#3: Or What’s a Hell For?  

Featuring:

Poetry by Terese Svoboda, Caitlín Doherty and Bethany Fine 
Art by Scrap Princess and David Mabb

Perspectives #3: Or What’s a Hell For?
by the Salvage Editorial Collective
Elephants and donkeys; the perfidy of the Labour benches; the continuing movements of peoples; and the Left’s fails, redux.  

Neither Westminster Nor Brussels
by the Salvage Editorial Collective
The referendum approaches: EU in or EU out? Salvage‘s editors refuse to submit to yet afuckingnother non-choice.

Technically Female: Women, Machines, and Hyperemployment
by Helen Hester 
Work it, baby – with the emphasis firmly on work. On Siri, sultriness and the wage-form. 

The Realism of Audacity: Rethinking Revolutionary Strategy Today
by Panagiotis Sotiris 
In the rubble of Oxi, in the degradation of the Troika’s Greece, an unflinching eye on what went wrong. 

Corbyn Blimey: Labour and the Present Crisis
by John Merrick
The gentle red versus the political economy of poshness. Once more on the undyingness of the ancien régime.

The Political is Political: In Conversation With Yasmin Nair
by Rosie Warren
Queers against getting hitched. The subjectivity of neoliberal feminism, the biopolitics of safety and the spectre of the personal. 

White Overseers of the World
by Zach Sell
Transnational supremacy, the education of the whip-wielding sadist and free labour as euphemism. 

Year V
by Hannah Elsisi
Remembering the unbearable.

From Choice to Polarity: Politics of, and, and in Art
by China Miéville
Is it better to read an essay about politics or culture? Yes. 

Extract from From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
The history of the Left and Black struggle: race and radicalism. 

The New Swedish Fascism: An Introduction
by Shabane Barot
Dispatches from a changing and bleak landscape. A return to old questions, for new answers. 

Finance, Economics and Politics
by Tony Norfield
A red guide to the pink paper. 

The Abasement of Trauma
by Jen Izaakson
Trigger warning: trigger warnings.

Benghazi
by Sam Kriss
On the sheer eldritchness, the uncanny, the bad sublime, the Real, the beyonditude, of the always-already Hillary Clinton.

From Issue 3

Finance, Economics  and Politics

Finance, Economics and Politics

The financial system accentuates all the absurdities of capitalism, but it does this in a way that can make finance appear to be separate from the capitalist economy, rather than an inevitable outgrowth from it. Almost every observer of capitalism makes a distinction...

White Overseers of the World

White Overseers of the World

For Cedric Robinson, capitalism has been characterised by chaos which cannot be captured by a unifying language.i If that is the case, it is not for lack of trying. In the mid-nineteenth century, abolitionist discourses sutured diverse geographies by interpreting the...

The New Swedish Fascism: An Introduction

The New Swedish Fascism: An Introduction

‘I think we have the potential to become the largest party,’ Sweden Democrats’ party secretary Richard Jomshof tells a Swedish news agency in December 2015. His comments follow the results of poll that the Sweden Democrats (SD), a party that emerged from the Neo-Nazi...

BENGHAZI

BENGHAZI

Americans are afraid of Benghazi. The name, just by itself, sounds out an organised assault on Western values. BEN, the comforting tonal balance of a just and ordered world; Ben Johnson, Ben Franklin, Ben Kenobi. The sudden jolt of GHA, a descent into chaos, its...

From Choice to Polarity: Politics of, and, and in Art

From Choice to Polarity: Politics of, and, and in Art

In a rough landscape in central Africa, men are at work. They carry fire, haul industrial parts, wheeze under protective masks. They’re sweating and exhausted. When at last evening comes, they clock off and shower for a long time under cobbled-together plumbing. Then...

Corbyn Blimey: Labour and the Present Crisis

Corbyn Blimey: Labour and the Present Crisis

The experience of three millennia has not made people any cleverer; on the contrary, it has made them more confused, more prejudiced, has driven them mad, and the result of this is the political state of present-day Europe. Engels, ‘The Condition of England II: The...

Year V

Year V

There is this not-so-rare occurrence which academics dread: you write something, but before it’s finished, someone else publishes the exact same thing and you’re left with dead words and the ludicrous task of nit-picking the other author’s argument for no obvious...