WW archiveIssue 1029
09 October 2014
The IS conundrum
The siege of Kobanê raises more questions than it answers, writes Yassamine Mather
In the early hours of Tuesday October 7 reports confirmed that the group formerly known as Daesh (Isis), now Islamic State, had entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobanê.
Just a phase; Pointless; National solution; Not Zionist; Scurrilous; Alternative?
Will Pragnell reports on developments in Unison
Membership is officially down by a thousand. Debate has shrivelled to next to nothing. Peter Manson reviews Internal Bulletin No1
Some leading members are displaying an unhealthy aversion to dissenting views. Stan Keable of Labour Party Marxists attended the final meeting of its outgoing national committee
The former ‘official communists’ are being dragged further and further to the right, observes Toby Abse
Douglas Newton The darkest days: the truth behind Britain’s rush to war, 1914 Verso, 2014, pp386, £20
It may be curtains for the BNP, writes Eddie Ford, but its demise has very little to do with the SWP or Unite Against Fascism
Communists on campus are still swimming against the tide, reports Ben Lewis
As the general election approaches, Paul Demarty wonders what happened to the left’s ebullient predictions four years ago
The WW webteam are doing the best they can here, but Robbie Rix is a hard man to please