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The Final Straw Radio

The Final Straw is a weekly anarchist and anti-authoritarian radio show bringing you voices and ideas from struggle around the world. We’ve been broadcasting from occupied Tsalagi land in Southern Appalachia (Asheville, NC). We also frequently feature commentary (serious and humorous) by anarchist prisoner, Sean Swain.  More archives going back to 2010 can be found at our website.

Jul 16, 2023

On The Work of Sex Work with Matilda Bickers

We’re happy to share our recent chat with Matilda Bickers, co-editor and contributor to the recent PM Press collection Working It: Sex Workers on the Work of Sex. For the hour we talk about labor organizing in the erotic industries, Matilda’s past experiences in publishing, hangups around sex work in radical communities and related topics.

Harm Reduction and Advocacy

Strip Club Unionization

Updates from Chiapas

Then, Črna luknja shares an interview with a comrade who's been living and active in solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, so-called Mexico, about increasing violence and fears of civil war. This segment appeared in the June 2023, the 69th episode of BAD News from the A-Radio Network.  [ 00:43:02 - 01:01:56]

You can hear some live audio this week starting on July 19th and until July 23rd from the St-Imier anarchist and anti-authoritarian gathering in Switzerland, including audio from the A-Radio Network. More info on that at

Sean Swain's segment

Following this is Sean Swain's segment [ 01:01:56 - 01:09:54]

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Featured Track:

  • Patricia’s Moving Picture by The Go! Team from Proof of Youth