We continue our conversation with Dr. Armen Henderson, an African-American doctor in Miami who was handcuffed outside his home while preparing for a volunteer shift to help protect homeless people from the spread of COVID-19. The encounter has sparked widespread outrage, and Miami’s police chief has now tested positive for COVID-19 and is in self-isolation. Dr Henderson … Continued


We continue our conversation with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky. He responds to President Trump’s cuts to U.S. support for the World Health Organization and the surge in deaths in the United States to another record high, and discusses conditions in Gaza, the rise of authoritarianism around the world, and the progressive … Continued


Talk It Out Radio: Sun 4/19, 7pm: SILENCE AGAINST VIOLENCE

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Officials in India say six major cities are coronavirus hot spots, including the capital city, New Delhi. We go there to speak with writer and activist Arundhati Roy, who has a new essay on how “The Pandemic Is a Portal.” She says, “You have the sense that you’re sitting on some kind of explosive substance,” … Continued


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My mind returns always to poetry Not as a task but as a blessed relief It is the spontaneous, generous gift, “grace,” “Free, and totally unexpected, and Undeserved.” Someone remarked About Flannery O’Connor’s characters That they were all seeking grace But grace, like poetry, cannot be sought My mind returns to poetry Not as a … Continued


As the COVID-19 death toll continues to rise in the U.S., fear is mounting that the spread of the virus could devastate tribal communities. We look at how the coronavirus is impacting Indian Country with Dean Seneca, a citizen of the Seneca Nation and epidemiologist who spent nearly 20 years as a senior health scientist for … Continued


mutual-aid text across bay bridgeMutual Aid is the voluntary reciprocal exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit.

Across the bay area, people have risen to meet the current pandemic head on: organizing community food programs, building tenant associations, striking for workers’ rights, delivering food and medicine to their neighbors, standing in solidarity with the most marginalized, and demanding freedom and justice for those most impacted by the crisis.

With this in mind – we present a growing list of mutual aid and COVID-19 community resources in the bay area and across the greater Northern California region.

We will be updating this list as more groups organize and collective resources become available.

COVID-19 Bay Area Links & Portals

A collection of various online bay area mutual aid hubs. This includes a easy to use Wiki page, a handy regional map, a searchable website, and a variety of spread sheets that have a vast amount of resources you can find useful.

Specific Needs and Impacted Front line Communities:

This section is broken down by directly impacted communities and direct needs.

African-American Community:

Asian-American Community:

Healthcare:

Food:

Housing & Tenant’s Rights:

Houseless Resources:

Mental Health:

SRO Residents:

Survivors of Violence:

Seniors:

Disability Justice:

Immigrant Community:

Workers:

Students:

Bay Area Mutual Aid By Region & City:

Here’s a blow by blow of mutual aid projects and initiatives throughout the bay area and Northern California. Find a projects near you and plug-in!

Contra Coast County:

San Francisco:

South San Francisco:

El Cerrito:

Richmond:

Albany:

Berkeley:

Oakland:

Hayward:

Fremont:

South Bay:

Bay Area Grassroots Organizations:

Here are some local organizations and non-profits which are mobilizing during the current crisis.

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Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, making former Vice President Joe Biden the presumptive nominee to face Donald Trump in November. Sanders says he will stay on the ballot in remaining primary races and continue to assemble delegates. We play highlights from Sanders’s speech to supporters in a … Continued