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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

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.

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Democratic Socialists of America

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Gender Identity & Queer Politics

The Pink House

Jackson, Mississippi abortion justice leader Derenda Hancock describes the Jackson Women’s Health Organization’s history and closure and explains why the abortion justice movement must ramp-up clinic defenses in the coming days.

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Internationalism

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Labor

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.

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.

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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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