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SOLIDARITY
NOT CHARITY

Recent events have shown that the effects of climate change are not distant fears, but current realities. From historic flooding in Louisiana to Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey, Irma, and Maria we need each other more than we ever have before. Immediately after floods and other disasters, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief listens to affected community members and responds with supplies, work crews, and amplifying the grassroots community-led initiatives that blossom following disasters.

A Parallel Movement Rising: On Mutual Aid and the Borderlands

In the blur of heat rising from the searing sands of the Sonoran Desert, there is a cascade of drinking water splashed into the dry earth, unclaimed by bodies bent with thirst and the merciless heat. Hands, criminalized by the forensics of a migration-hostile legal system, left the gallons to sustain life. Hands, made powerful by badges declaring Customs and Border Patrol, kicked over and dumped the gallons in a display of apathy and callous indifference to suffering. The features of fortress America are shifting sharply into view. Walls.  Delay and process fortified [...]

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