The Danger of War Over Ukraine

by the International Executive Committee, League for the Fifth International

For the first time since the 1990s, war drums are beating again in Europe. The issue is the escalating conflict between Russia and NATO over Ukraine. The western media place the blame for this squarely on Vladimir Putin and Russia who have mobilised over 100,000 troops on the borders of Ukraine. Putin’s “military manoeuvres” are aimed at backing his demands on the USA and its NATO allies that Ukraine will never be allowed to join NATO and that the troops and missile systems of the Western powers, now stationed across Eastern Europe, should be withdrawn. More

Fight Inflation — For a Sliding Scale of Wages!

by Jeremy Dewar

Once again, the bosses are using inflation to swindle workers out of their wages. By raising prices, the capitalists pass on higher costs of raw materials and energy to their customers. Across the economy as a whole, this raises the cost of living and so erodes wages – and any increases we can win! More

Demand Return of Afghan Reserves and Aid for Refugees

by Dave Stockton

After 40 years of war Afghanistan momentarily seemed to be at peace after the Taliban took power for the second time in mid-August. But the Taliban have taken over a devastated country. More

Halt the Coup in Sudan

International Secretariat, League for the Fifth International

On the morning of October 25, a coup was launched in Khartoum. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairman of the military-civilian power sharing Sovereign Council, announced the arrest of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and his cabinet. Hamdok, an economist and former senior U.N. official who was appointed as a technocratic prime minister in 2019, is currently in an unknown location, after refusing to support the coup attempt. More

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