National Sections of the L5I:

The working class

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#FeesMustFall – South African students fight for free education

South Africa’s student movement has closed down many of the country’s universities for nearly a month now in their campaign to abolish fees. Read more...

Workers' movement must mobilise against Fascist terror in Finland and Sweden

On September 10, in Finland's capital city, Helsinki, 28-year-old Jimi Joonas Karttunen was attacked from behind by supporters of the Finnish branch of the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM), a Read more...

Britain:The bitter fruit of Brexit

The first of the reactionary consequences of Brexit is the major boost it has given to racist attacks on people perceived to be migrants. The effect was immediate. Read more...

India: General strike challenges BJP government

One year ago, on September 2, 2015, a general strike by 150 million workers brought India to a standstill. Read more...

巴基斯坦家庭工业部门的妇女正在组织工会 原文

在资本主义经济危机和新自由主义结构改革中妇女往往是首当其冲、受害最深的群体。在巴基斯坦,妇女的就业基本被局限在“非正式”的行业中。这些行业很庞大,它遍布城市和乡镇,雇佣了大约6500万工人,约占全国劳动力总数的四分之三。

在这些行业里工作的工人,不管是男是女,都享受不到国家劳动法规的保障。没有社会保障和医疗保险,也没有养老金和带薪休假的福利,大多数人领到的工资要少于国家规定的最低工资。 Read more...

France: 1 million march against attack on workers' rights

More than a million people marched in Paris in protest at the government’s attempt to demolish the “Code du Travail” which regulates labour rights, including the 35 hour working week, collective barga Read more...

France: workers and youth mobilise against the “Socialist” government

One year after the 12 deaths resulting from the terrorist attack on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and in the fifth month of the state of emergency imposed after130 died in the No Read more...

Women’s struggles today

Women continue to face fierce austerity attacks on welfare, jobs, trade union rights, education, healthcare, childcare – the list seems to never end. Read more...

International Women’s Day and its working class origins

The struggle for women’s rights exploded towards the end of the 19th Century, as hundreds of thousands of women in the industrialised countries were drawn into mass production. Read more...

China: Soros accused of "declaring war"

The vultures are beginning to circle around a weakening Chinese economy. Read more...