how do you ensure mutual aid is truly autonomous and challenges authority, instead of just existing as a forever-last-ditch-effort to keep our heads above water?
Submitted by fortmis in Mutual_Aid
how do we make sure mutual aid isn't just charity (aka giving money to people instead of freeing them from a system that keeps them captive in a place of constant need).
mutual aid is vital and powerful, but i feel like in a lot of situations it risks keeping us stagnant --stuck in a place of dependency instead of emancipation.
I think that the thing about mutual aid is that there has to be some effort that move beyond just providing for the needs of individuals. We have to build things that replace the state and capitalist apparatuses for the needs that we're providing.