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This kind of testimony about how (some) charities do not challenge structural issues just further confirms my general feeling about (many) charities being in a role supportive of capitalism, by picking up the pieces caused by its destructive tendencies, but not challenging the underlying mechanisms.

"They must be ready to confront the underlying structural causes of social injustice, inequality, and the climate emergency"

theguardian.com/society/2019/s

@nicksellen Interesting article - should the "voluntary sector" play a more political role in order to compel the state to provide needed services? Another angle on this is the role that what Razeto calls the "donations economy" can play in supporting the development of solidarity economy. I like his "ten criteria of cooperation in solidarity" for non profits and NGOs.

geo.coop/story/solidarity-econ

@Matt_Noyes if "politics" means being able to point out the deeper cause of something then I would say yes! To work more on causes than symptoms. And great it part of wider solidarity economy.

I tried reading the article, but found it to hard on my brain whilst travelling. Will try again when my brain has more capacity, thanks!

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