National Sections of the L5I:

Anti-Racism

Sivanandan’s Socialism

An analysis of the politics of Ambalavaner Sivanandans's politics by Yasmin Khan and G. R. McColl Read more...

Independent Panther UK: Black separatism is not the answer

"Free at last, free at last!” proclaims the front page of Panther under the headline “A declaration of independence”. Read more...

South Africa: contours of a counter-revolution?

South Africa begins its long countdown to next April’s elections. The ANC hope to focus all black hopes on this process. Meanwhile, the right continue to exact concessions by their violent response. Lesley Day outlines the dangers facing the black proletariat. Read more...

Romper Stomper

Colin Lloyd reviews Romper Stomper Read more...

Malcolm X, by Spike Lee

Margaret McNair reviews Malcolm X by Spike Lee Read more...

A betrayal in the making; South Africa’s false new dawn

In January F W de Klerk opened the “last apartheid parliament” and negotiations with the ANC on power-sharing entered their decisive phase. Lesley Day assesses the chances of making the settlement stick.

On 2 February 1990 F W de Klerk announced the end of the National Party’s defence of apartheid. Read more...

Can apartheid be destroyed by reforms?

The LRCI immediately recognised the real threat posed to the liberation struggle by the negotiation process. We argued that the ANC leadership would:

“. . . direct the whole mass movement into a strategic compromise—a multi-racial imperialist capitalism based on the super-exploitation of the black and coloured masses, and perhaps even a small section of poor whites.”1

Our previous analysis of the development and crisis of South African imperialism2 meant that we were not deceived by the pseudo-radical theory that apartheid and capitalism formed an indissoluble whole. Read more...

Malcolm X Socialism and black nationalism

Colin Lloyd reviews Malcom X: Socialism and Black Nationalism by Kevin Ovendon, Bookmarks 1992 Read more...