National Sections of the L5I:

Reformism

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Social democracy, neoliberalism and new left parties in Europe

The once strong ties between social democracy and the European working class have become badly strained over the last two decades. As new left parties develop across Europe, Luke Cooper argues they should be founded on revolutionary politics. Read more...

The Trade Union bureaucracy

It’s an old message, but one that remains true today: unity is strength. On your own, you can do nothing against the power of your employer. But together, workers can resist their employers’ attacks. That is why wherever industry exists, wherever a working class is created, trade unions will be formed. Read more...

The Alternative to Blair: Old Labour or New Workers' Party?

Hatred for Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair runs deep in the British working class movement. So why is there no mass political alternative to New Labour, asks Mark Hoskisson? Read more...

Rifondazione Comunista Italy’s new reformism

The most dynamic left force in Italy since 1991 has been Communist Refoundation. Marco Zito looks at the reasons for its growth over the last five years and whether it has broken with its Stalinist heritage Read more...

The strategy of reformist parties

The reformist party is bourgeois in its goal and in its strategy. Read more...

Revolutionary tactics towards reformism

The onset of crisis has, historically, always been accompanied by working class struggle to defend past gains and to maintain living standards. Read more...

The Affiliation Tactic

The political flux to which revolutionaries attempt to relate via the Labor Party tactic, exists not only during the period before the creation of such a party. Read more...

The Entry Tactic

From 1934 Trotsky developed a tactic which involved the total entry of the Bolshevik-Leninists (the name used by Trotskyists at that time) into social democratic and centrist parties. Read more...

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