National Sections of the L5I:

Economy

The Movement in Brazil - All out on the streets against the fare-rise!

What began as relatively small demonstrations in São Paulo and, a little later, in Rio de Janeiro, became within two weeks the largest protests Brazil has seen for two decades. Read more...

Cyprus bailout; no end in sight for Eurozone crisis – does it signal a new direction?

The vote was close on Tuesday 30 April as a €23 billion bailout deal scraped through the Cypriot House of Representatives in Nicosia with a two vote majority. Read more...

Disposable workers: the real price of sweatshop labour

More than three days after an eight-story building housing five textile factories collapsed in the Savar industrial zone, just outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, rescue teams were still pulling live worker Read more...

US fiscal cliff crisis – postponed, not resolved

The majority of financial analysts and bourgeois economists were quite optimistic about 2013. Read more...

After Obama's victory, what next?

When all the votes had been tallied, it was clear that Barack Obama had won quite comfortably. Read more...

Europe Against Austerity

The southern states of the European Union – Portugal, Italy and Spain – are imposing brutal cuts to public services. Read more...

Anti-austerity struggle escalates in Spain

Hundreds of masked, black-clad police advancing, firing rubber bullets into the backs of fleeing protestors. Read more...

A Draft Action Programme for Greece