Mutual Aid Groups Try To Keep Unhoused Neighbors Alive In The Snow

By Hannah Krieg, The Stranger. -

While the City of Seattle swept her home at Ballard Commons, an unhoused woman cried out to the city workers, mutual aid groups, and other community members packing up the park. “Why don’t [...]

Mutual Aid And Solidarity In Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

By Pelumi Salako, ROAR Magazine. -

On October 18, 2020, during the #EndSARS protests against police violence and state corruption in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, a photo was shared on social media that quickly drew nationwide [...]

People In Prison Organize Collectively For Survival

By Kelly Hayes, Truthout. -

On this show, we talk about how to build the relationships and analysis we need to create movements that can win. When we have talked about the rise of fascism, and how to fight it, I have often [...]

After Ida, This Louisiana Tribe Is Organizing Its Own Recovery

By Joseph Bullington, In These Times. -

After the hurricane, the garden took on a new role as a staging ground for the tribe’s disaster response to distribute supplies, coordinate mutual aid groups and help tribal members, who, along [...]

Mutual Aid Goes Mainstream

By Lucia Geng, Dissent Magazine. -

Last spring, within hours of the University of Chicago’s announcement that classes would be held online, students created a Facebook group to coordinate mutual aid efforts. Even with finals right [...]

Hunger Stalks The United States

By Kei Pritsker And Eugene Puryear, People's Dispatch. -

According to the United Nations, the world produces enough food to feed 10 billion people. Yet this year, even in the United States, the world’s richest country, 1 in 3 American families with [...]

The ZAD: Between Utopian Radicalism And Negotiated Pragmatism

By Fareen Parvez And Stellan Vinthagen, ROAR Magazine. -

The global coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp relief the many failures of contemporary capitalist states around the globe. These include the failure to ensure social and economic justice [...]

After Hurricane Ida, Mutual Aid Provides Safety And Survival

By Jordan Flaherty , Waging Nonviolence. -

In the aftermath of disasters, those most in need are also who the state often leaves behind. Into this vacuum, communities come together for mutual aid. While charity rarely challenges the root [...]

Communique On Brutal NYPD Eviction Of Mutual Aid Hub

By It's Going Down. -

We are The Gym, an organizing network focused on mutual aid and community support along the Myrtle-Broadway corridor of Bushwick on the occupied Lenape land known as Brooklyn, New York. On [...]

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 [...]