Since Covid-19 hit the UK, thousands of new mutual aid groups have been set up to allow neighbours to help one another. But is there a danger of losing the 'mutual'? Bob Thust, Maff Potts and guests discuss – and devise potential solutions.
Community action at local level happens in spite of, rather than thanks to, the current system. A profound rewiring is needed – but where to start? A special episode of The Feeling's Mutual, with guest hosts Vidhya Alakeson and Angela Fell.
How do we best nurture mutual aid? In this episode, Vidhya Alakeson and Angela Fell discuss how institutions can create a supportive environment and enable community action – rather than trying to replace it.
Thomas Waring of Macc and 'rabble rouser' Amardeep Dhillon join for a politically charged look at the recent Kruger report: “It’s basically saying we’re going to accept mutual aid as long as it’s not challenging the normal order of things.”
How do you capture a butterfly without crushing its wings? Just one challenge explored by Dr Simon Kaye of New Local Government Network and Pat Fernandes of Advice for Renters, who join podcast co-hosts Bob Thust and Maff Potts.
Thousands of new mutual aid groups have emerged in the wake of Covid-19: enabling neighbours and friends to both give and receive support. But is there a danger of losing the 'mutual'? Bob, Maff and guests discuss – and offer potential solutions.