Category Archives: solidarity

Personal experiences regarding racism and privilege

Yesterday’s post was related to a weekend gathering of Friends (Quakers) to consider the question “how is white supremacy keeping us from hearing God’s voice?” It was pointed out that what I wrote about that came through as judgmental, and … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Lakota Youth Runners Say #ShutDownDAPL

Today is the day Standing Rock Lakota youth runners will begin a run of over 93 miles back to the Oceti Sakowin Camp. They run to call Biden to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They are asking us … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Lakota Youth Runners Say #ShutDownDAPL

Standing Rock Lakota youth runners will begin a run of over 93 miles back to the Oceti Sakowin Camp site on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. They run to call Biden to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They are … Continue reading

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Blame private capitalism for social problems

Mutual Aid is getting a lot of attention because numerous Mutual Aid efforts have been successful in responding to survival needs, when the political system failed spectacularly. As Richard Wolff writes below, “neither (political party) dares blame private capitalism for … Continue reading

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My Mutual Aid Journey Thus Far

Some friends have asked for concrete examples of Mutual Aid. Can’t see how to escape the capitalist system. I’ll try to explain as I tell you the story of how I first got involved in Mutual Aid and what has … Continue reading

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Urgent Call to Protect the Sacred

WEEK 1: PUBLIC COMMENT December 7, 2020 – December 13, 2020 Help us raise awarenessand build a public record of opposition. POST ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA: use our social media guidance. FLOOD NEWSPAPERS WITH Letters To the Editor: use our LTE-writing guide. … Continue reading

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The Future of Pandemic Solidarity

Having been led to the discovery of something I hadn’t known about, Mutual Aid, and joining in the Des Moines Mutual Aid food giveaway, I’m beginning to see this is how we can find our way through these increasingly chaotic … Continue reading

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Peace in a culture of violence?

For years Quakers have had Peace and Social Concerns Committees. I’ve been praying and thinking about what that work should entail these days. This country’s culture of violence has taken dramatically new forms that we haven’t adapted our work to … Continue reading

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Quakers and Mutual Aid

I’ve been studying mutual aid extensively lately because the concept encapsulates the answer to what I have been praying and thinking about for many years. About the immorality and dangers of the capitalist system. As stated below, “we must mobilize … Continue reading

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Black Panther Party and Free Breakfast for Children Program

This morning I’m praying for guidance, to be shown what work to do in these terrible times. I’m angered and disheartened by the continuous onslaught of negative political advertising. I saw a powerful story about their effect on children who … Continue reading

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