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The following is a recording from November of 2017 at Burning Books of a conversation between Rik Scarce and Leslie James Pickering about property destruction, terrorism labels and the radical ecological movement. Rik and Leslie speak about definitions of violence, concerns around alienating the wider community and repercussions of militancy.
Dr Modibo Kadalie talks about autonomous community organizing, the contradictions between the survival of the species and capitalism, CLR James, his read on Pan-Africanism and Social Ecology, the pandemic, and direct democracy. We also talk about Geechee history in south so-called Georgia, the weaknesses of nationalism, hierarchy and revering individual historical figures and the strength of spontaneity and community action.
This week we’re sharing a chat with Graham Clumpner, an anarchist veteran of the U.S. military from the early days of the so-called Global War on Terror. Graham works with the Mosquito Fleet, engaging in resisting oil drilling in the arctic and elsewhere through direct action.
Wayne Price is longtime anarchist, author and currently a member of Bronx Climate Justice North and the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council, or MACC, in New York City. His most recent book is “The Value Of Radical Theory: An Anarchist Introduction to Marx’s Critique of Political Economy” (AK Press, 2013)
This week, we feature two conversations. Cora Borradaile and Michele Gretes, folks involved in the Digital Security Project of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, speak about contact tracing apps and surveillance. Then, Se speaks about Tucson Food Share’s grocery distribution program.
Barry Pateman was 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. 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
This week we feature two segments, first up we got to chat with Hill Brown about Asheville’s response to the pandemic in terms of public health, drug use and the houseless communities. Then, Jason Renard Walker talks about his journalism, activism and troubles in the Texas prison system.
First we hear from Deja, the fiance of incarcerated copwatcher Ramsey Orta (who has been persecuted for recording the police killing of Eric Garner in 2014) who is currently being denied personal cleaning items by staff at Midstate CI in New York state. Deja is seeking support to pressure NY to releases Ramsey who is less than 90 days from the end of his sentence for a nonviolent conviction. Then, two members of Unemployed Humans Organizing Help who are organizing rent resistance and lobbying for housing relief for houseless members of the community.
Seeing the World Elsewhere: Rural Mutual Aid in Appalachia and David Forbes on Journalism, Asheville and AnarchismApril 5th, 2020 by bogoodness
This week, we feature a conversation with Matt of Rural Organizing and Resilience about mutual aid during pandemic. Then David Forbes talks about journalism, Asheville and anarchism.
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We present 5 people’s perspectives who are fighting on the front lines to defend their lives and the lives of incarcerated people from coronavirus.
This week on The Final Straw, we’re presenting two conversations. The first was a chat with workers from the local, plant-based protein company ‘No Evil Foods’. The company has been getting flack for using social justice imagery while working to undermine unionization efforts at it’s factory here in Asheville, NC. Then we speak with Garrett Fitzgerald of Pipeline Legal Action Network about their new, free workbook for legal strategies in resisting the Line3 pipeline and more.
This week, we feature two portions of the show. First up, we’ll hear Josh Harper, a co-defendant from the SHAC7 case and former political prisoner talking the struggle to shut down the company, Huntington Life Sciences, a contract animal testing laboratory, which is the focus of a recent documentary, ‘Animal People.’ Then, you’ll hear the voices of three warriors who were on the barricade on the road to Unist’ot’en Camp at the Gidimt’en Access Point. Eve Saint (Wet’suwet’en land defender), Anne Spice (Tlinket land defender) and Shiloh Hill (from Onandaga nation, Haudenosaunee, Six Nations) were there to defend unceded Wet’suwet’en land from the Canadian state’s violent imposition of the Coastal Gas Link pipeline.
The Final Straw spoke with an Anarchist living in Mexico about indigenous and anarchist struggle against the neo-liberal regime of AMLO and his mega-projects.
This week on The Final Straw we feature a chat with a translator of the Anarchist Union of Afghanistan and Iran to share perspectives from membership in Iran and abroad about resistance to the regime from within, solidarity from abroad, the impact of US Sabre-rattling.