The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (or FTP) and an interview with Ben Turk about the recent prisoner strikes

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This week on the show we feature an interview with Panagioti, who is an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons. From their website:
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The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (or FTP) and an interview with Ben Turk about the recent prisoner strikes

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Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on May 9th, 2016, through May 15th, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM. The show will later be archived at TheFinalStrawRadio.NoBlogs.Org. You can email us at thefinalstrawradio@riseup.net and you can send us mail at:
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No New OC Jail + an update on the recent prisoner uprisings in Atmore, AL

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This week Bursts spoke with the No New OC Jail coalition, which is opposing the building of a new jail in Orange County, NC. In this interview, we speak about the social conditions surrounding this opposition, as well as generalized opposition to the prison industrial complex.
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Final Straw: Modesto Anarcho Panel Discussion

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Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on February 8th, 2016, through February 14th, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM. The show will later be archived at TheFinalStrawRadio.NoBlogs.Org. You can email us at thefinalstrawradio@riseup.net and you can send us mail at:
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Anarchist Radio The Final Straw: Interview with two anarchists living in Czech about operation Fenix

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An anarchist radio from North Carolina, USA – The Final Straw in the show from January 31st called Repression of Czech anarchists by Operation Fenix, Zolo Azania, Jared Chase, and the State of Emergency at la ZAD made an interview with Sasha and Igor about operation Fenix and the anarchist responds in Czech Republic.
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The Final Straw interview with Michael

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First off some words from Sean Swain on morality. Spoiler alert: it may not exist!!
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Support Nicole & Joseph and Mumia Abu-Jamal’s push for prisoner Hep C treatment

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Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on January 4th, 2016, through January 10th, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA,KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LPColumbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM. The show will later be archived at TheFinalStrawRadio.NoBlogs.Org. You can email us atthefinalstrawradio@riseup.net and you can send us mail at:

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This week we play a brief segment of last week’s conversation we couldn’t air for reasons of length in which Orie Lumumba talks about former Black Panther, political prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. Mumia was sentenced to the Death Penalty for the shooting death of Officer Daniel Faulkner of the Philadelphia PD. We talk about medical maltreatment of Mumia over the last year concerning his prior undiagnosed type-2 diabetes and his hepatitus C. He contracted Hep C in 1981 from a blood transfusion related to the shooting surrounding his arrest. Mumia & his supporters are now trying to get access for Mumia and the other 10,000 prisoners in the state of PA who are known to have Hep C but which the government is denying due to the cost of treatment. For more info on Mumia’s incarceration, writings and activism, check out http://freemumia.com and for his and others radio commentaries, check out http://prisonradio.org

Following this, we speak with Petey, a supporter of Nicole Kissane & Joseph Buddenberg, two animal activists living in the Bay Area facing charges of conspiracy under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Petey talks about the people, about the case so far and a bit about the potential of a chilling affect left by AETA terrorism charges on the animal rights and animal liberation movements in the U.S. More on the case can be found athttp://supportnicoleandjoseph.com
First, this announcement…

In December of 2012, Skanska USA was granted a contract from the University of Washington for the development and construction of the Animal Research & Care Facility, a secret underground lab intended to centralize animal research and vastly increase the number of animals that will be caged, abused, and killed. It was at this moment that Skanska chose to involve itself with the vivisection industry and to profit from the imprisonment and torture of endless generations of animals by literally burying them underground. They were eagerly prepared to make millions. What they were not prepared for was the animal liberation movement.

We here at the Final Straw Radio interviewed No New Animal Labs recently no the resistance to the Skanska USA lab at U W. In light of the contract being granted to Skanksa USA, the No New Animal Labs initiative is calling for supporters to #StormSkanksa: Swarm New York from January 15-17th of 2016. To find out more and get involved, check out http://nonewanimallab.com

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Final Straw: Interview with Michael Kimble on Free Alabama Movement

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Against White Supremacy

Two reports from the ‘Run the Klan Out of Town’ counter-demonstration in South Carolina in July. One from Final Straw Radio, the other from Mask Magazine.

Please support two anti-racists facing repression from the event:

Free Eddien

Defend Steve

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Ecology & Anti-Capitalism in Rojava: Paul Z. Simons part 3 of 3

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This week we start off with a dispatch from Sean Swain, read by William. Sean is an anarchist prisoner we’ve featured commentary from over the past 2 years. Sean Swain has been under media block for the past few months, so his commentary here has been sparse. In this segment he addresses his media silencing and his bid for presidency of the U.S. in 2016. More of Sean’s writings at seanswain.org
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