Mutual aid is sweeping the world. Here’s how we make this anarchist way of organising last

from The Correspondent by Zoe Smith, June 3rd 2020

[…] As Sitrin’s definition of horizontalism explains, the core unit of decision making within these movements is the assembly where consensus is sought on all decisions and participation is open to all. “People spent a lot of time in assemblies, sitting in a circle talking and listening to one another,” explains Sitrin of what she encountered when she travelled to Buenos Aires in 2002, after hearing about community-led initiatives that were emerging in response to the economic crisis. “They shared what they were feeling but also what they were doing and the meaning of both. Bringing together feelings and thoughts and reflecting as you go strengthens the process.”

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