Is there no alternative?

I heard it yet again the other day: ‘if you’re not a socialist by age 19, you have no heart. If you’re not a capitalist by age 29, you have no brain.’ What fascinates me about this ‘truism’ – and those who spout it – is its sense of utter resignation. Not only are we ...

Anarchism: a documentary

Along with my partner Steffi, I’ve been travelling the world for the last six months filming a documentary introduction to anarchism. We’ve met an eclectic array of anarchists, hung out in some of the coolest autonomous spaces and infoshops in the world, been given way too many interesting books and gorged ourselves on cheap vegan ...

How I learned to stop worrying and love my isms

This piece was originally published on Thoughtleader.co.za in early 2011. When I visit a restaurant, my opening line to the waiter is usually ‘Hi, I’m vegan. What do you suggest?’ What I really mean when I say this is: ‘Hi, I was just wondering…I don’t eat meat and I don’t want anything with butter in ...