The Final Straw Radio is a weekly, anarchist show eminating from occupied Cherokee lands in so-called North Carolina and featuring the voices of folks engaged in struggles for liberation and the creation of rad culture since 2009. We're also syndicated on a few community radio stations around the U.S. We frequently also feature radio commentaries from anarchist prisoner Sean Swain and are a proud member of CZN (The Channel Zero Network) and ARN (The A-Radio Network).
Check out our past archives and ways to connect with us at https://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org
ShineWhite on Turning Razor Wire Plantations Into Schools of Liberation
In this conversation, ShineWhite talks about the White Panther Organization that he was in at the time of this chat, how he became politicized in North Carolina Prisons, the terrible conditions amidst the covid pandemic and beyond, anti-racist and anti-capitalist organizing in the NCDPS system, the use of the Security Threat Group status in NC prisons and reprisals he’s faced for his call out in 2018 for NC prisoners to participate in Prison Strike as well as other organizing.
Organizing To End Prison Slavery with Bennu Hannibal Ra Sun
This week, Bursts spoke with Bennu Hannibal Ra Sun, co-founder of the Free Alabama Movement and the National Freedom Movement, which is helping coordinate prisoner-led organizing across the so-called US. For the hour, they talk about the National Network coordination, the continuation of slavery from chattel slavery to the modern mass incarceration, pandemic behind bars, platforming prisoners in their struggles, the January Boycott FAM is conducting against prison industries, reform efforts and more.
An Anarchist View from Havana: Isbel Diaz Torres
This week on the Final Straw, we’re sharing another audio gift from comrades. Isbel Diaz Torres is a participant in the Taller Libertario Alfredo Lopez / ABRA in Havana, Cuba, recorded in late 2018. In this chat, Isbel talks about the ABRA which is the only openly anarchist organization in Cuba at the time, about the LGBTQ movement and abortion rights in Cuba, political discourse and difference, government co-optation, neoliberalism, animal rights, repression of dissent and the erasure of anarchist histor
Prison Bars Won't Stifle These Hearts: Mónica Caballero, Martha Hennessey and David Easley
This week, we’re presenting three segments, all related in some way to prison. We hear an essay by an anarchist prisoner in Chile about a prison massacre on it’s 10th anniversary, the voice of David Easley reporting from within a covid outbreak in an Ohio prison, and the voice of someone who’s protest against nuclear weapons was leading her to incarceration.
Organizing in Alamance County, NC
This week on the show I’m speaking with three folks engaged in organizing in the rural Alamance County, North Carolina, and it’s capital of Graham. Dreama Caldwell, Gwen Frisbie-Fulton and Sugalema all work with DownhomeNC
Class Power on Zero Hours: A chat with Angry Workers
This week, you’ll hear Kiran and Marco of the Angry Workers, a collective of anti-authoritarian communists struggling to think through and build workers autonomy from the UK. For the hour, they talk about their organizing and the book they just published, “Class Power On Zero Hours” (PM Press, 2020)
Customer ReviewsSee All
my favorite part of the week
I always learn something from this weekly show and finish the new episodes with an action item or knowledge on how to support the guests! Thank you!
best show, period. informative, motivating, inspirational, and best of all, got me more active and doing so has literally made my life more meaningful
Almost gave it 2 stars
This is comedy and was very entertaining. A show for suburban brats living in their parents basement and homeless people who refuse to get jobs.