National Sections of the L5I:

Fascism

Massacre in Norway: the threat of Islamophobia and violent, right wing politics

What motivated Anders Behring Breivik to kill over 90 people in Norway? His actions can only be understood in the context of rising Islamophobia and the far right, argues Dave Stockton Read more...

Swedish elections: Right-wing prevails, Sweden Democrats enters the parliament – time for action

How the violent racist Sweden Democrats made their breakthrough and how to stop them Read more...

Sweden: anti-racists take to streets after far-right break through

Gunnar Westin reports on the electoral successes of the far-right in Sweden and the beginning of the fight back Read more...

What is fascism and how do we fight it?

There is a growth of fascist and far Right organisations across Europe. What are these movements and how can we stop them? Read more...

Stop fascist pogroms in the Czech Republic!

A report from the SOP, Czech section of the League for the Fifth International, on fascist attacks on Roma Read more...

Dramatic gains for Austrian far right are a danger for the working class

The death of Jorg Haider, the leader of the Alliance for the Future of Austria, was no loss to humanity. Indeed, many will be pleased to see the end of this right wing demagogue who celebrated the memory of the Waffen SS and praised the "employment policies" of the Third Reich. However, his passing may prove to be a benefit to the extreme right in Austria. Read more...

Parole opportunity for Màrio

Màrio Bango, a young Roma imprisoned since 2001 for defending his brother against a racist attack, will be able to apply for early release in October of this year. As he says in his latest letter from Ilava, the hardest prison in Slovakia: “I think I have a great chance because they forgave me two years and this is a lot. But we must do everything we can to take this chance – it really will be a great success if I can be free. I can’t imagine it. Really freedom – incredible!!!” Read more...

1922: Mussolinis march on Rome

Fascism came to power in Italy at the point when the real revolutionary period in Italy between 1920 and 1922 (the “biennio rosso”) had begun to wane. Under the centrist leadership of Antonio Gramsci and Amedeo Bordiga, Italian workers had not forged an alliance with the peasants and land workers and were unable to take the post-war factory occupations and control of production beyond the point of dual power. Read more...