The Final Straw Radio

The Final Straw Radio
A weekly anarchist radio show

Rojava, War, Imperialism, and Defense
Oct 9 • 43 min
An interview with Gönül Düzer about standing up for Rojava in the face of Turkish invasion
Goth, Punk, “Selling Out”, and Being #DarkAndFlirty; an Interview with Secret Shame
Oct 6 • 58 min
Secret Shame This week William had the chance to speak with 3 members of the Asheville based goth/darkwave/post punk band Secret Shame about their politics, their music, what ails and what’s good about Asheville in general, the tensions of living…
Pepe on Preparing for Freedom
Sep 29 • 79 min
Preparing for Freedom Today you’ll hear Bursts interview Pepe, an anarchist from so called Connecticut. As of September 4th 2019, Pepe has been sentenced to 5 years in prison on federal charges. In this interview he speaks on a range of topics…
The Ovas Speak on Living and Fighting in LA
Sep 22 • 58 min
La Concha, the Psyco Brigade, Feminism, and Anti-Racism
Jeremey Hammond Resists a Grand Jury + Shane McDonnell on Nietzsche
Sep 15 • 60 min
Support Jeremy Hammond! This week we are presenting two segments, first up is an interview done by Cypress - a new member of The Final Straw collective! - with Grace (they/them pronouns), who is doing support for anarchist prisoner Jeremy Hammond….
Digital Security / Tenant Organizing / #MeToo and Updates from Hong Kong
Sep 8 • 133 min
Digital Security / Tenant Organizing / #MeToo and Updates from Hong Kong This week, we feature three portions. (image used by Ar To) Lauren Regan of CLDC First up, we share a chat with Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, or CLDC, to…
“We either organize or we die, our lives depend on this!”
Sep 1 • 57 min
Reflections on Anarchism in Borikén (Puerto Rico) after Hurricane Maria and #RickyRenuncia
We Need To Keep That Spirit Alive: anarchist prisoner Eric King and partner speak
Aug 25 • 106 min
We Need To Keep That Spirit Alive: anarchist prisoner Eric King and partner speak ***Update: Eric King started a 5 day trial on August 26th, 2019, in Denver, CO on the charges of assaulting Lieutenant Wilcox at FCI Florence. Here’s background on that…
On Nurturance Culture with Nora Samaran
Aug 18 • 61 min
On Nurturance Culture w Nora Samaran This week, Bursts spoke with Nora Samaran, author of the essay “The Opposite Of Rape Culture Is Nurturance Culture”, which became the seed of her book “Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance…
“Colonialsim Has Left its Ugly Mark All Over the Planet, And We’re Still Reeling From it But We’re Not Backing Down.”
Aug 11 • 72 min
First, Bursts interviewed Mark and anonymous, members of the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, about the work of the ICR, the possibility of Turkish invasion the continuing threat posed by Daesh (ISIS) in northern Syria. Next, William had the chance to…
Move 9 Speak, Yellow Finch Tree Sitters, and Pansy Fest//ACAB 2019
Aug 4 • 100 min
This week we feature three segments. As it is literally packed with jam, we suggest you check out our podcast for free online at our website or any number of streaming sites for longer, more detailed conversations on the topics plus, again, Sean…
Resisting Tyranny in Hong Kong
Jul 28 • 84 min
Resisting Tyranny in Hong Kong For the hour, we spoke with Ahkok who identifies as a humanitarian, antifascist and musician who grew up in Hong Kong and has participated in protests over the years including the Umbrella Movement and current…
Secwepemc Struggle Against Pipeline / Perilous Chronicles Prisoner Resistance
Jul 21 • 84 min
This week, we feature two segments on the episode. First, a brief chat with Duncan of Perilous Chronicle, a site documenting prisoner resistance since from 2010 til today in the so-called U.S. & Canada. More on that project can be found at…
There Is No Liberation Until The Borders Are Gone: Bruno from CIMA and Members of IAF Speak
Jul 14 • 76 min
There Is No Liberation Until The Borders Are Gone: Bruno from CIMA and Members of IAF Speak This week we are super pleased to share an interview that William did a few weeks ago with two members of the Indigenous Anarchist Federation, Bombshell and…
Carolina Abortion Fund, Reproductive Justice and Autonomy
Jul 7 • 56 min
This week we had the opportunity to connect with Ash Williams, who is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Carolina Abortion Fund, and is also one of the architects of the Charlotte Uprising which they’ve been on the show before to talk about. I felt…
Hamilton Pride Defenders + “The Spectre and The Sovereign”
Jul 1 • 62 min
Were happy to bring you three segments in this weeks show. The first is Sean Swain, who hasn’t been heard on the airwaves for a few weeks. [2min 56] Following this, we’ll hear from an anarchist from so-called Hamilton, Ontario, to talk about…
The Blood and Guts of Silent Sam
Jun 23 • 91 min
Maya Little + Dwayne Dixon
Anti-Repression in SC and Trans Resiliency in Appalachia
Jun 16 • 68 min
This week, we’ll be featuring two segments, one on state repression against anti-racist organizers in rural Upstate South Carolina [10min 21sec] and on an upcoming documentary series on access/non access to mental health infrastructure for…
Fire Ant Journal
Jun 10 • 84 min
A voice of anarchist prisoners
Eye On Palestine: Education + Solidarity Across Borders
Jun 9 • 57 min
+ Likhts’amisyu Summer Camp / BADNews from Serbia + UK
Sean Swain for June 9th, 2019
Jun 9 • 7 min
Hey buds, We’re not including Sean on this week’s show so as not to conflict with the audio we’ve included in the show. But, y’all should definitely check out his segment on mass shootings and share it around if you care to! And find his other…
“We of this bread will not eat any more”
Jun 7 • 24 min
Hunger Striking Anarchists in Italy
Free Them All! : Matt Meyer on Kuwasi Balagoon
Jun 4 • 68 min
Kuwasi Balagoon: A Soldier’s Story This week we had the chance to interview Matt Meyer, who, among many other pursuits, is a retired professor and an editor of A Soldier’s Story: Revolutionary Writings by a New Afrikan Anarchist, out from PM…
9th Anniversary Show!
May 27 • 74 min
So for this episode, we tried something new. This show is in its 9th year of production, and we realized that we as hosts very rarely have interacted on the show. While this is a project that is one we do for reasons other than boosting our own…
Autonomy Meaning More Than Just Guns
May 26 • 104 min
Community Self Defence Post-Charlottesville-2017
Michael Kimble, Akbar + Mustafa: Prisoners in Ohio and Alabama Speak
May 19 • 63 min
Prisoners in Ohio and Alabama Speak This week, we hear the voices of three prisoners: anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble and jailhouse lawyer Arthur “Akbar” Griggs at Holman CI in Atmore, Alabama, and Mark “Mustafa” Hinkston at Toledo CI in…
Jpay in NC Prisons + Antiracist Oi Documentary, “Negro Terror”
May 12 • 64 min
Sean Swain on Jpay and New Documentary About Band Negro Terror This week, we feature an interview with Sean Swain about the JPay system being incorporated into the North Carolina prison system based on his experiences in Ohio, increased tension…
Antifa + Anarchy Down Under: Andy Fleming of SlackBastard
May 5 • 100 min
Antifa + Anarchy Down Under: Andy Fleming of SlackBastard This week, we’re sharing a recent conversation with Andy Fleming. Andy is an anarchist and anti-racist organizer based out of Melbourne, Australia. For the episode, Andy tells us about his…
Humor, Shaming and Yelling At Racist Dogs w Tom Tanuki
Apr 28 • 69 min
On the show this week, Bursts spoke with Tom Tanuki, front man of the group Yelling At Racist Dogs (Y.A.R.D.), a performance anti-fascist group that directs insulting yells at far-right, xenophobic events and speakers. For the hour we talk some about…
David Easley, Resisting From Inside
Apr 21 • 71 min
David Easley of Ohio IWOC & Jasper of FOM ****This show carries a heavy content warning for institutionalized violence against incarcerated people, suicide, and issues related to mental wellness//unwellness.****** This week I’m sharing a…
Out-Organizing Racists: ROAR Conference 2019 + Spencer Sunshine on Fascism
Apr 14 • 99 min
ROAR Conference 2019 + Spencer Sunshine on Fascism This week on the show, we feature two segments. First up, an organizer with the Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism, or ROAR Conference shares perspectives on the upcoming conference, May 18 &…
Chelsea Manning and Grand Jury Resistance
Apr 7 • 62 min
Chelsea Manning and Grand Jury Resistance This week on The Final Straw, we’re excited to bring you perspectives on resisting Federal Grand Juries in the U.S. In particular, we focus on the situation of imprisoned, former army whistle-blower, Chelsea…
Indigenous Space and Decolonizing Prison Abolition
Mar 31 • 73 min
Indigenous Spaces + Decolonizing Prison Abolition (Sean Swain starts at 05min, 12 sec) Ni Frontieres Ni Prisons on No New Migrant Prison in Laval, Canada (starts 12min, 08sec) Today we have a two part show! In the first part we are presenting a…
Surviving and Re-thinking Our World Without the Government; Comunidad Colectiva on ICE in NC
Mar 24 • 58 min
This week we had the chance to interview Lelia, who is a community activist and a part of the group Comunidad Colectiva, an immigrant rights group based in Charlotte NC. We got to talk about a lot of things in this interview, the work that they and…
End Prison Slavery: The Free Alabama Movement
Mar 17 • 71 min
End Prison Slavery: The Free Alabama Movement (Sean Swain: 4min 47sec) This week we air two interviews about the struggle of Alabama activist and prisoner Kinetic Justice. Kinetic, aka Robert Earl Council, conducted a 6 day hunger strike because he…
Gord Hill on Art and Resistance
Mar 10 • 64 min
Gord Hill on Art and Resistance Gord Hill is an indigenous author, anarchist, antifascist and militant, a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation living in so-called British Columbia, Canada. Gord is also graphic artist and comic book author who most…
Rayquan Borum Trial + Scaling Up Climate Resistance
Mar 3 • 91 min
Rayquan Borum Trial Begins + Scaling Up Climate Resistance This week we’re sharing two interviews. First up, I spoke with glo merriweather and jamie marsicano, two supporters of Rayquan Borum, a young black man accused by Charlotte PD of killing…
Anarchists In Conflict: Rojava + Yellow Vests
Feb 24 • 90 min
Anarchists In Conflict: Rojava + Yellow Vest Movement (Sean Swain at 6:28, interviews begin at 14:05) This week on The Final Straw, the episode’s theme is anarchist interventions in struggles around the world. We’ll be sharing audios from comrades…
Who Is Leonard Peltier?: Paulette D’auteuil of the ILPDC
Feb 17 • 79 min
A Story of Leonard Peltier This week, Paulette D’auteuil speaks about the life and case of Leonard Peltier. Peltier is one of the best known political prisoners currently held in the U.S. Paulette is the Director of the International Leonard Peltier…
Anti-Fascist Struggle in Europe and State Repression in Russia
Feb 10 • 72 min
This week, we feature two segments on the show: an interview with a Russian anarchist about the recent ramping up of torture and repression by the FSB in Russia against anarchists and anti-fascists; and a chat with Patrick Strickland, author of “Alerta!…
Updates on FOSTA and Digital Harm Reduction
Feb 3 • 86 min
with Norman Shamas
SWOP Behind Bars w/ Jill McCracken
Jan 27 • 75 min
Sex Work, Incarceration, and Intersections
Eric King Hunger Strike + Mapuche Solidarity with A-Radio Berlin
Jan 20 • 63 min
Support Anarchist Prisoner Eric King This week Bursts spoke with the wife of vegan, antifascist and anarchist political prisoner, Eric King. Eric was was convicted of attempting the September 11, 2014 firebombing of the Kansas City office of a…
F.L.O.W.E.R. on Opposing “Rock Stone Mountain” 2019 + Black Flags Over Brooklyn with Kim Kelly
Jan 13 • 78 min
Front Line Organization Working To End Racism Firstly we’re presenting a conversation that William had with an organizer with F.L.O.W.E.R., which stands for Front Line Organization Working to End Racism, about opposition to a neo confederate rally…
Error451 #14: Leap Encryption Access Project
Jan 9 • 44 min
This week, we’d like to share a conversation had a little bit ago with Kali Kaneko, from LEAP. Leap Encryption Access Project, like pEp featured in our prior Error451 interview, is an open-source project meant to ease… access to encryption…
Gitdimt’en Sovereignty; sub.Media’s JR on Madness
Jan 6 • 60 min
This week we feature two segments, the first on anti-pipeline resistance at the Gidimt’en Camp in Canada and second with JR from sub.Media about Mental Wellness and the recent Trouble episode on the subject. Wet’suwet’en Pipeline Resistance, so-called…
Support the NoDAPL Prisoners!: A chat with Jess and Olive
Dec 30, 2018 • 87 min
Support NoDAPL Prisoners This week, we’re excited to share the voices of Jess and Olive, who both did legal support, and do prisoner solidarity with the folks facing Federal prison time from the struggle at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access…
Error451: #13 (pEp with Hernani Marques)
Dec 23, 2018 • 30 min
Hernani Marques on Pretty Easy Privacy On this episode I’m joined by Hernani Marques, a hacker and member of the pEp Foundation, talking about Pretty Easy Privacy, a concerted attempt to make adoption of end-to-end email encryption easier and more…
Cindy Milstein, pt2: Rojava, Autonomy, Religion, Anarchism and Care
Dec 16, 2018 • 102 min
Cindy Milstein, Part Two You’re listening to the second half of my inteview with anarchist, activist and author Cindy Milstein as they toured with the book Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief, published last year by AK Press. In this…
Cindy Milstein, pt1: Grief, Care, Anarchy and Vision
Dec 16, 2018 • 67 min
Cindy Milstein, Part One Cindy Milstein is an anarchist, activist and author who was a touring few months back with Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief, published last year by AK Press. The book is compilation of essays by various…
Solidarity with the Migrant Caravan
Dec 9, 2018 • 59 min
2 on the ground perspectives
Rural Organizing in Appalachia
Dec 2, 2018 • 70 min
Rural Organizing And Resiliency (ROAR) This week on The Final Straw Radio, we’re sharing an interview with two members of Rural Organizing And Resilience, or ROAR, an anti-racist and mutual aid organization that’s based in Madison County, North…
Walidah Imarisha on Angels With Dirty Faces (rebroadcast)
Nov 25, 2018 • 58 min
Walidah Imarisha on Angels With Dirty Faces (rebroadcast) This week we are rebroadcasting an interview that William and Disembodied Voice conducted with Walidah Imarisha, who is an Oregon based writer, educator, public scholar and spoken word artist…
JLS on #PrisonStrike, Doxxings + Hambach Forest Updates
Nov 18, 2018 • 61 min
This week, we feature three segments. Locals Respond To Far-Right Doxxings First, we’ll feature a statement about recent doxing of a number of anti-racists in the Asheville area by far-right keyboard warriors. A Jailhouse Lawyer Speaks About…
Sahar Francis of Addameer on Palestinian Prisoners
Nov 11, 2018 • 74 min
Sahar Francis of Addameer This week, I spoke with Sahar Francis, the Director of Addameer. Addameer is a non-governmental organization, or NGO, based in Ramallah in the West Bank in occupied Palestine that focuses on human rights advocacy, political…
Taglit-Birthright Israel and Settler-Colonialism with Nani Ferreira-Mathews
Nov 4, 2018 • 62 min
Taglit-Birthright Israel & Settler Colonialism This week, we spoke with Nani Ferreira-Mathews. Nani is the author of “Birthright?: Travelogue of an American Radical in Israel / Palestine”, published by On Our Own Authority (or OOOA) Books, out…
Nuancing Disaster Relief with MAD Distro NC
Oct 28, 2018 • 75 min
Disaster Relief Moving Forward This week we had the chance to talk to Sascha, who is a community organizer in the triangle area of North Carolina, about ongoing organizing to help rebuild and continue to aid folks after the multiple hurricanes…
“It Didn’t Occur To Me Until It Occurred To Me”: Donald Rooum, Pt2
Oct 21, 2018 • 66 min
This week on The Final Straw we’ll be airing the second half of our interview with anarchist, author and cartoonist nonagenarian, Donald Rooum from Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Donald has written introductions to anarchism and has been a…
Mutual Aid in the Wake of Hurricane Michael
Oct 14, 2018 • 62 min
A chat with Pearson of “Coffee with Comrades”
An Indigenous Activist on Post Hurricane Relief in Eastern NC
Oct 7, 2018 • 70 min
This week we had the opportunity to connect with Vanessa Bolin, who is an indigenous artist, community organizer, and activist who has been helping with flood rescue and rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Florence in Lumberton, NC, which is in Robeson…
Anarchist Approaches to Psychology and MAD Camp with Mango and Marin
Sep 30, 2018 • 84 min
This week we are very pleased to present an interview with Mango and Marin, who are mental healthcare workers based in New York City. We are going to get into a lot of topics, including anarchist critiques of psychiatry, the open dialogue method of…
Former Political Prisoner Zolo Azania
Sep 23, 2018 • 88 min
This week on The Final Straw radio we are sharing a chat that Bursts had with Zolo Agona Azania. Zolo is from Gary, Indiana where he lives now, working a job and also doing re-entry work with the formerly incarcerated and community service to…
Conflict Resolution with the Callisto Collective
Sep 16, 2018 • 58 min
This week we are presenting audio from the Callisto Collective, which is a local collective “addressing conflict, abuse, assault and everything in between” by utilizing autonomous models of resolution, especially in closer knit communities of…
SC Prisoner Speaks + Resisting Nuclear Waste in Bure, France
Sep 9, 2018 • 93 min
This week, we air two segments. South Carolina Prisoner, “J” First, “J” is in segregation in a South Carolina prison. He does not give his full name or the prison he’s inside for reasons of personal safety. You’ll hear him share a bit about his…
Kevin Rasid Johnson on the #PrisonStrike2018 + Two Audio Zines
Sep 2, 2018 • 60 min
This week on The Final Straw, we’re featuring two main events, both themed around the Prison Strike ongoing across Turtle Island until at least September 9th. Kevin Rashid Johnson on the Prison Strike First, an interview we conducted with Kevin…
Anti-Prison, Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Racist: Ray Luc Levasseur PT2
Aug 26, 2018 • 67 min
Ray Luc Levasseur, PT2 This week, we share some more perspectives on prison, stretching back decades. You’re about to hear the second half of our conversation from earlier this year with Ray Luc Levasseur. Mr. Levasseur is a longtime activist,…
William C Anderson: On Blackness and Anarchy
Aug 19, 2018 • 60 min
William C. Anderson This week on The Final Straw, we are super pleased to present a talk given at the most recent Asheville Anarchist Bookfair by William C. Anderson, who co authored the book As Black As Resistance with Zoe Samudzi. The talk he is…
SFBay View with Mary Ratcliff; Asheville threatening Harm Reduction;
Aug 12, 2018 • 81 min
Steady Collective + SFBayView Newspaper This week on the show we feature two interviews. The first is with Mary Ratcliff, the editor of 27 years of the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper, with a print distribution of 20,000 copies around…
Student/Community Organizing and Fighting Hopelessness with NoNEXUS Oberlin
Aug 5, 2018 • 59 min
This week we had the opportunity to interview Isabel and Christopher, who are active in differing ways in the No NEXUS Oberlin campaign, one in a long series of anti pipeline pushes in Oberlin Ohio. This campaign is based in part around the college…
Donald Rooum, pt1: Author, Cartoonist + Anarchist
Jul 29, 2018 • 78 min
Donald Rooum, pt1 This week, we invite you to listen in on the first part of a conversation we had with 90 year old anarchist, cartoonist and author, Donald Rooum. Donald was born 1928 in Bradford, UK. Donald is most known for his longtime…
Indigenous Resistance in so called B.C. and Mattole Forest Blockade
Jul 22, 2018 • 60 min
segments from From Embers and Radical People podcasts
Charles Cobb On Armed Self-Defense In The Civil Rights Movement
Jul 14, 2018 • 89 min
“You may be nonviolent, but I’m not gonna let these white people kill you”. A presentation with Charles Cobb on This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed. This week we are very pleased to present a presentation done some months ago at Firestorm…
End Prison Slavery: National Prison Strike 2018, Aug 21st- Sept 9
Jul 8, 2018 • 98 min
This week Bursts had two conversations, both focusing on the upcoming Prisoner Strike from August 21st to September 9th, 2018, one with a member of IWOC and one with a Amani Sawari, a media liaison for some of the prisoners who called for the strike….
OccupyICEPDX and J20 case updates
Jul 1, 2018 • 79 min
#OccupyICEPDX and J20 Updates This week, we’re featuring two interviews. The first was an an interview from the IGDcast with someone affiliated with #OccupyIcePDX blocking the immigration detention center in Portland, OR. The…
Voices from the Balkan Route, Rojava and ZAD (Radio Klaxon)
Jun 25, 2018 • 66 min
This week on The Final Straw, we’re airing three international segments covering anarchist perspectives from the Rojava Revolution in Northern Syria, voices from the pirate radio, Radio Klaxon on the ZAD, a land occupation in western France, and…
Shane Burley on Fascism Today + Asheville IWW on Service Work
Jun 17, 2018 • 70 min
This week on The Final Straw, we’ll be airing two interviews. Shane Burley on Fascism Today In the first, Bursts spoke with author and activist Shane Burley about the state of street level fascism and anti-fascism in the U.S. Shane is the author of…
“If you stay up all night you owe it to yourself to watch sunrise, every time”
Jun 10, 2018 • 59 min
A Presentation with Margaret Killjoy about her new book The Barrow Will Send What it May, Anarchist Subculture, and Representation
Error451: #12 (Efail w/ Micah Lee)
Jun 5, 2018 • 24 min
This week, Bursts spoke with Micah Lee. Micah is, according to his bio at The Intercept: ” a computer security engineer and an open source software developer. He writes about technical topics like digital and operational security, encryption…
Anarchy in Yogyakarta + Anarchist Bookfair in Asheville
Jun 4, 2018 • 84 min
This week we have two interviews to share. In the first Bursts spoke with two organizers of the Asheville Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair (ACAB2018) taking place the 22-24th of June. To link up with this project and for aaall the information, you…
Error451: #11 (CLOUD Act)
May 30, 2018 • 14 min
A change of plans: instead of airing the interview with comrades in Yogyakarta about May Day repression of anarchists there, we’re including that in the radio show for next Sunday. So, instead, kick back with this new issue of #Error451 ! The…
Post-Scarcity, Privilege and Walking Away: A Chat with Cory Doctorow
May 27, 2018 • 71 min
Cory Doctorow on Post-Scarcity & Sci-Fi This week, we present an interview that Bursts conducted with the sci-fi and picture book author, technologist and social critic Cory Doctorow. Cory is an editor of the blog BoingBoing, a fellow at the…
Error451: #10 (Facebook and Cambridge Analytica)
May 23, 2018 • 21 min
This week on Error451, William Budington and Bursts chat about the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal. We’ve seen Congressional hearings and M. Zuckerburg give testimony, we’ve seen punditry, we’ve seen evasion. For the episode, the two…
Planning the Insurgency, Bloc by Bloc
May 20, 2018 • 96 min
This week, we are excited to share with y’all an interview with TL, the main artist and designer of Bloc by Bloc: The Game of Insurrection. From the website of Out Of Order games, which publishes the game, “Bloc by Bloc is a semi-cooperative strategy…
2018 Live International Anarchist Radio Broadcast
May 16, 2018 • 1 min
Sunday, May 20th from 14:00-22:00 Central European Time (UTC+1), so 8am North Carolina time, get ready for HOURS of anarchist audio from around the world with participants in the A-Radio Network, producers of B(A)DNews. Find the stream soon at…
“In the End, There are People Still Struggling. And We’re Still Fighting”: A conversation with Wriply and Ashley of the #BlackPride4
May 13, 2018 • 58 min
This week, we are airing a conversation that William had a few weeks ago with Wriply Bennet and Ashley Braxton, two members of the Black Pride 4. The Black Pride 4 are four black queer and trans people with accomplices who were arrested during a Pride…
8th Anniversary Episode
May 9, 2018 • 69 min
Welcome to the 8th anniversary podcast mini-sode special! The Final Straw has an irregular tradition of using our anniversary to air conversations with other projects that produce anarchist media. In past episodes, linked in the notes for this…
“They Can Take Our Lives, But They Can’t Take Our Will to Defend Them”: Supporting the Valle Garita Squat in Boriqué
May 6, 2018 • 58 min
This week I had the chance to speak to Ricchi, who is a Puerto Rican anarchist, about an autonomous squatted community center in Borique called Valle Garita. In this episode, we talk about the squatted space and the intentions of the organizers, plus…
May Day Every Day, and Breaking the Pattern of Sieges
Apr 29, 2018 • 79 min
An update and analysis from the Hellbender Monopod Blockade and Reflections on May Day
Error451: #09 (Facial Recognition Technology)
Apr 25, 2018 • 55 min
This week’s installment of #error451 podcast, Bursts and William Budington speak about facial recognition technology. We chat about how different methods are employed, scanning of social media by police and security forces, different methods…
Error451: #08 (Are My Apps Listening To Me?)
Apr 24, 2018 • 16 min
This week on Error451, William Budington and Bursts chat about eavesdropping by digital devices. This conversation happened before the Cambridge Analytica & Facebook scandal, but covers some of the same material. Do Facebook, Amazon,…
scott crow on Liberatory Community Armed-Defense
Apr 22, 2018 • 62 min
This week we share as our main feature an interview with longtime anarchist, musician, anti-racist & organizer from Texas, scott crow. scott is the author of numerous books, including “Black Flags & Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common…
After 25 Years… : Two Perspectives on the Lucasville Uprising
Apr 15, 2018 • 65 min
25 Years After Lucasville: Two Perspectives on the Uprising This week is the 25th anniversary of the longest prison uprising in US history in which lives were lost. The rebellion, which lasted 11 days, took place at the Southern Ohio…
ZAD resists evictions
Apr 14, 2018 • 33 min
Bursts spoke with a comrade y’all might recognize, a Camille who lives on the ZAD, or Zone To Defend in Notre Dame De Landes, Britanny, France. Camille and Bursts spoke in January upon the announcement of the French government’s decision to…
Charlotte Uprising: Repression and Resistance Go On
Apr 8, 2018 • 61 min
This week, we have a few goodies for y’all! First, we’ll feature some words that friends in central NC recorded of Elijah. Elijah was born and raised in Durham, NC, who was imprisoned in Alabama. Elijah was among many who showed up to resist a…
J20 Court Updates + Perspectives on the SESTA-FOSTA
Apr 1, 2018 • 64 min
In this week’s episode of The Final Straw Radio, we have three segments on two subjects. This week there’ll be no Sean Swain segment due to technical difficulties, but we hope to be hearing his clarion call towards dancing around the ashes of…
“This Armed Occupation Needs to Stop Before It’s Too Late”: Yousef Natsha on his new documentary Hebron
Mar 25, 2018 • 81 min
Hebron Documentary This week we got the chance to speak with Yousef Natsha, who is a Palestinian filmmaker and activist about his new documentary called Hebron. In this interview we talk about how he got into making this documentary, some historical…
Expropriations and Internal Exile
Mar 18, 2018 • 59 min
Ray Luc Levasseur on Tom Manning, SCAR, and the Ohio 7
FSB Is The Real Terrorist: Intl Solidarity with Russian anarchists & antifa
Mar 11, 2018 • 57 min
In this podcast special, I spoke with Antti, Antti is a member of Moscow Anarchist Black Cross, which does anti-repression work for anarchists and anti-authoritarian antifascists. Many members of Moscow ABC are now living abroad and doing their work…
Powderkegs and Cyber Communism: WV Teacher’s Strike Reflections + Asheville SETWAC
Mar 11, 2018 • 57 min
Interview with Michael about the recent WV Teacher’s Strike In this interview, Bursts spoke with an anarchist teacher and IWW labor organizer in West Virginia, Michael Mochaidean, about the work that went into the recent teacher strikes that went…
Treaties, Peace & Resisting Alton Gas at Sipekne’katik River, in Mi’kma’ki
Mar 6, 2018 • 63 min
An episode of Shades of Green podcast
Tree-Sitting to Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline
Mar 4, 2018 • 61 min
An interview with tree sitters on Peters Mountain on the border of WV & VA, blocking the Mountain Valley Pipeline and why. Plus, some background on 54 year U.S. political prisoner, Ruchell Cinque Magee.
“Between The Bullet and The Lie”: Kristian Williams on George Orwell
Feb 25, 2018 • 76 min
Kristian Williams on George Orwell This week on The Final Straw, Bursts presents a conversation with Kristian Williams about his recently published book, Between The Lie & The Bullet: Essays on Orwell, published by AK Press. Kristian is maybe best…
Whammo!: MOVE9 Parole; Addicted to Screens; Anarcho-Syndicalism in Kosovo
Feb 18, 2018 • 59 min
This episode contains three segments: Move 9 Parole “Stare Into The Lights My Pretties” Anarcho-Syndicalist Organizing in Kosovo MOVE9 Parole First, there’s the interview that Bursts held with Michael Davis Africa Jr., a member of the MOVE…
Keep Loxicha Free!: A conversation with Bruno rh about Political Imprisonment and Indigenous Resistance in Oaxaca
Feb 14, 2018 • 94 min
This week William got the chance to speak to Bruno Renero-Hannan, who is an anarchist historical anthropologist from Mexico City, about their solidarity work around two of the original 250 Loxicha Prisoners in the state of Oaxaca. This rebellion and…
Şoreş Ronahi on Turkish assaults on Afrin Canton, Rojava, Syria
Feb 4, 2018 • 60 min
Interview with a member of the Youth Movement of Rojava 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…
Jalil Muntaqim on Revolution, Spirituality & more + Remembering Le Guin
Jan 28, 2018 • 67 min
This Week’s Content First, we air a portion of Ursula K. Le Guin’s acceptance speech from the 2014 National Book Awards, where she received the Lifetime Acheivement award. Ursula K. Le Guin, wrote fantasy and sci-fi for 77 years of her life,…
Mutual Aid in Caguas (PR) & La ZAD Wins?
Jan 21, 2018 • 86 min
This week on the Final Straw, we air two interviews. In the first segment, we hear from two organizers with the Centro de Apoyo Mutuo or Mutual Aid Center in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Emilu and Kique talk about Caguas, about the colonial relationship…
Amin: a refugee voice in Moria camp on Lesvos
Jan 19, 2018 • 19 min
Enough is Enough spoke with many refugees during their visit to Lesvos, and The Final Straw is happy to release this interview. Here we will hear from Amin (his name was changed for safety), a Pakistani man detained for 9 months for absolutely…
No Bayou Bridge Pipeline! An Interview with L’eu Est La Vie camp
Jan 14, 2018 • 63 min
This week, Bursts had a change to speak with two participants in the L’eu Est La Vie camp (Water is Life in French) organizing against the Bayou Bridge pipeline that Energy Transfer Partners is trying to push through the swamps of Louisiana at the…
Operation PUSH: Strikes in FL Prisons
Jan 7, 2018 • 59 min
Operation Push This week, Disembodied Voice spoke with Karen, a member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee in Gainesville, Florida. People imprisoned across the state of Florida are gearing up for a work strike and boycott of prison…
Error451: #07 (Borders and Devices)
Jan 3, 2018 • 23 min
This week on error451, the occasionally-weekly tech podcast from an anarchist perspective brought to you by The Final Straw Radio, Bursts and William Budington chat about devices crossing the U.S. border. Now, neither of us are lawyers and…
Walidah Imarisha on Angels With Dirty Faces, Accountability Processes, and more
Dec 31, 2017 • 59 min
This week William and Disembodied Voice had the chance to interview Walidah Imarisha, who is an Oregon based writer, educator, public scholar and spoken word artist about her book Angels With Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and…
Resisting Fascists in Charlotte, NC & Some Perspectives on CDC Censorship
Dec 24, 2017 • 63 min
This week, the show features two interviews. Anti-Fascist Organizing in Charlotte Against AntiCom The first is with an antifascist in Charlotte, NC, about the “March Against Communism” event that MIGHT be taking place in that city on…
Two Anarchist Healthcare Workers on the List of 7 Banned Words at the CDC (mini episode)
Dec 20, 2017 • 29 min
Today William talked with two anarchist healthcare workers in Asheville, NC about the Trump administration’s censorship of language regarding the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2018 budget proposal documents. In this short episode we talk…
Jude & Betty of DefendJ20 Give Updates as 1st Trial Block Finishes
Dec 17, 2017 • 58 min
DefendJ20 Updates on 1st Trial Block For the hour, we spoke with Betty Rothstein of DefendJ20Resistance and Jude Ortiz of DefendJ20Resistance and the Titled Scales Collective, about how the case is going as this first trial group finishes up…
Error451: #06 (Cryptocurrencies, Nazis, Bailbloc & Beyond)
Dec 13, 2017 • 64 min
This week, Bursts was joined by Pat Boyle, a collective member at Unicorn Riot (more about them later in this post), radical independent media project. We chatted about crypto-currency, Bitcoin in particular, technologies and strategies involved…
Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement on the RAM-NYC Community Bail Fund
Dec 10, 2017 • 62 min
Interview with RAM-NYC This week we spoke with members of The Base, which is an anarchist space in New York City, about the newly formed Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement NYC Community Bail Fund. In this episode we talk about the concept of bail and…
Error451: #05 (Hidden Tracking In Common Android Apps)
Dec 6, 2017 • 20 min
This week, William Budington chats with Bursts about the recent exposé published by Yael Grauer at The Intercept about research by Exodus and Yale Research Group leading to the findings that hundreds of common apps available from the Android Google…
Prison-related Audio Project Roundtable & an update from Walid on Manus Island
Dec 3, 2017 • 58 min
This week we feature two segments. Prison-Related Audio Roundtable The first is a roundtable discussion with producers from various audio projects around North America that focus on prisoner struggles and amplifying incarcerated voices. In the chat…
Error451: #04 (Net Neutrality)
Nov 29, 2017 • 20 min
This week on the occasionally-weekly tech podcast from The Final Straw, Error451, Bursts and guest William Budington, a tech security expert, talk about Net Neutrality. The context is that it’s back in the news as FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appears…
Eleanor Goldfield on Paradigm Lost and Creative Activism
Nov 26, 2017 • 69 min
Interview with Eleanor Goldfield This week we spoke with Eleanor Goldfield, who is an activist on the far left and a proponent of creative activism, a stance that centers creative approaches to direct action with the aim of leading people to…
Error451: #03 (GPS safer practices)
Nov 22, 2017 • 11 min
In perfect timing for holiday driving many will be doing in the U.S., we’re releasing episode 3 of Error451, The Final Straw’s occasionally weekly tech security podcast with William Budington. This episode is about GPS navigation on mobile devices and…
A Refugee on Manus Island & the 2018 Certain Days Calendar
Nov 19, 2017 • 58 min
This week on the Final Straw we feature 2 interviews. Walid, an asylum seeker held at the Manus Regional Process Center, Papua New Guinea First up, you’ll hear a conversation that Bursts had with a refugee seeking asylum in Australia. His name…
Error451: #02 (Burner Phones)
Nov 16, 2017 • 22 min
This is the first standalone episode of Error451, The Final Straw’s occasionally weekly podcast featuring a conversation between Bursts and William Budington about tech, security and safer practices. Upcoming episodes include how to avoid…
Anti-Repression Panel from the NAABC Conference 2017
Nov 12, 2017 • 57 min
Anti-Repression Panel from Denver, October 2017 This week we are featuring a recording from an Anti-Repression panel that took place in Denver in October of this year. The sound quality is affected by a fan system that the venue had running, but the…
Joint Convo with Sole from Solecast
Nov 7, 2017 • 61 min
In mid October, Bursts and Sole sat down at Sole’s Colorado Villa by the family grotto and chatted over some bubbly water. In the hour they spoke about: CZN and its aspirations J20 Repression Political prisoner support Why the Anarchist Black…
A Conversation with Cascadia Forest Defenders
Nov 5, 2017 • 60 min
For a 59 minute long, radio clean version for syndication purposes, please visit the collection. Cascadia Forest Defenders This week William had the opportunity to speak with someone who works closely with the group Cascadia Forest…
Betsy Raasch-Gilman on Anarchism, Organizing and Movement for a New Society
Oct 29, 2017 • 89 min
Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on October 30th through November 5th, 2017 and podcasting on For a 59 minute long, radio clean version for syndication purposes, please visit the…
Anarchist Perspectives on DACA
Oct 22, 2017 • 58 min
Anarchist Voices on DACA and much more. 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…
Northern California Fire Relief
Oct 17, 2017 • 36 min
I’d like to share a Final Straw Radio mini-episode, a conversation with Emilio of the currently unofficial Sonoma County IWW, or Industrial Workers of the World. This chapter doesn’t yet have an official charter but they were in the process or…
B(A)d News episode5 1710 en
Oct 15, 2017 • 74 min
introduction of the program news from 98fm (athens) 3:47,5 – 12:24,5 syriza changes Law attack on the french institute of athens harm of environment / shipowner and gold mining law about the gender issue 15 years of prison in cause of self-defence…
Support Herman Bell & a discussion of the Signal App
Oct 15, 2017 • 67 min
Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on October 16th through October 22nd and podcasting on For a 59 minute long, radio clean version for syndication purposes, please visit the collection….
Kevin Tucker on Anarcho-Primitivism (pt2)
Oct 8, 2017 • 66 min
For a 59 minute long, radio clean version for syndication purposes, please visit the collection. Interview This week we air the second half of Bursts conversation with Kevin Tucker. Kevin is an anarcho-primitivist, author and publisher of…
Kevin Tucker on Anarcho-Primitivism (pt1)
Oct 1, 2017 • 70 min
For a 59 minute long, radio clean version for syndication purposes, please visit the collection. Interview This week Bursts spoke with Kevin Tucker, anarcho-primitivist, author and publisher of Black & Green Review. We had a rather…
Catalan Referendum: An Anarchist Perspective
Sep 26, 2017 • 60 min
This segment is a conversation Bursts had on Monday, September 25th with an Anglophone anarchist who has lived in Catalunya, within the Spanish borders, for some years now. This conversation comes as there is an intense escalation in the region with…
Coalition for Immokalee Workers on #IrmaRelief and Jalil Muntaqim (p2)
Sep 24, 2017 • 69 min
Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on September 25th through October 1st and podcasting on For a 59 minute long, radio clean version for syndication purposes, please visit the collection….
UNCA Rad Rush & Supporters of Comrade Malik Washington
Sep 17, 2017 • 60 min
For a 59 minute long, radio clean version for syndication purposes, please visit the collection. Interviews UNCA Radical Rush In this two parter episode, firstly we chatted with Beck, a University of North Carolina Asheville student and…
B(A)DNews September 2017
Sep 14, 2017 • 46 min
Hey people! Here is bad news #4, presented by Radio Pirata of Tegucigalpa (so-called Chile) with the collaborations of: 98 fm presented a roundup of the last month of action and repression in labor, student struggles, anti-fascist anniversaries…
Tech Security, Doxxing, Encryption
Sep 10, 2017 • 78 min
The Main Event This week Bursts spoke with William Budington, a digital security expert, about various topics under that heading. We spoke about: encryption for texting, email and mobile devices operating systems; about anonymity on the internet;…
Special: Assata on autonomous Hurricane Relief on the Gulf Coast
Sep 8, 2017 • 11 min
This is a The Final Straw Radio mini-episode and we just had a quick conversation with Assata, an activist and member Yellow Hammer Alternative, an Alabama-based far left autonomous mutual aid group. We talked about relief work done by Assata’s group…
Jalil Muntaqim + New Anarchist Punk and Metal
Sep 3, 2017 • 59 min
The haps: This week we’ll be taking a little break. We’ll be sharing a short interview conducted by friends of ours at Prison Radio at CKUT from the studios of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in so-called Canada. This interview is the first…
Interview with Elisa of São Paulo Indymedia (ARadio Berlin) plus announcements
Aug 27, 2017 • 58 min
Interview with São Paulo member of Indymedia This week on The Final Straw, we’re featuring an interview produced by comrades from Anarchistisches Radio Berlin with Elisa. Elisa has been involved in the anarchist movement for a long time and is one of…
Free Kara Wild plus Conflict in Movement
Aug 20, 2017 • 64 min
Interview This week, we’re featuring two segments. Kara Wild The first conversation is with a supporter of Kara Wild. Kara is an anarchist, a trans woman, an artist and is currently incarcerated and awaiting trial in France for participation in the…
B(A)D News Episode 3 (August 2017) en
Aug 19, 2017 • 37 min
This is the third episode of “B(A)D NEWS - Angry voices from around the world”, a news program from the international network of anarchist and anti-authoritarian radios, consisting of short news segments from different parts of the world. Content: …
Resisting LNG Storage in Tacoma & August 19th Prison Solidarity
Aug 13, 2017 • 62 min
Interviews For this week we are featuring two interviews from listeners and past contributors. August 19th Protest in Solidarity with Prisoners The first interview is an excerpt of a longer interview that Disembodied Voice did with with a supporter…
Haymaker Gym on Antifascism, Fitness and Much More! (rebroadcast)
Aug 6, 2017 • 68 min
INTERVIEW This week, we’re airing the formerly only podcast conversation I had with organizers of the Haymaker Gym project in Chicago, IL. Haymaker is an explicitly anti-fascist and feminist self-defense initiative. If you want to help out the…
Margaret Killjoy on “The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion”
Jul 30, 2017 • 70 min
Interview This week William had the opportunity to speak with Margaret Killjoy about her new novella The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion, which is coming out on August 15th from In this interview we will talk about how she got into writing genre…
Radio98FM Athens on Repression
Jul 25, 2017 • 38 min
Members of Radiozones Of Subversive Expression, Radio98fm, in Athens (GR) talk about the radio station, threats of repression against them and collusion between the State and a Mafia. You can find the station’s website at
Shite The Right: Charlottesville (VA) July 8th Report-back Plus August 12th Announcement
Jul 23, 2017 • 67 min
This week William got to speak to two people about the anti KKK demo in Charlotesville VA on July 8th, plus about the resistance to a Unite the Right gathering proposed for Charlotesville on August 12th. We speak about what went down on J8, plus…
Hamburg G20 Protest Report Back + NC Resists the Grand Jury
Jul 16, 2017 • 62 min
Interview This week William interviewed Mark Bray, who is a professor, author, and anti authoritarian, about the G20 protests that took place in Hamburg Germany last week. We will talk about the event, how it unfolded, much in the way of cultural and…
B(A)D News Episode 2 July 2017 en
Jul 15, 2017 • 52 min
This is the second installment of the International Anarchist Radio Network’s monthly show, featuring resistance news from around the world in the voices of the member-projects of the A-Radio Network. It includes news from: 105fm: about…
Confronting the suit & tie White Nationalists
Jul 9, 2017 • 85 min
Nashville ARA organizing against American Renaissance (AmRen) Conference
No More Deaths: Border Abolition And More
Jul 1, 2017 • 59 min
This week William spoke with Maria and Jeff, who are two long term members of the humanitarian aid group based in Arizona called No More Deaths. This group does solidarity work with those who are crossing the border in that region, as well as…
August 19th Prisoner Protest: convo w Ben Turk of IWOC
Jun 25, 2017 • 61 min
This week, Bursts spoke with Ben Turk about the August 19th call out for solidarity with prisoners. The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, a project of the Industrial Workers of the World (or IWW) syndicalist labor union is one body…
Anti-Pipeline Action Camp in VA & Errekaleor Bizirik squatted neighborhood in Euskal Herria/Basque territory
Jun 18, 2017 • 85 min
This week we featured two conversations in the episode. “Stop The Pipelines Action Camp” Firstly, Bursts chatted with erin. erin is a resident of the Blacksburg VA area and an affiliate of Blue Ridge Rapid Response Project (or BRRRP) and is…
B(A)d News episode1 1706 en
Jun 17, 2017 • 47 min
As a podcast special, we’re sharing the first episode of the International Anarchist Radio Network’s collaborative, monthly, English language radio show. We may feature future episodes as our bandwidth allows on The Final Straw Radio libsyn…
Defend J20 Resistance & Hamburg G20 Invite (Welcome To Hell)
Jun 11, 2017 • 77 min
In this week’s episode we feature two interviews. In the first, we spoke with Em, a supporter of the mass arrestees from the January 20th inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington DC earlier this year. We also speak with Jay, who was one…
TFSRadio: Haymaker (podcast special)
Jun 4, 2017 • 47 min
Welcome to a podcast special release of The Final Straw’s interview of two members of The Haymaker, a gym project under way in Chicago, IL. The Haymaker’s principles of unity are as follows: As organizers, we believe in Autonomy, Strength, and…
Burning Down The American Plantation
Jun 4, 2017 • 59 min
Burn Down the American Plantation For this episode, we are featuring a conversation that William had with some members of The Base, a social and political space in Brooklyn, about a book they co authored called Burn Down the American Plantation,…
Support Eric King and black metal band Dawn Ray’d!
May 28, 2017 • 58 min
This episode will include two segments, firstly Bursts speaks with a longtime supporter of vegan anarchist prisoner Eric King, who was accused in 2014 of attempting to firebomb a government officials office in Kansas City. They speak about his case,…
Mini-Episode: Dawn Ray’d bandmates talk about anarchism, black metal and more
May 25, 2017 • 30 min
For this special mini episode we are featuring an interview with two members of the Liverpool based anarchist black metal project Dawn Ray’d, who are playing in Asheville on June 1st at the Odditorium. In this interview we talk about the…
Heartwood Forest Council in NC and Riseup! bird speaks about gag order
May 21, 2017 • 61 min
#A In the first half of this week’s show we spoke with Rodney about the upcoming Heartwood Forest Council, one of two yearly meet and greet events by Heartwood. Heartwood “is a regional network that protects forests and supports community activism in…
Anarchist Radio DJ’s from Slovenia and El Salvador
May 7, 2017 • 58 min
This week we’re just back from a few weeks in Europe, most recently attending the 3rd International Anarchist Radio Conference at Radio98FM, an anarchist pirate radio station of 14 years in the squatted studios at the Polytechnic University in Zografu…
Paganism, Anarchism and May Day
Apr 30, 2017 • 59 min
This week Bursts spoke with Rhyd Wildermuth. Rhyd is a co-editor and founder or the website Gods & Radicals, which also publishes periodical journal entitled “A Beautiful Resistance”. For the hour, we speak about paganism,…
Resistance to the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines
Apr 23, 2017 • 57 min
This week, we spoke with Whitney about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline, two pipelines flowing through mid-Appalachian and the mid-Atlantic region on Turtle Island and both connect Transco pipeline in Pennsylvania County,…
Eastern KY Antifa on resisting the TWP plus antifascist metal!
Apr 16, 2017 • 58 min
This week William spoke with a member of Eastern Kentucky Antifa about the upcoming resistance to the Traditionalist Workers Party’s event in Pikeville KY. This group, along with The Nationalist Socialist Movement, The American Freedom Party, League…
Black Women’s Defense League on Feminism, Anti-Blackness, and Sexism
Apr 9, 2017 • 70 min
Black Women’s Defense League This week I spoke with Niecee X of the Dallas Texas based group Black Women’s Defense League, which has been in existence for a bit over 2 years. In this interview we speak about BWDL and the circumstances around its…
Shon Meckfessel interview, p2
Apr 2, 2017 • 69 min
This is a continuation of our episode talking about violence, non-violence, nonviolence, property destruction, Liberalism’s public secret, antifa violence, insult and way more. In this podcast bonus is content we couldn’t fit in the hour of our…
“Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be”
Apr 2, 2017 • 68 min
part one of our conversation with Shon Meckfessel
A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant
Mar 26, 2017 • 58 min
Interview This week Bursts spoke with Jude, a member of the Tilted Scales Collective, about the collective’s new book, A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant out from Combustion Books. In this interview, they speak about the Tilted Scales Collective,…
Janye Waller and anarchist thoughts on tactics at Standing Rock
Mar 19, 2017 • 82 min
This episodes features two portions. Janye Waller In the first segment we talk to Noelle about the case of Janye Waller. Janye is a young Black revolutionary from Oakland, California, who was the only person convicted of property destruction…
Hunger Striking Lucasville Defendants & TROUBLE by subMedia
Mar 12, 2017 • 60 min
Interviews with Queen Tahiyrah and Franklin López This episode contains two segments: In the first, Bursts spoke with Queen Tahiyrah about the hunger strike being engaged by Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan and Jason Robb, two death row inmates put…
I Don’t Know About Yall, But I’m in it to Win it: a conversation with Black Rose Anarchist Federation in L.A.
Mar 5, 2017 • 59 min
This week we spoke with Romina and César, who are two members of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation in LA. We talk about what it’s like organizing in an Especifist federation model of anarchism, about anarcho-communism, and tensions and points of…
Red Warrior Soceity Tour and Defending Water Protectors
Feb 26, 2017 • 59 min
Red Warrior Society Tour This week on the show we spoke with Ikmu, an indigenous activist who was involved in the Red Warrior Camp at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Ikmu is now affiliated with the Red Warrior Society and is…
Sabal Trail Pipeline Resistance in FL (USA) and “Antipolitika” newspaper in ex-Yugoslavia
Feb 19, 2017 • 59 min
This Episode Sabal Trail Resistance This week we’re sharing a conversation we had with Karrie and Niko, two folks involved in the initiative called Sabal Trail Resistance. The immediate goal of Sabal Trail Resistance is to block the Sabal…
Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture 1848-2011
Feb 12, 2017 • 64 min
rebroadcast + announcements
NEW(ish) ANARCHIST (and antifascist) MUSIC plus announcements
Feb 5, 2017 • 59 min
This week we thought we’d take a teeny break from politics and scream it out with some new and not so new anarchist and antifascist punk, metal, new wave, and more. We’ll be back next week with an anarchist take on updates at Standing Rock and how to…
Jeremy Bentham *loves* the Surveillance State
Jan 29, 2017 • 61 min
an interview with the authors of “The Inspection House” [rebroadcast]
The Deep State Ain’t Gonna Save Ya, People
Jan 23, 2017 • 58 min
This week we spoke with James. James is involved in anti-fascist and anti-repression work. Over the hour we spoke about the election of Donald Trump, the need for resistance in the face of a rising autonomous ethno-nationalism in the form…
Kamau Franklin on #ungovernable + Repression in Turkey w Crna Luknja
Jan 15, 2017 • 59 min
This week we feature two interviews in the show. Kamua Franklin on #ungovernable First, we spoke with Kamau Franklin, who is a radical activist, the political editor for the online publication Atlanta Blackstar, and former attourney based out of…
Peter Gelderloos on his book “Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation”
Jan 8, 2017 • 72 min
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…
Fifth Estate Magazine:A conversation with Peter Werbe (rebroadcast with new announcements)
Jan 1, 2017 • 59 min
Interview This week we are rebroadcasting an interview with Peter Werbe of Fifth Estate magazine, which originally aired in February 2015. Fifth Estate is an “anarchist, anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian, anti-profit project” which is published…
DAF (Revolutionary Anarchist Action), Turkey pt1
Dec 26, 2016 • 61 min
Here, we present the first part of an interview with Merve Arkun, Hüseyin & Özgür, members of Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet, or DAF. DAF translates to Revolutionist Anarchist Action and is a network of overlapping collectives in Turkey. They are…
Mars Goetia talks about conflict engagement
Dec 25, 2016 • 91 min
This week on The Final Straw Radio, I spoke with Mars Goetia. Mars is, among other things, a musician, parent and anarchist who’s been doing a lot of thinking and working around conflict engagement in and around anarchist communities. In this…
(A)ist Legal Worker on Grand Jury Resistance at Standing Rock & Scott Campbell on the upcoming Insumisión/IGD tour of Mexico
Dec 18, 2016 • 66 min
Grand Jury Resistance at Standing Rock This week we are airing two short interviews, the first is with an anarchist legal worker who has been participating in resistance at Standing Rock in so called North Dakota. This interview is specifically about…
Podcast: Breaking Loose [a conversation with Ron Sakolsky] (rebroadcast)
Dec 11, 2016 • 74 min
This week, we’re replaying an interview that Bursts conducted with Ron Sakolsky in March of 2016. Ron had just recently published Breaking Loose: Mutual Acquiescence or Mutual Aid? From the original posting: “Ron is a poet, an anarchist, a surrealist,…
Podcast: The Cleveland 4 & Unicorn Riot media
Dec 4, 2016 • 84 min
This week, we air 2 interviews, one about the case of the Cleveland 4 and one with members of Unicorn Riot. pt 1: The Cleveland 4 Firstly, we speak with Amanda Shemkes. Amanda does legal support for members of the Cleveland…
Podcast: pt 2, Former Political Prisoners Panel 2016
Nov 30, 2016 • 55 min
This is a podcast version of the second part of the 2016 North American Anarchist Black Cross Former Political Prisoners Panel. The first part can be found here In this, the question and answer portion, we hear from Sekuo Kombui, Kazi Toure, John…
TFSRadio: New York City Anarchist Black Cross
Nov 27, 2016 • 59 min
This week on the Final Straw, we air a conversation Bursts had with a member of New York City Anarchist Black Cross, heretoforth known as nyc-abc. For a good portion of the hour we speak about this activists views on anarchist support for…
Podcast: Discussion of election by two Asheville area anarchists
Nov 20, 2016 • 89 min
This week we spoke with two Asheville area anarchists, May and Julie, about THE ELECTION of all things. We talked about anarchist strategy in this day and age, the tactic of a general strike and what might prevent or incite some folks’ participation,…
Where To Now?: A CrimethInc. participant on significance of election and moving forward
Nov 13, 2016 • 59 min
This week we spoke with an autonomous participant in CrimethInc. about the work of that collective around elections, about their views on the recent election of Donald J. Trump as president of the U.S.A., voter turnout, anarchist perspectives on…
Daniel McGowan on his activism, Certain Days calendar, prisoner support & mo
Nov 6, 2016 • 64 min
Podcast: pt 1, Former Political Prisoners Panel 2016
Oct 31, 2016 • 54 min
Here we present the first half of the Former Prisoner Panel of the 2016 North American Anarchist Black Cross Conference. During the hour, you’ll hear words from Sekou Kombui, Daniel McGowan, John Tucker, Kazi Toure. These speeches will be prefaced by…
Cruz Negra Anarquista (Mexico City) on situations in Mexico
Oct 30, 2016 • 59 min
This week, we present a conversation with a member of CNA-DF, or Anarchist Black Cross of Mexico City. During the hour she speaks about the work of CNA-DF, prison in Mexican society, anti-prison organizing versus prison abolitionism,…
Central PA Antifa on the 5th of November anti NSM rally in Harrisburg
Oct 23, 2016 • 59 min
This week we spoke with members of Central PA Antifa about antifascist organizing in Pennsylvania, about some of the racial and socioeconomic aspects of that place, and many more topics but mainly about the National Socialist Movement counter protest…
Anarchist, Antifascist, and Antiracist Goth, Darkwave, and Coldwave (mostly) plus Sean Swain on Clownx
Oct 16, 2016 • 59 min
This week on the show we decided to take a musical interlude, and I thought we would try something slightly different from what we normally do. Since it’s getting all autumnal and halloweeny, it seemed appropriate to settle in with some tunes that…
Podcast: Bruno Y Hinojosa Ruiz of CIMA about immigration struggles in Western NC
Oct 9, 2016 • 61 min
Updates on the Prison Strike, ATL Antifa on Hammerfest, and words on the NAABC conference
Oct 3, 2016 • 59 min
I wanted to do some announcements regarding the prison strike, but honestly so many amazing things have been going on it would be impossible to do them justice in the time we have for this segment. In brief, at Holman Prison in Atmore Alabama, where…
A-Radio on Anti-Fenix from CZ, updates on #PrisonStrike & #CharlotteUprising + music
Sep 25, 2016 • 59 min
September 25, 2016
Greg Curry on #PrisonStrike (Podcast)
Sep 18, 2016 • 69 min
(September 18, 2016)
Prison Strike updates & pt2 of Guy Steward on Rojava
Sep 11, 2016 • 59 min
September 11, 2016
September 9th Prisoner Strikes Against Prison Slavery (with Tyler of PDXABC)
Sep 4, 2016 • 60 min
(September 4th, 2016)
Sean Swains September 9th Prison Strike statement
Sep 1, 2016 • 9 min
Prison officials recently placed Siddique Abdullah Hasan, a death row prisoner held at Ohio’s supermax, in segregation. Siddique was framed as a leader of the Lucasville prison uprising in 1993 and has been a vocal supporter of the September 9th…
A Debate on the No Border Camp in Greece (from ARadio Berlin)
Aug 28, 2016 • 59 min
Resisting The Dakota Access Pipe Line: LaDonna Brave Bull Allard of the Sacred Stone Camp
Aug 21, 2016 • 58 min
(August 21, 2016)
Part 2 of Guy on Rojava Revolution
Aug 18, 2016 • 36 min
Part two of Gil’s conversation with Guy McGowan Steel Steward, an American anarcho-communist about his joining the Rojava Revolution alongside Kurdish and other folks in Northern Syria. This portion, they discuss nationalism and national identity in Roja
Reflections on June 26, 2016 antifa resistance in Sacramento, CA
Aug 16, 2016 • 59 min
August 7, 2016
Dezeray on anarchist and antifa struggle at the RNC, Sean Swain on “gun safety”, and some music
Aug 16, 2016 • 59 min
July 31, 2016
Part 1 of Guy McGowan Steel Steward on Rojava, updates on hunger strikes and Sept 9th
Aug 14, 2016 • 63 min