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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Mutual-Aid & Self-Help Groups

Groups or organizations that are dedicated to building and maintaining relationships of mutual aid and support between and among their members.

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May 13, 2021

Learning from Hall Socialism

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Historian-activists Kassandra Luciuk and Saku Pinta join us to discuss the "hall socialism" that flourished in communities of Finnish and Ukrainian migrant workers in the early 20th century.

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April 26, 2021

Mississippi Failed its Residents During a Crisis, So They Helped Themselves

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Class and racial disparities worsened the winter storm crisis in the Southern US in Feb. 2021. Local groups stepped in to help fill the void of state support.

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February 11, 2021

Disaster Relief, Mutual Aid, and Revolt

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How Puerto Ricans are using their long experience of mutual aid to counter government austerity.

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February 1, 2021

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

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This conversation illustrated 4 of the many stories of what the work actually looks like on the ground.

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March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Catalyzes Growing Wave of Grassroots Action

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Despite social distancing measures resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, people are forming grassroots groups to meet common needs and combat social isolation.

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September 23, 2019

How to set-up a mobile mutual aid herbal apothecary

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Mutual aid mobile apothecaries are taking off as a model for providing health services to people who may not have access otherwise.

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June 10, 2019

Solidarity Economy Roads

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Razeto starts with an analysis of two perennial sources of transformational energy: the “impoverished and untenable” situation of those who are marginalized and subordinate in the existing order, and the profound dissatisfaction of those better situated who nonetheless hope for a better society in which higher values and ideas are made real. Challenging the wide-spread notion of “system change,” the idea that “the existing social order – understood as a “system” – must be replaced by a different one: a new type of society,” Razeto critiques the focus on conquest of power, and the emphasis on politics as the “proper arena for the application of forces tending to the construction of a better society.”