Fuck Boris, Save the NHS

“I don’t want to talk about it. I’m sick of being lied to. None of them mean anything they say.”

This Is Why We Hate You: December Editorial

What is there to say?  What can Salvage possibly add by way of ‘encouragement’, ‘propaganda’, ‘intervention’, with regard to the forthcoming British General Election, that has not been said already by those with far greater reach and impact than...

The Tragedy of the Worker: Listen to the Salvage editorial panel at Historical Materialism 2019

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.

Towards the Proletarocene: Salvage Relaunched

Salvage is – still – a journal of revolutionary arts and letters.  ‘Hope must be abandoned before it can be salvaged,’ we wrote at the time of our launch in 2015. Now that it appears hope is to be so salvaged – cautiously, urgently, warily,...

Gestational Decrim

‘Liberté, égalité, paternité!’ In France, a coalition headed up by the neoreactionary network ‘La Manif Pour Tous’ (the Demo for Everyone) is calling for a mass demonstration on 6 October 2019 to protest against a proposed law that would extend...
Gestational Decrim

Gestational Decrim

‘Liberté, égalité, paternité!’ In France, a coalition headed up by the neoreactionary network ‘La Manif Pour Tous’ (the Demo for Everyone) is calling for a mass demonstration on 6 October 2019 to protest against a proposed law that would extend access to certain...

Caedmon’s Dream: On the Politics of Style

Caedmon’s Dream: On the Politics of Style

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. – George Orwell In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing. – Oscar Wilde Okay, I write overblown, purple, self-indulgent prose. So fucking what? – Angela Carter     ‘All...


ISSUE 7 – AUTUMN 2019

Towards the Proletarocene

  

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Burial at Sea

Burial at Sea

A glance at the results of the Italian election in March confirms that the trend towards the populist right continues to gather strength in Europe. Support for the Five Star Movement sharply increased in the southern regions and in the islands particularly.  I had...

Open letter to the picket-line crossers

Open letter to the picket-line crossers

Dear colleague, Over the past few weeks of the UCU strike to defend pensions, you have repeatedly crossed picket lines of lecturers and students from your institution. Many of us have asked you to support an action aimed at preventing the imposition of pension poverty...

Guilt and the Left

Guilt and the Left

"Use every man after his desert, and who should 'scape whipping?" — Hamlet   For as long as I have been a part of the Left, for most activists there has been a tacit subjective injunction at various times to feel guilty about various things: the fact that some...

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Sweet ’16: Notes on the US Election

Sweet ’16: Notes on the US Election

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, prolong the ‘asset-price Keynesianism’ described...

Country for Old Men

Country for Old Men

Giuliano Poletti made one of the more remarkable interventions in recent political life as he offered his view of the ‘brain drain’ of mostly young Italians departing for more prosperous shores. According to the Democratic Party’s labour minister, ‘If 100,000 have...

Monster Terrorist F(l)ag

Monster Terrorist F(l)ag

In early October, the Egyptian regime arrested fifty-seven people on charges of “debauchery,” ‘inciting sexual deviancy’ and ‘joining an outlawed group’ as part of a continuing security crackdown on Egypt’s LGBTQ community, which now includes ten to fifteen years in...

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