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This recession is an ambush

Portland socialist Shamus Cooke has warned that the ruling class is conjuring up a recession to wipe out recent workers’ gains. Here he writes that we need a national response that combines action from below with steps toward workers’ political independence.

Making sense of the Ukraine war

Eric Draitser critically reviews War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict by Medea Benjamin and Nicholas Davies, which, he argues, sees the entirety of the conflict through the lens of U.S.-NATO aggression without making even a perfunctory attempt to engage with the many other critical aspects of the war.

Cop murder on the production line

Paul KD reports on the police murder of 26-year-old Sudanese immigrant Chiewelthap Mariar on the floor of the Oklahoma meatpacking plant where he was working.

Resisting war and repression in Putin’s Russia

Tempest Collective member, Ashley Smith, interviews Ivan Ovsyannikov, a Russian journalist, leftist activist, and trade union organizer on the international days of protest on January 19 through 24, 2023  called against Putin’s imperialist war in Ukraine and political repression in Russia.

Racism has no borders

On August 30, 2021, Roger Wilhelm, a 37-year-old Black man–known to friends and family as “Nzoy”–was killed by police in Morges, Switzerland. Tempest members William Gifis and Haley Pessin talked to Evelyn Wilhelm, who is Nzoy’s sister and runs the Justice 4 Nzoy Switzerland campaign to win justice for her brother.

Revolution means smashing the state

Any responsible approach to overcoming capitalism, argues brian bean, must grapple with the need to dismantle the capitalist state and replace it with our own democratic institutions from below.

Giving credit to the wrong class

Did workers “pivot” toward striking for union recognition because of New Deal legislation, as Eric Blanc claims? Kim Moody looks at what really drove the labor upsurge of the early 1930s.

UK workers strike back

Daniel Randall reports on the strike wave in Britain and analyzes the dynamics and lessons from the biggest labor upsurge in a generation.

Neocolonial wastelands

Daniel Johnson reports on the current situation following a 2021 investigation by Greenpeace that revealed how European countries, led by the U.K., Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, have shipped millions of tons of waste to Turkey.

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