National Sections of the L5I:

Anti-Capitalism

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...

World Social Forum (WSF) makes historic call to action – but there's a catch!

The WSF International Committee and the World Social Movements Network met prior to the G8 protests in Germany. Luke Cooper attended the Social Movements Network, reports on the power struggle taking place between it and the International Council and the prospects for developing the class struggle, anti-imperialist left. Read more...

Crisis of leadership in the European left

The European anti-neoliberal left, which formed at the European Social Forum in November 2002, has, over the past year, entered into a real crisis. The reasons for this lie in the political trajectory of its major component - the parties which compose the European Left Party (ELP), the former or reformed Communist Parties. Read more...

Down with the G8! Down with imperialist world order!

The League for the Fifth International have published this draft call to shut down the G8 and are circulating it amongst anti-imperialist organisations and networks. The G8 protests will take place in Germany between the 2nd and 8th June. Read more...