National Sections of the L5I:

Workers’ Internationals

An introduction to Trotskyism

In 1937-38 Stalin put on trial the last remaining leaders of the Russian Revolution and most of the Red Army General Staff. They were convicted, amongst other things, of being “Trotskyists”, and shot. Read more...

May Day Declaration

May Day 2015 marks a century and a quarter since the Second International launched this annual worldwide celebration of working class solidarity, a practical expression of the Communist Manifesto's cl Read more...

Argentine elections: which way forward for the left

By Christian Gebhardt Read more...

A Critic of Trotskyism

Pham Binh, an American socialist, has written a series of articles criticising far left groups on his Planet Anarchy website. Read more...

Arab Left: paying the price for Stalinism

The Arab Spring of 2011 inspired millions around the world through its acts of heroism. But now the revolutions have stalled. Read more...

The Assassination of Leon Trotsky

August 20 and 21 mark the seventieth anniversary of the assassination and death of Leon Trotsky, next to Lenin the greatest revolutionary of the twentieth century. Simon Hardy, in a chapter from a forthcoming book, records how Stalin and his gangsters brought this about. (Click here to see Simon on Russia Today talking about the legacy of Trotsky today). Read more...

The place of Trotsky in history

In the first of two articles, we reproduce extracts from Richard Brenner’s recently republished book, Trotsky - an introduction Read more...

Revolutionary women: Yevgenia Bosch

This site, along with www.workerspower.com begins a new series on revolutionary women to highlight their often forgotten role in the communist movement. Katja Teran starts the first in the series on Yevgenia Bosch Read more...