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Marxist theory

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

We demand justice for Jordan Neely

In an editorial on behalf of the Tempest Collective, Haley Pessin looks at the conditions that led to the murder of Jordan Neely, an unhoused Black man who was choked to death on May 1 while riding the New York City subway.

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Democratic Socialists of America

On the Chicago race for mayor

Kirstin Roberts argues that given the stark political choice, the broad mobilization of left and movement forces in support of Brandon Johnson, and the groundwork laid over the last decade by union and social struggles in Chicago, the elections offer real opportunities for socialists committed to political independence.

Making sense of Chicago’s election

Joe Allen sets the Chicago mayoral election in historical context and argues that the choice on offer, however stark, also reflects the political limits of the strength of the Left and our (social and trade union) movements.

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Gender Identity & Queer Politics

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Internationalism

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Labor

Organizing for union democracy

Tempest member Nevena Pilipović-Wengler interviews Tempest members Ron Lare (Local 600), Judy Wraight (Local 600), Ye-Eun Jong (Local 2710), Toly Rinberg (Local 5118), and Andrew Bergman (Local 5118) about their history-making rank-and-file caucus UAWD in the UAW.

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Palestine

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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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