For A Marxism Without Guarantees 

Frequently what is so disabling about the work of some marxist writers is that you know what is going to be said at the end before the investigation has begun, that the questions are phoney, that such writers are functioning on a closed terrain.

The Harsh Discipline of Democracy

In his call for a ‘Marxism without guarantees’, Hall was attuned not only to the open-endedness of struggle, and the resources of the enemy on these diverse terrains, but also the possibilities for a new Left.

The Making of the Evangelical Anti-Abortion Movement

How did conservative evangelicals come to be so central to the anti-abortion movement? And how has the evangelical anti-abortion movement managed to wield such disproportionate political and cultural power, and without much effective opposition?

Free Anthrogenesis: Antiwork Abortion

Whereas women’s liberationists fifty years ago fought for the repeal of all abortion laws, the best that Planned Parenthood can muster today is a vision of regulated legalisation. Whereas the Wages for Housework committee said that ‘every miscarriage is a workplace accident’ insofar as every place is an alienated gestational workplace under capitalism, there is no guarantee that, on a twenty-first century women’s march, one will see a single placard about Medicare for All, or free universal 24/7 childcare, or paid parental leave.

Communism, the Manifesto, and Hate

Against the rolling eyes of the know-all cynic, we should retain shock at those litanies of iniquity capitalism throws up. That they provoke in us an appropriate, human, humane response, the fury of solidarity, the loathing of such unnecessary suffering. Who would we be not to hate this system, and its partisans?

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For A Marxism Without Guarantees 

For A Marxism Without Guarantees 

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 12: A Ceaseless Storm. It was published alongside a companion piece by Richard Seymour. Issue 12 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our...

The Harsh Discipline of Democracy

The Harsh Discipline of Democracy

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 12: A Ceaseless Storm. It was published alongside this essay by Stuart Hall. Issue 12 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have...

The Making of the Evangelical Anti-Abortion Movement

The Making of the Evangelical Anti-Abortion Movement

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 12: A Ceaseless Storm. Issue 12 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all...

Free Anthrogenesis: Antiwork Abortion

Free Anthrogenesis: Antiwork Abortion

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 12: A Ceaseless Storm. Issue 12 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all...

Communism, the  Manifesto, and Hate

Communism, the Manifesto, and Hate

This is an edited extract from A Spectre Haunting: On the Communist Manifesto, which first appeared in print in Salvage 11: Already, Not Yet, available to buy here. New subscriptions can be taken out here, and start with the next issue.      We have no...

The Darker Shades of Green

The Darker Shades of Green

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 11: Already, Not Yet. Issue 11 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all...

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ISSUE 12: SPRING / SUMMER 2022

A Ceaseless Storm

 

For A Marxism Without Guarantees 

Frequently what is so disabling about the work of some marxist writers is that you know what is going to be said at the end before the investigation has begun, that the questions are phoney, that such writers are functioning on a closed terrain.

The Harsh Discipline of Democracy

In his call for a ‘Marxism without guarantees’, Hall was attuned not only to the open-endedness of struggle, and the resources of the enemy on these diverse terrains, but also the possibilities for a new Left.

The Making of the Evangelical Anti-Abortion Movement

How did conservative evangelicals come to be so central to the anti-abortion movement? And how has the evangelical anti-abortion movement managed to wield such disproportionate political and cultural power, and without much effective opposition?

Free Anthrogenesis: Antiwork Abortion

Whereas women’s liberationists fifty years ago fought for the repeal of all abortion laws, the best that Planned Parenthood can muster today is a vision of regulated legalisation. Whereas the Wages for Housework committee said that ‘every miscarriage is a workplace accident’ insofar as every place is an alienated gestational workplace under capitalism, there is no guarantee that, on a twenty-first century women’s march, one will see a single placard about Medicare for All, or free universal 24/7 childcare, or paid parental leave.

Did Somebody Say Imperialism?: Ukraine Between Analogies

Ukrainian flags fly everywhere in Western capitals now – in London, government buildings in Whitehall have even hoisted them alongside the Union Jack – not because Ukrainians suffer (though they do, horrifically) but because their suffering makes sense within a story of European enlightenment, whose borders must be fortresses against the invading hordes.

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