Pandemic Solidarity

Mutual Aid during the Covid-19 Crisis

Marina Sitrin (Redaktør) ; Colectiva Sembrar (Redaktør) ; Rebecca Solnit (Forord)

«<p>'If you take a break from doom-scrolling to read Pandemic Solidarity you’ll learn how we launched the largest mobilization of mutual aid projects in history'</p>»

In times of crisis, when institutions of power are laid bare, people turn to one another. Pandemic Solidarity collects firsthand experiences from around the world of people creating their own narratives of solidarity and mutual aid in the time of the global crisis of Covid-19. Les mer
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In times of crisis, when institutions of power are laid bare, people turn to one another. Pandemic Solidarity collects firsthand experiences from around the world of people creating their own narratives of solidarity and mutual aid in the time of the global crisis of Covid-19.



The world's media was quick to weave a narrative of selfish individualism, full of empty supermarket shelves and con-men. However, if you scratch the surface, you find a different story of community and self-sacrifice. Looking at eighteen countries and regions, including India, Rojava, Taiwan, South Africa, Iraq and North America, the personal accounts in the book weave together to create a larger picture, revealing a universality of experience - a housewife in Istanbul supports her neighbour in the same way as a teacher in Argentina, a punk in Portland, and a disability activist in South Korea does.



Moving beyond the present, these stories reveal what an alternative society could look like, and reflect the skills and relationships we already have to create that society, challenging institutions of power that have already shown their fragility.

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«<p>'If you take a break from doom-scrolling to read Pandemic Solidarity you’ll learn how we launched the largest mobilization of mutual aid projects in history'</p>»

«<p>'Just what we need so desperately in this moment. How we come out of this pandemic will shape the future of humanity. Now, as never before, we have to break the deadly logic of capital. A beautiful and important book.'</p>»

«<p>'These stories teach us of the enormous potential for love and resistance in a world threatened by apocalyptic capitalism.'</p>»

«<p>'Mutual aid, solidarity and commoning become most visible during periods of deep crises. This book inspires us all on the path to social change.'</p>»

«<p>'In the midst of a global crisis, we must listen, learn, and build with people from around the world - the essays and insights collected here help us do just that. A crisis is a turning point, and this valuable book can serve as a guide to a better future.'</p>»

Innholdsfortegnelse

List of Figures

Series Preface

Foreword by Rebecca Solnit

Introduction by Marina Sitrin

About Colectiva Sembrar

PART I - GREATER MIDDLE EAST (ROJAVA, TURKEY AND IRAQ)

1. Communal Lifeboat: Direct Democracy in Rojava (NE Syria) - Emre Sahin and Khabat Abbas

2. "Capitalism Kills, Solidarity Gives Life": A Glimpse of Solidarity Networks from Turkey - Seyma OEzdemir

3. Solidarity Network in Iraq During Covid-19: This Time the Enemy is Invisible - Midya Khudhur

PART II - SOUTH AND EAST ASIA (TAIWAN, SOUTH KOREA AND INDIA)

4. Sharing Spaces and Crossing Borders: Voices from Taiwan - Chia-Hsu Jessica Chang

5. Standing in Solidarity with Those Who Must Refuse to Keep Social Distance: Disability Activism in South Korea - Ji Young Shin (translated by Han Gil Jang)

6. Rethinking Minority and Mainstream in India - Debarati Roy

PART III - SOUTHERN AFRICA (MOZAMBIQUE, SOUTH AFRICA AND ZIMBABWE)

7. Confronting State Authoritarianism: Civil Society and Community-Based Solidarity in Southern Africa - Boaventura Monjane

PART IV - EUROPE (PORTUGAL, GREECE, ITALY AND THE UK)

8. On Intersectional Solidarity in Portugal - Lais Gomes Duarte and Raquel Lima

9. Solidarity Flourishes Under Lockdown in Italy - Eleanor Finley

10. Solidarity Networks in Greece - EP and TP

11. Viral Solidarity: Experiences from the UK - Neil Howard

PART V - TURTLE ISLAND (NORTH AMERICA)

12. Turtle Island - carla bergman and magali rabasa with Ariella - Patchen and Seyma OEzdemir

PART VI - SOUTH AMERICA (ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL)

13. Argentina: Injustices Magnified; Memories of Resistance Reactivated - Nancy Viviana Pineiro and Liz Mason-Deese

14. On Grassroots Organizing: Excerpts from Brazil - Vanessa Zettler

Concluding to Begin - Colectiva Sembrar

Notes on Contributors

Index

Om forfatteren

Marina Sitrin is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at SUNY Binghamton, New York. She is the author of 'Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina' (AK Press, 2006); 'Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina' (Zed Books, 2012), the co-author of 'They Can't Represent US! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy' (Verso, 2014).



Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, and hope and disaster, including 'A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster' (Penguin, 2010) and 'Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities' (Haymarket, 2016).