National Sections of the L5I:

Trade Unions

General strike in Brazil: Unions, social movements and students, all out together!

The general strike in Brazil on 28 April was rated a great success by the trade unions, the social movements and the various parts of the left. Read more...

USA: May Day, 2017

The irony of May Day in the USA is that this workers' holiday, celebrated officially in 66 countries in the world and unofficially in most of the rest, had its origins in the United States. Read more...

Brazil: working class joins resistance

March 15 was a remarkable day with strikes and protests throughout Brazil. The working class, along with the youth movement, took to the streets on massive demonstrations across the country. Read more...

India: 13 union leaders sentenced to life

In a blatant attack on trade unionism, a court in India has sentenced 13 workers, including all 12 members of the Executive Committee of the Maruti-Suzuki Workers' Union, to life imprisonment. Read more...

Trade Unions in Pakistan

This resolution provides an analysis of the labour movement organisations in Pakistan and sets out a strategy for militants. Read more...

Trade Unions are not obsolete, the problem is the way they are led

On 23rd September, the professor and well known Awami Workers' Party leader, Aasim Sajjad, published an article in Dawn under the headline “Labour in our time”. Read more...

The Political Crisis in Spain

AFTER TEN months of political wrangling and two inconclusive elections, Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party (PP) has secured the support of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) to form a minority gov Read more...

Donald Trump's victory

After an election campaign that lasted 597 days and cost $2.6 billion, Donald Trump has ridden a wave of anti-establishment anger to become the 45th President of the United States. Read more...