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‘The Function of Autonomy’: Félix Guattari and New Revolutionary Prospects

by Andrew Ryder. Félix Guattari is widely discussed among philosophers, particularly feminists and specialists in ecology and technology. But in the Anglophone world, political organisers tend to ignore him. In part this is due to academic paywalls and university strictures confining his work, but the problem goes further: the stylistic conservatism of so much of the Anglo-American left has impeded the capacity to learn from his insights, because they are presented in an nontraditional and unfamiliar style. This resistance has obscured his continuing activity as a participant and organiser in a variety of international struggles.

The Multitude of Fishes

by Magpie Corvid In the grand chamber of the Plymouth Guildhall, in pride of place above the stage, hangs an exquisite Gobelin tapestry given by Napoleon III to Lord Clarendon. It depicts the Miraculous Draught of Fishes, a parable of a resurrected, unrecognised Christ advising his disciples, who had failed at fishing:  ‘And [Christ] said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.’ It is an apt tale for last Friday’s sold-out rally for

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Beirut Revolt: What is to be done?

by Nadia Bou Ali A note from the Salvage editors: Since July, protests have been occurring in Lebanon against the failure of the government to agree a new contract for waste disposal and the consequent build-up of rubbish in the streets. Some of these protests took place spontaneously in poorer neighbourhoods, and some were organised by social media campaigners using the hashtag ‘YouStink’. The demonstrations reached a high-point on Sunday the 23rd of August, when some 20,000 protestors gathered in front of the Parliament building in Beirut: state violence followed, with one demonstrator killed by a shot to the head

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