Newcastle NSW, Australia...
OpOK Relief is part of the People’s Response to natural disaster in Oklahoma, a non-hierarchical, decentralized solidarity effort.
Cooperative decision-making, participatory democracy, and mutual aid are our tenants.
Inspired by Malik Rahim, Scott Crow, and their work with the Common Ground Collective in Louisiana, OpOK Relief formed and stepped in to fill the gaps as part of our People’s Response. As a convergence of Occupy groups, anarchists, Burners, libertarian-socialists, Food Not Bombs folks, Rainbow Family, IWW organizers, teachers, social workers, and non-hierarchical, non-bureaucratic relief groups from out of state, we worked with a focus on direct action. We were able to assess damage on the ground, get people into emergency housing, help them secure their homes, and provide connections for outside volunteers to plug into affected communities, prioritizing the most impoverished and overlooked.
Join us. Solidarity is our strength.