Solidarity Not Charity

  title={Solidarity Not Charity},
  author={Dean Spade},
  journal={Social Text},
  • D. Spade
  • Published 1 March 2020
  • Political Science
  • Social Text
This article argues that, in the face of worsening conditions from climate change, enhanced border enforcement, a growing wealth gap, housing crises, and policing, social movements should focus on expanding mutual aid strategies. Mutual aid projects directly address survival needs, mobilize large numbers of people to participate in movements actively rather than solely participating online or through voting, and offer spaces to practice new social relations. The article looks at examples from… 
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