Mutual Aid and the Criminalization of Compassion: Humanitarian Aid Must Never Be A Crime

September 19th, 2023|

Art by Declan Byrne (Belfast, Ireland); quote by Angela Davis Mutual aid is your neighbor bringing over a freshly baked blueberry pie because they know you love that kind and they love [...]

There Is No Climate Refuge Except in Each Other: Flooding and Mutual Aid in Vermont

July 15th, 2023|

On Monday, July 10, 2023, residents throughout the northeast were flooded by a 1-in-100 year storm, brought on by the climate crisis. A few days later, intense rainfall continued to hit the region, flooding [...]

The Other Shore: Mutual Aid and Autonomous Infrastructure after Hurricane Ian

November 8th, 2022|

Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida as a strong Category 4 storm. Ian caused a destructive 10- to 15-foot storm surge, trapping many people in the rising floodwaters across a wide geographic area. [...]

Introducing the Relief Toolkit, a platform for connecting across disasters

March 15th, 2022|

We’re so excited to announce that the Grassroots Disaster Relief Toolkit, a website platform supporting communication across our decentralized network’s disaster efforts, is now live! In collaboration with Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, we designed and [...]

Welcome to Hurricane Season (June 2021) – A Report Back from West Street Recovery

July 2nd, 2021|

The following is a report back from our friends at West Street Recovery, who have been organizing through over three years of recovery from Hurricane Harvey and providing ongoing support to the community groups [...]

The Future is Now: Overlapping Constant Disaster and Mutual Aid as Survival Strategy

October 5th, 2020|

We are still in the midst of hurricane and fire seasons, and already 2020 has been a historic year for the number, magnitude, and impact of disasters. Fires burn across the West Coast. Hurricanes [...]

Growing Deeper Roots in Mutual Aid: a list of reflections, inspiration, & resources

April 23rd, 2020|

"We Keep each Other Safe" by Monica Trinidad While grieving the loss all around us, we’re simultaneously finding fortitude in a world suddenly in bloom with thousands upon thousands of mutual aid-based [...]

When Every Community is Ground Zero: Pulling Each Other Through a Pandemic 

March 13th, 2020|

Radical solidarity through Covid-19 Community mobilizations for mutual aid and medical solidarity have formed in as many spaces as the new coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread.    From continent to continent, people have innovated and navigated through [...]

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