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 ...

Ivo Vegter vs. the Karoo

Ivo Vegter was rousing. In a recent article on The Daily Maverick website the well-known local free market ideologue and climate change denialist dutifully performed his well-rehearsed cherry-picking dance of apologist rhetoric in an unsuccessful attempt to ward off the growing grassroots opposition to Shell’s application to prospect for natural gas in the Karoo using ...

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 ...