National Sections of the L5I:

Anti-Capitalism

The lessons of Seattle

A review of Globalize this! The Battle against the World Trade Organisation Read more...

Where next after the battle of Seattle?

Last November, a series of demonstrations took place in Seattle, USA, against the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The Seattle protest not only disrupted the WTO meeting: it shook global capitalism to its foundations. Read more...

IMF: Enforcer of world misery

What is the role of the IMF in the world imperialist system? Read more...

Zapatistas: The “first post-modernist guerilla group”?

With Mexico’s economy in deep crisis, in September President Ernesto Zedillo invited the EZLN to particiapte in National discussions on political reform. They immediately accepted. This came in the wake of an unofficial referendum in Chiapas which revealed that a majority of the population wanted the Zapatistas to abandon “the armed struggle” and form a political party. Despite the EZLN’s statement that they would never give up their weapons, the EZLN is on the brink of entry into ‘normal’ Mexican bourgeois politics? Keith Harvey looks at the Zapatistas’ recent evolution and argues that there has always been a reformist logic behind the revolutionary rhetoric. Read more...