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Including Animals is a podcast about ethical veganism in a fucked up world. Featuring interviews with radical activists, thinkers, writers and others who include non-human animals in their anti-oppression framework, our conversations refuse to leave animals behind in of our collective work towards radical liberation and justice. Including Animals demands that listeners recognize that the exploitation and domination of non-human animals must be brought to an end, while understanding how white ...
 
Enemies Within USA explores one of the best-kept secrets of modern politics. Almost no one is aware of the fact that fewer than 20,000 U.S. communists, socialists, Reporters, Social Media, News Papers, Universities, Communication Companies, and extreme progressives are able to influence the politicians and even write the laws that control the lives of over 300 million Americans. Now, these groups are working hand in hand with Islam to destroy our Constitutional Republic throughout our societ ...
 
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 archi ...
 
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We sat down with experienced anti-fascist and newly elected president of CWA 7250 Kieran Knutson to reflect on the far right wing in the wake of the January 6th storming of the capital. We analyze the current moment and reach into the rich anti-fascist/anti-racist legacy for insight and strength. The second half of our discussion we break down Kier…
 
ShineWhite on Turning Razor Wire Plantations Into Schools of Liberation The following is a conversation with ShineWhite. ShineWhite is the former spokesperson for the National White Panther Organization, a part of the United Panther Movement. There was quite recently a split in the UPM and ShineWhite is now affiliated with the Revolutionary Interco…
 
En nuestro primer episodio de 2021 estamos exponiendo a la explotación de trabajadores inmigrantes en la industria de construcción sin sindicato. Hablamos a Samantha, una trabajadora de construcción y una organizadora con CTUL (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha), quien nos explica el robo de salarios y las condiciones brutales e inseguras q…
 
On our first episode of 2021 we are shining light on the exploitation of immigrant labor in the non-union construction industry. We are joined by Samantha, a construction worker and organizer with CTUL (Center for Workers United in Struggle), who walks us through the wage theft and brutal, unsafe working conditions facing Latinx workers in the Non-…
 
Organizing To End Prison Slavery with Bennu Hannibal Ra Sun [starts at 00:02:37] 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. Bennu just finished a 5 year period in segregated housing for his…
 
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 López / 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 rig…
 
Prison Bars Won't Stifle These Hearts 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 n…
 
Today we highlight the connection between capitalist real estate development and police violence. We start with an overview of the history of racialized state violence tied to the real estate economy and then we look at some recent examples including the murder of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky and the new "Power Shift" of the Minneapolis Park Po…
 
Organizing in "No Chance Alamance" County 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. All three work with the 501c4 political non-profit, DownhomeNC which in Alamance has been working on a range of engagements including running local candidates f…
 
Today we talk with ER Nurse and union steward Cliff Willmeng. On May 8th, 2020 Cliff was fired from United Hospital, owned by Allina Health, in the midst of advocating for PPE and workplace safety during the first wave of the Covid 19 pandemic. We talk about the circumstances that led to Cliff's termination, the conditions for front line nurses bat…
 
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” (available from PM Press in the US & UK, currently at a 50% discou…
 
On today's episode we compare and contrast the 2 major proposals put forward to compete with Jacob Frey's recommended 2021 budget for the city of Minneapolis. The People's Budget was consolidated by Black Visions, Reclaim the Block and others through years of organizing and engagement, the Safety for All Budget was brought forward by City Council m…
 
This week, you’ll hear a full show, including a segment by Sean Swain [00:01:38 - 00:07:54] Defend DC, 12/11-12/12 [00:07:52 - 00:51:28] Our main content is a conversation with antifascist organizer Daryle Lamont Jenkins of the One People’s Project and IdaVox to talk about his views of the state of the far right at this time in the US, their Stop T…
 
This week, I spoke with Dónal O'Driscoll, an animal rights activist and anarchist from the UK talking about the work of the Undercover Research Group to investigate possible SpyCops in the UK, share resources by those harmed by the lies of long term undercovers in activist communities and the current Inquiry that activists are using to unearth the …
 
We had the opportunity to talk with 3 of the 12 members of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's (MPCA) Environmental Justice Advisory Group (EJAG) who collectively resigned in protest of the MPCA's approval of permits for Canadian corporation Enbridge to construct the Line 3 Tar Sands pipeline through Northern Minnesota. By approving this permi…
 
The Money Power Land Solidarity team got together on a frozen front porch to reflect on the 2020 elections. We talk about our personal experiences of election week(s), winner's and losers, the potential of a coup, Proposition 22 in California and what it means for working people across the nation and more. This is the edited version, head over to o…
 
Belarus is continuing to experience a revolt against the 26 year dictatorship of the post-Soviet dictator, Alexander Lukashenko. The situation came to a boil, fueled by yet another election rife with administration corruption, the creation of mutual aid infrastructure in the face of a government that abandoned public health measures in the face of …
 
We take the first 10 minutes of today's episode to give an update on the Upper Harbor Terminal re-development struggle, then we dive into a wide ranging interview with Niko Georgiades of the incredible independent media collective Unicorn Riot. Niko reflects on 5 years of movement reporting since the 2015 occupation of the 4th precinct in response …
 
This week I got the chance to sit down with Olive and Yousef of the Durham NC based eviction defense group HEDS-Up! HEDS-Up! stands for Housing Eviction Defense Solidarity and is a group which formed in Durham North Carolina when COVID was first hitting the area and folks’ housing was becoming more and more unstable. We get to talk about a lot of t…
 
We were joined by 2 organizers from Reclaim the Block who walk us through Mayor Jacob Frey's proposed 2021 city budget and the fight to defund the Minneapolis Police Department. Sheila and Corenia give us an overview of the budgeting process, put the 2021 budget in historical context and dig into the ways we can move money away from the police stat…
 
This week on the The Final Straw you’ll hear me speaking with Cora Borradaile, who sits on the advisory board of the Civil Liberties Defense Center and works around issues of tech security in movements and is an associate professor at OSU. We discuss the use of phone cloning by US Marshall's and other law enforcement while engaging protestors in Po…
 
Certain Days: Freedom For Political Prisoners Calendar 2021 For the release of the 2021 Certain Days: Freedom For Political Prisoners Calendars we caught up with Josh, Sara and Daniel, three outside collective members. There’s no point in me explaining about the project when they do such a good job in the next 40 minutes! Calendars are now availabl…
 
We had the good fortune to sit down with movement artist and luminary Ricardo Levins Morales to put gentrification into deep historical context. We start with a brief history of how Ricardo set on the path of 50 years of activism and then transition into a wide ranging discussion on the roots of capitalism, the relationship between real estate and …
 
Resisting State Repression Panel The following is a conversation between folks involved in anti-repression work in 5 parts of the so-called US. The goal was to present a zoomed out vision of scope and patterns of repression since the Floyd Uprising of this summer, particularly as the US sits in a period of heightened tensions around the elections a…
 
Today's episode is a reflection on the role of foundations and non-profit organizations in the political economy of Minneapolis. We take a close look at the McKnight Foundation's interjection of a $250,000 grant at a critical moment in the struggle over the Upper Harbor Terminal, assessing the implications and impacts of that grant. We also use Blu…
 
This week on The Final Straw Radio, we spoke with Dylan and Enzo of Unity & Struggle. Unity & Struggle, or U&S, is an anti-state communist collective spread across the so-called US. Their members publish essays and engage in local organizing activities. Enzo recently authored a short essay entitled “How Do We Stop A Coup” which had editorial contri…
 
We were honored to sit down with Northside artist and youth worker Koo Keem to reflect on the dynamics of real estate, gentrification, the music industry, housing policy and police power at play in the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment. We also talk through some of our experiences with the Minneapolis uprisings in the wake of the MPD lynching of …
 
This week, you'll hear Ruchell Magee speak about his struggle over 57 years to be heard in the California court system and appeals to US Federal courts. Ruchell is the lone, surviving prisoner-participant of the August 7th, 1970 Marin County Courthouse Rebellion, lead by Jonathan Jackson and including prisoner rebels William Christmas and James McC…
 
The potential for building housing onsite has been one of the most hotly contested elements of the proposed Upper Harbor Terminal re-development. On today's episode we take an overview of the capitalist housing policies that have facilitated gentrification and housing insecurity and then sketch out a vision for socialist housing policies that we co…
 
This week on the podcast, we’re sharing an interview that I did with Hannah Dobbz, author of “Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States”, published by AK Press. This interview originally aired on March 31st, 2013. From the original post: “Hannah was also the creator of the documentary “Shelter: A Squatumentary”. We talk a…
 
Thank you for helping us hit the milestone of 150 subscribers on Patreon! In celebration we are unlocking our recent Patreon exclusive episode breaking down the late September New York Times podcast and front page coverage of Minneapolis and the city council "pledge" to dismantle MPD. We really appreciate you tuning in, help us hit our goal of 200 …
 
This week, we’re airing a presentation by Mark Cook from Burning Books bookstore in Buffalo, NY. This was recorded on February 18th, 2016. From the announcement on Kersplebedeb.com for the event: “Mark Cook is a former Black Panther, member of the George Jackson Brigade, and political prisoner. Twenty four years in prison could not break his spirit…
 
We are taking a short detour from Season 2's coverage of the Upper Harbor Terminal today to sprinkle in a bonus episode. We were honored to talk with two tenants and organizers with the Alliance of Hornig Tenants, a tenants union fighting for each other and housing justice. We talked about the issues that kick started their organizing, learn about …
 
Today we talk with Samuel Stein author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State. Sam's book is a great analysis of the forces behind the global phenomenon of Gentrification and the relationship between the capitalist real estate market, urban planning and municipal governments. In our interview we talk through some of the key conce…
 
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