National Sections of the L5I:

National Liberation

Marxism and the national question

The collapse of Stalinism has seen nationalist wars erupt in Yugoslavia and the former USSR. The unity of numerous “third world” states is also challenged by a new wave of national struggles. Marxism has a rich tradition of analysis on the national question, yet the lie is still repeated that there lies its Achilles’ heel. Dave Stockton looks at the classical period of this analysis Read more...

MRCI Theses: The anti-imperialist united front

The overthrow of Marcos, the growth of Sinn Fein, the struggle of the Tamils for Eelam all involve a conflict with imperialist or a fight for bourgeois democratic demands rights. These theses of the MRCI outline the tactics of communists towards non-proletarian classes in this struggle Read more...

Talking down the two-state solution

Normally, American Jewish leaders would expect to feel quite positive about a new US President apparently more friendly to Israel than his immediate predecessor. Read more...

Resolution on Syria

The relentless bombardment and starvation of the civilian population of eastern Aleppo by the forces of Bashar al Assad, Russia, Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah, rightly aroused public revulsion, espe Read more...

Turkey: No to constitutional change!

In his struggle for absolute power, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing forward his attacks on the opposition. Read more...

Pakistan: Social media activists free

The reappearance of four social media bloggers, who were abducted on January 17 (see http://www.fifthinternational.org/content/free-all-activists-%E2%80%93-p... Read more...

Free all activists – Pakistan’s war against civil society

Since January 4, five well known bloggers and social media activists have gone missing in Pakistan. Read more...

As siege of Aleppo ends, painful lessons must be learned

THE SIEGE of Aleppo has entered its final hours. Read more...