Mutual Aid Phonebook has launched!

  • Posted on: 8 July 2005
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>The Mutual Aid Phonebook is open and taking submissions.

MAP is an ambitious project, to create a directory - starting in Chicago and branching out across the country - where anarchos/anti-authoritarians can post an ad (for free) advertising any skills you may have to offer your comrades. Bike repair, barbers, computers, recording studios... anything at all.</td><td><img src="files/pictures/phone_book_small.jpg"></td></tr></table>

We hope it gets wide use; we've so far gotten much positive feedback (although very few submissions - we hope that's simply a coincidence) on the idea. An anarchist yellow pages that's actually useful.

If you are in Illinois area, spread the word. Why keep giving money back to capital and our bosses, when we should be helping each other and creating a spirit of solidarity and community: Mutual Aid.

If you're not in Illinois, spread the word anyways. Like I mentioned, we're hoping to spread this to other areas around the continent sooner rather than later.

If you have any questions, comments, whatever, email us at map (A) wheretonow.org. We're happy to answer any questions you have.

And in case you're wondering, most Chicago area anarchos should know Joe Liber8r or I (Chuck), or know someone who does.

If you have something you'd like to submit to the MAP, email us at map(A)wheretonow.org, and include the following:
Email address you can be contacted at that you don't mind putting on the internet
Brief Description of what you're offering (skill, service, space, or product)
Are you a single person doing whatever in your free time, are you submitting on behalf of a collective, or are you a small business (i.e., one person, no employees - sorry, no bosses allowed!)?

A brief example of skills/services/products: bike repair, computer maintenance, car maintenance, free/cheap bikes, food co-op, organic veggies/fruits, babysitting, tutoring, free book lending library, zine distro, etc. Basically, anything that you think would be useful to others.

The MAP is online at www.maphonebook.org. We welcome all submissions!