The Final Straw Radio

The 2020 Belarusian Uprising Revisited

An interview from the Final Straw Radio Show with Vasili and Maria, two Belarusian anarchists living abroad, discussing the aftermath of the 2020 Uprising in their country of birth, lessons learned, the current political prisoners and the Lukashenko regime’s attempts to attack dissidents abroad.

Interview with Federation of Anarchism Era on Iran and Afghanistan

An interview with the Federation of Anarchism Era about the current situation in Iran and Afghanistan. This interview was originally broadcast by the Final Straw Radio show, and is available as a printable PDF.

An Anarchist View from Havana: Isbel Diaz Torres

A 2018 interview with Cuban anarchist Izbel Diaz Torres, a participant in ABRA and Taller Libertario Alfredo López. This interview was first broadcast by the Final Straw Radio Show, and is available as a printable PDF.

Interview with Chicano anarchist political prisoner Xinachtli (Alvaro Luna Hernandez)

An interview with Xinachtli, a Chicano anarchist communist political prisoner serving a 50-year sentence in the Texas prison system after defending himself from an armed police officer. This interview was originally broadcast as an audio segment by The Final Straw Radio Show, who also formatted it as a printable zine.

Alive With Resistance: Diasporic Reflections on the Revolt in Myanmar

A conversation with Geoff Aung, a Burmese American Marxist anthropology Phd candidate at Columbia University living abroad, about the current uprising, repression and revolutionary potentials in Myanmar. This interview was first broadcast by The Final Straw.

Shut Em Down 2021: Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

An interview from the Final Straw Radio with Comrade Chux, a member of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. JLS is an autonomous network of incarcerated activists from across the so-called US. Chux discusses the call for this year for folks on the outside to engage for Abolition on August 21 and September 9th, Abolition, Black August and other topics. This interview is available as a printable zine.

An Ethiopian Anarchist Perspective on the War in Tigray

An interview from The Final Straw Radio with Anner, an Ethiopian member of Horn Anarchists, an anarchist group based in east Africa. Anner talks about the group, the history of post-Junta Ethiopa, the context of the ongoing armed conflict in Tigray, the fighting factions and the displacement and violence suffered by residents of the region. Content warning: this article contains a discussion of sexual violence in the conflict.

Swinging Pendulum: A Discussion on Corporate Social Media, Deplatforming and the Liberal Security State

A discussion on the silencing of far right platforms and accounts, how similar moves have silenced the anti-authoritarian left, and the importance of building our own platforms and infrastructure. This interview with representatives from It's Going Down and Crimethinc was originally broadcast by the Final Straw Radio, and is available as a PDF for both reading and printing.

Coming out of isolation stronger: advice from a long-term prisoner

Advice from long-term anarchist prisoner Sean Swain about strategies for coping with isolation during quarantine. This was originally broadcast by the Final Straw Radio Show and is also available at Sean Swain's site.