National Sections of the L5I:

Issues

No war over Kashmir!

Atal Behari Vajpai, the Hindu chauvinist Indian premier and Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf are threatening the desperately poor peoples of the subcontinent with enormous suffering and destruction. Read more...

Between explosion and desperation

The crisis of Argentine capitalism is total – economic, social and political. It is no surprise that in such a situation the very regime of the ruling class totters on the edge of an abyss. Read more...

China: oil workers spearhead fight

Peter Main reports on a growing revolt against capitalist restoration which threatens market reforms Read more...

Europe: will the euro help European capital consolidate?

The appearance of the euro on the streets has passed without a glitch. Years of preparation paid off for the countries that decided to abandon their national money and adopt a common currency. It should accelerate the consolidation of a single market, it will create more transparency in prices, thus enabling investors to see more readily what the real prices of production are in each country. Read more...

Barcelona: 300,000 protest against the EU summit

Between 250,000 and 500,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday 16 March to reject the Europe of the bosses, whose agents were meeting in the last day of the European Union summit. Read more...

This factory operates under workers control

Neuquén is in the vanguard of the struggle against unemployment. It is a small city with around 200,000 people in the west of the country. The protest against the social crisis has reached a qualitatively higher level there than in the rest of Argentina. At first glance, there was nothing unconventional about the city – except the numerous placards and signs fixed on the lamp posts calling for solidarity with the strike of the ceramic workers at Zanon. Read more...

Rifts revealed at third World Social Forum

Colourful banners, giant puppets, drummers, samba bands, dancers and songs on the streets of Brazil. No, not Carnival in Rio but the third World Social Forum (WSF) in Porto Alegre last month. Read more...

‘We have to get rid of them all!’

An interview conducted with a militant from the PTS in Argentina who visited Europe on a speakers tour after the revolutionary days of 2002. Read more...