National Sections of the L5I:

Trade Unions

Pakistan: Women organise union in the home-based industrial sector

Women workers are often the hardest hit by neo-liberal restructuring and capitalist crisis. Read more...

Miners' struggles could end decades of ANC hegemony in South Africa

South Africa, one of the world’s major emerging markets, is about to tip into recession. Its currency has slipped to a historic low against the dollar. Read more...

Pakistan: Factory collapses near Lahore – 51 workers killed

Capitalism kills, in the literal sense of the word. On November 5, a factory in Sunder Estate near Lahore collapsed, leaving at least 51 dead and more than 100 injured. Read more...

Brazil: A "coup" against the working class

In June 2013, the masses took to the streets of Brazil to protest at increases in fares on public transport. Read more...

Tories plan ‘100 day offensive’

Britain now has a government determined to force through another huge programme of cuts (£18bn to welfare alone) and dig up cornerstones of the post-1945 welfare system: public health, education, hous Read more...

UK: We need to talk about Labour

The biggest, most far reaching question posed by the Tories’ election victory is what will now happen to the Labour Party. Read more...

Ireland: Water charges revolt changes political landscape

Ireland’s continuing water charges rebellion has become a political nightmare for the Irish ruling class. Read more...

UK: Tories plan ‘100 day offensive’

Britain now has a government determined to force through another huge programme of cuts (£18bn to welfare alone) and dig up cornerstones of the post-1945 welfare system: public health, education, hous Read more...