Alive With Resistance: Diasporic Reflections on the Revolt in Myanmar

This is a conversation with Geoff Aung (@Rgnhardliner on twitter), a Burmese American Marxist anthropology Phd candidate at Columbia University living abroad, about the current uprising, repression and revolutionary potentials in Myanmar. We discuss the evolution of tactics on the ground as revolutionaries adapt to the brutal murders of protesters by the state.

Chronicling Prisoner Uprisings During Pandemic

Bursts spoke with a member of the Perilous Chronicle about their report “First 90 Days of Prisoner Resistance to COVID-19” concerning the spike in measured prisoner resistance in the forms of work and hunger strikes, fights with guards, riots and escapes from facilities ranging from county jails, state prisons, ICE detention facilities and federal prisons across the so-called US and so-called Canada.

Pipeline Updates from Yellow Finch Tree Sit

Pipeline Updates from Yellow Finch Tree Sit 690 days. That is how long the tree sit on Yellow Finch lane has been standing to block the progress of the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s proposed 301 mile corridor of pressurized, fracked liquefied natural gas. This week, we speak with Dustie Pinesap and Woodchipper who are at … Continue reading Pipeline Updates from Yellow Finch Tree Sit

Social Justice and Struggle in Lebanon and Syria: Joey Ayoub and Leila Al-Shami

This week on The Final Straw we’re featuring a chat with Joey Ayoub, a Lebanese-Palestinian writer and researcher, and Leila Al-Shami, a British-Syrian activist and author. For the episode we discuss resistance movements in the last 30 years in Lebanon and Syria, the ongoing anti-sectarian and anti-regime protests in Lebanon, the Syrian civil war and diaspora, and shared elements between the two situations. We also talk about the western left and media, it’s failings at solidarity and some ways it can learn from and support social justice movements emanating from that region.