond Read more...

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