National Sections of the L5I:

Revolutionary Party

Sri Lanka Elections: No party worthy of a vote

On August 17, Sri Lanka goes to the polls in the first parliamentary election since the former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, was defeated in the Presidential election last January. Read more...

Snatching disgrace from the jaws of defiance

We reproduce here the introduction to a collection of articles on Greece taken from Fifth International Journal 17, August 2015
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Greece: Syriza surrenders – without a fight!

Alexis Tsipras and the leadership of Syriza have betrayed the mandate given to them twice by the Greek people. Scarcely a week after 61 per cent of voters said Oxi!-No! Read more...

Turkey: vote HDP on June 7 - then build a revolutionary party

Turkey’s Parliamentary elections on June 7 will take place against a background of sharpening political crisis in the region. Read more...

España: El PSOE mantiene su feudo de Andalucía – ¿se ha detenido el ascenso de Podemos?

Estamos en un súper-año electoral en España. En mayo se celebran elecciones locales en todo el país y en los próximos meses se celebran elecciones para varios gobiernos regionales. Read more...

Sri Lanka: Vote Left Front … and organise to fight!

Having first amended the constitution to allow himself a third term in office, in November, Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to hold a presidential election on January 8, two years before his current term ex Read more...

¿Se puede ganar a Podemos para la política de clases?

Podemos, la expresión de lo que se ha denominado "la nueva política" en España, acaba de celebrar su primera Asamblea ciudadana; la apertura de un largo proceso de un mes de duración para decidir sobr Read more...

Awami Workers Party Congress: Another step back

The Awami Workers Party’s held its first two-day congress on 27 and 28 September in Islamabad. It was preceded by a rally of slum dwellers, co-organised with the AWP branch in the city. Read more...

Are the European left parties the way forward?

The following articles are the first part of a series that will include other European Left Parties, specifically Syriza in Greece

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Podemos: Iglesias tames opposition and trims his programme

Podemos has become the new darling of the left, claiming to be “doing politics differently”, but after its first conference Christian Gebhardt asks if it can live up to the hype Read more...