National Sections of the L5I:

The working class

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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...

Can the Turkish Spring become a hot Summer?

As night fell on the evening of June 15th, hundreds of riot police advanced behind water cannon and clouds of tear gas to clear Gezi Park. Read more...

USA: Strike wave shakes up fast-food chains

Strike wave shakes up fast-food chains

Since April, workers campaigning for better wages and the right to unionize have shut down hundreds of restaurants in one-day strikes across five cities. Read more...

Disposable workers: the real price of sweatshop labour

More than three days after an eight-story building housing five textile factories collapsed in the Savar industrial zone, just outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, rescue teams were still pulling live worker Read more...

General Strike in Spain: A message has been sent

The Spanish working class showed its anger and opposition to the cuts policies of the right-wing government of PM Mariano Rajoy on November 14 by striking and demonstrating in more than one hundred ma Read more...