WW archiveIssue 1039
18 December 2014
Neither meek nor mild
Jesus was a rabbi, a communist and a brave revolutionary, argues Jack Conrad
With the coming of the Romans, in the 1st century BCE, there was a widespread feeling amongst the common people of Palestine that the last times had arrived. Yahweh was about to destroy all earthly powers and institute his divine rule on Earth. Naturally, god will rescue his chosen people and bring terrible retribution against foreign oppressors and their quislings.
Reckless; Blanket ban; Positive thinking; Like an Egyptian; Poverty disgrace; Labour sanctions; Social good
Anne McShane reports on the resistance to water charges.
Eddie Ford thinks it is irresponsible to spread illusions in a Syriza-led government
Workers booed members of the centre-left PD off the platform during the rallies that followed last week’s 24-hour strike. Toby Abse reports
Racial repression has provoked mass protest. Jim Creegan responds to the two high-profile killings by the US police
Chris Cutrone’s arguments are characterised by dogma and vacuous circularity, writes Mike Macnair
CPGB members debated our work in Left Unity at its latest aggregate meeting. Daniel Harvey reports
NC member Yassamine Mather reports on the December 13 meeting
Stan Keable of Labour Party Marxists attended the AGM for Greater London
Recent propaganda in favour of grammar schools is nonsense, says Mike Copestake.
The 1914 Christmas truce has been thoroughly sanitised by the establishment, argues Paul Demarty
Merry Christmas from Robbie Rix