Exclusive Interview with the BBC African Correspondent Andrew Harding – The Role of Media in Climate Change

Exclusive Interview with the BBC African Correspondent Andrew Harding – The Role of Media in Climate Change

"We need to get better at pushing big climate stories into the headlines; we are just not as good at it as we should be." - Andrew Harding Andrew Harding has been living in South Africa for over 10 years. He is currently the BBC African foreign correspondent. He has spent the majority of his [...]

Breathing is Getting Harder Under Capitalism

Breathing is Getting Harder Under Capitalism

I have noticed how life has taken a toll on all of us. It's getting harder to breathe each day because of the inequality and injustice we live under. Toxic pollution is hanging over our cities', possessing a major threat to our health and the climate. We are slowly dying, capital is fueling the earth's [...]

Capitalism: A Mental Illness Generating System

Capitalism: A Mental Illness Generating System

In a country afflicted by endemic violence and social inequality, South Africa is a country in which evolving structural violence continues to perpetuate deep-rooted inequality, poverty and social injustice. The mental health sector is not immune to this and often struggles with the same issues faced on a societal level. Mental health in South Africa [...]

Does Our Social Dilemma Leave Room for a Solution?

Does Our Social Dilemma Leave Room for a Solution?

Last night (as of writing this) I took some time to watch the Netflix Documentary Our Social Dilemma, which provides a relatively deep dive into the frightening way that social media algorithms have come to dictate almost every facet of our existence. Watching the very people who helped design these systems emphatically convey the dangerous [...]

Psychedelics, Conspiracies and the Neoliberal Milieu

Psychedelics, Conspiracies and the Neoliberal Milieu

Lately, we've seen a spurt of spiritual individuals, many of them linked to the psychedelic community, almost surprisingly invest themselves into conspiratorial thinking that lends itself to right wing tendencies. I say surprisingly, but should it come as such a shock considering the context and approach within which most psychedelic circles take their 'medicine'? This [...]

Leftist Arrogance and the Question of Religion

Leftist Arrogance and the Question of Religion

“Modern humans made the night sky opaque; made the stars disappear; cut ourselves off from the cosmos; severed ourselves and our children from celestial miracles; banished mystery and knowledge; exiled ourselves from infinity.” - Drew Dellinger It’s been a real pleasure to watch the it’Sunny blog develop and grow, and I’m excited to find myself [...]

The Limits and Possibilities of Morality for Finite Humans Living in a Finite World

The Limits and Possibilities of Morality for Finite Humans Living in a Finite World

“Nihilism represents the ultimate logical conclusion of our great values and ideals – because we must experience nihilism before we can find out what these ‘values’ really had. – We require, sometime, new values.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power, Preface, §4. How do we – human, all too human beings – reform our [...]

Liberals, Look to Your Left!

Liberals, Look to Your Left!

Almost anyone who identifies as being somewhere on the radical end of the political spectrum – as an anarchist or an autonomous Marxist or just a plain old leftist, for instance – has probably found themself in situations where they have had to explain their ideas to well-meaning but deeply frustrating individuals who also seek [...]