Everywhere we look there are plantation managers and overseers, kneeling over black bodies, shooting into crowds, ramming jeeps through protest lines, chasing joggers, calling the cops, demanding rent.
ISSUE 8: SPRING / SUMMER 2020
Comrades, This is Madness
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 historical truth....
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.
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 the editorial essay...
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.
We lack a clear and precise analysis of contemporary anti-Semitism, its origin and social role, particularly with respect to the West.
Boris Johnson is a formidable campaigner. He is one of the few politicians who can connect with ordinary people. He has real charisma. He stands for a proud One Nation conservatism. He stands for law and order. Other parties might claim a line of zero tolerance. But...
Hope doesn’t always feel like victory. Hope can feel like not being isolated.
“I don’t want to talk about it. I’m sick of being lied to. None of them mean anything they say.”
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...
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.
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, exuberantly – we...
The question is, why is it assumed that one should be more against surrogacy than against other risky jobs? And how does this charitable stance impact the people actually doing the work?
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From the Archive
Over the past three decades, David Roediger’s work has fundamentally reshaped the study of race and racism, both in the US and internationally. Starting with his path breaking collection of essays, The Wages of Whiteness, Roediger (and his collaborator Elizabeth...
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...