National Sections of the L5I:

Africa

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...

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...