Podcast by Final Straw radio: This week, Bursts spoke with Şoreş Ronahi of the Youth Movement of Rojava (Yekîtiya Ciwanên Rojava), an autonomous movement within Tev-Dem, the movement for Democratic Confederalism in Rojava (located within Northern Syria). Continue reading Final Straw Radio Podcast: Şoreş Ronahi on Turkish Assaults on #Afrin & #Rojava
In this episode of the solecast I chatted with 4 participants from the Olympia Fracking Blockade, an occupation that shut down the port of Olympia for 2 weeks in November 2018. We take a look back on the occupation in the wake of its raid.
Continue reading Solecast: Long Live The Olympia Fracking Blockade
Audio zine 1:34:46 – When Insurrections Die – By Gilles Dauvé
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On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Walter Tull, a long-time militant anti-fascist who is currently based in Toronto. Tull speaks about the wave of anti-fascist activity that peaked in the 1980s and 1990s, about his current involvement in Antifa International and the International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund, and about the need in our current moment for reinvigorated militant anti-fascism on the streets.
Continue reading Podcast: #Antifa Organizing in #Ontario and Beyond
In Germany thousand of people took the street and demanded to stop deportations to Afghanistan. The German federal government started to deport Afghan war refugees, but some German states are now considering to stop deporting people back to the Afghan war zone.
Image: Stop deportations demo in Düsseldorf, Germany on Saturday.
Continue reading #AfghanistanIsNotSafe Thousands Joined #StopDeportations Demos In #Germany
On January 4th we reblogged Peter Gelderloos book How Nonviolence Protects the State. The Final Straw spoke with Peter Gelderloos.
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Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation
This week Gil O’Teen spoke with Peter Gelderloos, who is an anarchist and an author. His books include “The Failure of Nonviolence”, “Consensus”, “Anarchy Works”, and most recently “Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation”, which is being released two days from now (January 10th 2017) from AK Press. Gil and Peter discuss the ideas in Worshiping Power, how states usually take root, the insidiousness of democracy, the concept of how salvation religions intertwine with the state, and much more.
Don’t forget about the presentation at Firestorm Books and Coffee entitled “Preparing for the Trump Era: An Anarchist Viewpoint” starting at 7pm on Tuesday January 10th. The presenters will explore various approaches to self-organization and self-defense, drawing on the principles of mutual aid and direct action. If you feel lost or uncertain about how to organize in these increasingly crazy times, come to this and get some ideas!
And here in Asheville on January 20th (INAUGURATION DAY) there is a day of activities being planned starting with a meetup and march at Pritchard Park at 10am on the 20th. After that in West Asheville, there will be free food, healing space, workshops, and a dance party/benefit in the evening. To plug in and see the most recent info, you can visit http://j20asheville.noblogs.org or you can plug in on fedbook by searching “J20 Day of Resistance & General Strike”