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We present a two part episode, first an interview with a supporter of anarchist prisoner and hacktivist Jeremy Hammond, and a talk by Shane McDonnel on re-appropriating Friedrich Nietzsche from the alt- and far-right.
This week, Bursts spoke with Nora Samaran, author of the essay “The Opposite Of Rape Culture Is Nurturance Culture”, which became the seed of her book “Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture.” This book is recently out from AK Press. We talk about harm, entitlement as relates to positions of power like masculinity or whiteness in our cultures, the need for connection engrained into our biology and sociality, accountability and healing among other topics.
First, Bursts interviewed Mark and anonymous, members of the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, which coordinates civil structure engagement among internationals in North Eastern Syria in the Rojava Revolution as well as helping to spread. Next William had the chance to speak with Smogelgem, who is a hereditary Chief of the Likhts’amisyu clan of the Wet’suwet’en people.
This week we feature three segments. First, we hear from Janine, Janet and Eddie Africa of the Move9 (released this year after more than 40 behind bars) about their brother Delbert Orr Africa’s fight to communicate while in a medical emergency in prison. Then, tree sitters at Yellow Finch against the Mountain Valley PIpeline talk about the blockade. Finally, organizers with Pansy Fest and Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair in Asheville talk about their organizing.
On this episode of The Final Straw, we spoke with Ahkok who identifies as a humanitarian, antifascist and musician who grew up in Hong Kong and has participated in protests over the years including the Umbrella Movement and current protests today. We talk about the mindset of the Hong Kong protests, the situation in China, decolonization, racism and more.