A History Of Mutual Aid Has Prepared POC For This Moment

By Myriam Gurba, Remmexcla. -

Southern Solidarity has gone from 24 daily meal distributions to 250. “We’re doing this because capitalism is making survival impossible,” Araujo says. She plans to meet with researchers [...]

Emancipatory Mutual Aid: From Education To Liberation

By PReP / Neighborhoods, ROAR. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained and even overwhelmed the public health, medical care and disaster response systems where governments and state agencies were ill-prepared to contain and [...]

Mutual Aid In Public Housing Continues After Housing Authority Pushback

By Sarafina Harper, The Real News. -

In early April, Baltimore City’s Housing Authority threatened Reverend Annie Chambers with arrest and eviction for distributing food to her neighbors at Douglass Homes, citing a policy barring [...]

Mutual Aid: Building Networks Of Solidarity Not Charity

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In the face of the twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic collapse, people are organizing mutual aid networks to provide food, medicines and other basics to those in need. This is done [...]

Organizing For Survival In New York City

By Woodbine, Commune Mag. -

We are in month two of the coronavirus crisis in New York City, and must reassess how we are organizing ourselves. More than ten thousand have died, and we have seen mass burials in a public [...]

In Absence Of State Action, Organizers Help Homeless People During Pandemic

By Ella Fassler, Truthout. -

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, collectives sharing free food with the hungry were facing a sharp uptick in state repression. In Arizona, Tucson Police Park Safety warned the public that [...]

Mutual Aid: ‘When The System Fails, The People Show Up’

By Eleanor Goldfield, ROAR Magazine. -

The badges are both for security and for building relationships. We want our community corner stores to know us as those who are looking out for the people. And we want the people to know who we [...]

Open-Source Medical Supplies Battle COVID-19

By Anders Lisdorf, Shareablenet. -

While health authorities focus on top-down measures to get COVID-19 supplies to hospitals in need, home-grown initiatives are enlisting regular people to create open-source equipment. Rather than [...]

Essential Work

By Stephanie Luce, Organizing Upgrade. -

In the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine, Anna* wrote to a neighborhood facebook page, asking for help. Within hours, dozens of people had responded offering to buy groceries, donate cash to pay [...]

How Disabled Activists Are Fighting Isolation, Collectively

By Brooke Anderson, In These Times. -

Oakland, CA - “I already disinfected the door handle, so come on in!” Yomi Wrong says. A rambunctious puppy eagerly eyes us through the gate. “Shiloh can’t wait to see you.” As a healthcare [...]

Disunited States: Government Failure To Address Coronavirus Is Sparking A Mutual Aid Revolution

By Eleanor Goldfield, Mintpress News. -

I‘m not from DC, but I live here. I’m now a part of this living, breathing being that is a city. This city. It helps me to think of cities that way, even ones that I don’t fully feel at home in – [...]

Fascists Are Using COVID-19 To Advance Their Agenda

By Ejeris Dixon, Truthout. -

The COVID-19 crisis is a story of a predictable pandemic. It is a result of the willful ignorance of the impact of the climate crisis and unsustainable expansion, a failure of multiple [...]

Navajo And Hopi Families Relief Fund Builds Movement In Response To Covid-19 Pandemic

By NavajoHopiSolidarity.org. -

Tsiizizii, Dinétah (Leupp, Navajo Nation/Arizona) - In response to the escalating health crisis facing Diné (Navajo) and Hopi communities in Northern Arizona, Southern Utah, and New Mexico, the [...]

The Horror Films Got It Wrong; COVID-19 Turned Us Into Caring Neighbors

By George Monbiot, The Guardian Blog. -

You can watch neoliberalism collapsing in real-time. Governments whose mission was to shrink the state, to cut taxes and borrowing and dismantle public services, are discovering that the market [...]

Love (And Mutual Aid) In The Time Of Coronavirus

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

I got an email from energy company Pepco today saying that they have “suspended service disconnections” and are “waiving new late payment fees through at least May 1…” When I called American [...]

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