A Thank You from Manuel: dispatches from Puerto Rico

Our current Mutual Aid Disaster Relief team in Puerto Rico has concentrated efforts mostly on HIV/AIDS prevention, safe water outreach/education, breastfeeding in disasters and also is addressing other health needs with our team of nurses, a lab chemist, lactation counselors and a medic. We provided health education materials, triage, screening, and assisted 100 patients one … Continue reading A Thank You from Manuel: dispatches from Puerto Rico

Jayuya: Remembering the Past, Demanding a Future

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a movement decentralized throughout civil society linking and contextualizing the intersectional struggles of climate/social/environmental and economic justice, rooted and steeped in a power-from-below solidarity not charity ethos. Throughout 2016/2017, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief volunteers have responded autonomously from the floods in Baton Rouge and West Virginia to the earthquakes in … Continue reading Jayuya: Remembering the Past, Demanding a Future

Courage, Hope, and the Revolution of Everyday Life

In a battle between the forces of repression and the forces of resilience, a swat team raided the Mutual Aid Disaster Relief base of operations in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico in the early hours before dawn of October 16th, 2017. Citing absurd and patently false contentions such as “kidnapping” “bombs” and “guns” and after aggressively questioning … Continue reading Courage, Hope, and the Revolution of Everyday Life

The Future of Resistance and Resilience

The 23rd of October 2017 is a big day for movements of resistance and resilience! Today the indigenous-led coalition Mazaska Talks kicks off their "Divest the Globe" campaign, with world-wide mass actions against the banks that fund pipeline developments and tar sands extraction.  These 3 days of action are so important, not only because indigenous communities are standing up for themselves … Continue reading The Future of Resistance and Resilience