After 25 Years… : Two Perspectives on the Lucasville Uprising by The Final Straw Radio

25 Years After Lucasville; Two Perspectives on the Uprising This week is the 25th anniversary of the longest prison uprising in US history in which lives were lost. The rebellion, which lasted 11 days, took place at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, more commonly know as “Lucasville,” in April 1993. The disturbance broke out on … Continue reading After 25 Years… : Two Perspectives on the Lucasville Uprising by The Final Straw Radio

Lucasville Uprising Hunger Strikers & “Trouble”, a New Project by subMedia

Interviews with Queen Tahiyrah and Franklin López This episode contains two segments: In the first, Bursts spoke with Queen Tahiyrah about the hunger strike being engaged by Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan and Jason Robb, two death row inmates put there by their attempt to resolved the hostage taking involved in the 1993 Lucasville Prison Uprising. … Continue reading Lucasville Uprising Hunger Strikers & “Trouble”, a New Project by subMedia

Greg Curry (of the ’93 Lucasville uprising) on the #PrisonStrike

Greg Curry This week Bursts speaks with Greg Curry, a prisoner serving time for alleged participation in the Lucasville Prison uprising of 1993 where prisoners took over the Ohio prison, leading to the death of 10 inmates and one guard. For the hour, they speak about incarceration in the U.S., intersections of race and class, … Continue reading Greg Curry (of the ’93 Lucasville uprising) on the #PrisonStrike

Keith Lamar, Lucasville Defendant, speaks on his new book “Condemned”

This week we present quite the variety of consumables. Firstly couple of announcements about KOWA-LP and AshevilleFM and an update on the 5E prisoners from Mexico which includes a description of life and bribery culture in the prison where Carlos is currently held. Next, the TFS crew’s newest member, Neka, interviews Keith Lamar (AKA Bomani … Continue reading Keith Lamar, Lucasville Defendant, speaks on his new book “Condemned”

A conversation with Hasan, who survived the Lucasville Prison Uprising

This week, we spoke with Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan who is facing the death penalty for his role as a negotiator during the prisoner uprising at the SOCF facility in Lucasville in April of 1993. Hasan, as well as 4 other prisoners, have become known as the Lucasville 5. 4 of them are charged with … Continue reading A conversation with Hasan, who survived the Lucasville Prison Uprising

Charlotte Uprising: Repression and Resistance Go On

This week, we have a few goodies for y’all! First, we’ll feature some words that friends in central NC recorded of Elijah. Elijah was born and raised in Durham, NC, who was imprisoned in Alabama. Elijah was among many who showed up to resist a threatened march in Durham by the KKK after people began … Continue reading Charlotte Uprising: Repression and Resistance Go On

August 19th Solidarity with Prisoners: Ben Turk of IWOC

This week, Bursts spoke with Ben Turk about the August 19th call out for solidarity with prisoners. The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, a project of the Industrial Workers of the World (or IWW) syndicalist labor union is one body organizing the inside and outside actions, and Ben is a member. Ben’s also affiliated with Lucasville … Continue reading August 19th Solidarity with Prisoners: Ben Turk of IWOC

Resisting The Dakota Access Pipe Line: LaDonna Brave Bull Allard of the Sacred Stone Camp

Main Content This week a new member of The Final Straw, Gil O’Teen, spoke with LaDonna Brave Bull Allard of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, also a historian and geneologist for that tribe, and the owner of the Sacred Stones Camp. Our guest and interviewer speak about the Sacred Stones Camp, which is a group … Continue reading Resisting The Dakota Access Pipe Line: LaDonna Brave Bull Allard of the Sacred Stone Camp

Hasan on prison organizing & Free Ohio Movement; Istanbul ABC on Turkey & vegan anarchist prisoner Evcan Osman

This week Bursts spoke with Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan, one of five defendants in the Lucasville Uprising case from 1993 facing the death penalty known collectively as the Lucasville 5. Hasan, calling from Ohio State Prison supermax in Youngstown, Ohio, took the time to talk about the newly formed Free Ohio Movement, a prison organizing … Continue reading Hasan on prison organizing & Free Ohio Movement; Istanbul ABC on Turkey & vegan anarchist prisoner Evcan Osman

Former Political Prisoner Panel in Denver, 2015 (pt 1)

This week The Final Straw is airing some audio from the recent Anarchist Black Cross Conference which took place outside of Denver. This is a panel discussion which was hosted by the Denver ABC and includes a number of folks who had been formerly incarcerated and were speaking on the importance of supporting prisoners, among … Continue reading Former Political Prisoner Panel in Denver, 2015 (pt 1)