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The Final Straw Radio is a weekly, anarchist show eminating from occupied Cherokee lands in so-called North Carolina and featuring the voices of folks engaged in struggles for liberation and the creation of rad culture since 2009. We're also syndicated on a few community radio stations around the U.S. We frequently also feature radio commentaries from anarchist prisoner Sean Swain and are a proud member of CZN (The Channel Zero Network) and ARN (The A-Radio Network). Check out our past archi ...
 
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This week, you'll hear Ruchell Magee speak about his struggle over 57 years to be heard in the California court system and appeals to US Federal courts. Ruchell is the lone, surviving prisoner-participant of the August 7th, 1970 Marin County Courthouse Rebellion, lead by Jonathan Jackson and including prisoner rebels William Christmas and James McC…
 
Another installment in our Fall Anti-Fascist Radio series, this time from the Asheville-based show The Final Straw Radio. I'm so heartened by the work that audio producers are putting in so we can hear the voices of incarcerated trans people-- doing an interview with someone who's in prison takes some different methods, and I'm really grateful that…
 
This week, we're presenting a pilot podcast episode from the Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ (Plus) Oral History Project, which is based in Roanoke, Virginia, a small city in the Appalachian foothills. Gregory Samantha Rosenthal, a dedicated oral historian and public scholar, is training queer and trans people to collect stories from their peers and elde…
 
This week on the podcast, we’re sharing an interview that I did with Hannah Dobbz, author of “Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States”, published by AK Press. This interview originally aired on March 31st, 2013. From the original post: “Hannah was also the creator of the documentary “Shelter: A Squatumentary”. We talk a…
 
This week, we’re airing a presentation by Mark Cook from Burning Books bookstore in Buffalo, NY. This was recorded on February 18th, 2016. From the announcement on Kersplebedeb.com for the event: “Mark Cook is a former Black Panther, member of the George Jackson Brigade, and political prisoner. Twenty four years in prison could not break his spirit…
 
This week on The Final Straw, we present a conversation that I had with Lorax B. Horne, a non-binary writer and journalist from Canada, Ecuador and the United Kingdom who is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the data transparency collective, Distributed Denial of Secrets, or DDOSecrets. In June of this year, the collective released roughly 269 gigab…
 
This week we had the opportunity to connect with Delee Nikal, who is a Wet’su’weten community member, about updates from the Gidimt’en Camp that was created to block the TransCanada Coastal GasLink pipeline (or CGL) that Canada is trying to push through their un-ceded territory. In this interview Bursts and Delee speak about ways folks can get invo…
 
Next up in our "trans anti-fascist Fall podcast series," an episode of Rustbelt Abolition Radio about how queer and trans struggles are linked to abolishing prison and detention centers. It's difficult stuff, but timely and important. Some of this audio is hard to hear: you can use the episode transcription to follow along or as an alternative meth…
 
This week we are pleased to present a guest interview with author Kristian Williams about his new book Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde which was released in June 2020 from AK Press. I found this interview extremely illuminating, perhaps like many other people who might not have strong ties to either acad…
 
Prison By Any Other Name: Vikki Law on Toxic Reforms This week we speak with author and activist, Vikki Law about the book Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms, just out from The New Press and co-authored by Maya Schenwar. We speak about how reform and so-called 'more humane' 'alternatives' to incarceration such as …
 
We're gonna make it through this fall, y'all. To inspire us to keep up the good fight, this episode kicks off a short series of shows about combatting fascism from a trans perspective. First up, from History is Gay, a Nazi-fighter from a century ago. (Note: this episode is slightly abridged for time.) ------------ Original show notes: Claude Cahun'…
 
This week we are airing a conversation that Bursts had a few weeks ago with Aric McBay, who is an organizer, farmer, and author about his most recent book called Full Spectrum Resistance published by Seven Stories Press in May 2019.. This book is divided into 2 volumes, and from the books website [fullspectrumresistance.org]: “Volume 1: Building mo…
 
Its not uncommon to hear pundits and regular folks making comparisons between the crises we are now facing and other historical moments, such as the 1920s in Germany or the global rebellions of the 1960s. But is this an effective approach for gauging the potential of now? For the hour, anarchist author and activist Peter Gelderloos shares some of h…
 
This week: an amazing piece of trans experimental audio, plus a big announcement during the end credits. ************** Slow-Burn Seeking, is a short work of audio fiction inspired by text from dozens of 80's & 90's era personal ads drawn from an archive of the On Our Backs women's erotica magazine. Using only remixed text from these ads and from t…
 
We Need To Spread This Freely: JN On HK Under National Security Law This week, I speak with JN, an anarchist who works with the decolonial, leftist HongKonger platform, Lausan, talks about where the uprising against Chinese integration in Hong Kong stands, the National Security Law, tankie and rightwing narratives and international anti-authoritari…
 
RVA In The Uprising with L and Buzz This week, we’re going to hear two specials in two separate episodes, basically exploding radio edition into it’s components. In this one you’ve clicked on, you’ll hear L, who works with the Richmond Community Bail Fund, and Buzz talk about their experiences in the streets and doing anti-repression work in Richmo…
 
Omaha In The Uprising with Mel This week, we’re going to hear two specials in two separate episodes, basically exploding radio edition into it’s components. In this one you’ve clicked on, you’ll hear Mel B from Omaha, Nebraska talk about the city, the protests there including the killing of James Scurlock on May 30th, the mass arrest of 120 people …
 
On today's Transcripts, we're bringing you an episode of Tuck Woodstock's show Gender Reveal. Recently, Tuck's been on the front lines of the uprising in Portland, Oregon, reporting on racial justice in the midst of tear gas and police abuse and federal agents snatching people up in vans. But in their other life, Tuck is an amazing podcaster and ov…
 
This week we got to sit down with two members of the Portland General Defense Committee, AC (they them) and Raoul (they he), about the ongoing Uprising in Portland OR in the months since the murder of George Floyd. We get to touch on a lot of topics in this interview; the neo-liberal whitewashing of the image of the city of Portland which masks a l…
 
Pipeline Updates from Yellow Finch Tree Sit 690 days. That is how long the tree sit on Yellow Finch lane has been standing to block the progress of the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s proposed 301 mile corridor of pressurized, fracked liquified natural gas. This week, we speak with Dustie Pinesap and Woodchipper who are at the Yellow Finch Tree Sit in s…
 
Anarchist Prisoners and Updates from the A-Radio Network This week, we're continuing our pandemic vacation. First up is some new words on surveillance and resistance by Sean Swain.[00:02:51-00:09:25] Then you'll hear audio from the most recent episode of our cousin project, Dissident Island Radio, where they spoke with a fan of London Anarchist Bla…
 
Rik Scarce is the author of the 1990 exploration of earth liberation and defense and the folks involved, entitled “Eco-Warriors: Understanding The Radical Environmental Movement”, which is still considered required reading in understanding radical eco-defense. At one point, he served 159 days in the Spokane jail for refusing to testify about his so…
 
Hi y'all, this is our first "Transcripts Presents" episode, where we bring you the latest and greatest in trans audio. First up, a sample of Diamond Stylz's show "Marsha's Plate." Diamond was one of the guests on episode one-- she's the one who became an activist after making it big on YouTube and now runs Black Transwomen Inc. She also runs her in…
 
On Blackness and Anarchy This week on the Final Straw, we are taking a break from consistently bringing fresh content over the last few months (frequently twice a week, instead of just the usual Sunday episodes) and re-airing this segment form a prior episode 2 years ago. Here we re-present a speech by William C. Anderson, keynote of the 2018 Anoth…
 
We're dropping a bonus track today because we think you need to hear this conversation RIGHT NOW. This is the recording from our show launch event at the Minnesota Institute of Art in Minneapolis. Hear our hosts Myrl Beam and Andrea Jenkins in dialogue with LaSaia Wade (Brave Space Alliance) and Diamond Stylz (Black Transwomen Inc). They discuss th…
 
Justice4Jerry2020, Confederate Monuments + Repression During The Movement for Black Lives photo by Ben Harper This episode has three portions following a segment by anarchist prisoner, Sean Swain, about confederate monuments. [00:02:31 - 00:09:32] This episode warrants a general content warning for the mentioning of the murder by shooting of a Blac…
 
Even though transgender-themed TV shows like Transparent and Pose have achieved mainstream popularity, trans people still face huge barriers to employment, housing, and safety. In fact, many trans people of color say that their lives are harder than ever before. In this first episode, "I’m Seeing My Liberation Right Now," hosts Myrl Beam (Virginia …
 
Pan-African Social Ecology: A conversation with Dr Modibo Kadalie This week, we’re happy to air a conversation I had with the author and activist, Modibo Kadalie, author of Pan-African Social Ecology as well as Internationalism, Pan-Africanism and the Struggle of Social Classes. A version of Dr. Kadalie’s conversation with Andrew Zonneveld of OOA! …
 
In the past few weeks since the uprising in response to police killings of Black and Brown folks around Turtle Island, amazing chances have presented themselves and folks have seized opportunities. One great and unfolding circumstance is known as the CHAZ or CHOP, an autonomous zone and occupational protest surrounding a police precinct in Seattle’…
 
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