SOURCE: The New Republic
Defending Democracy Will Mean Working Locally for the Common Good
by Nell Irvin Painter
Americans can fight both partisan dysfunction in Washington and the rise of authoritarianism and ethnic nationalism by working to advance the common good in their own communities, strengthening bonds of social solidarity.
SOURCE: Harper's Bazaar
The Jackson Water Crisis Latest Chapter in Black Mutual Aid
by Kaitlyn Greenidge
The two sides of Mississippi's history are its exploitative oligarchy and the efforts of Black Mississippians and their allies to imagine egalitarian alternatives against the odds. Activists' responses to the collapse of the Jackson water infrastructure will test that spirit.
SOURCE: Boston Review
For Black Detroiters, the City's History of Mutual Aid is as Relevant as Ever
by Nate File
"The mutual aid movement here is steeped in history and working to build the city that politicians and private actors have promised for decades but failed to deliver."
What to do about COVID? Start by Listening to People
by Rachel F. Seidman
An oral historian of medical care in the South observes that the current crisis shows weaknesses in the fabric of society that would have long been obvious to policymakers if they were more inclined to listen to ordinary people.
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