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
Riot Turtle (independent Enough is Enough reporter) spoke with many refugees during their visit to Lesvos, and The Final Straw is happy to release this interview.
Image: Moria refugee camp on Lesvos, Greece on December 26, 2017.
Continue reading Riot Turtle on The Final Straw – Amin: A Refugee Voice in Moria camp on Lesvos (Minisode)
Final Straw radio podcast. This week we are presenting two anarchist voices regarding DACA, among many other things. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and has been in the news recently because of a stay on this program by the current administration.
Continue reading Final Straw: Anarchist Perspectives on #DACA – #StopDeportations
Lucasville Uprising Hunger Strikers & “Trouble”, a New Project by subMedia. Interviews with Queen Tahiyrah and Franklin López
Continue reading Final Straw Podcast: Lucasville Uprising Hunger Strikers & “Trouble”, a New Project by subMedia
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”