”listen first of all, work with the needs of people, act with firmness and sacrifice, and of course, not ask for forgiveness or permission”
In the Post-Maria situation we are promoting the creation of Mutual Support Centers throughout the island to address the serious situation of our people.Help us build another Puerto Rico,FIND AND HELP.. click HERE ON FACEBOOK… MUTUAL AID CENTERS.. Centros de Apoyo Mutuo
We are currently supporting community and grassroots organizations, including Taller Salud, El Hormiguero, Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico, the Boricuá collective, and the agroecological movement, which are working in the communities, from Santurce to Loíza.
Our center of operations is in Cucina 135 in Hato Rey, with the telephone line 787-767-9862, where we agree daily to join collective, organizational and community efforts of all the organizations mentioned. We are betting on the capacity and potential of communities to identify their own needs, organize their own reconstruction and build long-term collective resilience. We urgently need supplies to provide the communities most devastated by the hurricane and which, as a matter of fact, have been forgotten and abandoned by the authorities.
Puerto Rico. Without forgiveness and without permission
By Giovanni Roberto
..In Puerto Rico there is .. an emerging movement of radical self-management that threatens to gain strength after the passage of Hurricane Maria. Continue reading Puerto Rico Mutual Aid Centers in Action.. Centros de Apoyo Mutuo
Stop evictions..the Raval barrio (Barcelona old city) opens a mutual support hotline. .. we’re living a situation of extreme urgency with weekly and often daily evictions, harassment and bullying, an exponential increase of speculative practices, and price rises that are covert expulsions of the population;
http://ellokal.org/ In short, organized real estate violence, which is not new but has been getting much more serious for two years. We have seen investors buy whole buildings and send thugs with “offers” to tenants to leave, we have seen properties vacated in record time, we have seen the proliferation of ‘Desokupa style companies’ (companies which provide heavies to evict people) specialized in bullying and intimidation, and companies cashing in on alarms, armored doors, video surveillance, doing an kind of business with the expulsion of families. Continue reading New Mutual Aid Hotline Blocks dozens of Evictions, Threats and Toxic Capitalism
‘In a world ruled by ceaseless capitalist competition, where people are pitted to work against each other, anarchists offer a different vision: Mutual Aid. Continue reading What Is Mutual Aid.. Great Submedia Video
the documentary SÍ SE PUEDE (with English subtitles)
On Spain’s anti-eviction/occupation movement Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca, a very impressive and inspiring movement of mutual aid.
MikeGilli. Since the docu was made the activist Ada Colau has been elected mayor of Barcelona, propelled by the PAH movement under the banner ‘Barcelona in Common’, her team have been able to stop many more evictions in the city and order ‘her’ city police not to enforce eviction orders. An estimated 250,000 people evictions have been carried out since the’crisis’ began. Continue reading See the PAH Docu: Inspiring Mutual Aid Stops Evictions