Andy Sernatinger looks at the crisis facing the Democratic Socialists of America, arguing that DSA’s ‘moment’ has passed.
The DSA voted to dissolve the BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group (BDSWG) and force it into the International Committee despite protest from both groups. To ignore the gravity of this decision and its implications would be a disastrous mistake–a mistake reflected in the celebration of the new DSA leadership.
Andy Sernatinger analyzes the developments from DSA’s 2023 National Convention.
Tempest’s Ashley Smith describes how Joe Biden’s economic program represents “imperialist Keynesianism” designed to rival China, ameliorate domestic social inequalities, and neutralize challenges from both the Left and the Trumpian right. The Left must build an alternative.
Ahead of the Democratic Socialists of America’s 2023 Convention, Natalia Tylim assesses the state of the organization.
Tempest reader John Lawrence writes in support of amendments to DSA convention proposals on internationalism and Ukraine solidarity.
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.
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.
Joe Allen reports on a tax-Amazon rally in his Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen and nearby Little Village.
Tempest’s Andrew Sernatinger responds to a debate with Left Voice on how revolutionary socialists should relate to broad parties.
Travis S. argues that a more promising road forward for effective confrontation with the U.S. empire lies in disruptive power from below.
Joe Allen explains that Biden’s blatant strike-breaking in the imposition of an unpopular contract on rail workers with the support of the DSA “Squad” is a betrayal and a political blunder.
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