#8: Comrades, This is Madness
The Salvage Editorial Collective on the Covid-19 crisis
‘Mothering Against the World’: Sophie Lewis on ‘Momrades’
‘The Bushes’: new fiction from China Miéville
‘Hookers and Other Angels’: photography from Juno Mac
‘Prepared for the Worst’: Richard Seymour on Disaster Nationalism
‘Welfare State Populism and the “Left-Behind Left”’ by Kevin Ochieng Okoth
‘A Glimmer of a Shell of a Husk’ by Maya Osborne
‘The Phallic Road to Socialism’ by Sebastian Budgen
A newly translated interview with Daniel Guérin
‘Nationalism After Coronavirus’ by Sivamohan Valluvan
‘Striking in Striking Times: Capitalism’s Coronavirus Crisis’ by Gregor Gall
‘Getting Dressed for a Pandemic’ by Camila Valle
‘Out of the Iron Lung: A Miasma Theory of Coronavirus’ by Matthew Broomfield
And poetry by Nisha Ramayya, this issue’s featured poet, and an interview with her conducted by Salvage poetry editor, Caitlín Doherty.
Plus the return of the Salvage Editorial Collective perspectives pamphlet, and a postcard.
From Issue 8
The realities of global exposure and interdependency should accelerate the case for democratically credible, post-imperial structures of global coordination and an attendant ethos of radical internationalism. Alas, amidst the seemingly naïve utopianism of any such corrective, we see instead nationalism readying itself to claim the void.
Welcome into my cavern of illusory productivity.
The coronavirus crisis is visiting a global, economic and social calamity upon humanity.
The consequences of the pandemic and the shutdown will reconfigure the world and its political economy on a scale not seen in our lifetimes.
Like many things, Salvage #8 was a little disrupted by the global pandemic, but it’s at the printers and if you’re a print subscriber, it’s on its way to you very soon.