"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~ Fannie Lou Hamer
Mutual aid is an inherently political practice. Not political as in Republican or Democrat, but political in the way any idea about how the world should work is political; It is anti-capitalist/anti-racist/anti-oppressive/anti-facist by nature. We are working toward a world where resources are fairly distributed and everyone can live a good life without having to struggle. Click on one of the subjects below to learn more.
“... that the real revolution must guarantee daily bread to all. After bread has been secured, leisure is the supreme aim.”
~ Peter Kropotkin, Conquest of Bread
"We got to face some facts. That the masses are poor, that the masses belong to what you call the lower class, and when I talk about the masses, I'm talking about the white masses, I'm talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too. We've got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism.
We ain't gonna fight no reactionary pigs who run up and down the street being reactionary; we're gonna organize and dedicate ourselves to revolutionary political power and teach ourselves the specific needs of resisting the power structure, arm ourselves, and we're gonna fight reactionary pigs with INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAN REVOLUTION. That's what it has to be. The people have to have the power: it belongs to the people. “
~ Fred Hampton, History is a Lesson Speech
“The middle classes have a truly extraordinary conception of society. They really believe that human beings... have real existence only if they make money or help to make it.”
~ Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England
"Prisons were not institutionalized on such a massive scale by the people. Most people realize that crime is simply the result of a grossly disproportionate distribution of wealth and privilege, a reflection of the present state of property relations. There are no wealthy men on death row, and so few in the general prison population that we can discount them altogether. Imprisonment is an aspect of class struggle from the outset. It is the creation of a closed society, which attempts to isolate those individuals who disregard the structures of a hypocritical establishment as well as those who attempt to challenge it on a mass basis."
“What is the real underlying economic motive of crime and the official definition of types of offenders or victims? The people must learn that when one "offends" the totalitarian state it is patently not an offense against the people of that state, but an assault upon the privilege of the privileged few.”
~ George Jackson, Blood in my Eye