George Monbiot
 ‘There is no guarantee that this resurgence of collective action will survive the pandemic. But I think it will.’ People distribute free food in Bangalore, India. Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images

All over the world, mutual aid groups have blossomed where governments have failed, as people support each other through the pandemic.

02 Apr 2020,  published in the Guardian 1st April 2020

John Smith
 Supernova - NASA/JPL-Caltech/MPIA
Open Democracy          31 March 2020

There is no magic money tree – the ‘rescue packages’ aim to rescue a rotten system, and won’t work. Everything that central banks have done since 2008 has been designed to postpone the inevitable day of reckoning. But now that day has come.

This article is part of our Economy's 'Decolonising the economy' series.

Robert Hackett
RCMP officers cross the bridge leading to Unist'ot'en Camp in Wet'suwet'en territory in northern British Columbia on Feb. 10, 2020. Photo from Unist'ot'en Camp on Twitter
April 2nd 2020
As the global pandemic marches on, governments scramble to mitigate it and cobble together economic aid packages. Mass climate protests and the Wet'suwet'en solidarity blockades, just a few weeks ago, seem like a distant memory.
International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles - ILNSS
ILNSs Symbol

April 1, 2020

Governments and bosses claim to be at war with coronavirus. In reality, it is a war against our social class that they are waging. A war against us for their profits!

First Nations Leaders
Hereditary Chief Dsta’Hyl makes regular patrols through Wet’suwet’en territory to tell pipeline workers to go home. They aren’t listening, he says. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.
Coastal Gas Link's ongoing construction is putting entire communities at risk! 
Peter C Baker
 Illustration: Nathalie Lees/The Guardian

 31 Mar 2020

Everything feels new, unbelievable, overwhelming. At the same time, it feels as if we’ve walked into an old recurring dream. In a way, we have. We’ve seen it before, on TV and in blockbusters. We knew roughly what it would be like, and somehow this makes the encounter not less strange, but more so.


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