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The Final Straw Radio: William C. Anderson

  • Posted on: 21 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From The Final Straw Radio

On Blackness and Anarchy

This week on The Final Straw, we are super pleased to present a talk given at the most recent Asheville Anarchist Bookfair by William C. Anderson, who co authored the book As Black As Resistance with Zoe Samudzi. The talk he is giving here is based heavily on the first chapter of the book called Black in Anarchy, and in addition to laying the groundwork of how he and Samudzi wrote the book, he speaks about the truly conditional nature of so called “citizenship” that many people living in the US face, the continuing evolution of race and the reliance of white supremacy to Black subjugation, and he places Blackness in proximity to Anarchy, and much more.

Planning the Insurgency, Bloc by Bloc

  • Posted on: 22 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

This week, we are excited to share with y’all an interview with TL, the main artist and designer of Bloc by Bloc: The Game of Insurrection. From the website of Out Of Order games, which publishes the game, “Bloc by Bloc is a semi-cooperative strategy board game inspired by 21st century riots and revolutions. The game features hidden agendas, deep strategy, area control, asymmetrical player abilities, and a special method for randomly generating billions of unique city layouts.”

The Final Straw Radio: 8th Anniversary Episode

  • Posted on: 9 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

From The Final Straw Radio

The Final Straw has an irregular tradition of using our anniversary to air conversations with other projects that produce anarchist media. In past episodes, linked in the notes for this special, you can find chats from past anniversaries. This time around, we are featuring two interviews.

scott crow on Liberatory Community Armed-Defense

  • Posted on: 29 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From The Final Straw Radio

This week we share as our main feature an interview with longtime anarchist, musician, anti-racist & organizer from Texas, scott crow. scott is the author of numerous books, including “Black Flags & Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective” & “Emergency Hearts, Molotov Dreams: A scott crow Reader“. At the end of 2017, PM Press published “Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense“. Bursts caught up with scott about a month later and they chatted about his experiences of an abusive household, his anti-racist organizing and engagement in community self-defense from white supremacist militia in the Algeirs neighborhood of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. scott also chats about the text, about community armed self-defense, violence, militarism, masculinity, patriarchy, the chilling effect of displayed weapons and more. To find more of scott’s writing and other interviews, please check visit scottcrow.org .

After 25 Years… : Two Perspectives on the Lucasville Uprising

  • Posted on: 15 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From The Final Straw Radio

This week is the 25th anniversary of the longest prison uprising in US history in which lives were lost. The rebellion, which lasted 11 days, took place at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, more commonly know as “Lucasville,” in April 1993. The disturbance broke out on L Block, which housed over 400 people. Over the course of the uprising one correction officer being held hostage and nine prisoners were killed.

ZAD Resists Eviction

  • Posted on: 15 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From The Final Straw Radio

Bursts spoke with a comrade y’all might recognize, a Camille who lives on the ZAD, or Zone To Defend in Notre Dame De Landes, Britanny, France. Camille and Bursts spoke in January upon the announcement of the French government’s decision to cancel the building of an airport to replace the one in Nantes. After literally decades of struggle, and nearly a decade of squatting and on and off fighting of the cops who attempted to evict the community, the ZAD protests won. Sort of.

TFSRadio: A Refugee on Manus Island & the 2018 Certain Days Calendar

  • Posted on: 19 November 2017
  • By: Bursts

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on November 20th through November 26th, 2017 and podcasting on libsyn.com.

For a 59 minute long, radio clean version for syndication purposes, please visit the archive.org collection.

TFSRadio: Anti-Repression Panel from the NAABC Conference 2017

  • Posted on: 12 November 2017
  • By: Bursts

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on November 13th through November 19th, 2017 and podcasting on libsyn.com.

For a 59 minute long, radio clean version for syndication purposes, please visit the archive.org collection.

Anti-Repression Panel from Denver

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