National Sections of the L5I:

Africa

Spread the Tunisian revolution across north Africa

Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has fled to Saudi Arabia, handing power to his prime minister Mohamed Ghannouchi. Read more...

Support freedom for Southern Sudan and fight for workers' unity against imperialism

South Sudan began voting on Sunday in a referendum which will bring it independence from the Sudanese state. Legitimate grievances against the North’s under funding of the Southern region will likely lead to an overwhelming vote for independence. Read more...

Indefinite general strike by public sector workers in South Africa

Classes were stopped and courtrooms closed as public sector workers walk out, writes Simon Hardy Read more...

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...