Towards the Proletarocene: Salvage Relaunched

Salvage is – still – a journal of revolutionary arts and letters.  ‘Hope must be abandoned before it can be salvaged,’ we wrote at the time of our launch in 2015. Now that it appears hope is to be so salvaged – cautiously, urgently, warily,...

Gestational Decrim

‘Liberté, égalité, paternité!’ In France, a coalition headed up by the neoreactionary network ‘La Manif Pour Tous’ (the Demo for Everyone) is calling for a mass demonstration on 6 October 2019 to protest against a proposed law that would extend...

This is hell, nor am I out of it

History is a ‘strange teacher’, wrote Zbigniew Herbert. It supplies its survivors with ‘a dense and dark material’. What is the dense and dark material of recent years telling us? Everything that Jeremy Corbyn has achieved has been against all...
Caedmon’s Dream: On the Politics of Style

Caedmon’s Dream: On the Politics of Style

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. – George Orwell In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing. – Oscar Wilde Okay, I write overblown, purple, self-indulgent prose. So fucking what? – Angela Carter     ‘All...

The Demise of the International Proletariat of France

The Demise of the International Proletariat of France

We had nearly the same number of immigrants twenty years ago. But they had another name then: they were called migrant workers or just plain workers. Today’s immigrant is first a worker who has lost his second name, who has lost the political form of his identity and...

Silence In Debris: Towards an Apophatic Marxism

Silence In Debris: Towards an Apophatic Marxism

Once there had been the subterranean language with the underground forces. If speech at all then it was the spaces between words, and the echoes the words left, or what might be really meant under the surface. Ann Quin, ‘The Unmapped Country’ The problem with Marxism...


ISSUE 7 – AUTUMN 2019

Towards the Proletarocene

  

Gestational Decrim

Gestational Decrim

‘Liberté, égalité, paternité!’ In France, a coalition headed up by the neoreactionary network ‘La Manif Pour Tous’ (the Demo for Everyone) is calling for a mass demonstration on 6 October 2019 to protest against a proposed law that would extend access to certain...

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Burial at Sea

Burial at Sea

A glance at the results of the Italian election in March confirms that the trend towards the populist right continues to gather strength in Europe. Support for the Five Star Movement sharply increased in the southern regions and in the islands particularly.  I had...

Open letter to the picket-line crossers

Open letter to the picket-line crossers

Dear colleague, Over the past few weeks of the UCU strike to defend pensions, you have repeatedly crossed picket lines of lecturers and students from your institution. Many of us have asked you to support an action aimed at preventing the imposition of pension poverty...

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