Conversations with Aragorn Part 1: The Anarchist Project, Post-Structuralism and Possibilities of a Better World

Conversations with Aragorn Part 1: The Anarchist Project, Post-Structuralism and Possibilities of a Better World

Aragorn Eloff is a long time-time anarchist with a keen interest in different forms of grassroots struggle, ecological activism and animal liberation. He is also an independent researcher working at the intersection of radical politics and continental philosophy, with a focus on the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. He currently works for New [...]

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The Debates of the Global Plague Town: A Lose-Lose Situation

The Debates of the Global Plague Town: A Lose-Lose Situation

For the past two months, the majority of countries all around the globe have found themselves in some stage of lockdown or quarantine. Thousands upon thousands of people have lost their lives, loved ones, and livelihoods to the first global pandemic that any living person on the planet today has ever experienced. When this whole [...]

The Lost Virtue of Prudence

The Lost Virtue of Prudence

The topic of virtue has not been a popular one in recent decades, nor one which is much discussed in many circles. It tends to be associated with old-fashioned, conservative, and out-of-date ways of thinking. And of all the virtues, the virtue of prudence feels particularly old-fashioned. The notion of virtue has, however, seen something [...]

Opportunity costs (An economical-science-fiction parable)

Opportunity costs (An economical-science-fiction parable)

Perhaps upon a time soon, aliens from another planet may decide to visit us here on Earth. And maybe the reason for this visit is their desire to encourage inter-planetary trade. Why though would any alien species, capable of interplanetary travel, want to trade with Earthlings? Well, maybe there is something that planet Earth has [...]

The consequences of petrochemicals in our most trusted and used products

The consequences of petrochemicals in our most trusted and used products

It is commonly known that we need petrol for our cars, but the oil industry plays a far larger role in our everyday lives than many of us realize. There is a major lack of awareness around how we benefit daily from petrochemicals. When we shampoo our hair, apply body lotion and cosmetics, use lunch [...]

Walking into the unknown: How Ayahuasca prepped me for COVID-19

Walking into the unknown: How Ayahuasca prepped me for COVID-19

The last few days have been some of the strangest and most anxiety inducing of my life, as well as some of the most enlightening. There was a definite denial, I feel, on an individual and collective level, and when the 21-day lockdown was announced in South Africa, that is when I believe the gravity [...]