National Sections of the L5I:

Africa

World Cup: workers strike over low pay

Despite poverty, repression and intimidation South African workers are striking over World Cup rip-off pay, writes Keith Spencer Read more...

Guinean military massacres opposition

Soldiers belonging to the military rulers of Guinea have slaughtered scores of protesters in Guinea, West Africa. Read more...

South Africa: anti-poverty riots and strikes shake the country

South Africa is a country in crisis. Years of neoliberal policies have weakened the economy and now the world recession is tipping it over the edge. Now a massive public sector strike grips the country, writes Simon Hardy Read more...

Coup attempt in Madagascar must be resisted

Madagascar's President Marc Ravalomanana has agreed to and hand power to the military according to international news agencies. Simon Hardy reports on events that led to the military coup Read more...

The Agony of Congo: made in Rwanda? No - in Europe and America

The present crisis in the Congo has its roots in the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 as well as in the two Congo Wars that followed it (1996-2003). This time, the media and the NGOs are casting ethnic Tutsis as the villains rather than the victims. Keith Spencer explains what lies behind the calls for “humanitarian military intervention” in eastern Congo and why we must oppose this Read more...

Launch a new opposition to stop the sell-out

Robert Mugabe has gone to the United Nations with the Movement for Democratic Change to ask for the lifting of sanctions and with requests for aid to help Zimbabwe out of the catastrophic economic crisis which his own mismanagement and corruption and the imperialist-inspired sanctions have inflicted on the country. Read more...

Zimbabwe: the futility of diplomacy

However, we recognise that many people in Zimbabwe believe international pressure is the only way to end Mugabe's rule and the economic disaster that has engulfed the country. So while there are many governments that appear to be against Robert Mugabe, what are they actually proposing and will it have any effect? Read more...

Zimbabwe: force Mugabe from power

Robert Mugabe lost, but is still President of Zimbabwe. Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change apparently received 47 per cent, with Mugabe of Zanu-PF on 43 per cent, which means that a run-off will have to decide who wins outright. The MDC has called the result "daylight robbery", claiming Tsvangirai achieved more than half the votes and may not enter a run-off. Read more...