National Sections of the L5I:

Issues

Kosova: one year after NATO's victory

It is now one year since NATO bombed Yugoslavia in an alleged attempt to save Kosova from ethnic cleansing. As talk of partition persists, violence escalates and the UN presides over chaotic conditions, many Kosovars may justifiably ask just what they were saved from. Read more...

Workers resist drive towards capitalism

Striking Chinese miners occupied a town and fought street battles with police for three days in February. The occupation of Yangjiazhangzi, in China's north eastern province of Liaoning, was only brought to an end after detachments of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) forced the 20,000 workers to retreat. Read more...

IMF: Enforcer of world misery

What is the role of the IMF in the world imperialist system? Read more...

Film and Freedom

Ken Loach has made many memorable films, most recently My Name is Joe. An earlier Loach film, Land and Freedom, dealt with the Spanish Civil war of the late 1930s. As in all his films Loach's loyalty to the working class and its struggles is evident. The interview, by Alejandra Rîos, was for Estrategia Internacional No. 10, the journal of the Argentinian group, the PTS. This version has been abridged for reasons of space. Thanks are due to all concerned in the interview and its translation. Read more...

A balance sheet of our perspectives

At the December 1998 International Executive Committee (IEC) of the LRCI we set out our perspectives for the class struggle in the year ahead. Read more...

Russian workers struggles revive

Dave Stockton looks at the recent upsurge in workplace struggles in the former Soviet Union Read more...

Masses storm capital to halt austerity drive

On Friday 21 January thousands of indigenous Indians stormed Ecuador’s parliament building in the capital Quito.

A state of emergency was announced on 5 January to try to forestall planned strikes and demonstrations. But the mass of protesters ignored the government’s decree. Sweeping aside the troops guarding the building they occupied the parliamentary chamber and demanded the resignation of the country’s President, Jamil Mahuad. Read more...

1929: the Wall Street crash

Bill Jenkins remembers the Wall Street crash of 1929, seventy years ago this month, which plunged the world economy into recession, and punctured capitalism’s dreams of an endless golden future Read more...