Last Saturday, three lemonade entrepreneurs were arrested in Washington, DC. Their crime: selling lemonade for 10 cents per cup – without permission from the government. They’re also charged with disobedience and unlawful conduct. Watch the video yourself. This is not just an affront to the American tradition of lemonade stands and free enterprise, it’s also […]
Respected jury independence activist Julian Heicklen was arrested this morning at the Orange county courthouse in Orlando, Florida. The arrest is ostensibly for violating Chief Judge Belvin Perry‘s order banning “first amendment activities” in or near his castle courthouse. (Here is a PDF of that order.) Perry has caged Julian until September 1st, at the […]
What if at the time being people are too damn busy cuz they have to pay rent mortgage bills food and the community is too busy working to expend the energies needed to be a champion. What if some people could make it their job to support those who do not have enough social capital […]
The Seattle Solidarity Network is a real, modern mutual aid society and it has story after story of successful actions on its blog. They apparently don’t have any dues, don’t require a large budget, do receive from funds from the IWW and operate by direct democracy. So, it’s not an example of my resilient mutual […]
Wherein I answer 38 objections to my article on how to bootstrap a resilient mutual aid society.
Like the Liberty Dollar, the more our mutual aid societies succeed, the greater the pressure will be on the state to destroy them. We need a MAS model that is resilient before we start accepting people’s precious funds.
Mutual aid is the idea that we can or should or do already cooperate as much, or more than, we compete. Mutual aid is an opportunity for liberty lovers of all stripes to work together to build a better future. In my better future, people help each other out. In fact, where I live in […]