National Sections of the L5I:

Fifth International volume 4 issue 1

Remarks on Capitalist Realism

Markus Lehner takes a critical look at the concept of capitalist realism in his reivew of Mark Fisher’s book (2009). Read more...

Rank and File movements: the great debate

There is renewed debate about rank and file trade unionism among sections of the far left at the moment. Read more...

National rights in Ukraine

Understanding the Ukrainian national question in the context of an inter-imperialist conflict is crucial to seeing through the deceptions of imperialism – east and west. Read more...

Revolt and Resistance in Ukraine

The crisis in Ukraine has divided the international left and produced the deepest international crisis in Europe in 15 years. 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

Left Parties or Revolutionary parties? Read more...

Die Linke - squandered opportunity to break from reformism

The Left Party (Die Linke) in Germany was founded in 2005 as a fusion of the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS), the successor party to the former ruling Stalinist party of the German Democratic Repu Read more...

France: The Parti de gauche, a reformist answer to anticapitalism

During the downfall of the USSR and the “actually existing socialism” of eastern European states, the Parti communiste français (PCF) underwent a major rethink of its old pro-Moscow Stalinism, what it Read more...

Venezuela – The right goes for regime change

With the Bolivarian movement at a crossroads, the right wing has mobilised to violently roll back the gains made under Chávez, writes Rico Rodriguez. Read more...

Editorial: Imperialist rivalries today

Dave Stockton looks at the increasing tensions between the great powers in the Far East and in Europe, with talk of New Cold Wars and increased arms spending – and what this means for socialist strat Read more...

The Left falls for Scottish Nationalism

Andy Yorke reviews four left books on Scottish independence:

The Case for an Independent Socialist Scotland, Colin Fox, SSP Read more...