Ashley Smith contextualizes the Biden administration program, and argues that it represents a Keynesian break from decades of neo-liberal policy. However, it is a break driven in the first instance by the imperative to rehabilitate the profitability of U.S. capitalism and U.S. imperial power.
On behalf of the Tempest Collective, brian bean provides our statement of solidarity with Palestine.
A Teamster in Oklahoma City describes how UPS uses new surveillance technology to undermine the union.
Tim Goulet reviews Kim Moody’s “Tramps and Trade Union Travelers: Internal Migration and Organized Labor in Gilded Age America, 1870-1900.
Malli Nath writes of their experience as a Texas Fed Ex warehouse worker in light of the murders at an Indianapolis warehouse, the failed BAmazon organizing effort, and popular cultural representation of logistics work.
Hank Kennedy looks at the history of far right organizing in Michigan and the meaning of its recent resurgence.
Haley Pessin, PB Richter, and Héctor Rivera review Mariame Kaba’s We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice
A May Day editorial from the Tempest Collective
Sam Salour summarizes an important new book that maps the recent uprisings in North Africa and West Asia.
Longtime socialist and Teamster, Joe Allen, critically assesses both the defeat of the Amazon organizing drive as well as the limitations of the lessons being drawn by some on the Left.
Thomas Hummel draws some of the principled lessons of the Paris Commune that have guided the socialist Left for 150 years, and asks how today’s Left measures up in having learned those lessons.
Andy Sernatinger and Emma Wilde Botta interview Kshama Sawant, socialist city council member from Seattle, Washington.
A Tempest editorial on the ongoing vote for unionization at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.
Paul Fleckenstein reviews the state of the climate movement and climate policy at the start of the Biden era.
Bill Mullen reviews No Fascist USA!, a new book covering anti-KKK organizing in the 1970s and 80s and argues that it contains important lessons for today.