This is just a small portion of the press stories, research articles, and videos about decentralized, liberatory, mutual aid and solidarity based disaster relief efforts since 2005:

 

 

**MOST RECENT**

Tampa Group Brings Aid to Puerto Rico Raided by Police
Recovery Workers Scary Encounter with P.R. Police
Puerto Rico Swat Team Raids Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
Imagining another world in post-Irma Florida
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: Houston, Mexico and Puerto Rico
Volunteer Disaster Responders Fundraise For Puerto Rico
Coming together to overcome FEMA failures
Column: California Wildfires
Trump Scores Administration’s Response to Puerto Rico a Perfect 10
Hurricanes Continue to Wreak Havoc as Political Storms Brew
Imagine a Puerto Rico Recovery Designed by Puerto Ricans
Trump’s Katrina: Disaster Statism vs Autonomous Relief
Where Nonprofits Fear To Go
Living Autonomy: Anarchists Organize Relief Efforts in Florida
Solidarity After the Storms
Antifa and Leftists organize mutual aid and rescue networks in Houston
Crimethinc Podcast on Autonomous Hurricane Irma Relief
Mutual Aid: There’s no way around it; we’re all in this together
Leftists to the Rescue: Where the State and Big NGOs Fail, Mutual Aid Networks Step In

IN THE NEWS

New Orleans
Anarchists Providing Medical Aid in New Orleans
Fifty Dollars and a Dream
The Street Samaritans
Common Ground Volunteers Bridge Racial Divide
Hundreds Face Eviction in New Orleans
A Healthy Dose of Anarchy
For A Former Panther, Solidarity After the Storm
Common Ground Collective Continues to Bring Thousands of Volunteers From Around the World to Gulf Coast For Post-Katrina Relief Efforts
First School in Lower Ninth Ward Reopened
For Us By Us Healthcare After Katrina
Charity, Mutual Aid, and Class Struggle

Haiti
Palestine, Haiti, and the Politics of Aid: “Disaster Relief” vs Sustainability and Self-Determination
Haiti: Responding to the Situation

New York
Where Fema Fell Short Occupy Sandy Was There
Abandoned by the U.S. government, hurricane-ravaged Staten Island turns to the Occupy movement
Organizers Set Up Amazon ‘Wedding Registry’ for Sandy Victims
Occupy Sandy Offers Alternative Hurricane Recovery Effort
Is Occupy Sandy Outperforming the Red Cross in Disaster Relief?
Post-Storm, ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Becomes ‘Occupy Sandy’
Occupy Sandy Aids Storm Victims
Making A Difference
Occupy Sandy
Occupy Sandy Emerges As Relief Organization For 21st Century, Mastering Social Networks
Occupy Sandy: Social Change through Prefiguring Action
Occupy Sandy: Horizontal lessons in community-based disaster recovery

Boulder
The WildLife: Boulder Flood Relief
Residents looking to help band together as Boulder Flood Relief
Activists Step Up For Flood Relief in Colorado

Oklahoma
Anonymous launches #OpOK initiative for tornado victims
The People’s Response: How OpOK Relief is Rebuilding Oklahoma
After The Tornado, Anonymous And Occupy Coordinate Relief Efforts In Oklahoma

Texas
Democracy Now discusses decentralized relief efforts
What are “the Antifa” doing after Harvey?
Solidarity After the Storms
Antifa and leftists organize mutual aid and rescue networks in Houston
Leftists to the Rescue: Where the State and Big NGOs Fail, Mutual Aid Networks Step In

Mexico
Mexico: Solidarity and Self-organization after Earthquake Aftermath

Florida
The Hotwire #4: Autonomous Hurricane Irma Relief
How You Can Help Coalition of Immokalee Workers after Hurricane Irma
Living Autonomy: Anarchists Organize Relief Efforts in Florida
Where Nonprofits Fear to Go
Trump’s Katrina: Disaster Statism vs Autonomous Relief
Imagining another world in post-Irma Florida
Hurricanes Continue to Wreak Havoc as Political Storms Brew

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Batalla Contra la Proliferacion de epidemias
Puerto Rico Laments Lack of Help from US Federal Government
Tampa Group Brings Aid to Puerto Rico Raided by Police
Recovery Workers Scary Encounter with P.R. Police
Puerto Rico Swat Team Raids Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: Houston, Mexico and Puerto Rico
Volunteer Disaster Responders Fundraise For Puerto Rico
Coming together to overcome FEMA failures
Trump Scores Administration’s Response to Puerto Rico a Perfect 10
Imagine a Puerto Rico Recovery Designed by Puerto Ricans
Solecast: Reportback from Puerto Rico w/ Frank Lopez
Punk Rock Hurricane Relief

California
Column: California Wildfires
The Final Straw Radio: Northern California Fire Relief

BOOKS
Black Flags and Windmills by Scott Crow
The Post Katrina Portraits by Francesco di Santis
The Fight For Home By Daniel Wolfe
War of the Pews by Fr. Jerome Ledoux
What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race, and the State of the Nation by The South End Press Collective
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
Showdown in Desire by Orissa Arend
The Coming Insurrection
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
The Revolution Will Not Be Funded by INCITE!

AUDIO FILMS AND VIDEO
Welcome To New Orleans
Shake The Devil Off
Hellp
Katrina/Sandy
Occupy Sandy: A People Powered Emergency Response
Occupy Sandy
Eye of the Storm: Scott Crow on Revolutionary Infrastructure
Why are anarchists some of the first responders during catastrophes?
What is Mutual Aid?
Trump’s Katrina: Disaster Statism vs Autonomous Relief
Puerto Rico Swat Team Raids Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
Solecast: Reportback from Puerto Rico w/ Frank Lopez
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: Houston, Mexico and Puerto Rico

RESEARCH ARTICLES
Superstorm Research Lab
The Resilient Social Network
Paradoxes of Privilege and Participation
Looking for Common Ground
Beyond Disaster Exceptionalism
Of Armed Guards and Kente Cloth
Participatory Horizons: Participation and Shared Power in Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
Luft.DisasterPatriarchy.2016
Luft.Men, Masculinities, Katrina.2016
Luft.Displaced.Community Organizing in Katrina Diaspora.2012

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