National Sections of the L5I:

Analysis by Country

Building the Minority Movement in the 1920s

A theoretical supplement published by Workers Power newspaper in the 1980s that explains the role of the National Minority Movement built by Communists in the 1920s and its lessons for trade union organising Read more...

The 1984 Miners strike, the Left and the general strike

Throughout the 1984 miners' strike, Workers Power has fought for the TUC to call a general strike. We have argued that it is necessary in order to secure a victory for the miners and to smash the entire Tory offensive that the MacGregor closure plan is merely one part of. We have been justified by events. Read more...

The unemployed struggles of the 1920s - We will not starve in silence!

Dave Garroch looks at the unemployed struggles between the Wars in a review of two books about the period – Harry McShane’s “No Mean Fighter”  (Pluto Press) and Wal Hannington’s  “Unemployed Struggles (Lawrence and Wishart). Read more...

Marxists and the Labour Party - The first fifty years

This is the first part of a series of articles by Stuart King which will examine Marxist tactics towards the Labour Party Read more...

Chile: The disintegration of the Dictatorship and the tasks of revolutionaries

Diego Mocar argues for workers struggle to overthrow the Pinochet regime Read more...

Black Friday: Learning from defeat

An article from 1984, after the TUC sold out the struggle at the Stockport Messengernewspaper, pointing to the similarity with Black Friday in 1921 Read more...

Tamils under attack

July’s carnage on the streets of the capital Colombo was neither a new nor an unexpected event. Attacks on the 2.8 million minority Tamil population have been regularly aided and abetted by Sri Lanka’s 30,000 strong police force and army 98% of whom are drawn from the 11 million strong Sinhalese majority population. Read more...

Communists and the Labour Party: Expelling the Left Wing – The lessons of the 1920s

In a period when the leadership of the Labour Party is once again setting out on its well trodden course of “cleansing” the Labour Party of “Marxists and Trotskyists”  it is highly appropriate to look at the very first witch-hunt in the Party’s history. During the 1920’s the right wing set out to drive the Communists from the Party. Read more...