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Many people engaged with mutual aid for the first time this year, but there is a rich history of communities coming together to help each other survive.

Many people engaged with mutual aid for the first time this year, but there is a rich history of communities coming together to help each other survive.

Illustration: Ariel Aberg-Riger/Bloomberg CityLab

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‘Solidarity, Not Charity’: A Visual History of Mutual Aid

Tens of thousands of mutual aid networks and projects emerged around the world in 2020. They have long been a tool for marginalized groups.

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2020 was a year of crisis. A year of isolation. A year of protest. And, a year of mutual aid.