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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 archives and ways to connect with us at

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    #ComicsBrokeMe and The Labor of Comics (with Shea Hennum)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2023 89:27

    Ian speaks with journalist Shea Hennum about their article on #comicsbrokeme, in which workers in the comics industry shared their stories of tight deadlines, unreasonable workloads, and low pay following the death of cartoonist Ian McGinty. For the article, which appeared at, they applied an analysis that synthesized communist and anarchist traditions in order to identify a multitude of sites of political struggle, challenge systems of domination and violence, and chart possible ways forward, similar to analysis applied in the movement to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex. They discuss past efforts to organize within the comic book industry as well as current organization efforts, such as the formation of the United Workers of Seven Seas, a union of workers at Seven Seas Entertainment, Comic Book Workers United, a union of workers at Image Comics, and Cartoonist Cooperative, a cohort of cartoonists committed to mutual promotion, skill and info sharing, and efforts to make industry wages and practices more transparent. They also discuss possible ways for comic book readers to offer support. Further reading and archived documents referred to in the chat: Solrad article: Comics Guild Meeting Report May 1978: United Workers of Seven Seas: Comic Book Workers United: Cartoonist Cooperative:

    Stop Cop City Movement RICO Indictments (with Matt Scott of ACPC)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2023 51:29

    Stop Cop City Movement RICO Indictments (with Matt Scott of ACPC) This week, we're featuring an interview with Matt Scott of the Atlanta Community Press Collective update us on the movement to Stop Cop City in light of the recent indictment of 61 people on Racketeering charges by the state of Georgia at the end of August and the legal shenanigans of the city to block a public referendum on the police training center that would destroy the south Atlanta forest and river. We'll also hear about recent non-violent civil disobediences and the call for a mass action on November 13th, 2023 (with a multi-city info-tour in the buildup). Follow ACPC: website: XTwitterX: @Atlanta_Press Instagram: @ATLPressCollective Mastodon: @Atlanta_Press/ Tax Deductible Donations: Open Collective page Other DTF / Stop Cop City Movement Media: Cop City Vote: website & XTwitterX Defend The Atlanta Forest: website , XTwitterX, Instascam, Fedbook Block Cop City website Then, you'll hear a segment by anarchist prisoner, Sean Swain on alien abductions. Belarusian and Ukrainian Anarchist Perspectives We released a recording of a panel from St-Imier, Switzerland, this July where Belarusian and Ukrainian anarchists talked about their experiences in the last few years since the uprising against Lukashenko and the escalation in the Russian invasion. You can check it out at our website or in our podcast stream: . ... . .. Featured Track: They Want Efx (instrumental) by Das efx

    Ukrainian + Belarusian Perspectives on Resisting Russian Invasion (RIA 2023)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 114:06

    The following is a presentation by anarchists from Ukraine and Belarus, alongside a question and answer portion with the audience, conducted in part via live translation services. This panel is facilitated in part by Nina of Anarchist Black Cross Dresden, and features presentations by Masha (Belarus) an anarchist in Warsaw, Nastya is a member of Solidarity Zone (not speaking on behalf of that group), Mira from Anarchist Black Cross Kyiv and Solidarity Collectives and Boris of Belarus Anarchist Black Cross. The discussion, much like previous discussions by anarchists supporting anti-authoritarians joining the armed defense against the Russian invasion, was interrupted a number of times by pacifists or others who didn't want a discussion of the complexities of joining the territorial defense forces to have space. Those interruptions were mostly not recorded as they happened off-mic, but you'll hear the reactions to them. I felt like this audio was important to share here with the audience, particularly in spite of their silencing. I recorded this at the 2023 St-Imier anarchist gathering on the 151st anniversary of the first anarchist and anti-authoritarian Workers International, following the purges by Marxists and Blanquists. Like the first one in 1872 hosted by the Jura Federation, this gathering was hosted in small village of St-Imier with a population of 4,000 being nearly doubled in size over the course of 5 days of workshops, concerts, discussions, food, film showings and tablings. You can find reflections from some folks at, alongside a link to recordings from the live, multi-lingual radio broadcast throughout the event and the website for the gathering where you'll see lists of happenings from the week. Hopefully in the near future you'll be able to find the recordings of the presentations that got recorded such as this one, some in video and some in audio. I'll be reflecting on some of this in an upcoming episode of the ItsGoingDown podcast while speaking with my friend and former co-host Scott Branson about how the bookfair here in Asheville went. Here's an article (in French) about an Islamophobic scandal that occurred with members of the French Anarchist Federation (Kropotkin). Past interviews on the subjects of: Belarus Ukraine Russia

    Oral Histories of Political Prisoners + The Role of Anarchist Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2023 97:35

    This week, we're sharing 3 segments. First up, Josh Davidson from the Certain Days: Freedom For Political Prisoners Calendar talks about the upcoming book that he co-edited with political prisoner Eric King from AK Press entitled RATTLING THE CAGES: Oral Histories of North American Political Prisoners, containing over 450 pages of first hand experiences of resisting from within the belly of the beast across generations and movements in Turtle Island. And you can find out more about the Running Down The Walls events at ABCF.Net/WarChest [00:01:22 - 00:28:15] Then, we're sharing Sean Swain's segment on Goyaałé, aka Geronimo. [00:29:14 - 00:38:27] Finally, we'll be sharing a panel discussion by members of the A-Radio Network recorded on Saturday, July 22nd 2023 at the International Anarchist Gathering at St-Imier, Jura, Switzerland on the history and role of radio in anarchist and anti-authoritarian resistance, mostly in Europe. If you're listening to the live radio edition, you'll hear about 1/3 of that segment, but can hear the whole thing at our website, TheFinalStrawRadio.NoBlogs.Org or at A-Radio-Network.Org [00:38:27 - 01:36:45] . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Let The Music Play by Arpeggio from Disco Boogie Funk Italo Rare 1970 - 1980

    Diane Stevens of Jane Collective (ACABookfair 2023)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2023 59:57

    This week on TFSR, we'll be airing a presentation by Diane Stevens, a member of the Jane Collective in Chicago in the 1960's. This presentation was recorded at the 2023 Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair in so-called Asheville, NC. From the presentation description: The Abortion Counseling Service, now better known as Jane, started out as a referral service in Chicago in the late 1960s, providing counseling and support to women before and after their procedures. Members of the group learned to do the abortions and then were able to do the procedures for whatever the women could afford to pay. Seven women were arrested and charged with the felonies of abortion and conspiracy to commit abortion. These charges were ultimately dismissed. It is estimated that about 11 thousand abortions were preformed before the group disbanded in 1973. Diane Stevens was born in Chicago. She went to school in the suburbs before moving back into the city where she joined the Abortion Counseling Service. Following the Roe v Wade decision and dismissal of all the criminal charges, Diane went on to have a career in health care and worked as a nurse practitioner in a variety of settings. Her work for reproductive justice has resumed with joining the Reproductive Rights Coalition in Charlotte and being a clinic escort. You can hear another presentation we recorded from the ACABookfair 2023 in this week's IGD Podcast, which is sharing Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin in conversation with William C. Anderson.  . ... . .. Featured Track: I Can See Clearly Now (Instrumental) by Trem One from Amateurs EP

    Constitutional Sheriffs (with Jessica Pishko)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2023 113:22

    This week, you'll hear an interview we conducted with researcher and journalist Jessica Pishko about the upcoming, September 9th Constitutional Sheriff & Peace Officers Association gathering in Cherokee, North Carolina. For the hour, Jessica talks about the office of Sheriff in the US, the CSPOA and Constitutional Sheriff movement, their ties to militia or other far-right wing and white nationalist formations and related topics. You can find Jessica's blog at Sheriffs.SubStack.Com. Other sources SPLC Report Azcir Report and Film "In The Sheriff We Trust" IREHR writings on Constitutional Sheriffs . ... . .. Featured Tracks: John Wayne Was a Nazi (Do$age Antifa Breakcore ReMix) by MDC & Do$age

    Reflections on 2023 Turkish Elections, Post-Earthquake Bakur and the Kurdish Movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2023 130:38

    The following is an interview we conducted with Katka and Hazel, who both live in the UK and were recently back from Bakur, the portion of Kurdistan within the borders of Turkey. For 2 hours the guests speak about the political violence from Erdogan's ruling AKP, suppression of the Kurdish movement, electoral strategies, democratic confederalism, political prisoners and the F-Type prisons in Turkey, the earthquakes from earlier in the year, widespread corruption and other topics. We hope you enjoy this conversation,. A transcript of this interview will be available in the near future. A few links related to the chat: Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê - Kurdish Red Crescent : The Kurdish Women's Movement by Dilar Dirik (we interviewed in 2014: p1, p2) The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics book 14th July film about resistance in Turkish prisons (requires youtube signin): Announcements ACABookfair Audios Available Soon f you missed the ACABookfair or any of the workshops, we've got a happy surprise for you. Give a gander in the next week to for the media page that will soon be populated with audio recordings of some of the presentation events on various topics. More likely than not, some of those will end up in future episodes of The Final Straw, fyi. Latest BAD News Out Now! Also, the latest episode of Bad News from the A-Radio Network is also now up at their website, but also linked in our show notes. You'll hear from contributing members of the A-Radio Network sharing perspectives at the 2023 St-Imier gathering in Switzerland on the importance of the audio medium like radio and podcasts to the building of anarchist movement. You can also find links in the show notes for this episode to the live broadcast throughout the weekend by Radio RIA and some video of presentations and audios of presentations in German, Spanish, French, Italian and English. Maybe even one or two in Esperanto for you spicey types. . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Serêkaniyê û Avaşîn by Mehmûd Berazî Cerr performed by Mehmûd Berazî

    The Political Legacy of Lyndon LaRouche (w/ Matthew N Lyons)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2023 76:33

    This week, we're sharing an interview with Matthew N Lyons of Three Way Fight blog about the political legacy of Lyndon LaRouche, cultic leftist turned fascist US political figure from the 1970's through his death in 2019. For the hour, Matthew and I talk about the network of organizations and publications of the LaRouche movement, some of their approaches toward peeling adherents from the left, antisemitic conspiracy theories he innovated, methods his movement used to control followers and some of the ripples of LaRouche you can find today. We also speak briefly about the Three Way Fight book due out in the spring via Kersplebedeb and PM Press. Our past interview with Matthew on Christian Nationalism(s): Lyons articles on LaRouche (in addition to the chapter in Insurgence Supremacists on the movement): "The LaRouche Network's Russia Connection" (July 2015) - "Meditations on a Dead Fascist" (March 2019) - Books critiquing LaRouche from an antifascist position: Dennis King's Lydon Larouche and the New American Fascism: Kevin Coogan's (as Hylozoic Hedgehog) Smiling Man From A Dead Planet: The Mystery of Lyndon LaRouche: Some current political figures appearing to relate to the legacy of LaRouche's red-brown politics: Jackson Hinkle: showing how he publishes with EIR, a LaRouchite journal: Caleb Maupin: Related: A longer study of red-brown politics on LibCom: Sophie From Mars on “left” conspiracy theories: Sophie speaking on I Don't Speak German podcast about this topic: brief write-up about the Rage Against The War Machine rally from IGD: The Right Podcast talking about RATWM rally: Vice covering the idea of #MAGACommunism: . … . .. Bursts O'Goodness (co-host, producer) Ian (co-host) The Final Straw Radio Archives, current Audioport  and Podcast. Sampling and remixing with attribution encouraged. twitter: @StrawFinal Mastadon:  fedbook: @TheFinalStrawRadio Tumblr: The Final Straw Blog IG: @TheFinalStrawRadio youtube: Final Straw Channel The Final Straw Radio P.O. Box 6004 Asheville, NC 28816, USA

    ACABookfair 2023 + Intl Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2023 56:37

    This week, we feature two segments First up, former co-host on the show Scott talks about the upcoming Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair happening the weekend of August 11 – 13th, some of the content and notes on access, as well as mentioning some new projects their involved with. You can learn more about the bookfair by visiting , the project's instagram, facebook or mastodon. Then, Fern from the International Anarchist Defense Fund (AFund.Info) talks about the upcoming International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners from August 23-30th, taking place wherever you make it happen. You can find the call-out, materials, supported prisoners, some anti-repression groups involved and info on past actions and events at https://Solidarity.International . Announcement Black Anarchist Hybachi Lamar Support Hybachi Lamar, an incarcerated Black, Kemetic anarchist being held at the Cook County Jail talks about the conditions in the jail in an audio message that is shared alongside links to his writings and info on how to help South Chicago Anarchist Black Cross support him. All of this can be found at . ... . .. Featured Track: Everything In Its Right Place (by Radiohead) by The String Quartet from Strung Out On Kid A - The String Quartet Tribute To Radiohead

    Revolutionary Arts with Signal Journal + Abolition with Mwalimu Shakur

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2023 81:04

    Josh MacPhee & Alec Dunn on Signal 08 First up, Ian interviews Josh MacPhee and Alec Dunn, co-editors of Signal, about the recently published eighth volume of the Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture. They discuss their motivations and experiences producing Signal for over a decade, designing print media in the digital age, and their work as part of Justseeds Artists' Cooperative, long-running, geographically dispersed artist collective dedicated to the production of radical art for grassroots movements. [ 00:05:33 - 00:44:37] Mwalimu Shakur on Abolition, Organizing and Education Then, you'll hear most of a conversation with imprisoned New Afrikan revolutionary socialist, Mwalimu Shakur currently incarcerated in Corcoran Prison in CA, about abolition, political education and the hunger strikes of 2013 in which he participated. [00:45:14 - 01:12:37] Mwalimu's Instagram Past interview with Mwalimu Mwalimu's writing on KnockLA and SFBayView (1, 2) Interviews about CA Hunger Strikes in 2013 with Ed Mead of CA Prison Focus (1, 2) You can get in touch with Mwalimu: Terrence White #AG8738 CSP Corcoran PO Box 3461 Corcoran, CA 93212 Sean Swain Sean's segment [01:12:40 - 01:20:01] Announcements BRABC Letter Writing Join Blue Ridge ABC on the first Sunday of each month, next up being August 6th from 3-5pm at the NEW Firestorm spot at 1022 Haywood Road, in West Asheville. And swing by our table at the ACABookfair August 12-13 at Different Wrld to get involved, get a poster for the upcoming International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners and check out the other awesome stuff. ACABookfair If you're nearby, consider a visit to the 3 days of event around the Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair in Asheville from August 11-13 with tons of speakers, publishers, music and more. Dr. Mutulu Shakur, ¡Presenté! New Afrikan revolutionary elder, accupuncturist and revolutionary Dr. Mutulu Shakur joined the ancestors at the age of 72. He was released by the state after 36 years in prison, organizing, healing, educating and inspiring despite having developed a virulent bone cancer. Dr. Shakur spent the last year on this planet continuing his work, speaking and attending events, surrounded by loved ones. Rest in power. Ruchell "Cinque" Magee Will Be free! Politicized prisoner and jailhouse lawyer, Ruchell “Cinque” Magee, is slated to be released after 67 years in the California prison system. Cinque is 84 years old, arrested on an indeterminate sentence around a marijuana charge from 1963, he joined the attempted jailbreak during the Marin County Courthouse shootout in which Jonathan Jackson attempted to free William A. Christmas and James McClain. Ruchell was the sole survivor and was a co-defendant of Angela Davis until their cases were split. There is a fundraiser to support Cinque's post-release needs as an elder: Rashid's Treatment Resumes, Thanks To Support! As an update to past announcements from Kevin “Rashid” Johnson of the Revolutionary Intercommunal Black Panther Party, the public pressure from calls & emails apparently had the desired results and as of a few days ago he was receiving the medical treatment he needs for his prostate cancer, though he hasn't received all of his papers so he can continue to pursue his lawsuits against the Virginia DOC since they were confiscated by prisoncrats, but he's super thankful for public engagement to defend his health. More updates on his case can be found at . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Don't Play Around (Instrumental) by DJ Nu-Mark from Broken Sunlight Series 6 Black Hole by The Bulletproof Space Travelers from Urban Revolutions - The Future Primitive Sound Collective

    Matilda Bickers on Sex Work + Updates from Chiapas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2023 70:42

    On The Work of Sex Work with Matilda Bickers We're happy to share our recent chat with Matilda Bickers, co-editor and contributor to the recent PM Press collection Working It: Sex Workers on the Work of Sex. For the hour we talk about labor organizing in the erotic industries, Matilda's past experiences in publishing, hangups around sex work in radical communities and related topics. Harm Reduction and Advocacy Green Light Project, Seattle Twitter: @GLPsea Facebook: @GreenLightProjectSea Cashapp: $GreenLightProject or Paypal donations Bay Area Worker Support website: Dancers Resource on Instagram StrollPDX (instagram) We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival anthology StripperWeb forum archive Strip Club Unionization Stripper Strike NoHo Twitter and LinkTree Magic Tavern Dancers Instagram @MagicTavernDancers Organizing Fundraiser on GoFundMe Updates from Chiapas Then, Črna luknja shares an interview with a comrade who's been living and active in solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, so-called Mexico, about increasing violence and fears of civil war. This segment appeared in the June 2023, the 69th episode of BAD News from the A-Radio Network.  [ 00:43:02 - 01:01:56[ You can hear some live audio this week starting on July 19th and until July 23rd from the St-Imier anarchist and anti-authoritarian gathering in Switzerland, including audio from the A-Radio Network. More info on that at Sean Swain's segment Following this is Sean Swain's segment [ 01:01:56 - 01:09:54] . … . .. Featured Track: Patricia's Moving Picture by The Go! Team from Proof of Youth

    Continuing Struggle Against The Mountain Valley Pipeline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2023 75:25

    This week, we're sharing a conversation with Rose and Crystal, two comrades involved in the struggle against the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a 304 mile, 41 inch in diameter liquified so-called natural gas pipeline with a possible 75 mile extension crossing many delicate waterways, slopes and communities across Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. This project has been off and on under construction since 2018 and was recently forced through at a Federal level as part of the debt ceiling deal by the Biden administration and Democrats. For the hour we talk about the project, the land and water it threatens, the history of resistance and how to get involved in stopping this mess. Just a headsup, there are some audio quality issues throughout the conversation with both guests, so if you have trouble hearing consider checking out the upcoming transcript or meanwhile watching on youtube with the subtitles on. You can find more from the folks resisting the MVP by searching Appalachians Against Pipelines on various social media platforms or check the links in our show notes, where you can also find links to our various interviews with folks from this initiative from the last 5 years. Links Appalachains Agianst Pipelines (Facebook) (Twitter) (Instagram): AppalachiansAgainstPipelines (at) Volunteer intake form Donation site Videos of note on their FB Woodie Guthrie's "Tear the Fascists Down rewrite by Acre and Wren, the Yellow Finch treesitters extracted by the blockade "System's Gonna Burn" rewrite by Acre and Wren “When You Think MVP” rewrite by folks living at Yellow Finch Camp Drone war Announcements Sean Swain Featured in YouTube Documentary Series The channel called Political Prisoners on youtube, linked in our show notes, has begun a series of short documentaries about Sean, the first of which you can find entitled “Part One: A Visitation Dispute”. Check it out! Disability Pride Art Show The Disability Pride Art Show aims to celebrate the rights of disabled individuals through the power of art. This one-day event will take place on July 30 at the vibrant venue, Different Wrld, located in 801 Haywood Rd. The show embraces the core values of acceptance and inclusivity, emphasizing the inherent worth and talents of disabled individuals. Presented by DIYabled, a local nonprofit organization, and with This Body is Worthy. Featuring a diverse lineup of 25 talented artists, writers, video artists, and dancers, the Disability Pride Art Show promises to captivate audiences with a rich variety of artistic expressions. Attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the thought-provoking documentary "Disability on the Spectrum," created by local artist Priya Ray. The film sheds light on the experiences and perspectives of disabled individuals, fostering greater understanding and empathy within our community. Rashid's Continued Denial of Cancer Treatment Check our show notes for Rashid's message, but as noted last week, incarcerated revolutionary of the Intercommunal Black Panther Party, Kevin Rashid Johnson, is continuing to be denied his rounds of cancert treatment for prostate cancer and has been shoved in a solitary confinement cell without working lights. In the show notes and at our website you'll also find contacts for prison officials in Virginia who need pressure applied to get Rashid the medical treatment he needs, outside of the dungeon they've stuck him in. Comrades: This is Rashid. I need all possible SUSTAINED and immediate support. Here is a statement of my situation. OFFICIALS DEVISE TO STOP MY CANCER TREATMENT AND BLOCK MY COURT ACCESS (2023) By Kevin "Rashid" Johnson I have been going out daily since early April 2023 for radiation treatment at the Medical College of Virginia - a total of 40 treatments - which is ongoing. On 6-29-23 upon returning to the prison from the hospital I was thrown in solitary confinement without explanation, where I remain, without any property including all my legal property. I was put in cells without working lights, where I remain. After constant complaints all I'm being told is I am under investigation, but not by prison investigators. I spoke with a prison investigator, a Lieutenant Spencer, on July 1 when she delivered me legal mail, asking about my status and access to my legal property. She informed me, while her body camera was recording, that I am under investigation by other state prison investigators and the prison was not withholding my legal property. She said any supervisor could get my property for me which was in the property department. Despite this everyone refuses to deliver my belongings and I have been kept in an empty cell ever since. This despite that the VDOC is under court orders to not interfere with my access to and use of my legal property and I have numerous court deadlines and a pending federal civil trial in one of my lawsuits. On 6-30-23 officials refused to allow me to attend my cancer treatment. My numerous written emergency complaints about this went unanswered and unprocessed. On 7-3-23 after days in an empty cell without my things I declined to go for my treatment that one day to try and call the courts to explain and seek intervention. Officials including the warden and assistant warden refused me a legal call and are now refusing all my future cancer treatments. The entire claim to have me under investigation is facially invalid and illegal. As any legal authority recognizes, law enforcement officials must perform investigations consistent with the search and seizure provisions of the 4th Amendment. And any "unlawful search or seizures" renders any evidence gathered therefrom illegal. Both the seizures and searches of me and my property have been unlawful from the outset. My belongings, my legal property in particular was taken and searched outside my presence, which is illegal. Prison officials may only open our legal mail and search our legal property in our presence. That is constitutional law. Here in Virginia we may only be removed from General population and put in solitary if written notice is given within 24 hours. I received no such notice. People to contact: CLARKE, HAROLD W(804) 887-8080 HAROLD.CLARKE@VADOC.VIRGINIA.GOV DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION (DOC/CA, 701) ROBINSON, DAVID N (276) 524-3685 DAVID.N.ROBINSON@VADOC.VIRGINIA.GOV WALLENS RIDGE STATE PRISON (WRSP, 735) CABELL, BETH E(804) 834-1327. BETH.CABELL@VADOC.VIRGINIA.GOV CORRECTIONS - DIVISION OF INSTITUTIONS (DOC/DI, 756) *SMITH, RUTH H(434) 767-5543. Email- RUTH.SMITH@VADOC.VIRGINIA.GOV , NOTTOWAY CORRECTIONAL CENTER (NCC, 745) HERRICK, STEPHEN M (804) 887-8118 Email~ STEVE.HERRICK@VADOC.VIRGINIA.GOV CORRECTIONS - DIVISION OF INSTITUTIONS (DOC/DI) . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Cumberland Blues by Fiddlin' Doc Roberts from Mountain Blues: Blues, Ballads and String Bands System's Gonna Burn by Wren & Acre (based on Woody Guthrie's "Fascists Bound To Lose") When You Think MVP by Yellow Finch residents

    Prisoner Support (Dan Baker, Mongoose Distro, Pushing Down The Walls)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2023 67:04

    This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with supporters of incarcerated anarchist and antifascist, Dan Baker about the case and the support fundraiser. In the conversation, Dan's friend Eric and Dan's partner Pinky are joined by the main person behind Mongoose distro talks about publishing radical prisoner while 2 members of Orange County Anarchist Black Cross (Big Cartel shop) talk about the ABC Federation War Chest, the upcoming Pushing Down The Walls (Instagram) burpee challenge and the efforts of indigenous anarchist prisoner Oso Blanco to support indigenous children's education and the book of poetry and short fiction he recently co-authored entitled The Blue Agave Revolution: Poetry of the Blind Rebel. **Just a headsup, after the interview took place, Daniel Baker started using they/them pronouns, so during this conversation we're using the incorrect pronouns.** By the time you hear this interview, we're hoping Dan will have been released from prison. Dan has sorted out housing for their release into Florida but you can help with getting him on their feet by donating at Announcement Phone & Email Zap for Rashid But quick a short message from supporters of political prisoner, Kevin Rashid Johnson of the Revolutionary Intercommunalist Black Panther Party whose struggle with cancer we spoke about in our December 11, 2022 episode and interviewed a few years earlier: We learned yesterday that the prison administration at Sussex 1 suddenly stopped taking Rashid for the radiation treatments for the prostate cancer he is suffering and threw him in the hole, with none of his belongings, very uncomfortable. Their excuse? A guard accuses him of transporting drugs into the prison in the prison vehicle transporting him between the prison and the hospital where he has been receiving the treatments. This is definitely not something Rashid does! Remember, Rashid was forced to wait over a year between diagnosis and beginning of treatment, and now, it appears that treatment is being interrupted. His comrade reports: "He is in Administrative Segregation, following a treatment visit at the hospital. This is something [the radiation treatments] that he has been doing for some time now. He states that he has about 2 weeks of treatment left & he thinks that they are trying to disrupt the treatment. He has no property in the cell, It's stripped bare, no blanket, sheets, nor mattress. The toilet is not working, no running water. The pigs had been acting strange since last week , constantly surveilling him , even while in then BR. The report they got that they trashed his cell & were gathering all of his property while he was away for his treatment. He thinks it is a set up. He thinks there should be a phone & email zap.” Here are people to contact to complain about this treatment. Please call and email these authorities—more than once. Sussex I State Prison Warden Beth Cabell, Lead Warden, Phone: (804) 834-9967 Snail mail address: 24414 Musselwhite Drive Waverly, VA 23891 Director of Health Services, VADOC, Steve Herrick and (804) 887-8118 Director of Corrections, VADOC, Harold Clarke (804) 674-3000 . ... . .. Featured Track: Supernature by Cerrone from Cerrone III Back To You by The Hills The Rivers (written by Sean Swain) from Burning Down: The Songs of Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain

    Co-Envisioning Worlds in Penumbra City

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2023 76:31

    Co-Envisioning Worlds in Penumbra City Here we are presenting Ian's interview with members of Strangers In a Tangled Wilderness, a collectively run publisher of radical podcasts, fiction, zines, games, and much more. We discuss the kickstarter fundraiser the group just launched to fund their tabletop RPG, Penumbra City, their history with games and with each other, world building, the value of goal-free play, and how it might be applied to projects and organizing. You can watch a playthrough of the game on youtube. Penumbra City links: Kickstarter Instagram @PenumbraCity STW links: Website Patreon Instagram @tangled_wilderness Twitter @TangledWild STW Podcasts: Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness Live Like The World Is Dying Anarcho-Geek Power Hour Inmn online: Instagram @ShadowTailArtificiery Robin online: Instagram @MissRobinSavage Margaret online: Twitter @MagpieKilljoy Instagram @MargaretKilljoy . ... . .. Featured Track: Spellwork by Austra from Feel It Break

    Updates On The Struggle To Stop Cop City + The Balkan Anarchist Bookfair

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2023 68:57

    This week, you'll hear an interview with Matthew Scott, a journalist with ACPC in Atlanta to talk about recent developments with the struggle against Cop City, the building of a giant police training facility with a simulated cityscape for urban counter insurgency training for law enforcement from around the USA & around the world in a forest in Atlanta, Georgia. You can read Matthews work at ATLPressCollective.Com. We review the development of the project and the organizing against it, touch on the current situation for the 41 people facing domestic terrorism charges from the state of Georgia, talk about the SWAT raid and financial crime charges against the Atlanta Solidarity bail fund, the vote by city council to move forward with tens of millions of dollars of funding despite 15 hours of public comment against and take a look at where the project is now that clearcutting has happened. Other Sites of Interest Atlanta Solidarity Fund StopCopCitySolidarity.Org (info on the Week of Action, June 24-July 1, 2023) Donations to Tortuguita's family Balkan Anarchist Bookfair Then, you'll hear a segment by A-Radio Berlin from the May 2023 episode of Bad News about the upcoming Balkan Anarchist Bookfair and the St-Imier 2023 anarchist and anti-authoritarian gathering. . ... . .. Featured Tracks: 4th of July by AGYN from Weelaunee Kaleidoscope (Benefit for ATL Solidarity) Bella Ciao (for Weelaunee Forest) by The Narcissist Cookbook from

    A History of Anti-Racist Action with Shannon Clay

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2023 75:40

    Here's our interview with Shannon Clay, co-author of We Go Where They Go: The Story of Anti-Racist Action. For this episode, Shannon and I walk through the book, covering some of the history of the network, how it evolved, challenges it faced, and invitations to discuss current day anti-fascist and anti-racist organizing on Turtle Island. Shannon also suggests co-authors Kristin Schwartz and Michael Staudenmaier podcast interview on The Brief about Canadian ARA history: This audio was released earlier to Patreon supporters of $3 or more a month. It's one of the thank you gifts, alongside tshirts, zines, stickers and updates on the project. If you'd like to support our ongoing transcriptions help to make these conversations more accessible to a wider audience, give yourself that warm and fuzzy feeling by visiting for a link to ways to support our project with your pocket book. . ... . .. Featured Track: Let's Face It by The Mighty Mighty BossToneS

    Mediterranean Passages with Maldusa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2023 71:04

    This week we chatted with Jasmine, an anthropologist and activist involved in the migrant solidarity and freedom of movement cultural organization called Maldusa which is based in some of the southern most reaches of Italy in Palermo, Sicily, and the island of Lampedusa and in the Mediterranean Sea. We speak for the hour about migration across the sea, what drives and draws people to make the treacherous journey, state, para state and civil institutions on both sides of the sea engaging the issue of crossings and other topics. Maldusa: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Donations Louise Michel Rescue Boat: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram SeaWatch: Website Donation Alarmphone: Website Facebook Twitter Donate Baye Fall Guys: Facebook . ... . .. Featured Track: Set Adrift on Memory Bliss (instrumental radio edition) by PM Dawn

    Mid MO Trans Folks on Living Under Emergency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2023 87:34

    In this discussion, we talk with two trans organizers in Missouri about the recently withdrawn emergency rule made by the state Attorney General Andrew Bailey. At the time, the emergency rule, which was one of the most far reaching bans on trans access to affirming medical care, had been stayed by the courts and was awaiting further hearing. Transcript PDF (Unimposed) Zine (Imposed PDF) The Attorney General withdrew the ruling, claiming that it was no longer needed because the Missouri legislature had passed two bills that removed access to trans care for youth. The situation on the ground in Missouri is still dire, but the particular extremity of the rule has at least temporarily been dodged. (Just after, Gov. DeSantis in Florida introduced a flurry of new anti-trans legislation as if to outstrip Missouri in hateful targeting). During this conversation, we discuss the specific details that made this rule significantly threatening, as well as the various reactions and organizing efforts that it provoked. Though the situation has changed in Missouri, the discussion still holds important insight for those of us committed to the struggle against the state's gender fascism, since this is a coordinated effort by the Republican party across state lines to wield violent power against specific populations deemed disposable. I will also read a statement by the organizers written in the wake of the withdrawal of the rule. You can find the guests soon at Mid Missouri Trans Folks on instagram and venmo.

    Femboys Against Fascism on Liverpool Anti-Immigrant Riots

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2023 65:25

    Scott talked with members of Femboys Against Fascism, a group based in Liverpool countering anti-migrant protests. The local far right, along with Patriotic Alternative and other ghouls, have been trying to displace refugees being housed in hotels in and around Liverpool in the UK, using the usual fearmongering tactics about crime and danger. The Femboys have been at the forefront of making it known that migrants are welcome in Liverpool, an historically left wing city. In our discussion, we talk about different confrontations, the response of locals and the police, and the role trans people have played in facing off with the fash. Twitter: @FemAntifa Transcript PDF (Unimposed) - Pending Zine (Imposed PDF) - Pending We shared this weeks ago on our patreon as an early release and in the near future we'll be sharing this on the radio. If you want to get earlier access to chats like that or our chat with Shannon Clay, co-author of the recent history of Anti-Racist Action called We Go Where They Go, alongside many other thank-yous, check out and consider pledging $3 or more a month. The money goes to support our webhosting, printing and postal costs and, most of all, our monthly transcription work that helps get these interviews translated, printed as zines and sent in to prisoners. . ... . .. Featured Track: Petty by Princess Xixi

    June 11th & Long Term Prisoner Support

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2023 69:47

    This week, we're offering a few pieces of content. [ 00:03:20 - 00:07:07 ] First up, after some announcements concerning a local case of police brutality and jail issues in Buncombe County, NC, we'll hear a statement from Mark “Mustafa” Hinkston, a politicized prisoner we first heard from some years back, who is being held in Ohio about the cruelty of his keeping. His letter can be found below. [ 00:07:07 - 00:23:57] Then, we'll hear a reading out of Against Oblivion, Against Despair: A Call for June 11th , an invitation to the 2023 celebration of the June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. More on that, including translations of the statement, statements by prisoners, artwork, action reports, can be found at [ 00:24:47 - 01:00:24 ] Finally, we'll hear a chat with Chazz, an anarchist participating in continued support of prisoners from the George Floyd Uprising. You can find more on some of these prisoners at UprisingSupport.Org, and info for other political prisoners at PrisonerSolidarity.Com. Hear our past shows on anti-repression or June 11th more specifically, check out . We'd also like to suggest recent episodes of Channel Zero Network member shows Its Going Down podcast entitled ‘“States of Incarceration”: Abolition, Revolt, and Organization' and Coffee With Comrade's episode, “June 11th”. Announcements Support If you've been seeing our social media presence, you'll note that we've been releasing interviews into our patreon stream early. You'll start seeing some of those soon appearing in our podcast stream in the near future, including Scott's interview with trans antifascists from Liverpool about migrant solidarity and a sort of scene report in that town. If you want to get earlier access to chats like that or our chat with Shannon Clay, co-author of the recent history of Anti-Racist Action called We Go Where They Go, alongside many other thank-yous, check out and consider pledging $3 or more a month. The money goes to support our webhosting, printing and postal costs and, most of all, our monthly transcription work that helps get these interviews translated, printed as zines and sent in to prisoners. Bail Limbo On Wednesday, May 17th Asheville Community Bail Fund posted a secured bond for someone currently incarcerated in Buncombe County Detention Facility. They have still not been released. After spending hours and days trying to get answers, we've learned that this bureaucratic nightmare revolves around an order for an electronic ankle monitor. The court has been instructed to pause these orders, but did so anyway, putting them in legal limbo. Their bail is paid, but they are trapped because the county is requiring something the county no longer provides... Call the DA's office (828) 259-3410 from 9-5pm to demand they stop ordering electronic monitoring and drop existing orders, otherwise it's just a dishonest way of denying people access to pretrial release. Devon Whitmore Fundraising Devon Whitmore, an African American man in Asheville, was arrested by Asheville police under violent and questionable circumstances, with police claiming Devon had a gun that never materialized and for a misdemeanor warrant for communicating threats. The police were filmed kneeling on Devon's neck and was possibly spared serious injury by intervention from neighbors at Livingston Apartments. As a result of this, Devon and his fiance were evicted from their apartment and need help renting an apartment and bailing Devon out of jail. You can find articles and video about the interaction as well as ways to show up in support or to donate at Mark "Mustafa" Hinkston Mark Hinkston #707-808 SOCF PO Box 45699 Lucasville, Ohio 45699 This is none other than Comrade Mustafa… And I'm reporting “live” from the other side of Amerikkka! Here in the infamous “Lucasville” (which these tyrants refer to as SOCF), and where I'm currently being held against my will, those filthy pigs have created an isolated torture chamber in the K2 cellblock, which is designed specifically to destroy the mind and the soul of Black men! There's 40 cells on the K2 cellblock ---- 1 through 40 ranges --- that are filled with Black faces, with the exception of 3. And the white faces are becoming less and less as these racist (and self-hating) administrators continue to produce new elements of a fake program that will no doubt allow them to stereotype and profile Black prisoners. I n the K2 cellblock, prisoners are subjected to the harshest of living conditions: most of the cells should be labeled as “out of order” since there are plumbing and electrical issues. In some cells the toilets don't have water-pressure enough to flush the urine and feces after these facilities are used. This leaves prisoners to live with the smell, germs and bacteria in their immediate living quarters, day in and day out, as they perform daily rituals such as eating, praying, sleeping, etc. In some cells the lights don't work, so prisoners don't have adequate lighting to read or write. To add to this, the cellblock isn't operative! There's no laundry services provided – period! The prisoners are not allowed to property groom themselves, there's no barber services provided. And the corrupt prison-officials refuse to give prisoners razors on the appointed days of Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Further, when they do give razors, they commit unthinkable deeds like they'll place someone else's used razor into the bag with your cell number on it, which is unsanitary and subjects you to contracting a disease. The food trays always have less food on them than that which is nutritionally appropriate by the “healthy heart diet” standards. And this is the type of diet being enforced by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Yet, the prisoners in K2 cellblock are NOT allowed to buy food items from the commissary to compensate for the lack of nutrition provided. In essence, the captives of K2 are being starved as a torture tactic. And to further add insult to injury, the oppressed brothers in K2 cellblock are not provided with any mental stimuli. There is no TV, no radio, very few books to read. There's no library services at all! We can't use the phone for months at a time, and the commissary services won't sell US postage or embossed envelopes either, so we can't communicate with our family and loved ones or comrades for months at a time! This creates a state of depression within the K2 cellblock that's so thick that it can be cut with a knife. The temperature is freezing in this torture chamber, cold as ice! But the prisoners won't attempt to get the windows closed because ultra aggressive, corrupt prison-officials continuously use excessive force on prisoners via chemical agents like riot canisters of mace, which cause everyone in the cellblock to choke and get sick. Add all of this, along with the element of racial-imbalance and it equals Black torture! The oppressed brothers of the Lucasville torture chamber are appealing to the “people's army” for aid and assistance now! To get involved, contact Annette Chambers-Smith, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Director. Also, you can contact Governor Mike Dewine at 624 466 3555 . ... . .. Featured Track: 1000000 Died To Make This Sound by Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra from 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons  

    Mutual Aid At The Border in Tijuana with El Comedor

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2023 94:17

    This week, we're sharing a recent chat with Devi Machete, an anarchist involved in the Tijuana mutual aid project known as Contra Viento y Marea Comedor which distributes clothing, medical supplies, meals and packaged food throughout the week near the border with the USA. The project, known for short as El Comedor is launching a free school and art laboratory in May. For the hour, we talk about the migrant caravan in 2018 that gave rise to El Comedor, the self-organized work around the project and resisting the dehumanization of the border through solidarity and community.  Since the US allowed the Trump-Era Title 42 Covid-based restriction on immigrants entering the country to expire and has moved back to Title 8, so in a post-script Devi talks about concerns of a surge at the border and the further difficulties this change creates for migrants and refugees seeking asylum in the north. Facebook: @ContraVientoYMareaComedor Instagram: @ContraVientoYMarea_ElComedor Venmo: @TJRefugee-support Youtube Channel: Email: GoFundMe: soon-to-be-relaunched website: You can also check out our prior interview with Elements of Mutual Aid directors Leah & Payton to get some visuals of El Comedor, which is a featured project in that docu-series. Announcement Phone In For Shine White All power to the people, As I've pointed out in my previous writings, Hepatitis C kills more Amerikans each day than HIV and sixty other infectious diseases combined, making it the deadliest infectious disease in the United States. It is a viral infection, caused by the Hepatitis C virus (“HCV”) that affects the liver and can result in serious, life-threatening complications. On February 15 of this year blood tests revealed that I had Hepatitis C. In contrast to NCDAC's Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for the treatment of Hepatitis C, I was sent back to my cell, instead of having further blood testing done to determine my fibro-scores. I was provided no further information, other than that I had Hepatitis C and that I would be seen by the facility's healthcare provider at a later date. The following days were mentally exhausting. Only after consulting with a prisoner who was receiving treatment for HCV at the time, did I become aware of the procedures that are in place for evaluating and treating prisoners who have the Hep-C virus. Before treatment can be started, additional blood testing is required to determine one's level of fibrosis.  After becoming aware of the aforementioned, I immediately began to submit sick calls requesting the required blood testing be done to determine my Fib-4 index score. My sick calls went unanswered, only after those of you on the outside made calls to the prison on my behalf was I taken to medical to have the Fib-4 test done. The test results revealed that my Fib-4 score was 5.7, which indicates that I am at risk of cirrhosis, liver disease and/or liver cancer. However, the health care provider has yet to begin my treatment. These scores were revealed to me on March 3, subsequently I've not been assessed by medical personnel since, despite submitting multiple sick-calls due to the complications I am experiencing caused by the hepatitis-c virus. Since early March I have lost approximately 30 pounds, I have various pock-like scores on my lower legs, rashes cover my elbows and knees, and the sharp pains in my lower back and side make it difficult to sleep at night. When I inquire about my treatment, the response I receive is that it is out of their hands. I am firmly convinced that they have no intentions of treating me. Combined with the recent continuation of my term on supermax, it's evident that their intentions are to hold me incommunicado and hope that the hepatitis-c will do what they have been unable to do - silence me! Having to openly admit that I am at the mercy of my overseers infuriates me. I feel helpless and I am scared. I'm witnessing what is being done to Komrade Rashid, I witnessed the late elder Maroon Shoatz languish with cancer for years, Mumia Abu-Jamal continues to suffer from complications caused by hepatitis-c, the names go on and on. I feel as if my twenty-year prison sentence has become a death sentence. I entreat that calls be made and emails be sent on my behalf, demanding that I be treated immediately. Only if pressured by those of you on the outside will these miscreants act with professionalism. I am deeply grateful for the support. I conclude this as I began, Daring to struggle, daring to win All power to the people, Joseph “Shine White” Stewart Below is the contact information for those who should be contacted: NCDAC's Deputy Secretary - Comprehensive Health Services Gary Junker 919-838-4000 Chief Deputy Secretary - Rehabilitative and Correctional Services Maggie Brewer 919-733-9313 Facility's lead nurse J Rowe  . ... . . Featured Tracks: One by J Dilla from Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumental En Caravana by Chiky Rasta Es Épico by Canserbero from Can Vive

    Comics, Collage and Anti-Copaganda with Johnny Damm

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2023 66:20

    This week, a new contributor, Ian, talks to cartoonist and educator Johnny Damm about his recent releases I'm a cop, featuring dialogue from Police Union speeches and Riot Comics: Tompkins Square Park, which explores the 1988 Tompkins Square Riot in which Police evicted an unhoused encampment in the park on New York's Lower East Side. They discuss the collage technique by which Damm assembles his comics, how his work dovetails with the larger work of abolition, and the role of propaganda in movement-making. Listeners can follow Johnny Damm on twitter @dammjohnny (with two m's) and on IG @johnny.damm. His website is Also notable, are Damm's influence by Jack Halberstam's ideas that became the book The Queer Art of Failure ala the Failure Biographies book, and Damm's representations of the Compton's Cafeteria Riot, a similar but smaller trans and queer uprising in San Francisco  in 1966, preceding the more famous Stone Wall Riots of 1969 in New York City. . ... . .. Featured Track: More Light by J Mascis and The Fog from More Light

    Trans Resilience in Texas

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2023 75:05

    Our interview with journalist and community organizer, Kit O'Connell (of the Texas Observer), and anarchist and activist lorén (of QTPIE or Queer and Trans People Illuminate Everything). Both folks are trans folks in Austin, Texas, and we speak for the hour about the increasing legal and social oppression of trans and gender non-conforming folks in that state as well as across the so-called USA, some of its impacts on trans children and children of trans parents, organizing, allyship and community defense. This episode will be available to the wider public in coming weeks. Other links: Kit O'Connell on mastodon (other socials linked on their website) QT PIE Trans Bail Fund: Vanguard Drag Crew: Brigitte Bandit (Drag artist): It's also worth nothing that Ms. Bandit is being harassed with doctored photos by conservative groups playing up the fearmongering concerning children, as you can see in this tweet here: House of LePore (Balroom house): DDOS Secrets leak of American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), an homophobic, anti-abortion and transphobic group run by Christian fundamentalists behind the lawsuit attempting to illegalize mifepristone as an abortion pill and that is confusingly named something like the American Academy of Pediatrics (a legit medical organization). (a legit medical organization). The leak was the feature of a recent article in Wired. Murder of Garrett Foster: Announcements Bad News #67! Find the following text & past episodes here & the audio here: Welcome to 67th edition of BAD NEWS, Angry Voices from Around the World, which is a monthly news program produced by international network of anarchist and anti-authoritarian radios. This month we have contributions from three radio projects. A-Radio Berlin spoke to a comrade from the anarchist feminist anti-prison alliance, who organizes the annual protest rally in front of the women's prison in Chemnitz, a small town in Eastern Germany. The focus of the conversation were: hardships of unionizing inside German prisons and the importance of building connections and creating empowering moments together. The second piece is from Kilavo Seme, a show on Radio Študent Ljubljana, which spoke with an activist from Quelili collective about their interesting and a bit crazy idea to buy a ship which would connect europe and latin america to fight, among other things, for climate justice and against colonization. Finally The Final Straw Radio is sharing a portion of a new interview with supporters of 4 people facing up to 12 years in US federal prison for alleged after-hours graffiti at a fake abortion clinic near to Miami in the state of Florida in the wake of the Supreme Court removal of the protection of legal right to choose abortion, laws limiting access for trans people to health care and public participation, and other regressive steps across the so-called USA. This Bad News has been put together by Črna luknja in Ljubljana. Call in for anarchist prisoner, Noah Coffin #1795167 Noah Coffin, a Texas prisoner was granted parole six months ago (November 2022), but has not been released from Texas Correctional and has not been given a reason why. Call/Email the Texas parole board and voice concern as to why Noah has yet to be released, you can reach them at: (512) 936-6351 or (call script and email script to follow). Call Script: Hello, I am calling to voice my concern about a prisoner at the Ellis Unit Detention Center, Noah Coffin 01795167. He was granted parole six months ago and has yet to be released from prison, I am just wondering why that is? I am urging you to release him. Email Script: Dear Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, I am contacting you on behalf on Noah Coffin 01795167, a prisoner who is incarcerated at Ellis Unit in Texas. Noah was granted parole six months ago, but has yet to be released from prison, I am emailing you to inqure why that is? I am urging you to release him immediately as he has been granted parole. Upcoming We are planning a number of other chats in coming weeks that will take a while to find their way into our main podcast stream including: an interview with one of the authors of We Go Where They Go, a history of Anti-Racist Action around the millenium; an interview with comic artist and collagist Johnny Damm; an interview with transfem anti-fascists in the UK about the recent violence in Liverpool as fascists attempted to attack refugees held up in a hotel; Devi Machete of Contra Viento y Marea Comedor mutual aid space run by refugees and anarchists in Tijuana, Mexico; and more. We'll be releasing those interviews listed above as we can to our patrons subscribed at a level of $3 or more per month. The patreon funds go to pay for our basic operations cost like web hosting and PO Box as well as to the transcription work that allows our material to be translated into other languages, accessed more easily by folks with hearing difficulties and search engines. The transcripts also get made into zines that can be shared with people behind bars or in person! Check out the growing list of zines at and consider supporting us at or by other methods at . ... . .. Featured Track: If You Go Down (I'm Going Down, Too) by Kelsae Ballerini from Subject To Change

    May Day 2016 with Peter Linebaugh (repodcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 55:30

    May Day 2016 with Peter Linebaugh (repodcast) We're happy to share another past episode, this time from May Day 2016, about 4 months before the start of our rss feed for our podcast. I feel it's notable that this show approaches it's 13th birthday on the May 9th of this year. In this show, you'll hear an interview with autonomous Marxist historian, Peter Linebaugh on essay collection The Incomplete, True, Authentic and Wonderful History of May Day plus some music we curated at the time. To friends we've met, and to those we have yet to meet, I'd like to wish everyone a happy May Day. As we'll hear in the following hour, this day has a long celebrated history. From its many European pagan roots as a celebration of fertility as the fruits of the spring planting season began to... uh, spring forth. Then on to the repressive winter that fell early on May 3rd and 4th of 1886 in Illinois with, first, the killing of workers striking for an 8 hour work day at the McCormick Works and then the repression of anarchist and socialist workers and organizers following the bombing at Haymarket Square in Chicago of that same year. From there to the taking up of May 1st as International Workers Day by struggling groups around the world and the U.S. adoption of a sanctioned Labor Day in September of the year. To divide an international working class, The U.S. government, oppressors of that May Day 1886 sanctioned a Labor Day to be celebrated in September, declared the first of May both Law Day (an obvious testament to Irony in respect to the Haymarket 8, all jailed and 4 executed) and, for some, it's celebration as Americanism Day. Whatever that means. In 2006 & 2007, immigrants rights marches were seen on and around May Days that, for many, re-sparked the importance of this day. The protests and festivals swelled to numbers nearly unmatched in the history of protest on Turtle Island, and were accompanied by school and work walkouts and boycott days. Whether you're out there today taking direct action, in repose from the horrors of wage slavery, resisting the carceral state, gardening, dancing around a May Pole or otherwise celebrating the possibilities of this year to come when, hell, we might as well end this system of exclusion and extraction: We wish you a fire on your tongue, love in your heart and free land beneath you. .. ... . .. Featured Tracks: The International by Ani DiFranco & Utah Philips The Earth Is Our Mother by Oi Polloi from Fuaim Catha Surrounded by Matador from Taken I Wish That They'd Sack Me by Chumbawamba from The Boy Bands Have Won Addio a Lugano by Pietro Gori (performed by Gruppo Z on Canti Anarchici Italiani) IO Pan by Spiral Bound from Leap Your Lazy Bounds 9-5ers Anthem by Aesop Rock from Labor Days

    "It Did Happen Here" with Mic Crenshaw and Moe Bowstern

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2023 85:51

    This week, we're sharing an interview with 2 contributors an amazing history of anti-racist organizing in the late 1980's through the mid 1990's in Portland, Oregon, and with ripples across the so-called USA & beyond. In 2020 KBOO radio released a serialized podcast which became the basis for the book. A brief intro to the book can be found below... It Did Happen Here: Podcast Book Instagram Mic Crenshaw: website twitter facebook instagram bandcamp Moe Bowstern Instagram The A-Zone People Mic mentioned who were attacked for being white anti-racists in Pdx: June “T-Rex” Knightly Michael Reinhol: Mic Crenshaw was born and raised in Chicago and Minneapolis and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Crenshaw is an independent hip hop artist, respected emcee, poet, educator, and activist. Crenshaw is the lead US organizer for the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan and uses cultural activism as a means to develop international solidarity related to human rights and justice through hip hop and popular education. Crenshaw was a founding member of the Minneapolis Baldies and Anti Racist Action. He was a coproducer and narrator of the podcast version of It Did Happen Here. Moe Bowstern is a alum of the anarchist space in Chiacgo known as the @-zone that lasted from 1993 to 2003. She's also a writer, laborer, Fisher Poet, and DIY social practice artist. Moe is the longtime editor of many publications, including the commercial fishing zine Xtra Tuf. She contributed to the writing of the book version of It Did Happen Here and lives in Portland, OR. For the hour, we talk about the book and podcast, the reach, the resonance to anti-racist struggle today in Portland and beyond. We also talk about the toll of the violence faced and engaged by folks pushing back the organized white supremacy of the day, police and institutional violence and other, related topics. If you would like people featured in this book to come and speak at your institution, you can reach them at ItDidHappenHerePodcast at gmail dot com, through PM Press, or via the IDHH instagram. This book was published by PM Press as a part of the Working Class History series. Another featured title in that series that was recently released was a similar documentary history with a really good narrative on the history of Anti-Racist Action in the 1990's and early 2000's throughout the midwest of Turtle Island, both in so-called Canada and the USA, and bits of other areas. Hopefully we'll feature a chat with one of the contributors to that book entitled We Go Where They Go: The Story of Anti-Racist Action soon on this show. . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Doom Town by The Wipers from Over The Edge The Movement by Mic Crenshaw from Earthbound John Wayne Was A Nazi (Hip Hop Remix) by Audio Assault, MDC, scott crow, Sole, Mic Crenshaw, Sima Lee  

    Facing 12 Years in Florida Abortion Graffiti + Anti-Fascist March in Bulgaria

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2023 71:02

    This week, we're sharing two portions. Transcript of SFLARC PDF (Unimposed) Zine (Imposed PDF) South Florida Anti-Repression Committee [00:05:37 - 00:54:07] First up, a chat with two members of the South Florida Anti-Repression Committee doing solidarity for the 4 queer activists facing up to 12 years in Federal prison on charges related to graffiti at a Pregnancy Crisis Center, aka a building funded by church and state to dissuade people from getting abortions. The Department of Justice is charging them under the FACE Act, a criminal law passed in the 1990's to stop threats, violence and blockades against health clinics that offered like abortions, screenings, contraception and other services under attack by religious extremists in the USA. There are also Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, known also as a SLAPP suits being brought by a Miami-based Christian anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Center called Heartbeat of Miami as well as the state of Florida against the accused apparently intended to have a chilling effect and minimize their ability to defend themselves against the Federal indictments. Oso and Hunter of SFLARC talk about the arrests, about the defendants and the rising tide of gender fascism and war on bodily autonomy in DeSantis' Florida and around the country. Link Tree Anti-Fascist March in Bulgaria [00:56:35 - 01:02:18] Following this, we're sharing audio from the February 2023 episode of Bad News, a monthly English-language podcast from the A-Radio Network. In this segment, you'll hear comrades from Crna Luknja show on Radio Študent speakin with an activist in Sofia, Bulgaria about the antifascist mobilization known as Anti-lukovmarsh, which will take place on 25th February under the slogan “No Nazis On Our Streets” – This is a manifestation against one of the biggest international neo-nazi gatherings (Lukov March). You can find more info at: Announcements Support Parole for Sundiata Jawanza Political prisoner and activist Sundiata Jawanza in South Carolina has an upcoming parole and is looking for support. You can learn more about his case at Alfredo Cospito Ends Hunger Strike As you'll hear in Sean Swain's segment, Alfredo Cospito continues to languish in 41bis close custody. After Sean recorded this segment, Alfredo ended his hunger strike of roughly 5 months. You can learn more at AbolitionMediaWorldwide. You can hear our interview last year on the conditions of 41bis with anarchists in Italy here: . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Gentleman by Fela Kuti from Gentleman Yes All Cops by Worriers from Imaginary Life

    Views On Recent French Protests

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2023 96:23

    Here's a chat we just had with 4 radicals in France. Rather than introduce them, I'll let them do that themselves. We talk about the recent protests and riots in France concerning reforms to the pension system that would push back the age of retirement and increase the amount of years someone has to work in order to retire, the legal manipulation by Macron's neoliberal government to get it passed, the composition of the demos, the recent ecological demonstrations violently repressed in Sainte-Soline, police violence more widely,  Darmanin's upcoming immigration and asylum law, antifascists in Lyon, work and austerity. The conversation is a bit informal and though we cover a lot there is so much more to talk about. For folks who want to learn more, I suggest checking out recent articles on the protests by crimethinc and a recent video from Unicorn Riot and a transcript will be available soon. You can find our past interview with David Campbell here . … . .. Featured Track: La Retraite by Les Vulves Assassines

    Anarchist Historian, Barry Pateman (rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2023 108:24

    This week, we're sharing part of our April 26th, 2020 interview with Barry Pateman. Barry, born in the early 1950's, grew up in a working class coal mining town of Doncaster in the UK and became an anarchist in the 1960's in London. He is a longstanding member of the Kate Sharpley Library which covers histories of little-known anarchists and events in history. Barry has also contributed to and edited numerous books including “Chomsky on Anarchism”, a two book document collection with Candace Falk and many more titles, many on AK Press. We talk about anarchist history, community, repression, defeat, insularity, popular front with authoritarian Marxists, class analysis and how to beat back capitalism. Find Kate Sharpley Library at KateSharpleyLibrary.Net . ... . .. Featured Track: Traditions by Los Hooligans from Traditions I Never Gave Up (Rondo Remix) by Chumbawamba from the I Never Gave Up single

    Anarchist Filmmaking with The Elements of Mutual Aid

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2023 68:08

    We're happy to share this chat with Leah and Payton, directors of the upcoming documentary series “The Elements of Mutual Aid”. You can find previews of the film on their social media and links to those and more in our show notes at our website. The series is about to enter post-production once they've gotten JUST a little more footage to add to their 5 years of work. For the hour, we talk about the series, their concepts of mutual aid, the process of radically respectful film making and some of their inspirations. Filmmakers links: Fundraiser: Website: Mastodon: YouTube: PeerTube: Film Projects they mentioned: Juan Carlos: CineMovilNYC: Radical Film Network: . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Foot On Necks by Sault from 5 It's Nice To Be Disliked (Annoy a Nazi) by Brittlestar

    Feminist Anti-War Resistance to the Russian Invasion

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2023 108:45

    This week, we're sharing an interview with Leo, an anarchist and eco-feminist from Russia who has temporary relocated to Europe after facing political repressions. Leo is a co-organizer with the Feminist Anti-War Resistance movement (Facebook in English, Telegram in Russian, LinkTr.Ee), a network of activists in and outside of Russia involved in struggling against the war in Ukraine and the Putin regime. Transcript PDF (Unimposed) – pending Zine (Imposed PDF) – pending For the hour we speak about Russians facing repression for speaking out against the war inside the country, supporting anti-war initiatives such as sabotage and counter-recruitment, Imperialism and anti-Imperialism, forefronting the voices and experiences of Ukrainians experiencing the invasion, Ukrainians who've been forcibly re-settled into Russia and supporting Ukrainians resisting the Russian military within their own country, growing hetero-patriarchy within Russia and more. Past Eps on the war include: Interview with BOAK about sabotage in Russia & a journal in Ukraine about life during war Russian anarchist from Autonomous Action against the war A Russian anarchist living in Ukraine against the war Ukrainian punk & member of Kyiv ABC about organizing to survive the invasion We have quite a few interviews with Russian anarchists, antifascists, queer folks and ecological activists over the years of increasing repression by Putin's regime at our website as well. Initiatives that you can support with donations or with reposts (from Leo): Ukraine: • Колективи Солідарності (Solidarity Collectives) – anti-authoritarian volunteer network from Ukraine – Russia: Зона Солидарности (Solidarity Zone) - Russian activist project providing help for political prisoners in Russia. Вывожук (Vivozhuk) – grassroot initiative helping with emergency evacuation to Russian activists in danger and political prisoners Золотой Ключик (Golden Key) – grassroot intiative providing help to Russian anti-war activists who is in current danger Идите Лесом (Go by the forest) – initiative that helps russian citizens escape mobilization and conscription International: • Квiр Свiт (Queer Svit) – a black queer-run independent team of volunteers from all over the world helping LGBTQ+ and BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnicity) people affected by the war in Ukraine and/or political repressions get to safety by providing consultations, purchasing tickets, finding free accommodation and providing humanitarian aid. From Us: Ukraine Episodes Russian Episodes Avtonom.Org is an online portal in a few languages (including English) with participation of various antifascist and anarchist groups from Russia (many now in diaspora) and it's a great way to find information on prisoners in Russia (via Moscow ABC). [The content in Russian is pretty easily translated these days by copying the URL address, visiting google and pasting it into the google search bar. Then you just click the “translate this page” link.] There is a Russian language podcast from Belarusian anarchists in exile in Warsaw that you may want to share with Russian-speaking folks called Dogma. Uncomfortable talks about war. From the producers: “This podcast presents conversations with anarchists from across Europe about the war in Ukraine. We will discuss uncomfortable issues of unreflected coloniality, imperialist sentiments, lack of solidarity in the international anarchist movement, as well as the weakness of anarchist theory and practice in the face of the war.” Telegram: Podcast: Announcements South Florida Anti-Repression Committee Launches Solidarity Campaign In an unprecedented use of the FACE Act (a law intended to protect abortion access and abortion clinics), two pro-choice community activists in Florida have been charged under the FACE Act. In addition to the two charged, community members across Florida have been the target of FBI harassment that has included showing up at people's places of employment, approaching family members, and even executing a “No Knock Warrant,” with armed agents raiding the home of a family with children in the home. The FACE Act has been used to prosecute individuals who murdered abortion providers, physically threatened or attacked those seeking reproductive healthcare, barricaded abortion clinic entrances, and other anti-choice actions that have served to limit lawful access to abortion and other reproductive health care. Prosecuting two community activists for alleged graffiti is a shameful and disgusting use of the law.  In response, community members have formed the South Florida Anti-Repression Committee (SFLARC) and are launching a solidarity campaign and defense fundraiser. The funds raised will go to support those facing state repression, both those charged and those who experience harassment by law enforcement. More info on this and how to support at Call for International Solidarity with Jorge from Mexico City Anarchist Black Cross Jorge "Yorch" Esquivel is a beloved compañero of the punk community, and a long-time participant of the Okupa Che Guevara. He was arrested on December 8, 2022 by plainclothes police as he was leaving the campus of the Ciudad Universitaria (of the UNAM university) in Mexico City as part of a campaign of criminalization against the Okupa. He was framed up on drug charges in 2016 and Jorge was re-arrested on in a related case in 2022. CNA-DF is fundraising to cover his needs inside the cartel run prison he's housed in as well as his legal fees. Go Fund Me Atlanta Forest / Stop Cop City Fundraising The struggle to support folks facing ridiculous domestic terrorism charges in Atlanta in a clear situation of state over-reach continues to escalate and they need support. One easy way to kick in is with a donation to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund. You can learn more at ATLSolidarity.Org Four Comrades in Greece Finally, there is a fundraiser online to support four anarchists accused by the Greek state of participation in a terrorist group the state is calling “comrades”, a case which has stretched out for nearly 3 years now, and they're still in pre-trial. Learn more about how to support them at . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Human Being by Erik Truffaz and Murcoff on Being Human Being П​о​д п​р​и​ц​е​л​о​м by JESUS SISTER from М​е​с​т​о д​л​я в​с​я​к​о​г​о г​а​д​к​о​г​о Т​о​л​п​а е​б​а​н​ы​х м​у​ж​и​к​о​в by Позоры  from Д​е​в​и​ч​ь​е Г​о​р​е

    Felony Littering Trials Under Way in Asheville

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2023 60:44

    This week: a chat with Pip, a defendant in, and Grace, a supporter of, the Aston Park Defendants case which led to the arrest of 16 people, including 2 journalists for the Asheville Blade, many facing various charges of felony littering and conspiracy to felony litter. You can read some background to this in the words fo the Sanctuary Park defendants at AVLSolidarity.NoBlogs.Org by clicking the “Our Story” link and there's a bunch more there, including how to support the defendants monetarily. We spend the hour talking about gentrification, police repression, mutual aid and resistance in this small, “progressive” mountain town in the US south. Trials begin April 10, 2023. Other ASP and adjacent links: Substack ASP Venmo ASP CashApp: $Streets1de Instagram Facebook Defendant Support T-shirt designs Some past shows that touch on this week's topic include: Mutual Aid and the Asheville Water Crisis (Jan 2023) Mutual Aid Repression Started (May 2022) Protests Against Homeless Sweeps in Asheville (Dec 2021) Asheville Survival Program (Oct 2021) Asheville's "Policing Crisis" (Aug 2021) Harm Reduction Repression Continues (Apr 2020) Housing Protests in Asheville (Apr 2020) Repression of Harm Reduction (Aug 2018) Next Week... Later this week, I'll be speaking with members of Feminist Anti-War Resistance (Telegram in Russian, more at their LinkTr.Ee), a Russian network mostly in exile, about their protests against the Russian state's war on the people of Ukraine and their organizing in the diaspora. I'll try to get that out early next week for patrons. . ... . .. Featured Track: Unreleased Instrumental #1 by Muggs x Doom from Deathwish Auntie Fuh (feat. Nad Chestbutt) by Swamp Ape

    Open Source, DIY Medicine with Four Thieves Vinegar

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2023 105:38

    This week on the show, we're sharing an interview with Mixael Laufer of the 4 Thieves Vinegar Collective about the the group, building scientific competency, biohacking, authority, intellectual property... oh boy there's a lot there. Mixael also speaks about some of the projects that 4 Thieves has on offer, including a do it yourself AED setup for defribulation, misoprostol-soaked business cards for self-inducing abortions, instructions for laboratory tools, finding other applications for existing drugs, long covid and more. We'll be stating this a few times during this episode, but Mixael Laufer is not licensed to offer medical advice and his opinions are his own. Transcript PDF (Unimposed) Zine (Imposed PDF) We hope you enjoy this interview and you can check out the project at, where you can find a growing collection of introductory videos about their work. Four Thieves Vinegar socials: Twitter, Facebook, Youtube & Instagram Mixael on socials: Twitter & Mastodon A few projects mentioned include: Sci-Hub Open Insulin Project Open Artificial Pancreas Project . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Killing In The Name Of (8-Bit Version) by Rage Against The Machine Toast To The Dead by Immortal Technique from The Martyr

    A True(r) Measure of Renewable Energy with Dr. Alexander Dunlap

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2023 82:04

    This week, I spoke with Dr. Alexander Dunlap about a range of topics, such as Degrowth, green anarchism, the violence of extractivism, questions of the conception of renewable energy and resistance to ecocide. We covered a lot in this discussion and he's written a lot on a range of related topics. Check out his ResearchGate where many pdfs are available or searching his name on AnarchistLibrary.Net. If there's something at ResearchGate that isn't available for download, you can email Alexander and request access. Transcript PDF (Unimposed) – pending Zine (Imposed PDF) – pending Our past interviews on resisting infrastructure projects can be found by checking out posts tagged "Environment" or "Earth and Animal Liberation" Other accounts for Dr. Dunlap: Suggested links: “The Coconut Revolution” documentary Environmental Justice Atlas Mining Watch (London) Exalt initiative Books Dunlap A and Brock A. (2022) Enforcing Ecocide: Power, Police and Planetary Militarization, Cham: Palgrave Dunlap A and Jakobsen J. (2019) The Violent Technologies of Extraction: Political Ecology, Critical Agrarian Studies and the Capitalist Worldeater. Dunlap, A. (2019) Renewing Destruction: Wind Energy Development, Conflict and Resistance in a Latin American Context. Articles  Dunlap A and Riquito M. (2023). Social warfare for lithium extraction? Open-pit lithium mining, counterinsurgency tactics and enforcing green extractivism in northern Portugal. Energy Research & Social Science 95(1): 1-21. Dunlap A. (2023) The Green Economy as Counterinsurgency, or the Ontological Foundations for Permanent Ecological Catastrophe. Environmental Policy and Science: 39-50. Kallianos Y, Dunlap A and Dalakoglou D. 2022. Introducing Infrastructural Harm: Rethinking moral entanglements, spatio-temporal modalities, and resistance(s). Globalizations: 1-20. Dunlap A and Laratte L. (2022) European Green Deal necropolitics: Exploring ‘green' energy transition, degrowth & infrastructural colonization. Political Geography 97: 1-17. Dunlap A and Marin D. (2022) Comparing coal and ‘transition materials'? Overlooking complexity, flattening reality and ignoring capitalism. Energy research & social science 89: 1-9. Dunlap A and Correa-Arce M. (2022) ‘Murderous Energy' in Oaxaca, Mexico: Wind Factories, Territorial Struggle and Social Warfare. Journal of Peasant Studies 49(2): 455-480. Next Week... Next week, we hope to bring you a conversation with Michael Laufer of the anarchist biohacking crew, the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective talking about do it yourself medical infrastructures. . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Fucked Up State by Icons of Filth Sekasortoa by Kaaos Marionett I Kedjor by Moderat Likvidation

    South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century (rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2023 81:39

    South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century (rebroadcast) [ 00:02:09 - 00:50:03 ] This week we're re-airing our 2012 interview with Dr. George Katsiaficas, author and contributor to over a dozen books on Peoples Movements and the elucidator of the Eros Effect. For over a decade, Dr. Katsiaficas has been studying the culture and history of South Korea and it's culture and has published the a two volume set, the first of which is  entitled Asia's Unknown Uprisings: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century from PM Press. For more of Dr. Katsiaficas' writing, check out his website at Sean Swain Sean's reading of the names of people killed by cops in the USA in June of 2022 runs from roughly [ 00:50:10 - 00:56:30 ] Shine White [ 00: 56.41 - 01:19:33 ] Supporters of Joseph "Shine White" Stewart conducted an interview with him about conditions in the NC prisons, violence and his views on organizing. Shine White is an anti-racist, white,  maoist prisoner. You can write to Shine White at: Joseph Stewart #0802041 Granville Correctional PO Box 247 Phoenix, Maryland 21131 . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Bella Ciao by Anita Lane from Sex O'Clock Korean Protest Song by Resist and Exist from the Korean Protest Song EP

    Maia Ramnath on Hindutva

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2023 92:40

    This week, we spoke with Maia Ramnath about her essay contribution to ¡No Pasarán!: Antifascist Dispatches From a World in Crisis. The essay was entitled “The Other Aryan Supremacy: Fighting Hindu Fascism in the South Asia Diaspora”. Transcript PDF (Unimposed) – pending Zine (Imposed PDF) – pending For the hour, we talk about about Hindutva, a brand of Indian ethno-religious-nationalism some have called fascism, the organizations that carry it in India and in the sub-continental or Desi diaspora around the world, some of the ideas and actions attributed to it, Islamophobia, Hindutva's connections with the project of Israel, also it's overlaps with far right, Nazi-inspired ideologies and how non-Desi anti-fascists can stand in solidarity against it. Some publications by or including Maia Ramnath: Haj to Utopia: How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire Decolonizing Anarchism: An Antiauthoritarian History of India's Liberation Struggle Art for Life: Conversations with the Progressive Writers Movement on Pens, Swords, and Internationalism, from Antifascism to Afro-Asian Solidarity (paperback / ebook) ¡No Pasarán!: Antifascist Dispatches From a World in Crisis (edited by Shane Burley). The essay was entitled “The Other Aryan Supremacy: Fighting Hindu Fascism in the South Asia Diaspora”. For audiophiles out there, there is an audiobook version of this book available from AK Press, though it's a little pricey it is over 20 hours long! Other interviews on related topics: Yeah Nah Pasaran! interview with Raja of The Humanist Project Nazi Lies podcast with Shyam Ranganathan 12 Rules for What with Amardeep Dhillon Bursts also recommends Azadi by Arundhati Roy, which includes lots of thoughts on these topics. And you can hear our 2020 interview with Pranav Jeevan P. in Karela state in India which covers many of these same topics, which is also transcribed. Phone Zap for #StopCopCity Arrestee, Emily Murphy #StopCopCity protestor Emily Murphy has been in jail for almost a month since being arrested 1/22 following the protest against the police killing of Tortuguita. Emily has been vegan for many years, but the Atlanta City Dentention Center has not been giving them food they can eat. They describe being emaciated and having physical problems after a month of starvation. We are asking that you listen to Emily's statement, participate in our call in campaign, and show up at Atlanta City Dentention Center at 7pm this Friday (2/24/23) to voice your discontent. We present Emily in their own words You can find info on this in Blue Ridge ABC's mastodon post on the subject. Announcement Bad News #65 The monthly, English-language podcast from the international A-Radio network is now available at for streaming or downloading. You'll hear updates from antifascist struggle in Bulgaria, news from comrades in Greece as well as info about how the organizing of the 2023 St-Imier anti-authoritarian and anarchist gathering is going in Switzerland recorded by A-Radio Berlin. . ... . .. Featured Tracks Note by Rekoil Chafe Baapmanus (a tribute to B.R. Ambedkar) by Mahi Ghane

    "Resist Everything Except Temptation" (Rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2023 78:53

    We're re-airing Scott's 2020 interview with Kristian Williams about his book, Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde. Transcription (thanks to MKE Lit Supply!) PDF (unimposed) Zine (imposed PDF) From the original post: I found this interview extremely illuminating, perhaps like many other people who might not have strong ties to either academia or popular education models of learning, I had sort of written Oscar Wilde off as this kind of white dead rich guy who carried little to no relevance apart from a model of queerness that we could look back on. This interview very much proved that this isn't the case, and that he and the circumstances around him very much influence how we as queers and as anarchists can sense historical threads that pull on our lives very tangibly today. Thanks a million to Scott for researching and conducting this interview! You can learn more about the author, Kristian Williams, who is most known for his book Our Enemies in Blue, which is a critical history of American policing and police, at his website You can hear our past interviews with Kristian on: Oscar Wilde early in the research process of this book Our Enemies In Blue George Orwell . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Hustler by Retro Beatz Oscar Wilde (Reprise) by Kingston Rudieska from Ska Fiction

    Eli Meyerhoff on ‘Beyond Education' (Rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2023 86:20

    This week we are re-airing an interview from November 10th, 2019, by Scott Branson with Eli Meyerhoff about his book “Beyond Education: Radical Studying for Another World”. In this book, Meyerhoff “traces how key elements of education emerged from histories of struggles in opposition to alternative modes of study bound up with different modes of world-making. Taking inspiration from Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and Indigenous resurgence projects, he charts a new course for movements within, against, and beyond the university as we know it.” and this quote is from the University of Minnesota webpage, who also published his book. This interview covers a lot of issues such as the historical and colonial construction of what we think of today as education. In this interview, Scott and Eli talk about his book, the vast terrain that the book covers, experiences in academia when one is operating as politically radical, and some alternatives to education that we can see and experience in the world around us. Eli Meyerhoff can be found at and the Abolition University at . ... . .. Featured Tracks: LSD – School's For Fools Suburban Studs – I Hate School

    Libertarian Syndicalism with Tom Wetzel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 87:31

    This week, we share our chat with Tom Wetzel on his recently published book Overcoming Capitalism: Strategy for the Working Class in the 21st Century (AK Press, 2022). Tom is an organizer with Worker's Solidarity Alliance, an anarcho-syndicalist group relaunching in the SF Bay Area, which publishes to Ideas & Action journal online and is affiliated with the International Worker's Association IWA/AIT. For the hour we talk about the book, questions of economics and self-management, the ecological feasibility of Tom's Libertarian Socialist model, recent labor struggles and other subjects. We hope you enjoy and suggest giving the book a read if this conversation tickles your fancy. The transcribed chat is already up at our website, alongside so many others, at Transcription PDF (Unimposed) Zine (Imposed PDF) . ... . .. Featured Tracks "Ninth Wave" by Trifonic from Ninth Wave "I Wish That They'd Sack Me and Leave Me To Sleep" by Chumbawamba from The Boy Bands Have Won

    Voices In Struggle: Remembering Tortuguita + Resistance in Lützerath and Against Tren Maya

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 64:44

    This week on The Final Straw, we feature three segments: words from a friend of Manuel “Tortuguita” Teran, the forest defender killed by law enforcement on January 18th outside of Atlanta, Georgia; A-Radio Berlin's conversation with an activist at Lutzerath encampment in western Germany attempting to block a lignite coal extraction operation by RWE; a discussion of the Tren Maya megaproject by the AMLO administration in Mexico. Remembering Tortuguita First up, we caught up with Eric Champaign of Tallahassee, FL, about his friend Manny, aka Tortuguita or little turtle. Manuel Teran was shot and killed by law enforcement during an early morning raid of the forest encampment to defend the Welaunee aka Atlanta Forest and to stop CopCity on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023. Law enforcement claimed in the media that they responded to shots fired and the wounding of an officer by killing the shooter, but at the time of this release the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has not yet produced a weapon or bodycam footage of the clash. [Update, Georgia Bureau of Investigation claims they found Tort's gun and ballistics match the bullet in the pelvis of the cop] The killing of Tortuguita has sparked outrage, calls for independent investigations, vigils and calls for renewed and dispersed activity. Word is that another 6 people were arrested and charged with domestic terrorism during the raid. Check out our chat with a member of Atlanta Anti-Repression Committee for some context and links to group fighting back in the courts. There's a fundraiser for Tortuguita's family at GoFundMe Eric also speaks about his friend, Dan Baker, who is nearing his release date. You can hear our past chat with Eric about Dan's case at our website alongside links about the case and how to support him. There's now a paypal for donations for Dan's post-release, which can be found at Then, we feature two segments are selections from the January, 2023 episode of B(A)D News from the A-Radio Network. You can find this ep, #64, alongside many others at A-Radio-Network.Org Updates from Lützerath This second segment is a recording by A-Radio Berlin of a conversation with a radio activist from Aalpunk from Lützerath giving some context of the struggle there in the west of Germany. Since this recording, the encampments have been evicted but resistance continues against the ginormous lignite mine that the corporation RWE is attempting to expand there. You can also hear or read our September 25th, 2022 episode for some background. More info at Opposing Project Tren Maya Finally, we're sharing a segment by Frequenz-A about Proyecto Tren Maya in the Yucatán peninsula of so-called Mexico. The conversation with a member of Recherche-Ag about a report they published in Solidarity with the Zapatista movement, on the German state and corporate participation in this mega-project and the dangers posed by the Maya Train, which includes huge expansion of electric, travel and other corporate and state infrastructure through sensitive ecosystems and sovereign indigenous lands, being overseen by the Mexican military. You can find this report and more at To hear a past interview of ours talking about Tren Maya & AMLO's infrastructure projects, you can find our Februar`y 2nd, 2020 interview. Announcements Phone Zap for Jason Renard Walker Jason Walker, a writer and organizer held in the Texas prison system, is currently being held at a psychiatric unit after having to fake  suicide attempt in order to escape a plot to murder him. He's asking for urgent support in ensuring that he's not transferred back to Connally Unit, where the original incident took place, and for his entire classification file to be reviewed to help him get moved to a safer place. You can check our show notes for the relevant contacts and words from Jason and a script to call with at BRABC.BlackBlogs.Org . ... . .. Featured Tracks: We Were All Scared by Cloudkicker from Beacons Push It Way Up! by Cloudkicker from Beacons

    Rhiannon Firth on Disaster, Mutual Aid and Anarchism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 79:20

    We're happy to share Scott's interview with Rhiannon Firth about her recent book, Disaster Anarchy: Mutual Aid and Radical Action. You can get the book at a discount using the code “firth30”, on the Pluto Books website or you can get a digital read for free, linked in the shownotes. Rhiannon's: facebook; twitter; email. Transcript PDF (Unimposed) – pending Zine (Imposed PDF) – pending Next Week… Next week, we'll likely share our recent chat with Tom Wetzel on his anarcho-syndicalist / libertarian socialist tome Overcoming Capitailsm (AK Press, 2022). Patreon followers will get early access to this chat as they very occasionally do to author interviews, alongside other gifts and the satisfaction of supporting our transcription efforts. Want in but don't want to have a Patreon? Check out for merch and other methods to donate and help keep our transcription and operating costs afloat. Thanks! Announcements Sanctuary Park Defendants Statement A Statement from the Aston Park Defendants in Response to APD's January 11th Press Release -January 14th, 2023: "On Wednesday, January 11th, 2023, Asheville Police Department (APD) issued a widely circulated press release stating that 120,000 lbs of “trash” were removed from two “vacant” homeless encampments in West Asheville. We believe that this press release is part of an ongoing misinformation campaign by the City of Asheville to justify evicting encampments, fracturing communities of care, and broadly criminalizing unsheltered homelessness without creating real solutions. APD claims that the two camps were vacant, but admits that over the course of two weeks, they forced the people living there to leave. “Services” were offered to the people displaced, but were limited to rides, sharing information about local shelters, and helping people register for a housing list with a months-to-years long wait for placement. We question the utility of these services to people who are chronically homeless and unsheltered. According to the city of Asheville's 2022 Point in Time count, 232 (36%) of people without housing were unsheltered, defined as “sleeping outside or in other locations not suitable for human habitation.” These people are criminalized with trespassing laws and ordinances restricting camping. Yet, limited capacity and other barriers to shelter access often leave people with no other choices. When people camp together in larger groups, they are able to share resources and build community. Providing these camps with basic waste disposal and sanitation services would eliminate the health risks used to justify their removal. Instead, people camping are blamed for these conditions, then forced to relocate with only what they can carry. Tents, shelters, and other necessities must be left behind, and are relabeled “trash.” APD, city government and anti–homeless businesses use this, coupled with overblown and misleading claims about violent crime in camps, as justification for displacing unsheltered people again and again. Since the 11th, APD evicted two more camps in East Asheville, just ahead of a cold front bringing ice and snow. Camp evictions in February and December of 2021 under similar conditions sparked widespread public outrage. Despite this, conditions for people living unsheltered have mostly remained unchanged. Misinformation about “litter” and crime, alongside unfulfilled promises of long-term solutions, have redirected public attention from ongoing violence. Not only are camp sweeps violent, they are an ineffective and expensive strategy for managing unsheltered homelessness. There are more humane, longer-term and lower-cost alternatives. More on this, along with other updates, coming soon. In the meantime, check out our website,, for more information including links to sources cited for this statement. Please share and spread the word! Solidarity & Love, The Aston Park Defendants" Asheville Mutual Aid Market If you're in the Asheville area, on Saturday, January 28th there'll be a Mutual Aid Market at the Odd bar on Haywood Ave in west Asheville from 12-4pm including free brake light clinic by the Asheville Socialist Rifle Association chapter. Bring gently used clothing, kitchenware, fitness gear, tools, books and other stuff to share and take what you'd like. Oye Collective is hosting BIPOC artists and musicians who'll have stuff on offer for donation, and donations will be collected for Asheville For Justice. Check the AFJ instagram for more info, the announcement in English and Spanish and info on accessibility. Phone Zap, Tuesday for SeaTac detainees There's going to be a prisoner organized phone zap around conditions at SeaTac federal detention center on Tuesday. Inmates at SeaTac Detention Center are facing cruel and illegal conditions, without adequate access to medical care, food, and communication. You're invited to join a phone zap on Tuesday Jan 17, from 8am-2pm, calling once or as many times as you can, asking that the Associate Warden's Office take immediate steps to correct the situation. Script and details in our show notes Here is a script you can use: "I'm calling on behalf of inmates at SeaTac Federal Detention Center, asking for the leadership to address the cruel and *illegal* conditions at the facility. Without a long-term warden and the presence of leadership at the lunch line, it's been difficult for inmates to directly address concerns themselves. Because you've silenced them, I'm calling on their behalf to let you know that many people across the nation are watching SeaTac right now. Please take immediate steps to improve conditions for every inmate at SeaTec by providing: A minimum of 2,000 calories/day A doctor on-site at the facility Immediate access to prescription medications Immediate access to dental care Increased email access A warden assigned to the facility" . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Cavern by Liquid Liquid from Liquid Liquid Discography (1981-1984)

    Asheville Water Crisis and New Years Eve Bail Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 68:30

    This week on the show, we're sharing two local conversations with community organizers providing mutual aid in Asheville, NC. 2022 NYE Noise Demo & Bailout First up, we're sharing a short interview with Beck of Pansy Collective, a queer DIY benefit booking collective responsible for Pansy Fest. Beck talks about the 2022 New Years Eve noise demonstration and bailout that Pansy helped to fundraise for (alongside the Asheville Community Bail Fund), as well as the Buncombe County Jail being reported by the Citizen Times newspaper as the deadliest jail in North Carolina as of January 2021. Asheville Water Crisis Then, we you'll hear Elliot of Asheville Survival Program (Instagram or FB), M of Asheville for Justice and Moira talk about the water crisis that started on December 24th, the city's response, how mutual aid stepped up to distribute water and more. To read statements by the 16th people facing felony littering and other charges for mutual work and solidarity here in Asheville, check out AVLSolidarity.NoBlogs.Org, or check out our transcripts or episodes from (10/31/21, 12-26-21, 5-15-22) for more words from the groups involved. You can also check our show notes for links to other projects mentioned here and if you listen to the podcast or stream on our website or various platforms, you can hear Sean Swain's segment. Next Week... We announced that we'd be airing Rhiannon Firth talking with Scott about her recent book, Disaster Anarchy, but we're putting that off until next week. Patreon supporters can find it released a tiny bit early. Announcements 20th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair If you're in southern Europe, the 20th annual Balkan Anarchist bookfair is coming up from the 7th to 9th of July in Ljubljana, Slovenia. If you want to table or present, submissions are still open and more info can be found at their website, bab2023.EspivBlogs.Net Fundraising for JJ Ayer Eagle Bear In prior weeks, listeners heard updates from the struggle against evictions at Winnemucca Indian Colony. Jimmy J, who spoke in the December 25th episode has set up fundraising to help him overwinter via the venmo: @lunaleve Comrades Conspiracy There is a fundraiser online to support four anarchists accused by the Greek state of participation in a terrorist group the state is calling “comrades”, a case which has stretched out for nearly 3 years now, and their trial is slated to take place on February 6th of 2023. Learn more at FireFund.Net/Solidarity4Comrades Leon Benson Fundraiser We're happy to announce a re-entry fundraiser for Leon Benson (aka EL Bently 448), a wrongly convicted man in Indiana being organized by IDOC Watch, out of Indiana. Leon was the subject of a chat with his daughter, Koby Blutt, in our May 30th, 2021 episode (audio and transcript available at our website). You can find it at by searching Leon Benson. Eric King Release Fundraiser There is also a fundraiser going for post-release support for anarchist prisoner Eric King that you can find at GoFundMe.Com . … . .. Featured Tracks: Dead Men Don't Rape by Delilah Bon

    Sophie Lewis on Abolishing the Family

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 91:25

    I'm sure that many people coming out of this holiday season, returning from visiting relatives will wonder: “couldn't we abolish the capitalist family structure?” We've got great news! We're happy to present this conversation between Scott and Sophie Lewis, author of Abolish The Family: A Manifesto of Care and Liberation. In this episode, Sophie speaks about the book, the ideas and inspirations she's pulling from, the critique that the family form not only passes property and generationally allows concentrations of it, but simultaneously limits our horizons of care to these small, private and often abusive relationships. Here we also find ideas of Child Liberation, a challenge to the state form and capitalism, and an invitation to imagine beyond what we've been taught is the natural nucleus of human relationships in what turns out to be a long lineage of ideas cast back through Black feminisms of the 70's and beyond. Anyway, there was a lot here and we hope you enjoy. For a related chat, check out Scott's July 10, 2022 interview with Sophie on the show, and you can find more recordings and essays at her site, and support her freelance writing on her patreon. Next Week… Stay tuned next week, possibly for a chat between Scott and Rhiannon Firth on their recent book, Disaster Anarchy: Mutual Aid and Radical Action. Announcements Blue Ridge ABC Letter Writing If you're in the Asheville area, Blue Ridge ABC will be hosting a letter writing at Firestorm Books on Sunday, January 8th from 3-5pm. Usually, this'd take place the first Sunday of the month but that'd fall on New Years Day and that didn't feel realistic. Colombia Freedom Collective There is an urgent fundraising appeal from the Colombia Freedom Collective as trails approach for the Paso Del Aguante 6, political prisoners from the uprising against police impunity and murder in 2021. You can learn more at . … . .. Featured Tracks: It's Like Reaching For The Moon by Billie Holiday from Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944 (CD1) War Within A Breath by Rage Against The Machine from The Battle of Los Angeles

    Alabama Prisoners Speak + JJ Ayers of Winnemucca Indian Colony

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 72:23

    This week on the show, we featured 2 segments: a chat with Michael Kimble & Gerald Griffin about conditions in Donaldson CF prison in Alabama; and Jim J. Ayers, a 42 year resident in 6 generations of lineage at Winnemucca Indian Colony facing eviction by the Tribal Council. Conditions at Donaldson Prison in Alabama First up, anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble and his friend Gerald Griffin talk about the current situation at William E Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama. Following the pause of prisoner work stoppages in October of this year, Gerald and Michael talk about violence at the institution, overcrowding and under staffing, lack of medical care, mistreatment of gay and other marginalized prisoners and other, hard topics. There is mention of extortion, violence, drug use, homophobia and other topics, so listener discretion is advised. You can information on how to get in touch with Michael and Gerald in the show notes, as well as Michael's blog AnarchyLive , and we'll be mailing out the latest Fire Ant Journal and our past interviews with Michael Kimble (5/19/2019 & 12/28/2015). Michael Kimble #138017 William E. Donaldson Correctional 100 Warrior Ln Bessemer, AL 35023 Gerald Griffin #247505 William E. Donaldson Correctional 100 Warrior Ln Bessemer, AL 35023 If you'd like to donate to Michael's legal and other costs outside of putting money on his commissary with his ADOC #, you can give a donation to our accounts and specify MK in the comment so we know where to pass it. Blue Ridge Anarchist Black Cross is also selling $20 Fire Ant Journal t-shirts designed by Michael Kimble as a benefit for him, linked in our shownotes. We hope to send out copies of the latest Fire Ant Journal with our patreon mailers at the beginning of January, for new supporters at $5 or anyone supporting at $10 or more per month, which goes to support our transcription costs. More on that and the places you can send funds directly to Michael at Jim J. Ayers Resists Eviction at Winnemucca Indian Colony Then, we return to the Winnemucca Indian Colony following last week's conversation with Kyle Missouri who is resisting eviction from the colony in Humboldt County, Nevada. You'll hear Jim Ayers, tribal council chairman until 2012 talk about how the current Tribal Council came to power at Winnemucca, the council's wielding of private police and BIA officers to siege remaining holdouts to the eviction orders, Jimmy's 6 generations of ancestors stretching back on the Winnemucca Indian lands and the ongoing legal proceedings heading through the ITCAN court as residents attempt to stop the council's evictions, home wrecking and banishment actions. Check our shownotes for some links to keep up on things as the situation progresses, as well as other interviews and ways to donate to housing of elders and families made homeless this snowy, holiday season who are now living in motels off-site. Sandra Freeman of Water Protector Legal Collective is currently representing Jim in legal proceedings and are a great source for updates on the situation and ways for, especially legal workers, to plug in Donations for the WIC residents can be sent to via cashapp to $DefendWIC a fundraiser to support South Side Street Medics, an Indigenous-led crew to support providing first aid and training to residents of the Indian Colony Jim Ayers interviewed in December 2021 by Honor Life youtube channel Video discussing Judy Rojo (chairperson of disputed Winnemucca Tribal Council) by Man Red Next Week… We should be bringing you a chat with Sophie Lewis on her new book, Abolish The Family: A Manifesto of Care and Liberation, out from Verso Books in October of 2022. Announcements Asheville NYE Noise Demo and Bailout Action If you're in the Asheville area, you're invited to join Asheville Community Bail project, Pansy Collective, Blue Ridge ABC and other local grouplets in a noise demo at the Buncombe County Jail, the deadliest jail for inmates in North Carolina, at 7pm on Saturday 12/31 at Pack Square. It's suggested you dress warm and bring noise makers. Simultaneous, there will be a bailout action to get folks out of the jail. You can donate to this effort via the paypal for avlcommunitybail(at )riseup( dot)net or the venmo for blueridgeabc(at )riseup( dot)net, and any returned bail money will roll back into the community bail fund for future release activities. Check our shownotes for a zine explaining the action and learn more at Phone Zap to Press Indiana to Get Treatment for Khalfani IDOC watch is calling on folks to call and email the Indiana Department of Corrections to pressure them to move long-term political prisoner Khalfani Malik Khaldun (state name Leonard McQuay #874304) moved into a medical facility to remove the two cysts growing on his left temple since October of this year. Check our shownotes for a link to the blog post on Bad News #63 This month's BAD News is now available! You can hear: 1431am on the eviction of Mundo Nuevo squat in Thessaloniki and the murder by policeof Kalo Fragoulis, a 16 year old Roma and the death of a 12 year old child because of inadequate housing conditions; Črna luknja shares a longer interview on the eviction of Mundo Nuevo squat in Thessaloniki; A-Radio Berlin with a contribution from an anarchist perspective on anti-militarism and nationalism during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990's. A segment of a longer interview; Frequenz A concludes the show wih an interview with the accused in the so called "Luwi71-Trial" in Leipzig so-called Germany. The Luwi71 is a house (in the east of Leipzig) occupied for about 2 weeks back in august 2020. . … . .. Featured Tracks: Ebb Tide by the Mar-Keys from Last Night Ghost Town by The Specials on The Two Tone Story (RIP Terry Hall!)

    Evictions and Domestic Terrorism Charges in Atlanta Forest Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 38:44

    For this week's main podcast, we spoke with an activist of the Atlanta Anti-Repression Committee about the recent police raids and arrests in the Welaunee Forest, aka Atlanta Forest, which have brought charges of domestic terrorism on 5 people for allegedly building treehouses and throwing stones at cops. These arrests come after police entered the forest and used less lethal weapons on people in the forest, ostensibly participating in the #DefendTheAtlantaForest and #StopCopCity movement to defend the forest from the building of what might be the world's largest movie studio sound stage and a police training center. Again, be sure to check the show notes for more info sources and ways to support those being repressed. Check out our past coverage of the movement to defend Welaunee Forest in Atlanta by listening or reading our July 3rd, 2022 episode. Be sure to check out our podcast released December 14th, 2022, where we shared perspectives from Kyle Missouri, resident of the Winnemucca Indian Colony in so-called Humboldt County, Nevada, about evictions, banishment and house razing in an escalating process heaidng through courts by the Winnemucca Tribal Council. Check our shownotes for places to find more info & how to offer help through & beyond. Last minute the court changed the link for the zoom call, ostensibly to lower participation. We heard news on Thursday that Kyle was tased and arrested by Bureau of Indian Affairs, or BIA, pigs while trying to get to the house he shares with his grandmother, and that he was hospitalized and then transferred to Reno. You can find ways to support and more links in our show released December 14th and we hope to air more voices from Winnemucca on our next episode. Sean Swain Sean's segment on Fusion begins at [ 00:30:59 ] . ... . .. Featured Track: Eleva Tu Mente by Los Comandos from Back To Peru (The Most Complete Compilation Of Peruvian Underground '64-74)

    Stop Evictions at Winnemucca Indian Colony

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 43:29

    On Tuesday, December 13th, I spoke with Kyle Missouri, a resident of the Winnemucca Indian Colony in Humboldt County, Nevada where a longstanding conflict between residents and the Winnemucca Tribal Council has come to a head recently with the evictions of elders, youths, and other residents into the snow. We talk about his family's roots in the Indian Colony, some background on the place and the conflict with the so-called Roja Council, the contested lithium mine at Thacker Pass and the court challenge to evictions, banishment and house demolition this Thursday, 12/15/22. Check our show notes for links to other sources of information, ways you can show up and places you can donate. You can follow Kyle on facebook under the name Kyle Missourii (like the state with an extra ‘I' at the end) Also see interviews with Elders who've been evicted and updates on Instagram at @Neweneensokopa Learn more about background and legal support by following Water Protector Legal Collective on social media and more at And donate to the cashapp for supporting displaced families at $defendWIC. They're looking for more lawyers who can support the efforts as well as journalists who can be on the ground and talking about this situation or reaching out for interviews. You can watch the court hearing this Thursday linked in the latest update at Water Protector Legal Collective's website, Recent interview with Kyle on the B&B Indigenous Podcast