Rites of the nomads: from animal rights to nomadic ethics

I recently presented at Earth Animal Communities – a conference organised by the Institute for Critical Animal Studies in Africa, of which I am a member. Here is the abstract of the paper I based the presentation on. The full paper is downloadable here. Abstract In recent years ethical philosophy has taken up a sustained ...

Our maps, their territories

When people find out I’m an anarchist, some of the first things they inevitably ask me are: …but who would take out the garbage? …but what would we do without police? …but how would we manage the roads and energy provision and sewage systems? …but what about lazy people? Us anarchists have always been good ...

Beyond Bolivaria – a critical look at the fetishization of Chávez and ’21st century socialism’

His enemies say he was a king without a crown, and that he confused unity with unanimity. And in that, his enemies are right. It has been several months since the death of Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, predestined leader of Latin American anti-imperialist resistance to US hegemony, hero of the people, reincarnation of Simon ...