National Sections of the L5I:

Analysis by Country

General strike in Brazil: Unions, social movements and students, all out together!

The general strike in Brazil on 28 April was rated a great success by the trade unions, the social movements and the various parts of the left. Read more...

Macron’s victory: no gain for French workers

Emmanuel Macron, former investment banker and economy minister, easily won the second round of France's presidential elections; by 66.1 percent to Marine Le Pen’s 33.9. Read more...

US military aggression: is Trump risking war?

It did not take long for Donald Trump to play the strong man internationally. Read more...

Pakistan: Student campaigner lynched

On April 13, Pakistan saw yet another incident that illustrates the deep rooted crisis within society. Read more...

France: A choice between the Plague and Cholera

In the end it wasn’t only in France that adherents of the two winners of the first round of the country’s presidential elections were celebrating but their equivalents right across Europe. Read more...

Turkey: Erdogan declares himself victor

It was a tight race between the Evet (Yes) and the Hayir (No) camp in Turkey on the evening of 16 April. Read more...

Britain: Labour must turn Left to spike May’s plans

Labour can stop a big Tory win if it fights with a bold left-wing message, pledging to tax the wealthy to rebuild our public services and communities. Read more...

USA: May Day, 2017

The irony of May Day in the USA is that this workers' holiday, celebrated officially in 66 countries in the world and unofficially in most of the rest, had its origins in the United States. Read more...