National Sections of the L5I:

Britain

Binyam Mohamed and the barbarism of the US Empire

Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Binyam Mohamed, has finally been released after seven years held without trial by the US authorities. Read more...

Statement on the LOR dispute, the nationalist strikes and the British left

Statement of the League for the Fifth International Read more...

Britain: no to the nationalist strikes

Around 3,000 construction workers at oil refineries around Britain are taking wildcat, unofficial strike action. Another 900 workers at Sellafield nuclear power plant may join them on Monday 2 February.
Normally Workers Power would energetically support strike action by workers – including unofficial strikes taken without the formal support of the union leaders.
But this strike is different. We unreservedly oppose it. Read more...

Britain: tens of thousands march to stop the slaughter of Gaza

Demonstrations across the country showed the real anger that ordinary people feel about the killings in the Gaza strip. Read more...

SWP and party democracy

How should a revolutionary party organise itself? The Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky once explained:

"Without internal democracy  no revolutionary education. Without discipline  no revolutionary action. The internal structure of the Fourth International is based on the principles of democratic centralism: full freedom in discussion, complete unity in action." Read more...

Can Scotland go it alone?

The Scottish National Party, under the leadership of Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, has built up its support since devolution by appealing to disillusioned Labour supporters on the one hand, and forging a close relationship with Scottish capitalists, like former Royal Bank of Scotland chief George Mathewson and Stagecoach head Brian Souter, on the other. Read more...

Save Mehdi Kazemi

The hypocrisy of the British state knows no bounds, writes Mark Booth. While drumming up support for a war with Iran, based upon the oppression and barbaric nature of the theocratic regime, the government is intent on deporting Iranian asylum seekers, who face death at the hands of the regime. Read more...

Brown denies democratic process on EU constitution

Gordon Brown has ignored the democratic process for the second time since becoming prime minister (the first being his unopposed coronation). By denying the British people a referendum on the European Union Reform Treaty, despite 75 per cent wanting one, he is forcing through the 2000 “Lisbon agenda” to “Americanise” Europe with devastating effects on the working class, the youth, and the poor. This treaty is considered to be 90 per cent the same as the European Constitution voted down by the Dutch and French masses in 2005. Read more...

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