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The Final Straw – Keep Calm and Get Prepared: A Look Into Month 3 and Beyond of the #Portland Uprising with the Portland GDC

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.

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The Final Straw Radio: #Justice4Jerry2020, Confederate Monuments + Repression During The Movement for Black Lives

This episode has three portions following a segment by anarchist prisoner, Sean Swain, about confederate monuments.

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The Final Straw Radio: A View on the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

In the past few weeks since the uprising in response to police killings of Black and Brown folks around Turtle Island, amazing chances have presented themselves and folks have seized opportunities. One great and unfolding circumstance is known as the CHAZ or CHOP, an autonomous zone and occupational protest surrounding a police precinct in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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The Final Straw Radio- #June11 2020: Marius Mason support and words from Jeremy Hammond

In this June 11th (International day of solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners) podcast special, we’re happy to feature two interviews. 

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The Final Straw Radio: Two Voices From #Minneapolis: Medic and Abolitionist

On this episode, Final Straw Radio features two voices from Minneapolis, the epicenter of mass demonstrations and uprising following the police murder of #GeorgeFloyd.

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The Final Straw, Doing For Selves: Open Source Supplies and Tenant Organizing

March 23, 2020. Welcome to a podcast special from The Final Straw. While William is was busy producing an episode featuring voices of medical professionals and activists inside and out of prison to talk about the impacts of covid-19 on incarcerated people for broadcast, I had a couple of conversations about work folks are doing on the outside that I’d like to share.

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The Final Straw, #COVID-19 and the Prison System: 5 Voices from the Front Lines of Resistance

Today we have a show about COVID-19, specifically how the pandemic is being handled in prisons and detention. This show includes a lot of voices, and we structured it that way in order to both include as many perspectives as we could and also to take some of the expectation that interviewees speak to us for an extended period; everyone who is working on this is very busy and we wanted to respect that.

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The Final Straw: Solidarity Means Stepping Up; Ben Turk on Updates and Future For Prison Abolition

This week we got the chance to sit down and catch up with Ben Turk, who is an anarchist and prison abolitionist living in Milwaukee WI, about some recent efforts that he has been involved in and some ways that listeners can plug in and do solidarity work from afar. We speak about the lockdowns that have been occuring in Columbia CI, continued efforts to raise awareness about solitary confinement and bringing mental healthcare services to people undergoing incarceration, efforts to change legislation regarding old law prisoners, efforts to free Chrystul Kizer, and how the face of anarchist abolitionist organizing is shifting.

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The Final Straw: #Anarchy and indigenous resistance to #AMLO in #Mexico

This week on The Final Straw, an anarchist living in Mexico talks about the reign of the MORENA gimpparty of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (aka AMLO), the new face of capitalism it presents, it’s relation to social movements and indigenous sovereignty and the anarchist and indigenous resistance to the regime. We cover mega-projects being pushed through around the country, the repression of activists and more in this whopper of an episode.

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