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Salvage is a bi-annual journal of revolutionary arts and letters.
Salvage is written by and for the desolated Left, by and for those sick of capitalism and its planetary death-drive, implacably opposed to the fascist reflux and all ‘national’ solutions to our crisis, committed to radical change, guarded against the encroachments of ‘woke’ capitalism and its sadistic dramaphagy, and impatient with the Left’s bad faith and bullshit.
Salvage has earned its pessimism. There is much to be pessimistic about. Fascist politics have not enjoyed a better climate since 1945. The climate crisis is under way and bringing with it yet further fecund material for a reconstituted far-right. The organisation and militancy of the working-class continues to fray, as does the revolutionary tradition. Hope is still precious; it must still be rationed.
Yet, having yearned for our pessimism to be proved wrong, and been giddied by Evental shifts which allow for habitable outcomes to be war-gamed, Salvage is tentatively open to a more generous ration of hope.
Salvage, recognising that the catastrophe is already upon us, and that the decisive struggle is over what to do with the remains, is for a communism of the ruins.
Salvage is committed to publishing the best radical essays, poems, art and fiction without sectarian, stylistic or formal constraint. Salvage requires only that they cleave to liberation.
Salvage was founded in 2015 by Jamie Allinson, Charlotte Bence, Magpie Corvid, China Miéville, Richard Seymour and Rosie Warren.
Perspectives 10: Palestinian Labour, Unconquered
by Salvage Editorial Collective
In place of our usual effort at diagnostic overview of this sorry shithole world, a focus on one bleeding edge of struggle.
On the settler-colonial politics of an airport.
by Francesco Anselmetti
Decolonisation and its Discontents: Rethinking the Cycle of National Liberation
Insurgencies epistemic, political and national. What is the state of struggle of and in statehood, of and in the mind?
by Kevin Ochieng Okoth
The Ground Under Our Feet
It’s past time to make the streets our own: the city will break your heart. This is how to be enraged in a plague year.
by Marianela D’Aprile
Brexit from Below: Nation, Race and Class
A spectre is haunting Brexit: the spectre of racism – national, official, ‘popular’ and cultivated. Towards an exorcism by the Left.
by Jonas Marvin
Brexit from Above: British Capital and the Tensions in Global Capital Accumulation
Against lullabies of ‘populism’ or caprice, it’s time to limn competing strategies of capital. Class struggle is not only vertical.
by Gary Howe
Disrupting the Flow of Normalisation: Confronting the Infrastructural Terrain of Gulf-Israel Relations
Everything is connected to everything else. Infrastructure to foreign policy to accumulation to supremacist violence.
by Sharri Plonski
The Year of Prophetic Desire
Put away those checklists handed down by sanctified tradition. If it ever was, that is no way to diagnose fascism today.
by Richard Seymour
Regrets and Joys: The Temporality of Transgender Experience
by Joseph Tomaras
The affect and politics of, among other things, refusing the tyranny of manhood.
by Jesse Darling
The Modern Monetary Trick
by Michael Roberts
Value and money, circulation and crisis, description and science. The assumptions, politics and myopia of fashionable theory.
by Helen Mackreath
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