National Sections of the L5I:

Liberation

The Israeli left

The recent re-awakening of the Israeli peace movement, with large demonstrations in Tel-Aviv called under the slogan “The Occupation Is Killing Us All”, and the emergence of a “refusenik” movement of Israeli reservists refusing military service in the Occupied Territories, has put the Israeli left back in the spotlight. This has happened after a year of complete silence in the wake of the Palestinian uprising and the election of right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon. Read more...

Israel’s war of terror against Palestine

Israeli forces took over six major West Bank towns and cities during the two week assault – Ramallah, Qalqiliya, Jenin, Tulkarem, Bethlehem, Nablus and Hebron – and arrested more than 4,000 Palestinians. Yasser Arafat’s compound in Ramallah was the first to be hit and he remained isolated there surrounded by Israeli troops. Read more...

Women at the heart of the rebellion

The revolutionary events in Argentina electrified workers all over the world. It inspired those fighting privatisation, rising unemployment and cuts in state welfare being forced down their throats by the International Monetary Fund and local rulers. Read more...

Palestine: give refugees the right to return to their homeland!

During and after the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, almost 800,000 Palestinians were ethnically cleansed. They were turned from citizens into refugees. These refugees and their descendants are the largest and most persistent refugee group in the world with over 3.7 million registered by the United Nations and about 2 million others not registered. Read more...

Kashmir: No to war, yes to self-determination!

The preparations for war between India and Pakistan dramatically confirm our view that the United States’ victory in Afghanistan has not stabilised the world political situation or finally ushered in the long predicted new world order. Read more...

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...