The Tragedy of the Worker: Towards the Proletarocene

Life exists in Vernadskian space. A globe, twenty-five kilometres deep, from the oceanic abyss to the outer limit of the troposphere. A biosphere, to the destruction of which, humanity is witness, and of which, perpetrator.

Losing the North

Just how serious is Labour’s problem in the North of England? As Lewis Baston points out, the journalistic cliche of the ‘red wall’ that developed over the last few weeks is highly misleading. The myth resonates because it stems from a partial...

The Flatness of Blackness: Afro-Pessimism and the Erasure of Anti-Colonial Thought

The use of the term ‘Afro-pessimism’ is symptomatic of the historical ignorance of the Afro-pessimist™ (or what Greg Thomas has recently called Afro-pessimism 2.0), whose grasp of African history is about as solid as that of Hegel.

The ‘Anti-Semitism, Zionism and the Left’ Panel: Listen to Salvage at Historical Materialism 2019

  We launched our seventh issue of Salvage: Towards the Proletarocene and the Historical Materialism 2019 conference in London. On the first panel, already released in audio here, three members of the Salvage editorial collective talked about...

‘It’s in the Air, It’s in Your Bones’: Notes on an Aftermath

It is possible that this would always, no matter what Brexit position was taken, when and how, have been the death knell of the parliamentary road to survival. 


ISSUE 7 – AUTUMN 2019

Towards the Proletarocene

  

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This Is Why We Hate You: December Editorial

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 us? That our readers...

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...

From the Archive

The Meaning of Macron

The Meaning of Macron

‘I'm a Maoist ... a good political programme is one that works.’ — Emmanuel Macron The 2017 French presidential elections were historical in many ways. The first crucial aspect is, of course, the fact that the Front National made it to the second round — eliminating...

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