WW archive > Issue 1040 - 08 January 2015

What if Syriza wins?

Is the left obliged to spread illusions in a Syriza government? No, quite the opposite, argues Eddie Ford


Best guess; Ruminations; Alien aid; Ancient aliens; Back to Jurassic; Pariah Status; Ted said so

After old man Napolitano

As the Italian president prepares to step down, Toby Abse looks at the likely contenders

Methods of social control

In the age of ‘colour-blindness’, what accounts for the targeting of blacks by police? Jim Creegan critiques a recent influential book

Disastrous legacy

Why do some on the left call for the west to step up its intervention against IS? Yassamine Mather looks at the results of past efforts

The meaning of Jewish identity

Shlomo Sand How I stopped being a Jew Verso, 2014, pp102, £9.99

Left helps screw it up

The left failed the test of the Miners Strike, argues Mark Fischer

Charlie Kimber’s dream world

Peter Manson looks back at the SWP conference

An abuse of power

Whatever the truth of allegations against Andrew Windsor, the Jeffrey Epstein case paints a grim picture of the top of society, reckons Paul Demarty

Here’s hoping

We nearly made our new target says Robbie Rix

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