Report from The Gym, a mutual aid network in Brooklyn, New York, about the recent reclamation of a vacant property for use as a mutual aid hub and subsequent eviction by the NYPD.Continue reading Brooklyn, NY: Communique From The Gym Collective On Brutal NYPD Eviction Of Mutual Aid Hub
Greece. Lesvos. The world as we have known it is currently being reshaped by a pandemic. This ongoing situation is being exploited to amplify existing inequalities, increase forms of social control by the state, close borders, and push through measures that would have otherwise been met with heavy resistance. Those already with the least before the pandemic–the poor, the elderly, survivors of domestic violence and gender-based violence, homeless people, people struggling with addiction, and migrants– are now even more exposed, with fewer and fewer support structures still operating.Continue reading Support Lesvos Mutual Aid and Solidarity Network
Pasig. Philippines. In one month of Community Pantry Mutual Aid initiatives, we proudly created a bond and a network of community Pantry organizers here in the municipality of Pasig dedicated to support their communities in this time of Pandemic crisis. A friendship, camaraderie and togetherness bloom in difficult times and despair.Continue reading Philippines: Pasig Community Pantry Network [Video]
Philippines. We are on our 10th days straight now of our Mutual Aid initiatives called “Buting Community Free Shop and Pantry” providing grocery goods, vegetables and foods to our neighborhood. At this day, we managed to repack for 140 people.Continue reading Buting Community Free Shop and Pantry [Philippines]
Philippines. It has been a year now; people are still struggling economically specially the marginalized community. The government has no clear plan and support to those people in needs.Continue reading “Mutual Aid Not Charity in the Philippines March 2021” Supporting Tricycle Drivers and Operators
On March 13, nine days before the Corona related lockdown started in Germany, the Enough Info-Café closed for two months. On May 13, the Info-Café was partially reopend. We started a mutual aid project, which is still continuing today. But to survive these in times of Corona, we need to change our concept a bit and we also need your support.
From the Correspondent, an article by Zoe Smith comparing mutual aid initiatives in Argentina and the experience in the United States. A further contribution to thinking through mutual aid and anarchist politics…Continue reading The resilience and fragility of #MutualAid: #Argentina
Continue reading Anarchist Responses to a #Pandemic – The #COVID19 Crisis as a Case Study in #MutualAid
When central authority fails in socially crucial tasks, mutual aid, solidarity, and grassroots organization frequently arise as people take up slack on the basis of informal networks and civil society organizations. We can learn something important about the possibility of horizontal organization by studying such experiments. In this paper we focus on the rationality, care, and effectiveness of grassroots measures to respond to the pandemic and show how they illustrate core elements of anarchist thought. We do not argue for the correctness of any version of anarchist politics, nor claim that the bulk of this grassroots work was done with anarchist ideas explicitly in mind. Nonetheless, the current pandemic, like many social crises before it, serves as a sort experiment in political implementation.
Continue reading Charity machinery or revolutionary solidarity?
“… establishing, outside of all bourgeois politics, the solidarity of revolutionary action…”
What follows is a call to raise funds for those who have been beaten during the protests and have medical bills.Continue reading #GeorgeFloyd protests: Support the Jail Mutual Aid Fund