The Tragedy of the Worker: Towards the Proletarocene

Life exists in Vernadskian space. A globe, twenty-five kilometres deep, from the oceanic abyss to the outer limit of the troposphere. A biosphere, to the destruction of which, humanity is witness, and of which, perpetrator.

Losing the North

Just how serious is Labour’s problem in the North of England? As Lewis Baston points out, the journalistic cliche of the ‘red wall’ that developed over the last few weeks is highly misleading. The myth resonates because it stems from a partial...

The Flatness of Blackness: Afro-Pessimism and the Erasure of Anti-Colonial Thought

The use of the term ‘Afro-pessimism’ is symptomatic of the historical ignorance of the Afro-pessimist™ (or what Greg Thomas has recently called Afro-pessimism 2.0), whose grasp of African history is about as solid as that of Hegel.

The ‘Anti-Semitism, Zionism and the Left’ Panel: Listen to Salvage at Historical Materialism 2019

  We launched our seventh issue of Salvage: Towards the Proletarocene and the Historical Materialism 2019 conference in London. On the first panel, already released in audio here, three members of the Salvage editorial collective talked about...

‘It’s in the Air, It’s in Your Bones’: Notes on an Aftermath

It is possible that this would always, no matter what Brexit position was taken, when and how, have been the death knell of the parliamentary road to survival. 

Losing the North

Losing the North

Just how serious is Labour’s problem in the North of England? As Lewis Baston points out, the journalistic cliche of the ‘red wall’ that developed over the last few weeks is highly misleading. The myth resonates because it stems from a partial historical truth....


ISSUE 7 – AUTUMN 2019

Towards the Proletarocene

  

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Losing the North

Losing the North

Just how serious is Labour’s problem in the North of England? As Lewis Baston points out, the journalistic cliche of the ‘red wall’ that developed over the last few weeks is highly misleading. The myth resonates because it stems from a partial historical truth....

Boris Johnson is a Formidable Campaigner

Boris Johnson is a Formidable Campaigner

Boris Johnson is a formidable campaigner. He is one of the few politicians who can connect with ordinary people. He has real charisma. He stands for a proud One Nation conservatism. He stands for law and order. Other parties might claim a line of zero tolerance. But...

From the Archive

The Time of Monsters: France’s Presidential Election

The Time of Monsters: France’s Presidential Election

‘The age of party democracy has passed. Although the parties themselves remain, they have become so disconnected from the wider society, and pursue a form of competition that is so lacking in meaning, that they no longer seem capable of sustaining democracy in its...

Race, Class and Roediger’s Open Marxism

Race, Class and Roediger’s Open Marxism

The early 1990s was a desperately inhospitable moment for critical thought and political practice. The antisystemic cycle of protest comprising worker struggles and movements against racism and sexism had drawn to a close: comprehensively defeated through a...

What happened to the workers’ movement?

What happened to the workers’ movement?

Too often people on the radical left find ourselves thinking with concepts we've inherited from the past that have become misleading because the realities to which the concepts refer have changed fundamentally. This happens a lot when we talk about the workers'...

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