The following piece first appeared in print in Salvage #8: Comrades, This is Madness, our latest issue. Issue 8 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some...
A continuous dose of the carcinogenic rays could endanger my life. I have never understood why people fantasise about lying in some sand to feel this way. Summer, in short, is horrid.
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.
Sometimes you have to burn down the precinct before anyone listens.
The coronavirus crisis is visiting a global, economic and social calamity upon humanity.
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