Weekly Economics Briefing 6: Organising during the crisis

Featuring NEF Senior Organiser Becki Winson, author Sarah Jaffe, teacher and union rep Vik Chechi-Ribeiro, and mutual aid organiser Minda Burgos-Lukes.

Watch our online call with NEF Senior Organiser Becki Winson, Author and Reporting Fellow at the Type Media Center Sarah Jaffe, Teacher and National Education Union Rep Vik Chechi-Ribeiro and Consultant in Social Justice and Social Change, and Mutual Aid Organiser Minda Burgos-Lukes.

Across the world, people are getting organised in their workplaces and communities to respond to Coronavirus. From the hundreds of Amazon workers in the US who went on strike last week because of unsafe working conditions, to the mutual aid networks that have sprung up across the country — there are plenty of inspiring examples of collective action being taken.

But how do we ensure the demands made during the pandemic lead to lasting change when it’s over? What does organising even look like in an age of social distancing, when many traditional tactics are off the table? What struggles are happening right now, and how can we show solidarity?

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