We live in unsettling times. It feels as if we’re in a period of rapid change where it’s hard to keep up with what’s going on, let alone understand the dynamics behind the situation. It’s also starting to feel like the safety nets we were assured would be there to protect us through difficult times are starting to fray and split.

It’s in times such as these when there’s so much uncertainty and fear that we need to remember we have each other. When the system fails us, we can all pitch in to offer mutual aid and solidarity to each other to collectively get us through the hard times. Ignore the divide and rule merchants doing the bidding of those who presume to rule us who want us at each others throats. Working together, we can not only make up for the shortcomings of a failing system, we can start to build the new world we want to see. One that’s equitable, just, sane and sustainable and most importantly of all, where power lies with each and everyone of us at the grassroots.