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The Final Straw

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The Final Straw works to bring new music and new ideas to it's audience. A mixed-format show, The Final Straw presents a dynamic mix of music from around the world alongside interviews concerning radical political, social, economic and environmental issues. The hosts, Bursts O'Goodness & William, hope to make radical content more accessible to a wider and wider audience. Content suggestions are always welcome.

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Sep. 28 2014
http://anarchylive.noblogs.org/

Streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on September 29nd through October 5th, 2014, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM

This week's episode features a Sean Swain segments (Reformism), an request from segregation by Michael Kimble for outreach to keep his brain sharp, and most of an hour of metal and punk a from around the world. Featured music includes: a track from thenew YOB album, "Clearing The Path to Ascend"; a song from Torch Runner's upcoming release in October, Endless Nothing; a track from a metal comp to support international access to abortions by Schattenlicht and more!

Playlist here: http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/10336

Sep. 21 2014
www.collectif-testet.org

Streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on September 22nd through September 28th, 2014, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM

In this newly revised edition of the episode, (streaming on AFM from 9/23 on) Sean talks about his friend and supporter Denise "Isan" Miller who's physical health has been allowed to deteriorate quickly because the police showed up to her mental health crisis and now she's facing serious medical conditions due to mistreatment at the hands of her captors. That can be found meanwhile here: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/77319

This week's episode features a conversation with Paul and Camille from the ZAD du Testet. ZAD du Testet, as they will explain, is a land occupation in the southwestern department of Tarn, France. Farmers, residents and activists are struggling to stop the building of a dam that would flood the lands of some farmers for the purpose of irrigating other farmer's lands in order to facilitate the growing of large amounts of corn, probably for animal agriculture. The flooding would also destroy the wetlands of that area and destabilize the ecology further. Taking the model of the ZAD, or Zone a defendre against the building of an airport in Notre Dame de Landes in eastern france of which we've spoken a lot on this show, the people struggling against the dam in Testet have been occupying the lands slated for deforestation in relation to the dam building and have recently been evicted from their occupation.

Paul and Camille speak about the methods of struggle being employed, the folks involved in the struggle, the use of far-right thugs to intimidate and attack those holding the ZAD du testet and more. More info in french is available at tantquilyauradesbouilles.wordpress.com or at www.collectif-testet.org

http://tantquilyauradesbouilles.wordpress.com/
http://www.collectif-testet.org

Playlist: http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/10268

Sep. 14 2014

Streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on September 16th through September 23rd, 2014, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM

This week we spoke with Jerry Koch, an anarchist who was coercively imprisoned for refusing to cooperate with a federal grand jury in New York City, about Luke O'Donovan's legal case.

From Luke's support website:

"On New Year’s Eve of 2013, Luke O’Donovan attended a house party in Reynoldstown, a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. Luke was seen dancing with and kissing other men at the party. Later in the night he was insulted with homophobic slurs, and attacked by several people at once. Luke unsuccessfully attempted to escape, at which point several witnesses reported watching between 5 and 12 men ganging-up on Luke and stomping on his head and body, evidently with the intent to kill him. Luke was called a faggot before and during the attack. Throughout the course of the attack, Luke and five others were stabbed. Luke was subsequently imprisoned and charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as well
as one count of attempted murder. He spent two and a half weeks in jail without bond before being released under bond conditions that drastically affected his life. None of the other individuals involved in the altercation were charged."

On August 12th of this year, Luke O'Donovan took a plea deal, which reduced his sentence of up to 110 years in prison to 2 years in prison with 8 years of probation alongside criminal banishment. Luke's supporters - as well as The Final
Straw participants - believe that the choice to plead guilty was coercively enacted by the court systems and the state and Luke is thoroughly supported in having to have made that choice.

We speak with Jerry Koch about the particulars of this case, what anarchist interaction with the court system can look like, as well as of his own case and his thoughts thereupon. We also speak about supporting folks who are incarcerated and the various forms that support could take, as well as things that folks doing support might consider.

For more information about the status of Luke O'Donovan's case, and for information on how to send him mail, you can visit: http://letlukego.wordpress.com

And to write to his support crew, you can email letlukego@gmail.com

Thanks to a listener who send us some of their hip hop remixes! You can see more of their stuff at https://soundcloud.com/geothermalblowout/

Thanks, bud!

One of the best interviews you've had in my opinion. Zerzan is brilliant. I'm surpised that more global anti-civilaztion actions and insurrection weren't discussed. It was a very tangential show, but what do you talk about when you only have an hour right? It was good.

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