#7: Towards the Proletarocene
Tragedy of the Worker: Toward the Proletarocene
by Salvage Editorial Collective
On socialism in a burning world. Is this to be the penultimate epoch, or the last?
by Imogen Cassels
Hysteric Signs and Wall Bowl Constellations
by Katya Tepper
The Flatness of Blackness: Afro-Pessimism and the Erasure of Anti-Colonial Thought
by Kevin Ochieng Okoth
Even in the worst of times, not all pessimisms are equal. And with friends like these, &c.
by Morgane Merteuil with Sophie Lewis
A colloquy on u- and dystopianism, labour and gestation, race and reaction, and the urgent necessity of new ways to care.
One more time with feeling
by Imogen Cassels
Neoliberalism for Polite Company: Bruno Latour’s Pseudo-Materialist Coup
by R. H. Lossin
Actors and networks and theory and questions of democracy amid a thoroughgoing throng of things.
by Jamie Allinson
Ecclesiastes 3:1 – to everything there is a season. Just so long as that season isn’t this remorseless, punitive, bleak banality.
Recentring the State: A Response to Barnaby Raine
by Sai Englert
The latest beat in the debate Salvage is privileged to host, both sides bringing more light than heat.
Gender Identity Communism: A Gay Utopian Examination of Trans Healthcare in Britain
by Jules Joanne Gleeson & J. N. Hoad
Neither victims nor supplicants, but demanders of an end to the barbarity of bureaucracy.
by Imogen Cassels
Death Cults of East Anglia
by China Miéville
Jesus Christ it is too fucking hot. Oh what is that charnel smell?
The Social Industry and the ‘Lone Wolf’ Phase of Fascism
by Richard Seymour
Toxic politics and the viral death drive. What retains and what alters in a new machinery of the gazed-upon and the gaze.
A Marxist Theory of Extinction
by Troy Vetesse
How to think and how to act, how to be a militant facing a horizon of annihilation.
#MeToo and Queer Experience
by Peter Drucker
Amid the passions of compassions and vice versa, negotiating desire, distress and disappointment, for a new liberated gladness.
by Sarah Grey
It happened, and it happened here.
Militating, she goes.
by Paige Murphy
From Issue 7
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.
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.
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 the editorial essay...
We lack a clear and precise analysis of contemporary anti-Semitism, its origin and social role, particularly with respect to the West.
We launched our seventh issue of Salvage: Towards the Proletarocene and the Historical Materialism 2019 conference in London. Three members of the Salvage editorial collective talked about the editorial essay ‘The Tragedy of the Worker’, a long essay on climate change, ecology and marxism at the beginning of issue 7. Andreas Malm and Holly Jean Buck gave comments.
The question is, why is it assumed that one should be more against surrogacy than against other risky jobs? And how does this charitable stance impact the people actually doing the work?