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Why I joined Tempest

In the first of an ongoing series of personal contributions, Donna Murch shares her reasons for becoming a member of the Tempest Collective.

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Race, black liberation, & anti-racism

In defense of school busing

This fall, PBS released a feature-length documentary titled The Busing Battleground. On the occasion of the documentary release, Tempest Magazine is reprinting this article and updated introduction, originally published with Jacobin Magazine.

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Democratic Socialists of America

DSA after the 2023 convention

The window for revolutionaries in the DSA is still open, if “open” means the opportunity to work with other socialists in the unions and movements, to win a layer of activists to revolutionary politics, and to advance the projects of left and revolutionary regroupment, argue Tempest members Giselle Gerolami, Ron Lare, and Peter Solenberger.

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Gender Identity & Queer Politics

Political economy of passing

In recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance and Transgender Awareness Week, Eric Maroney meditates on what it means to be Black and transgender in white-supremacist, capitalist society. In spite of carceral logics and practices alongside intimately felt gender discipline, Maroney finds reason for hope in queer and abolitionist kinship.

One year after Dobbs

A panel of activists discusses strategies to mount a defense and counteroffensive to win full reproductive justice including free abortion one year following the Dobbs decision.

Celebrating pride month

In this Tempest editorial, Eric Maroney for the Editorial Board explains why Stonewall and its legacy remain important to our understanding of queer resistance-more than ever at a time when LGBTQIA people find themselves under attack.

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Internationalism

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Labor

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Palestine

Toward a free Palestine

The current struggle for Palestinian liberation marks a turning point in world politics, argues this Tempest Collective editorial.

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Marxist Classics

A new era of labor revolt (1966)

In the mid-1960s, in the midst of Black urban revolt and radicalization on campuses, the U.S. working class was supposedly bought off and inactive. Worker-revolutionary Stan Weirdisagreed. In this 1966 speech, he detailed the broad stirrings of a rank and file rebellion—a revolt with roots in unbearable workplace conditions and a deep feeling that “something’s…

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