National Sections of the L5I:

The working class

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Down with new restrictions on the right to strike!

Strikes by the train drivers' union, GDL and the airline pilots' union, Cockpit, have spurred the Grand Coalition government's SPD Secretary of Labour, Andrea Nahles, to new reactionary levels. Read more...

Ireland's water charges revolt

Brazil: University strike in Sao Paulo, Defend the Public University!

Statement from Independent Donetsk Miners’ Trade Union

We reproduce this Open Letter from the Independent Donetsk Miners' Union as a gesture of solidarity with their struggle and that of the anti-fascist resistance in Ukraine

Brother miners, Read more...

10 July strike: one day is not enough

More than one million workers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland struck on Thursday 10 July against the government freeze on pay and the 20% decline in real wages since the Tory-LibDem coaliti Read more...

The Tiananmen Massacre - 25 years on

The massacre that took place in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4th 1989 was a turning point not only for China but for the whole world. Read more...

Pakistan: Courageous sit ins by young nurses win regularisation

In March, nurses employed on a day to day, “ad hoc” basis, held protests at the sacking of 2,800 nurses, demanding their reinstatement, an end to insecure employment and for permanent jobs. Read more...

Cambodia: Textile boom and mass strikes

Roma and the recession: new crisis, old racism

IN OCTOBER, Irish police kidnapped two young Roma children from separate Roma families. The parents and children were forced to undergo DNA tests, which proved... they were, indeed, related. Read more...