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

Growing the Movement for Mutual Aid – Invite Trainers and Prepare Your Community for Grassroots Direct Action Disaster Response

Climate Chaos is happening.  Adaptation and preparation are essential.  Grassroots disaster response will be more and more necessary as we see more catastrophes – infrastructure, economic, and ecological collapses – and as corporations and governments seek only to capitalize on the crises. That is why we created Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) – an organization inspired by Common … Continue reading Growing the Movement for Mutual Aid – Invite Trainers and Prepare Your Community for Grassroots Direct Action Disaster Response

Building A Future Based On Mutual Aid

We drove through neighborhoods in the mountains with local residents and our comrades from Guaynabo, delivered food, cases of water, water purification tablets, and provided health care to elderly residents and their families sweltering in damaged homes, surrounded by narrow, perilous roads with no power and waning supplies. We are sharing our time, access to … Continue reading Building A Future Based On Mutual Aid

Resistance against Colonialism and Neoliberalism; Solidarity with Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is organizing response teams to continually travel to Puerto Rico and surrounding areas to assist with rebuilding sustainable, modular water and energy systems to provide immediate, life-saving relief and long-term, permanent independence and autonomy of marginalized, impacted communities. Please share our Action Network donation page and campaign Wishlist! Email us to … Continue reading Resistance against Colonialism and Neoliberalism; Solidarity with Puerto Rico and the Caribbean