#4: Order Prevails in Washington
Poetry by Verity Spott
Art by Rupa DasGupta
Fiction by Joseph Tomaras
Perspectives 4: Order Prevails in Washington
by the Salvage Editorial Collective
We have less time than we thought, and we thought we had little. Considering the appallingness that raises its cobra hood.
Saturn Devours His Young: President Trump
by the Salvage Editorial Collective
Reports from a descent into Hell, outlining the trajectories of the Democrat-greased slide into the hadal depths of the Trumpocene.
The Walls of the Tank: On Palestinian Resistance
by Andreas Malm
Rubble and racism, the carbon economy of spite, nostalgia as resistance, hot air and metal, revolution after disaster.
Celebrity Apprentice: Notes on the US Election
by Benjamin Kunkel
Round two in Salvage’s troika of considerations on the nadir of US politics and the sadist-in-chief.
Civilisation vs Solidarity: Louise Michel and the Kanak
by Carolyn J. Eichner
A shining exception to a degraded complicity, one holdout against whiteness in fidelity to barricades against barbarity.
Notes on Walls
by China Miéville
Drilling into the ruminations of concrete to the blood within.
by Jamie Allinson
Towards a political genealogy of ISIS.
Trump and the Present Crisis
by Nikhil Pal Singh
One more time on our new overlord.
Class and Brexit: Or, Why We Should Stop Worrying
About the Working Class and Focus on Capitalism
by Kyle Geraghty
Statistical puncturing of liberal nostrums of the day.
Serf ‘n’ Terf: Notes on Some Bad Materialisms
by Sophie Lewis
The not-so-peculiar conjunction of two antipathies.
None Shall Pass: Trans and the Rewriting of the Body
by Richard Seymour
How to read a changing text? A text that demands to change?
From Issue 4
In 1871, the French military slaughtered approximately 25,000 people in the streets of Paris. Ferociously repressing the 72-day long revolutionary civil war known as the Paris Commune, the French government intended to obliterate and make examples of the socialist,...
NAKBA How do you keep on fighting when everything is lost? Ask a Palestinian. A Palestinian is someone who is wading knee-deep in rubble. Palestinian politics is always already post-apocalyptic: it is about surviving after the end of the world and, in the best case,...
A wall is always going to be beautiful. In the future, it will be ‘impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful’, in the words of the President, however tawdry and inadequate to its own stated purpose it actually is when built, if ever built at all. One of...
‘Wanting’ has an obvious double meaning. To want something in the ordinary sense is to wish for it. But want is also lack. The two meanings are not necessarily separable. To want for nothing is not necessarily to have everything, but to be without nothing that one...
In the aftermath of the shock Brexit result, discussions on its causes and consequences have been frankly bizarre. So far, the have focused on bygone folk stories about sovereignty, migration, and globalisation, disconnected from any wider understanding of capitalism...
Of what is Islamic State the name? Since September 2014, the self-styled caliphate and its adherents have captured and then lost thousands of square kilometres of territory in Syria and Iraq, killing – and in many cases enslaving and torturing – thousands of people in...
The acute capitalist crisis of 2008 has in the years since developed into a chronic complaint, to be managed but not overcome. In wealthy countries, ultra-low interest rates prop up consumer spending and, for investors, inflate the value of stocks, bonds, and other...
As I sit down to write this, I am haunted by images circulating in the wake of another brutal murder. In one of them the person in question, still living, has the gloved hands of a Turkish riot cop on her arm. Hande Kader, may she rest in power, was a sex-working...
Not since 1943 has there been a better time to be a fascist. The ‘liberal order’, the demise of which has been the subject of ruling-class hot takes for some years now, does indeed appear to be in a shabby state. Trump’s election – on which more within this issue –...