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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.

Feb 26, 2023

South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century (rebroadcast)

[ 00:02:09 - 00:50:03 ]

This week we're re-airing our 2012 interview with Dr. George Katsiaficas, author and contributor to over a dozen books on Peoples Movements and the elucidator of the Eros Effect. For over a decade, Dr. Katsiaficas has been studying the culture and history of South Korea and it's culture and has published the a two volume set, the first of which is  entitled Asia's Unknown Uprisings: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century from PM Press.

For more of Dr. Katsiaficas' writing, check out his website at

Sean Swain

Sean's reading of the names of people killed by cops in the USA in June of 2022 runs from roughly [ 00:50:10 - 00:56:30 ]

Shine White

[ 00: 56.41 - 01:19:33 ]

Supporters of Joseph "Shine White" Stewart conducted an interview with him about conditions in the NC prisons, violence and his views on organizing. Shine White is an anti-racist, white,  maoist prisoner.

You can write to Shine White at:

Joseph Stewart #0802041
Granville Correctional
PO Box 247
Phoenix, Maryland 21131

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Featured Tracks:

  • Bella Ciao by Anita Lane from Sex O'Clock
  • Korean Protest Song by Resist and Exist from the Korean Protest Song EP