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The Final Straw Radio


The Final Straw Radio is a weekly anarchist interview podcast and radio show produced in Asheville, NC.  More archives going back to 2010 can be found at our website.

May 8, 2017

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 neighborhood in Athens, Greece.  In coming episodes we'll be releasing some of the interviews that we had with folks who we met between that event and the Paris Anarchist Bookfaire the week before.  Here is the live radio show we helped conduct on April 30th with the participation of all of the attending projects on topics ranging from misogyny in the anarchist scene to discussions of technology, from eco-struggles around the world to prisoner resistance.  Soon, we'll have an Intl Anarchist Radio website, following will come a streaming radio station and a monthly 1.5-2 hour news blast from all of the projects called B(A)D N(E)WS.  More info soon on that.

This week features 2 conversations Bursts conducted at the radio conference.  First, we spoke with 2 buddies from Crna Luknja, an anarchist radio show in Slovenian and English broadcast on Radio Student in Lubljana, Slovenia.  The friends talk about their organizing with the Balkan-based Federatin of Anarchist Organizations, affiliated with the synthesist International of Anarchist Federations, sometimes called IFA. An Anarchist Bookfaire is being organized by the friends next weekend in Cerkno, Slovenia as well. Since Asheville just hosted it's first bookfaire we thought this'd be a timely audio to play.

The second segment was with Elisa.  Elisa is an Anarcha-Feminist organizer in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador.  She talks about her radio project, Rosas Negras found at the online feminist radio station, La Radio de Todas.  She speaks about Feminist organizing in El Salvador, the state of anarchist organizing there, the Anarchist Federation of Central American and Caribbean (FACC), organizing to change abortion laws in El Salvador, and a lot more.

Because the conversations are in English with people who are not native English speakers, the conversations may be hard to understand.  But, their English is better than my Slovenian or Spanish, so it's in English!  If you misunderstand the chat, consider listening to the archive or podcast later with headphones.

There's no Sean Swain segment for this week, but stay tuned for future outbursts by the main Swainiac himself.