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Ecological Uprising, Antifascism & Anarchist Organizing in Serbia [The Final Straw Radio]

Serbia has been rocked by recent, mass blockades in the streets to challenge changes to the Law of Expropriation which would allow the state to take farm lands and other private property to open space for constructing mega projects and extraction like the proposed Rio Tinto lithium and jadarite mine in the Jadar Valley. This is building off of earlier ecological protests in 2021 against the building of private mini hydroelectric power plants along rivers in Stara Planina (aka the Balkan mountain range) threatening access to and health of drinking water. These protest in December forced the 12-year ruling right-neoliberal SNS Party to backtrack and modify plans for the Expropriation and public Referendum laws and put an undefined pause on Rio Tinto’s mine.

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From Embers: Ann Hansen on Prisoner Organizing and Working With Allies [Podcast – Victoria Anarchist Bookfair]

So-called Canada. In this interview, Ann Hansen, author of Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerilla and Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time For Society’s Crimes, discusses her work with the Prison for Women Memorial Collective (P4WMC).

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The Final Straw Radio: Support Ryan Roberts and Killthebill Bristol Defendants!

On March 21st, 2021, thousands entered the streets of Bristol in the UK to vent their anger at deaths in police custody, police violence on the streets, as well as a slate of repressive laws including the SpyCops Bill, increasing impunity for government officials breaking their own laws, as well as the Police, Crime, Sentencing and CourtsBill, or simply The Bill, targeting Roma people, Travelers, lengthens youth prison sentences and criminalizing dissent and protest amidst some of the harshest Covid-19 lockdowns the UK had seen.

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The Final Straw Radio: Belarusian uprising revisited

This week on The Final Straw, we spoke with Vasili and Maria, two Belarusian anarchists living abroad about the aftermath of the 2020 Uprising in their country of birth, lessons learned, the current political prisoners and the Lukashenko regime’s attempts to attack dissidents abroad.

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Indigenous Anarchism is a Collect Call, by Klee Benally [Immediatism podcast, episode 630]

The new book, Black Seed: Not on Any Map, Indigenous Anarchy in an Anti-Political World, is out! The new book is introduced by Cory in episode 630 of the Innediatism podcast.

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From Embers: New Episodes in August 2021

From Embers is a regular anarchist podcast produced in Kingston, Ontario. We publish a few episodes each month about actions and projects going on in so-called Canada that inspire us, or about topics that we think will be relevant to anarchists living north of the border. We are part of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network.

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From Embers: Climate Crisis, Activism, and the Future Of The Planet

For this episode From Embers sat down (in person!) with author, farmer and organizer Aric McBay. We talked about the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, what climate scientists are now saying about the future of the planet, whether it’s still worth trying to stop climate change, and whether and how to maintain hope in the face of increasingly apocalyptic news.

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From Embers: A Year At 1492 Land Back Lane

After a hiatus, the anarchist podcast From Embers has re-launched this month. From Embers is a regular show about anarchist and anti-authoritarian politics in so-called Canada based in Kingston, Ontario. 

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