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Marxist theory

The outlines of opposition in a post-Trump U.S.A.

Peter Ikeler assesses the multi-dimensional crises facing the U.S., the development of antagonistic social movements under the pressure of these crises, and offers some tentative strategic conclusions on the question of organization for the U.S. Left.

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Race, black liberation, & anti-racism

Why a synagogue?

Jonah ben Avraham argues that the Colleyville attack is not evidence of a specifically leftist or Muslim antisemitism, but follows the same logic of white supremacist antisemitism as other attacks.

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Democratic Socialists of America

Building a mass movement with no apologism

Within and outside DSA, many on the Left have aligned themselves with the Communist Party of China (CPC). Guest author Travis S. submitted this piece to Tempest in the interest of furthering debate on the question of how the left should relate to the CPC. He explores the contradictions and implications of tying the Left to the ruling party of China.

On (not) expelling Jamaal Bowman

After weeks of public debate about DSA’s relationship to Congressional Representative Jamaal Bowman, DSA’s leadership announced that they will not expel Bowman. Andy Sernatinger reports on how the crisis unfolded and examines the forces at play.

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Gender Identity & Queer Politics

Mobilize on December 1 for abortion rights

Linda Loew replies to Tempest coverage of recent abortion justice organizing and mobilizing and calls attention to an important day of action on December 1, including information for local mobilizations.

Legacy of activism

Tempest sponsored event on the legacy and urgency of the mass movement in defense of abortion. Dana Cloud, Megan Lessard, and Lluvia (“Rayito”) del Rayo Rocha Perez speak on the legacy and ongoing fight for reproductive rights in North America.

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Internationalism

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Labor

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Palestine

Expel Jamaal Bowman

Tempest Collective weighs in on the call from some within DSA to expel Jamaal Bowman from the organization.

Iron Dome’s Deadly Lessons

brian bean analyzes the refusal of several socialist elected officials to oppose Israel’s settler colonialism and discusses implications for socialist strategy.

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Marxist Classics

Militia and Militarism

Rosa Luxemburg shames the SPD leadership and, in the process, lays out an understanding of the relationship between right-wing governmental forces and bodies of armed men. Tim Goulet provides a contemporary introduction.

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