National Sections of the L5I:

Economy

Victory to the Egyptian Revolution!

Egypt is aflame with revolution. The world has watched with bated breath as millions of Egyptians, led by young people and joined by factory workers, rapidly drawing in the poor from the slums, have shown that they will not be intimidated and coerced any longer. Read more...

EU debt crisis: bond markets threaten Eurozone

Keith Spencer examines the crisis that is gripping the EU and the struggles in the EU for domination Read more...

Irish EU/IMF deal can be stopped by workers' mass resistance

The Irish Government's deal with the EU/IMF will mean even more austerity and poverty for the people. Irish workers need to bring down Brian Cowen's Fianna Fail led administration and replace it with a workers' government Read more...

Finance capital unleashed: British imperialism today

Keith Spencer makes a case-study analysis of a 'Great Power' that was at the centre of the global financial whirlwind: Britain Read more...

Marx, money and the modern finance capital

Marcus Lehner offers an outline of Karl Marx's theories of money, banking and finance and shows how it can provide a compelling account of what caused the great financial crisis Read more...

Greek debt crisis convulses Europe

On Thursday 6 May, the same day that voters in Britain went to the polls, riot police battled demonstrators outside the Greek parliament in Athens, protesting against a massive cuts package announced by George Papandreou’s Socialist party government. Read more...

Workers protest in Greece against savage budget cuts

The fall out form the budget crisis in Greece is not restricted to that country, explains Chris Newcombe Read more...

World economy – heading to a new upswing?

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Many commentators have argued the worst of the crisis is over. Michael Pröbsting asks whether there are grounded reasons for this optimism and looks at the obstacles facing a new wave of expansion. Read more...