National Sections of the L5I:

Austria

Stop Israel’s War of Terror - 8,000 People march in Vienna

On Friday, 2nd January, more than 8,000 people participated in the second demonstration in Vienna against Israel’s terrorist war. This demonstration was called by many Muslim associations. Read more...

Down with Israel's terrorist war!

The first demonstration in Vienna against Israel’s terrorist war was a complete success with 2.000 participants. The demonstration was called by the Antiimperialist Camp, the Arab-Palestine Club and the League of Socialist Revolution (LSR) and supported by well-known Austrian Social Forum activists like Leo Gabriel and Hermann Dworczak. Read more...

Dramatic gains for Austrian far right are a danger for the working class

The death of Jorg Haider, the leader of the Alliance for the Future of Austria, was no loss to humanity. Indeed, many will be pleased to see the end of this right wing demagogue who celebrated the memory of the Waffen SS and praised the "employment policies" of the Third Reich. However, his passing may prove to be a benefit to the extreme right in Austria. Read more...

"We need a militant, anti-capitalist LEFT!"

Interview with Nina Gunic, a member of the League of Socialist Revolution (LSR), Austrian Section of the League for the Fifth International and a candidate of the new LINKE (LEFT) electoral list in Austria Read more...

Left to stand in Austria's crisis election

The collapse of Austria's coalition government has accelerated the formation of a new alliance of forces to the left of the Social democratic Party that could lead to the formation of a new workers' party. The first, tentative moves towards a new grouping were taken after the Social democratic Party (SPO) suffered a humiliating electoral defeat in provincial elections in May. While the SPO has still historically grown connections to the working class it is quite clear that the vanguard of workers are turning away from it. Read more...

Austria: Successful Internationalist May Day Demonstration in Vienna!

Our internationalist May Day demonstration in Vienna was a complete success. More than 1.500 people marched on the "Ring"  a broad street in the centre of the city  under the slogan "Let us Resist together!" Michael Proebsting reports.The internationalist May Day demonstration takes place since 2005 when the League for Socialist Revolution (LSR)  Austrian section of the LFI  and a left-Stalinist organization (Communist Initiative) took the initiative to organize a demonstration independent of the social democratic and Communist Party apparatus. Since then we have succeeded in forming an alliance with a number of immigrant organizations from Turkey and other countries and Austrian left-wing groups. Read more...

Successful left-wing demonstration against the EU-treaty in Austria

The demonstration was the high point of a campaign for several months and took place on the Saturday before the ratification of the treaty in the parliament by the Social democratic, the Conservative and the Green party. The League campaigns against the EU-Reform treaty because it is an important step towards building an imperialist EU-state apparatus to increase the neoliberal attacks, the militaristic policy around the globe and to reduce the democratic rights in Europe. (for a detailed analysis of the treaty in German language you can download our pamphlet [INT http://arbeiterinnenstandpunkt.net/stor/broschueren/EU-Reformvertrag_s-w.pdf]here[/INT]. Read more...

The left and the Austrian class struggle; a response to the Permanent Revolution Network

The website of Permanent Revolution Network (PRN) attempts a critique of the political positions and practical activity of ArbeiterInnen Standpunkt (ASt), the Austrian section of the League, during the recent mobilisations against the new “Grand Coalition” government in Austria. Their polemic, “Protests in Austria: the left’s response” by Dave A, posted on 1st February 2007, combines downright lies, political illiteracy and a devastating self-exposure of their attempts to form an unprincipled international bloc. In this article Michael Proebsting responds for the ASt and League for the Fifth International. Read more...