National Sections of the L5I:

Middle-East

Turkey's offensive against Afrin - a risk too far?

The autonomous Kurdish region of Rojava in northern Syria is as much a thorn in the side of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government as the pro-Kurdish party, the HDP, in Turkey itself. Read more...

Hands off Afrin! Solidarity with the Kurds!

"Operation Olive Branch", the Turkish incursion into the Kurdish held territory of Afrin, has been running since January 20th. Read more...

Solidarity with the movement in Iran! No to imperialist interference!

"Bread, work, freedom!" Since December 28, a new movement of workers, the poor, the youth and impoverished sections of the petty bourgeoisie has been gathering in Iran against the dictatorship of the Read more...

President Trump's statement on the status of Jerusalem

In a perfunctory twelve minute speech, Donald Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his intention to move the US embassy to the city. Read more...

Labour, anti-imperialism and the war in Yemen

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the UK’s support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has plunged the region’s poorest nation into a humanitarian crisis. Read more...

Lebanese intrigue opens new front in regional power struggle

THE SURPRISE resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, announced from the Saudi capital Riyadh on 4 November, threatens to engulf yet another state in a vicious struggle for regional suprema Read more...

Referendum in Kurdistan - For the right of self-determination

After the Iraqi army and the Shia militia Hashd al-Shaabi recaptured the areas around Kirkuk that have been controlled by Kurdish forces since 2014, Barzani's will to enforce the result of the indepen Read more...

Arab regimes prepare new Palestinian betrayal

FOR THE sixth time in six years, Fatah and Hamas appear to be in talks to unite their respective administrations in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with the two fac Read more...