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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.

2021

  • Voices River City

    We’re joined this week by Brandon of Sacramento Community Fridges, a mutual aid project designed to help neighbors in need during the coronavirus era keep food on their tables. In just a few months, @sacfridge4all has done a lot of incredible work, with four fridge and pantry locations established throughout Sacramento, and two more opening soon.

  • Praxis U

    Mutual Aid is an integral part of community health, working together to ensure we all survive and prosper. In this video we introduce the importance of mutual aid, the benefits of volunteering in local action, how to start your own support network, and we cover some basic networking techniques to expand your social sphere.

  • Black Autonomy Podcast

    Dual power can be explained as the building of a transitional program for political, social, and economic transformation. It creates survival programs to oppose state power and creates a new type of autonomous public sector when the state fails the people. This is how to go beyond protest to building an anarchist societal infrastructure.

  • Reveal News

    Racial justice, police accountability, mutual aid, climate activism and warp-speed vaccines – we examine the ways our COVID-19 year changed American society.

  • Barnard Center for Research on Women

    This online teach-in is for mutual aid groups facing nuts and bolts issues that come with the work we’ve all been doing. How has your group been funneling money to people in need, and what are the tax consequences? How should we store money we raise? Do we need to consider incorporating, having a fiscal sponsor, or becoming a non-profit? What are the costs and benefits of each potential approach?

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2016

  • 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...

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2012

  • 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...

2009

  • 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.

2008

2007

  • 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?

2006

2005

  • 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.