Mutual Aid Unites NYC Neighbors Facing COVID-19

By James Ives, News Medical. -

Nancy Perez, a 45-year-old resident of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, contracted COVID-19 in March. She stayed quarantined in her room for a month to isolate from her two sons [...]

Paralyzed Companies Rescued By An ‘Army’ Of Volunteer Workers

By Jessica Dos Santos, Russia Today. -

The Productive Workers' Army (EPO) is a grassroots movement composed of Venezuelan workers that came together in 2014. They dedicate their volunteer labor to rescuing various companies that have [...]

Human Solidarity And A Global Health Commons

By Christian Laval, ROAR Magazine. -

The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the most fundamental features of the human condition: the solidarity that exists between humans across borders, between humans and all other living beings, as [...]

Today’s Revolution Includes Kale, Medical Care And Help With Rent

By Rinku Sen, ZocaloPublicSquare.org. -

In recent months, members of progressive direct-action organizations have developed new systems for checking on their neighbors, dropping off food and medicine, providing protective personal [...]

Solidarity And The Absent State In Puerto Rico

By Pedro Cabán, Dissent Magazine. -

Puerto Rican artists, entertainers, and athletes have been conspicuous in calling for protests against the government, which the pro-statehood New Progressive Party (PNP) firmly controls. Indeed, [...]

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 [...]

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