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 ...

The 2010 anarchist survey

In mid-2010, my partner Steffi and I conducted an online survey of self-described anarchists. We collated about 2 500 individual responses and learned lots of interesting, albeit anecdotal things. You can check out the survey here.

No, meat can’t be green – a response to Andreas Spath

Andreas Spath has written an article on News24 arguing that veganism is not a nutritionally sound diet, and that meat can be ‘green’. And here’s my rebuttal, in point form. I have tagged Andreas in this note [i.e., on Facebook] in the hopes that he will engage the points I raise in more detail. 1: ...