National Sections of the L5I:

National Liberation

Rajapaksa's defeat opens up Sri Lanka politics

Despite his characteristic boasting that he would win with ease, Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated in the Sri Lankan Presidential election by a substantial margin, 51.3 to 47.6. Read more...

Arab Spring: triumph of the counter-revolution?

In this new introduction to the Theses on revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab Spring, Marcus Halaby looks at the
reversals suffered by progressive forces across the Middle East. Read more...

Rojava, Imperialism and Revolution

The heroic resistance of the Kurdish self defence units of the YPG / YPJ is undoubtedly currently at the forefront of the fight for a progressive development in the Middle East. Read more...

Awami Workers Party Congress: Another step back

The Awami Workers Party’s held its first two-day congress on 27 and 28 September in Islamabad. It was preceded by a rally of slum dwellers, co-organised with the AWP branch in the city. Read more...

Israel’s third war in Gaza and the prospects for Palestinian liberation

Israel’s onslaught on Gaza saw record numbers demand an end to the siege. Marcus Halaby asks how can we break the blockade and end the occupation of Palestine Read more...

Solidarity with Rojava and Kobani! Support the Kurdish resistance against the ISIS!

For the past two weeks, the city of Kobani in the Rojava region of Syria, bordering Turkey, has been at the heart of the Syrian civil war. Read more...

Statement on the New US-led War in Iraq and Syria

The Left falls for Scottish Nationalism

Andy Yorke reviews four left books on Scottish independence:

The Case for an Independent Socialist Scotland, Colin Fox, SSP Read more...