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Fifth International volume 4 issue 3

Arab Spring: triumph of the counter-revolution?

In this new introduction to the Theses on revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab Spring, Marcus Halaby looks at the
reversals suffered by progressive forces across the Middle East. Read more...

Britain: Political-Economic Perspectives 2014/15

As Britain approaches its most unpredictable election in many decades, Dave Stockton surveys the state of the economy, the labour movement and the far left Read more...

Fury after grand jury fails to charge killer cop

For the second time in four months images of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri swept around the world. Dave Stockton looks at the widespread racism in the town and across America that fuelled this anger 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...

South Africa: unions debate forming new party

The giant metalworkers’ trade union Numsa has been campaigning for the labour movement to break with the ruling ANC and form a new working class party. Read more...

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...

Theses on the Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa Theses: revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab Spring. Adopted by International Executive Committee, June 29th, 2014 Read more...

4 August 1914: the betrayal of the Second International

THE SECOND International, founded in 1889, was an organisation of the world’s socialist, social democratic and labour parties. Read more...