National Sections of the L5I:

Africa

Workers have the power to force Mugabe out of office

Zimbabwe is poised on a knife-edge. Will Robert Mugabe try to steal yet another election? Dave Stockton looks at the key reason for his repeated escapes – the leadership of the opposition and its ties to imperialism and the white landowners Read more...

Kenyan power-sharing: business as usual

"Neither side can realistically govern without the other"

With this compromise, Raila Odinga, leader of the Orange Democratic Movement, signed with President Mwai Kibaki an agreement for power-sharing in Kenya. Read more...

Kenya on the brink

Protests at a stolen election in Kenya have turned into a wave of inter-ethnic pogroms. Keith Spencer shows how only working class politics, not rival “tribal” elites, trying to get their snouts in the state trough, can liberate the poor Read more...

Kenya: mass action can end President Kibaki's rule

The Kenyan opposition is promising three days of mass protest from 16 January, as attempts at a negotiated settlement with President Mwai Kibaki fail. Ghanaian president John Kufuor went home, after failing to bring Kibaki and his rival Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement together over the issue of the stolen elections. In fact, Kibaki has gone ahead and announced his cabinet, now safe in the presidential chair for a second term. Odinga and the ODM, which swept into power in the simultaneously held parliamentary elections, are having to re-energise a movement in the face of threats from the police and army. Read more...

Austria and EU: Get Out of Chad!

Stop the imperialist military intervention!
Solidarity with the resistance of the rebel movements in Chad against the Austrian and EU troops!

Declaration of the Liga der Sozialistischen Revolution (League of Socialist Revolution, Austrian section of the League for the 5th International) on the incoming intervention of the Austrian army in Chad Read more...

Nigerian president hit by general strike

“The deal can be seen as a victory for the unions but not a total one,” said the BBC’s correspondent in Lagos about the recent general strike that rocked two month old Umaru Yar’Adua’s presidency. The four-day general strike started on 20 June and won widespread support throughout the country. Read more...

South Africa: forward to an indefinite general strike!

Today, South Africa will be rocked by a one day general strike called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu). Dave Stockton argues that it shows the explosive class contradictions in the African National Congress (ANC) and that South African workers need their own party, not the popular front. Read more...

After Mobutu: fight for a workers republic of Zaire

On Saturday, 17 May, President Mobutu’s regime in Zaire finally fell. With scarcely any resistance, the troops of the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo Zaire (ADFL) marched into the capital, Kinshasa. Jeremy Dewar looks at the consequences of Mobutu’s fall. Read more...