National Sections of the L5I:

Liberation

Palestine and Israel: two states is no solution

The latest pamphlet from the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty (AWL) group argues for a “two states” solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Read more...

IRA destroy weapons to preserve sectarian Assembly

Earlier this week the Provisional Irish Republican Army destroyed part of its weapons arsenal in order to prop up a Unionist dominated institution which was about to collapse. It has been hailed as an historic step. And indeed it is - backwards! Read more...

Macedonia: another imperialist protectorate?

A fragile cease-fire between the Macedonian army and the NLA has been brokered by European and US imperialism at the beginning of July. With some local breakdowns this held since then. Read more...

Macedonia: on the brink of war?

Last year was a year of tremendous change in former Yugoslavia. Kosova has become an international imperialist protectorate, Milosevic has been overthrown and arrested. Read more...

Israeli elections: a choice of Zionist reaction

Zionism does not speak with one voice, rest on a common social base or pursue a single set of political objectives. As dramatic events like the assassination of prime minister Yitzak Rabin by a far-right Israeli in 1996 showed, Zionism can be at war with itself while murdering Palestinians. Read more...

Northern Ireland: discrimination remains in employment

The Good Friday Agreement of April 1998 was justified by the republican movement on the grounds that it offered the possibility of progressively reforming the sectarian state of Northern Ireland. Read more...

UN parties while Timorese starve

WHEN UN SECRETARY General Kofi Anan recently visited East Timor he was treated to a feast served in a restaurant that now stands on the ruins of a burnt-out house. Read more...

Labour's racist record

In mid-November the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999 became law. Its provisions mean hardship, social isolation and effective criminalisation for asylum seekers. Linda Miller and Kate Foster explain that support for racist legislation is nothing new, either from the Labour Party or Britain’s trade union movement. Read more...