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…
Rosa Luxemburg on the origins of May Day as International Workers Day.
In the thick of the Vietnam War, Hal Draper penned a set of theses about how socialists should approach questions of imperialism, war, and national liberation. With a new introduction by Sam Farber.
Kathleen Cleaver speaks on behalf of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in 1968.
Tempest reprints a piece by Colin Barker that argues social movements are essential vehicles of the class struggle.
Aaron Amaral on EP Thompson’s writing on Eleanor Marx and the meaning of the Christmas tree.
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.
In this 1948 speech, C.L.R. James, lays out the relationship between Black Liberation and working class emancipation. Erica West provides a contemporary introduction.