Mutual Aid, Abolition And Movements

By Stephanie Luce, Portside. -

When I first got involved in organizing, in the mid-1990’s in New York City, I wasn’t aware of the term “mutual aid” but mutual aid was a core part of what I saw around me in all the groups I was [...]

Saving Ourselves: Autonomous Disaster Relief In Texas

By It's Going Down. -

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with participants in autonomous groups across Texas, including Cooperation Denton, Stop the Sweeps in Austin, Mutual Aid Houston, Houston [...]

Jackson’s Water Crisis: How You Can Help

By Tim Majors and Scalawag Editors, Scalawag Magazine. -

"This is the first time that we've ever had record-breaking, five to six straight days of below-freezing temperatures," Ronnie Crudup Jr., Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives and [...]

Jackson Water Crisis: Collective Effort Is Critical To Community Sustainability

By Anoa Changa, News One. -

While the Mississippi city of Jackson works to fully restore water, various community organizations have been filling in the gaps with relief. Mutual aid is a new term for some, but providing it [...]

We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest Until It Comes

By Anoa Changa, Scalawag Magazine. -

As winter storms rocked Texas and others across the South last week, Southern organizers waited for no one to do what they do best: stepping up to make it happen. Volunteers signed up to [...]

How One Community Creatively Solved Keeping Its Residents Fed During A Pandemic

By April M. Short, Pressenza. -

Hunger and food insecurity have increased worldwide since COVID-19 took hold. In December 2020, the United Nations warned of the threat of “catastrophic global famine,” urging worldwide [...]

Dean Spade’s New Guide To Mutual Aid

By Renee Feltz, The Indypendent. -

Out of both compassion and necessity, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many of us to engage in mutual aid projects — such as signing up to buy groceries for an immuno-comprimised neighbor, or [...]

Don’t Be Fooled: The Official Unemployment Numbers Are A Lie

By Eleanor Goldfield, Mintpress News. -

The official unemployment rate now stands at 6.7%. But that doesn’t feel right, does it? Unless you live in a gated community, the reality on the ground feels more dire and more destitute. Behind [...]

Mariame Kaba Talks Abolition, Mutual Aid And Campus Police

By Binah Schatsky, Daily Northwestern. -

Activist and prison-industrial complex abolitionist Mariame Kaba celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by praising NU Community Not Cops and speaking to the importance of mutual aid [...]

Native Youth Provide For Community And Elders During Covid Pandemic

By Rae Rose, Last Real Indians. -

2020 has been a year of many trials across Indian Country. Across our many Nations, rural, city and everywhere in between, we are all coping with the catastrophic effects of the COVID-19 virus. [...]

The 2020s Bring The Crises We Face Into Clear Focus

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The 2020s is the beginning of an era in which the roots of the crises we face are coming into clear focus. The Trump administration openly exposed these crises through its candid disdain for the [...]

Politicians Failed Us In 2020

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout. -

Even as 2020 took turns for the worst, the seeds of justice and liberation extended their roots. For decades to come, 2020 will be remembered for the failures of politicians and capitalism. In [...]

COVID-19, The Climate Crisis, And Mutual Aid

By Tina Gerhardt, The Progressive. -

After COVID-19 struck in spring 2020, the absence of a concerted federal response prompted people across the country to begin self-organizing everything from food distribution to sewing squads to [...]

Mutual-aid Organizing For Food Security Puts Solidarity Over Charity

By Jade Guthrie, Rabble.ca. -

Since May, Justice for Migrant Workers (Justicia) has delivered over 2,000 boxes of fresh produce to migrant farm workers across the province.  Each of the FoodShare food boxes feed two to [...]

Mutual Aid Will Help Us Survive The Biden Presidency

By Dean Spade, ROAR Magazine. -

Many people are feeling great relief that Trump has been voted out and are rightly celebrating the efforts so many people have undertaken to make that happen. But even as we celebrate, we must [...]