Simon Hannah reviews the varied Left positions in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and how to understand Lenin’s position of “revolutionary defeatism” in the current war.
Joel Reinstein unpacks Liza Featherstone’s recent defense of DSA’s ostensible solidarity with Palestine, and finds logical fallacies and factual mistakes.
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.
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.
Leandro Herrera argues why socialists cannot afford to compromise on solidarity with Palestine.
brian bean analyzes the refusal of several socialist elected officials to oppose Israel’s settler colonialism and discusses implications for socialist strategy.
Emma Wilde Botta and Natalia Tylim argue that the October 2 Women’s March was a missed opportunity to build a socialist defense of abortion rights.
Kim Moody responds to Eric Blanc’s piece on the origins of the Labour Party and “the dirty break.”
Felipe Bascuñán responds to a debate on the Left about the relationship between oppression and class and why getting the answer right is essential to forging a united class struggle.
Joe Allen critically examines Chris Maisano’s recent piece, “US-China Tensions Are Escalating. What Does That Mean for the Left?” and is left with more questions than clarifying answers.
Hakan Yilmaz responds to debate in Democratic Socialists of America about the goal of an independent political party of the working class.
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