This week we (The Final Straw) got to sit down with two members of the Portland General Defense Committee, AC (they them) and Raoul (they he), about the ongoing Uprising in Portland OR in the months since the murder of George Floyd. We get to touch on a lot of topics in this interview; the neo-liberal whitewashing of the image of the city of Portland which masks a lot of ultra racist and colonial tendencies, personal timelines of engagement in the Uprising, and a lot of tips and tricks for newer and older anarchists and radicals for dealing with and anticipating state repression and violence.Wuppertal
This episode has three portions following a segment by anarchist prisoner, Sean Swain, about confederate monuments.Continue reading The Final Straw Radio: #Justice4Jerry2020, Confederate Monuments + Repression During The Movement for Black Lives
A message by imprisoned comrade Sean Swain.Continue reading Sean Swain: How Buckingham Medical Made Me A Potential Death Statistic
A statement from longtime anarchist prisoner Sean Swain for June 11.Continue reading #June11, 2019: On Taking It All Down by #SeanSwain
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on June11.org last year in the lead-up to the annual International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. We are reposting it at the direct request of Sean Swain: “The [Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction] has decided to make me die in their prisons for the [following] article. So, please make sure this gets everywhere.”Continue reading On Slavery, Nat Turner, John Brown, and Drones: A Statement from Sean Swain
Sean has come under fire by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The ODRC has increased Sean’s security level from 3 to 5b, an increase that has sent him to solitary confinement, led to him being handcuffed during visits, and further removed him from any possibility for parole.
Anarchist comrade and prisoner San Swain launched a hunger strike. A statement from friends of Sean.
Sean Swain is an artist, musician, prolific writer and a anarchist prisoner in Warren Correctional Institute in Lebanon, Ohio. In January 2018, Sean was interviewed by journalist Jae Em Carico concerning activism, revolution and communalization. The following are Sean’s thoughts and insights into those topics. Continue reading Exclusive Interview of Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain by Journalist Jae Em Carico
After the not guilty verdicts in the Chicago Conspiracy trial in 1969, one of the jurors was interviewed– an older white woman who admitted she voted for Nixon. Explaining her not guilty verdict, she said simply that this was the first time she was afraid of her government.
All J20 defendants were in a police kettle when a limo was torched
In that bell weather case for the Nixon fascist regime, so-called leaders of the protest outside the Democratic National Convention were put on trial for “conspiracy,” facing the rest of their lives in prison. Defendants included Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Ruben of the yippies, Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers, and anti-war pacifists. Continue reading J20 – By Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain