#2: Awaiting the Furies   

Featuring: 

Art by Michelle Farran and Joan Banach
Poetry by Rafeef Ziadah, Caitlín Doherty and Franco Fortini
Fiction by Nick Mamatas

Perspectives #2: Awaiting the Furies
by the Salvage Editorial Collective
Corbyn; borders; wars; orders; slowdowns and showdowns. Whither Salvage? Wither? Salvage?

On Social Sadism
by China Miéville
Essence, excrescence and the politics of neoliberal cruelty.

Salvaging Situationism: Race and Space
by Andrea Gibbons
On colonialism, culpability and comrades. A dérive in honour of a dérive interrupted. 

Trans/War Boy/Gender: the Primitive Accumulation of T
by Jordy Rosenberg
A crackling heat of hormones and horror and hospitals and the hanged. This War Rig leaves the binary in its dust.  

Some Final Words on Pessimism
by Rosie Warren
If you know how you feel about what you see before you look, you are not looking. 

Hedge Funds, Hype and Hindu Fascism: Modi Visits His Mother Country
by Kalpana Wilson
The internationalism of supremacist spite.

The Ljubljana School of Radicalism: An Interview
by Richard Seymour
The startling opportunities and travails of potential power in Slovenia. 

Is an Injury to One an Injury to All? Some Critical Thoughts on Trade-Union Internationalism Today
by Katy Fox-Hodess
From call to cliché, and how to make it count again. The bureaucratisation of solidarity and its discontents. 

12 Theses on Astrology
by Sam Kriss
Find out what’s in the stars for you in this month’s super soaraway Salvage!

Doykayt: Yiddishland for All
by Sai Englert
The antinomies of identity in a scourged history. The diaspora, the colonial-settler state and radical here-ness.

Extract from Revolutionary Yiddishland
by Alain Brossat and Sylvie Klingberg
Testimonials of resistance. 

 

From Issue 2

Doykayt: Yiddishland for All

Doykayt: Yiddishland for All

A continent with moving borders now disappeared, a culture buried under the ashes and so many struggles for the emancipation of humankind hidden by the defenders of a victimising history. I was sold. ‘This collection aims to make the multiple voices of the Yiddishland...

Is an Injury to One an Injury to All?

Is an Injury to One an Injury to All?

The necessity of working-class internationalism must surely be one of the Left’s most invoked truisms, providing the semblance of a solution to the problems facing embattled workers and governments of the left. But too often the concept is deployed in vague, even...

The Ljubljana School of Radicalism

The Ljubljana School of Radicalism

Some interesting things have begun to happen while the old far Left has been ‘waiting for the upturn’. Although strike rates in most OECD countries remain at historic lows, there are modest signs of the beginning of a leftist revival. Syriza and Podemos are the most...

Some Final Words on Pessimism

Some Final Words on Pessimism

Is it pessimism to diagnose cancer as cancer? Thomas Merton We’re not diagnosing cancer because we’re pessimistic – we’re pessimistic because our diagnosis is that this is cancer. Not necessarily terminal – but no cure for cancer comes easily, if at all, and it is...

Trans/War Boy/Gender: The Primitive Accumulation of T

Trans/War Boy/Gender: The Primitive Accumulation of T

Trans/War Boy/Gender The Coma-Doof Warrior, lashed to the front of the War Rig, his mother’s face gunked onto his own, is mowing down the open desert, plumes of sandvapour cresting over his head, swallowing the backside of the rig and the whole war train following...

On Social Sadism

On Social Sadism

 The Sadocratic Impulse  Two women sit leaning against a wall, wrapped in dirty clothes. Their hair is raddled, their faces filthy. One holds a bottle, the other a cardboard sign on which is scrawled a slogan both plaintive and defiant. But their smiles are arch, and...

12 Theses on the Theory of Astrology

12 Theses on the Theory of Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Things are looking better for you, Aries, but you’re not out of the woods yet. Saturn, the star of melancholy, paralysis, and ill health, is in transit across your ninth house, where it will remain until December 2017. While the long stretch...

Salvaging Situationism: Race and Space

Salvaging Situationism: Race and Space

In an article in Internationale Situationniste #2, Abdelhafid Khattib of the Algerian section of the organisation attempted the first in depth psychogeographical study of the area of Les Halles. The study was cut short due to a continuing curfew against Arabs on Paris...