Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: Grassroots Disaster Response

Posted: October 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Grassroots disaster response will be more and more necessary as we see more catastrophes – infrastructure, economic, and ecological collapses – and as corporations and governments seek only to capitalize on the crises.

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Growing the Movement for Mutual Aid: Invite Trainers & Prepare Your Community for Grassroots Direct Action Disaster Response

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 seek only to capitalize on the crises.

That is why we created Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) – an organization inspired by Common Ground, Occupy Sandy, the Standing Rock Water Protectors, and the long history of diverse grassroots direct actions seeking to make a better world possible.

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  1. […] On the fifth day of refugees protests at Lesvos, Greek cops threatened … But the refugees continued their protests and demand to be allowed to leave the island and travel to the main land. … see also Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: Grassroots Disaster Response […]

  2. This just makes the argument FOR local community organizing with our neighbors who will be just as impacted as we will by disasters. We should ALL get to know our neighbors because we shall soon need each other to survive. Don’t expect help from billionaires or the government. Just look at what Trump is doing to Puerto Rico and remember, the U.S. is broke, but our so-called representatives are not. Go figure!

  3. Absolutely. When I lived in Seattle, there used to be an “earthquake lady.” Groups of neighbors could contact her to meet with them and help them prepare for a disaster. They would all divide up tasks, one household would collect the wood, one the dried beans, one the water, one would take responsibility for checking for gas leaks and the elderly, etc.

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