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Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
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Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a grassroots disaster relief network based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action. MADR envisions strong, vibrant, resilient, connected, and empowered individuals and communities as part of an awakened civil society that will restore hope following crisis, and turn the tide against disaster capitalism and climate chaos, in favor of a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Dispatches from Puerto Rico: Front Line Relief

Our current Mutual Aid Disaster Relief team in Puerto Rico has concentrated efforts mostly on HIV/AIDS prevention, safe water outreach/education, breastfeeding in disasters and also is addressing other health needs with our team of...

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...

Puerto Rico: No Longer Forgotten

As the days grind up in number, creating time and distance from the thrashing winds and surging inundation of the deluge of water hurricane Maria pulled over Puerto Rico, statistics remain alien from the...

Growing the Movement for Mutual Aid: Invite Trainers & Prepare Your Community for Grassroots...

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...

SWAT Team Raids Autonomous Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

Several police vehicles, an armored tactical vehicle, and law enforcement personnel including swat team pointed their guns at relief workers while surrounding and then entering our base of operations in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico in...

Puerto Rico: 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...

Puerto Rico: Building Power While The Lights Are Out

A land abandoned is one in which no one has come to respond. That’s not the case in Puerto Rico. Thousands of FEMA/military/FBI/police and others have flooded the island and where, at first, we imagined...

Resistance is Disaster Relief

On this day, we must remember that for some communities, disasters have been unfolding for centuries, depriving people of life and liberty every single day. Indigenous peoples in the Americas have been attacked and oppressed...

Against Colonialism & Neoliberalism: Solidarity with Puerto Rico

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...

The Speed of Dreams’ Resonance

Our weeks, like our hearts, have been so full lately. As the phases of relief and recovery transition rapidly, we are reminded how much work is still in front of us. We ask ourselves,...