National Sections of the L5I:

Youth

Bangladesh: Solidarity with student movement

One month ago, the state authorities in Bangladesh cracked down viciously on mass student protests in Dhaka, the country's capital. Read more...

Prague 68: Revolution and Counter Revolution

1968 was one of history’s “mad years” like 1848, 1917-18, 1989 and, most recently, 2011. It was a time when the eruption of revolts in one country quickly stimulated upheavals in others. Read more...

May '68: "Everything was possible"

Fifty years ago this month, France was rocked by the biggest general strike in European history. Read more...

#FeesMustFall – South African students fight for free education

South Africa’s student movement has closed down many of the country’s universities for nearly a month now in their campaign to abolish fees. Read more...

México: ¿hacia una situación revolucionaria?

El 26 de septiembre, una protesta de estudiantes en Iguala, una ciudad de más de 100.000 habitante, en el estado de Guerrero en el suroeste de México, fue salvajemente reprimida por la policía abriend Read more...

Tunisia: Chokri Belaïd murder could trigger a second revolution

In early February, Tunisia was shaken by the brutal assassination of Chokri Belaïd, general secretary of the Party of United Patriotic Democrats, which identifies its politics as Marxist-Pan-Arabist, Read more...

Education protests and occupations spread across Europe

November 17 was an international protest that brought both university students and school pupils onto the streets in Switzerland, Poland, Austria, France, Italy, USA, Serbia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Hungary, Macedonia and Sierra Leone, during the "education is not for sale " campaign week; there were protests in more than 30 Countries. Read more...

The limits of Student power

Students are often a radical force in politics and have led many powerful movements that have defeated governments and overthrown dictators. Much of the 'fire' of 1968 was provided by the young students rebelling against the old order. But what are the limitations of only relying on the power of students? Read more...