Mutual aid: can community fridges bring anarchist politics to the mainstream?
By Oli Mould, Lecturer in Human Geography, Royal Holloway University of London
Adam Badger, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Geography, Royal Holloway University of London
Jennifer Cole, Lecturer in Global and Planetary Health, Department of Health Studies, Royal Holloway University of London
Philip Brown, Professor of Housing and Communities, University of Huddersfield
Since the start of the pandemic, communities throughout the UK have rallied to help vulnerable and isolated people. Churches, charities, football clubs, mosques, local councillors and groups of concerned neighbours have distributed food, home-learning technology, emotional support and everything in between.
These initiatives come together under the broad banner of “mutual aid”. This term, coined by anarchist philosopher Peter…
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- Tuesday, January 18, 2022