National Sections of the L5I:

Economy

Portugal: Cavaco Silva and the true values of EU democracy

The elections of October 4 in Portugal led to another pro-austerity government in southern Europe losing its majority, following Greece at the beginning of this year. Read more...

UK: Xi Jinping hails a “visionary and strategic choice”

The British government promised to roll out the “reddest of red carpets” in honour of the arrival of President Xi Jinping of China for a four day state visit. Read more...

China: Devaluation promoting global instability

Five weeks after the government intervened to prop up prices on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, share prices are still showing great volatility. Read more...

China: Free market not going according to plan

The volatility of the Chinese stock markets in the last week is symptomatic of the problems facing President Xi Jinping's economic strategy. Read more...

Syriza’s leaders surrender: now it's up to the rank and file to resist

In his statements after the agreement with the Eurozone representatives on 20 February, Alexis Tsipras spoke like a typical (bourgeois) politician. Read more...

Cuba: In from the cold or into the fire?

“These 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked. It’s time for a new approach.” Read more...

Awami Workers Party Congress: Another step back

The Awami Workers Party’s held its first two-day congress on 27 and 28 September in Islamabad. It was preceded by a rally of slum dwellers, co-organised with the AWP branch in the city. Read more...

India: Can workers halt Modi’s offensive?

The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 336 out of 543 seats in the election to India's Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament), an increase of 195. Read more...