National Sections of the L5I:

Women

Review: Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Joy Macready reviews Katha Pollitt, ‘Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights’, Picador, 2014, pp258, $25 Read more...

Turkey: "We aren't mourning, we're rebelling!"

The corpse of the young Kurdish Alevi, Özgecan Aslan, was found last Wednesday, February 11, in a river in Mersin, a city in southeastern Turkey. Read more...

Women: Organise self-defence against police brutality!

A video of a police sergeant brutally attacking a young woman in Ratnapura town has gone viral on social media in Sri Lanka. Read more...

Overturn the Hobby Lobby ruling! For the right to birth control of your choice!

The highest court in the US has dealt a serious blow against women’s rights and our right to control our bodies. Read more...

Pakistan: Courageous sit ins by young nurses win regularisation

In March, nurses employed on a day to day, “ad hoc” basis, held protests at the sacking of 2,800 nurses, demanding their reinstatement, an end to insecure employment and for permanent jobs. Read more...

Can the Turkish Spring become a hot Summer?

As night fell on the evening of June 15th, hundreds of riot police advanced behind water cannon and clouds of tear gas to clear Gezi Park. Read more...

Disposable workers: the real price of sweatshop labour

More than three days after an eight-story building housing five textile factories collapsed in the Savar industrial zone, just outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, rescue teams were still pulling live worker Read more...