September 11th wasn’t first and Katrina wasn’t the last. Capitalism, Nation states and a culture of consumerism have conspired to make our planet more and more unstable. The fear inspired by disasters plays into the hands of those destroying people, animals and the planet for profit. Our governments (technologies, religious leaders, etc.) can not protect us but they can certainly get us killed. The time is now to organize to protect our friends, neighborhoods, and our planet. We have to be smart and prepared if we are to protect ourselves and challenge these forces that only seek power and profit.
Aftershock Action Alliance seeks to create revolutionary grassroots communities dedicated to responding to disasters and crises. Aftershock seeks to create a mobile and flexible emergency response network to counter the ineffectual FEMA and bureaucratic relief organizations. We seek out skills and resources that will not only provide support to those affected by disasters but ways to use crises to challenge the status quo. We are proponents of sustainable, decentralized and self-organizing models for dealing with disasters that leave local communities empowered while challenging state power.
We are not the Red Cross nor are we crazy right-wing survivalists…and we are certainly not fucking FEMA. We are radicals, militants and revolutionaries who believe that we must help each other in times of crises. We can not wait for churches or government bureaucracies to save us from the climate and political chaos they have created.
This web-site will be used to provide information and to organize resources and trainings for insurrectionary mutual aid. It will help you, your friends and neighborhood effectively prepare for the future while fighting for social and environmental justice. The skills, information and organization principles on this page will help you and your friends deal plan for emergencies ranging from domestic (e.g. house fires) to apocalyptic (e.g. fall of civilization). In addition this site will provide critiques and information about governmental plans for dealing with disasters to better inform you.
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