mutual aid

Tue
05
Sep

Hurricane Irma and Maria Relief, Solidarity and Mutual Aid Guide

Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the Leeward Islands as category 5 hurricanes. This storm is affected people living in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the United States. This guide is for people interested in supporting people affecting by these hurricanes.

You can use Charity Navigator to research aid and solidarity groups and projects.

Note: Some websites may be offline because of power issues. Try their websites again in a few days or weeks.

This guide should not be construed as any kind of political endorsement or label of groups or those helping people affected by the hurricane.

Updated: September 28, 2017, 11am AST

Sun
27
Aug

Houston / Gulf Coast Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey has devasted the coast of Texas and flooded the city of Houston and many other cities. We are sharing a list of resources for those affected by the disaster and for thos who want to provide mutual aid and solidarity. We strongly recommend that you research relief and aid organizations before donating money. Locals can always tell you which organizations are the most helpful to them.

You can use Charity Navigator to research aid and solidarity groups and projects.

Updated: September 1, 2017, 12 noon CDT

Latest

The smaller cities and towns along the Gulf Coast are in great need of assistance right now!

September 1 update via Scott Crow

Mon
10
Oct

Egyhop

Mask magazine

If you've spent any time in downtown Olympia, you’ll know there's a large community of people that hang out on the street all year round by our famous Artesian Well. All kinds of people come to chill here, it's like the wall ball court in elementary school.

Fri
07
Oct

Hurricane Matthew Mutual Aid & Recovery

Hurricane Matthew is currently a strong tropical cyclone over the Atlantic Ocean. It was the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Felix in 2007. The fourteenth tropical cyclone, thirteenth storm, fifth hurricane and second major hurricane of the annual hurricane season, Matthew formed from a vigorous tropical wave that moved off the African coast on September 22, progressing on a westward track until it developed into a tropical storm while it was situated just to the east of the Leeward Islands on September 28. A day later, it became a hurricane while west of the Leeward Islands, and rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane. It impacted Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and The Bahamas. It is expected to significantly impact the southeastern United States, especially the U.S. state of Florida, as well as Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Over 900 deaths have been attributed to the storm, including 877 in Haiti.

Mon
18
Jul

Anarchism for a Mainstream Audience

by Logan Glitterbomb
Center for a Stateless Society
July 14th, 2016

Sat
09
Jan

Against Rape Culture! Against the State! Anarchist Responses to Sexual violence: A conversation

By Joey
Slingshot
Fall 2015
Berkeley, Calif.

Currently a social worker for folks living with HIV, I’ve worked around sexual health for five years. In August, I interviewed my friend Tuck who lives in Eugene, OR and works in sexual assault survivor support and advocacy. Her work includes on-call crisis response advocacy, e.g., for someone who has experienced a recent sexual assault and chooses to either come in and disclose, or goes to the hospital to get a kit done, or wants to make a police report, or wants accompaniment to any of those. She also accompanies clients to court, staffs a crisis line, and trains volunteer advocates and crisis line workers.

J: What’s the current system like for responding to sexual violence?

Fri
08
Jan

Migrant Lives Matter

By Wolverine de Cleyre
Slingshot
Fall 2015
Berkeley, Calif.

Recently in Europe, several high-profile mass deaths of refugees attempting to enter the EU have forced a long-overdue conversation about immigration and border policy. Increased security along the land borders has led immigrants to attempt dangerous sea crossings. Almost 3,000 people who attempted to enter Europe by sea this year are missing or dead, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. This is four times as many as 2013, and the year isn´t over yet. The carnage has inspired a mobilization of pro-immigrant sentiments, with tens of thousands demonstrating across Europe, and thousands cheering arriving refugees at German train stations.

Sat
10
Oct

Dangerous History: What the Story of Black Economic Cooperation Means for Us Today

Keane Bhatt
Yes! Magazine
October 7, 2015

Keane Bhatt, The Next System Project: Thank you for speaking with us. I was really excited to talk to you, because it seems that your intellectual and scholarly trajectory maps toward system change. Could you tell us a bit more about that trajectory, and how you began to tackle system-level questions?

Jessica Gordon Nembhard: I came from a family that was dedicated to social justice—a family that was very involved in trying to make social and economic change. And I felt like people didn’t know enough about economics, and that the economists that were out there had a kind of tyranny over the standard models and weren’t allowing other models to come out. So I decided that I was going to study economics and figure out where the inroads were to make economics liberating, as opposed to being constraining and exploitative.

Tue
25
Aug

Roads home, beacons and reflections: Katrina 10 years after

by Scott Crow

Ten years? Ten since the storm, ten since the aftermath, ten since disasters- both ecological and economic - continued to devastate too many regions, too many communities since. Ten years rooted in 500 years of oppression in constant ongoing Recovery from communities ravaged by Power and its effects. But also ten since the crack in history opened and people acted-while no one waited for governments to react.

This week behind the scenes, away from the camera images, and far from public view the feelings for so many have been intense and personal. While the media makes spectacle and tries to scratch the surface of the complexities of stories, the horror and aftermath is still in our bones, our hearts and our living memories.

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