We and You and So Many Others
A Story of MAD RVA and Mutual Aid in Richmond, VA

Want to learn more about mutual aid during and after disasters? Check out these podcasts, interviews, films, and videos exploring solidarity and autonomous, liberatory responses to disasters.







  • What is Mutual Aid?
    In a world ruled by ceaseless capitalist competition, where people are pitted to work against each other, anarchists offer a different vision: Mutual Aid.If you...





  • Occupy Sandy aids storm victims
    For the past few months the Occupy Wall Street movement has been fairly quiet. But due to Superstorm Sandy, OWS has proven to be alive and well. The demonstr...
  • Occupy Sandy
    For information and to volunteer, visit http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/ Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers…
  • We Got This (Occupy Sandy)
    Volunteer: interoccupy.net/occupysandy Donate: http://www.gofundme.com/1h7sz0?pc=fb_cr Thousands in New York City remain without clean water, food, heat, or…
  • Occupy Sandy on NBC Nightly News
    The mainstream (corporate) media would love the world to think we've become another charity organization, but if it helps to bring in some needed support to our...


  • Talk Nation Radio

    We hear about the urgently needed grass roots medical and food aid efforts by some of same people who went into New Orleans in 2005 to help the most poor victims of Hurricane Katrina.

    Their first team into Port au Prince is already working to give out aid and provide medical support. A second group is waiting in the wings, and there are more groups preparing to go. They will help the Haitian people through ad hoc peopleâs aid efforts as they network and build solidarity from the USA to Haiti and back.


  • Democracy Now!

    We speak with author, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit about her latest book that examines Hurricane Katrina and other disasters. A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster chronicles both the crimes of the vigilantes and the powerful during Katrina, as well as the numerous instances of altruism, generosity and courage displayed by the vast majority of people who lived through this catastrophe.



  • Shake The Devil Off

    It is six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. People have lost their families, homes, and work. And now, at St. Augustine Church, the axe has just fallen: the archdiocese is about to close the parish and send Father LeDoux away. Why is this happening? Haven't the city's inhabitants already lost enough? Do they risk losing their faith as well?



  • NPR

    In a time of crisis, a medical clinic has sprung to life in a storm-damaged New Orleans neighborhood, with an unlikely crew giving aid. Anarchists with medical training, calling themselves the Common Ground Collective, have set up shop in the beleaguered neighborhood of Algiers, providing locals with badly needed medical assistance.