National Sections of the L5I:

Anti-Capitalism

G8: the criminals gather

The biggest eight thieves and warmongers on the planet will meet this month at their annual summit to divide up the world's wealth. Read more...

ESF: forum of resistance?

As the programme for a bosses' Europe  the European Constitution  is defeated yet again in another referendum, the movement for another Europe is building its forces to meet at the European Social Forum in Malmo is September. Read more...

New anticapitalist party: on what basis and on what programme?

Over a year ago, when the LCR declared that a new anticapitalist party was necessity it was greeted with widespread interest both in France and more widely in Europe. The LCR's 17th Congress, meeting from 24 to 27 January, decided to launch an initiative for the creation of a 'new anti-capitalist party'. The LCR announced this would involve a constituent process, culminating in the founding of a new party by the end of this year. The statement affirmed: Read more...

Report on LCR May 30 meeting at the Mutualité before the European Anticapitalist Conference

Around a thousand people listened to a very long list of speakers, including May '68 veterans Daniel Bensaid and Alain Krivine. Read more...

The anticapitalist party project of the Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire

Martin Suchanek interviews Marc Lassalle and Ines Fertin from France on the new project of the LCR. Read more...

Successful left-wing demonstration against the EU-treaty in Austria

The demonstration was the high point of a campaign for several months and took place on the Saturday before the ratification of the treaty in the parliament by the Social democratic, the Conservative and the Green party. The League campaigns against the EU-Reform treaty because it is an important step towards building an imperialist EU-state apparatus to increase the neoliberal attacks, the militaristic policy around the globe and to reduce the democratic rights in Europe. (for a detailed analysis of the treaty in German language you can download our pamphlet [INT http://arbeiterinnenstandpunkt.net/stor/broschueren/EU-Reformvertrag_s-w.pdf]here[/INT]. Read more...

Whatever happened to the anticapitalist movement?

“After the disappointment that was Nairobi, many long-standing participants in the [World Social] Forum are asking themselves: Is the WSF still the most appropriate vehicle for the new stage in the struggle of the global justice and peace movement? Or, having fulfilled its historic function of aggregating and linking the diverse counter-movements spawned by global capitalism, is it time for the WSF to fold up its tent and give way to new modes of global organisation of resistance and transformation?” The Forum at the Crossroads, Walden Bello, May 4, 2007 Read more...

The postmodernist sickness in the anticapitalist movement

Probably the most sophisticated expression of the postmodern theory that has been used to support the idea that the World Social Forum should not organise struggles and should remain merely a space is that of Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor of Sociology at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra in Portugal. Read more...