The Victory of the Taliban and its International Significance

League for the Fifth International

The victory of the Taliban and the fall of the Ghani government are a humiliating defeat of global significance for the US and its Western allies. The image of helicopters lifting fleeing diplomats from the roof of the US embassy is powerfully evocative of the fall of Saigon in 1975, but the difference is more important. Then, the only global rival to the USA, the Soviet Union, was itself already a declining force, today, China is a vigorous imperialism, obliged by its own growth to extend its power and its reach at the expense of the USA. More

Halt Israeli Aggression in Gaza and Jerusalem — For a Third Intifada

by Dilara Lorin and Martin Suchanek

Once again, Israeli warplanes are bombing the Gaza Strip, the world’s most densely populated area, packed with 1.5 million civilians, including more than one million refugees. Two tower blocks have been destroyed and 43 civilians, including 13 children, have been killed. More

May 1, 2021: For Socialist Internationalism Against the Crises of Capitalism

International Secretariat, League for the Fifth International

The triple crisis of global recession, pandemic and environmental destruction is shaping the situation of the working class and all the oppressed. Millions died last year as a result of coronavirus infection. Millions more have lost their jobs and incomes. People in the countries of the global South, women, youth and the elderly, the nationally and racially oppressed, are hit particularly hard by the crisis; it is they who bear the brunt of super-exploitation, broken or absent health systems, private reproductive labour, environmental disasters, wars and occupation. More

Germany: Corona Hazard and Increase of Domestic Violence – How do We Combat it?

by Jonathan Frühling

It is often claimed that the bourgeois family is a place of security, protection, and the closest solidarity in society, but behind this deceptive facade hides an ugly grimace, often a daily reality for many children and women. In order to become aware of the full extent of domestic violence, we can have a look at countries such as India or Colombia. More

Pakistan: Solidarity with the Baloch Students’ Organization!

League for the Fifth International

Free Jiand Baloch, Zareef Rind, Changaiz Baloch and Aurangzaib Baloch!

On the afternoon of 5th December, three student activists; Zareef Rind, Changaiz Baloch and Aurangzaib Baloch went missing. They were last seen at a protest for the release of Jiand Baloch, the Joint Secretary of the Baloch Students’ Organisations, his father, Abdul Qayyum Baloch, and his ten year old brother, Hasnain Baloch, on the same day in Quetta, Balochistan’s capital. This criminal abduction of the whole remaining leadership of the Baloch Students’ Organisation clearly bears the all the hallmarks of the secret service. More