National Sections of the L5I:

Imperialism

The United Nations

Many peace activists and progressives look to the United Nations as an arbiter of power and a force for good reigning in the US. But the reality is somewhat different Read more...

IMF: Enforcer of world misery

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

Iraq and Imperialism

The recent crisis in Iraq has revived a debate on where socialists should stand in the event of an armed conflict between the US/UK and Saddam’s regime. The answer lies in a clear understanding of Iraq’s status in the world capitalist order. Keith Harvey and Richard Brenner investigate the history of Iraq and explain its continued subordination to western imperialism. Read more...

Globalisation: a new stage of world economy?

Have recent developments fundamentally changed the relationship between the economy and the nation state? Lesley Day surveys the debate. Read more...

Revolutionary theory and imperialism: from Hilferding to Trotsky

The imperialist epoch can celebrate approximately its ninetieth anniversary.1 Lenin and the other great Marxists of the early twentieth century certainly did not anticipate such longevity. Like Marx before them they envisaged that the crises and contradictions of the capitalist system would provide the objective conditions for the working class to despatch it to the museum of social history. Read more...

The evolution of Lenin's thought

By Quentin Rudland Read more...

Trotsky, Lenin and the communist attitude to war

Leon Trotsky’s article The Programme for Peace , written during 1915-16 is a landmark in the develop­ment of Trotsky’s political method. Read more...