Category Archives: activism

May Day Choir in Asheville: A conversation with Saro and Kila

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This week’s show will be a conversation with Saro Lynch-Tomason and Kila Donovan, members of the Asheville May Day Choir about music, resistance, history and the upcoming May Day celebrations in Asheville. Saro and Kila are also members of the band, Red Wind. The show features in-studio renditions of some beautiful resistance songs that we’ll be hearing this year. The two jamboree shows will be a benefit for Blair Pathways.

http://www.blairpathways.com/
http://redwindmusic.com/

Communisation and its Discontents: An interview with Dr. Ben Noys

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from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/04/2012/communisation-and-its-discontents-an-interview-with-dr-ben-noys:

This week’s show features a conversation with Dr. Benjamin Noys, editor of a new book entitled “Communisation and its Discontents”. Communisation theory evolved out of post-68 ultra-left communism and today is being explored and promoted by authors and journals like Riff-Raff, Theorie Communiste, End Notes, Sic and Tiqqun. This show is a short introduction to the theories and plays with the problematics of communisation including gender, terminology, identity, and activity.

The text of the book is available online for free at Libcom:
http://libcom.org/library/communization-its-discontents-contestation-critique-contemporary-struggles

Related projects that may be of interest include:
LibCom’s archive of communisation texts (http://libcom.org/tags/communisation)

Riff-Raff (http://www.riff-raff.se/en/9/)
Sic (http://sic.communisation.net/)
Tiqqun & Invisible Committee related (http://libcom.org/tags/tiqqun)

Get Healthy for the General Strike

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from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/04/2012/get-healthy-for-the-general-strike :

For this week’s show I’ve put together a workout mix which I’ll present without interruption so that it can be played back with ease. As the May 1st General Strike approaches it’s important that those of us participating get into good shape, or keep ourselves toned. I hope that this mix will inspire you to make your own mix and to, if you are able, go running or biking with friends, start regiments of push ups and pull ups, spar, and get mentally and physically prepared for a struggle in the streets if necessary. For a copy of the playlist, check out www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw and look for the playlist for April 1st. Enjoy!

Playlist can be found here

Racism and the Right in the U.S.: a conversation with Daryle Lamont Jenkins

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This weeks show features a conversation with activist, blogger and anti-fascist, Daryle Lamont Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins is a co-founder of the extreme-right-watch website, OnePeoplesProject.com, based out of Philadelphia. Our conversation covers: the upcoming convergence of American Renaissance in the Nashville, TN area in mid-march; links between white supremacists and the Libertarian movement in the U.S. and in particular the recent (deja vu) linking of Ron Paul supporters and white nationalism by Anonymous; and a discussion on Paleoconservatism and Paleolibertarianism.

https://www.onepeoplesproject.com

Needle Exchange: Harm Reduction and Disease Prevention in WNC

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from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/01/2012/needle-exchange-harm-reduction-and-disease-prevention-in-wnc :

This weeks show is an interview with Michael Harney, the coordinator of the NEPA (Needle Exchange Program of Asheville) and, in a different capacity, works with WNCAP (Western North Carolina Aids Project). He’s done this work and gained notoriety and helped many to help themselves since 1994. During the hour, Michael informs Bursts about the history of these two groups, where they stand today, harm reduction in general, and the attacks and withdrawals of government at it’s many levels in illegal-izing the exchange of dirty needles (for disposal) with clean ones as politicians change.

Michael Harney, Coordinator, Needle Exchange Program of Asheville (NEPA), 828-274-8397
also works with Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) www.wncap.org 828-252-7489 ext. 311

1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) www.cdc.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention â info about HIV/AIDS services, testing, condoms, needle exchange programs, STDs, and Hepatitis

www.harmreduction.org Harm Reduction Coalition
www.nasen.org North American Syringe Exchange Network
www.nchrc.org North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition

SeaSol: Direct Action against Bosses + Landlords Gets The Goods

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This week’s show is an interview with Lee and Emily, members of the Seattle Solidarity Network.

According to their website (www.seasol.net):
“Seattle Solidarity (“SeaSol”) is a volunteer network of working people who believe in standing up for our rights. Our goal is to support our fellow workers’ strikes and struggles, build solidarity, and organize to deal with specific job, housing, and other problems caused by the greed of the rich and powerful.
Join us! Let’s fight to win.”

“So You Say You Want To Start A Solidarity Network” article and pamphlets for printing

This show will be archived at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw through 11/20/2011 and then on www.archive.org, found by searching “The Final Straw”

On the Oakland Commune, with Louise Michel (October 30, 2011)

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from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/10/2011/on-the-oakland-commune-with-louise-michel:

This week’s show features an interview with former Asheville resident and current resident of Oakland and an organizer of the Occupy movement there. We talk about the police attack last Tuesday, the differences between the Oakland movement from other Occupy’s and the upcoming call for a General Strike.

I’ll also be talking briefly about the upcoming solidarity march (Wednesday the 2nd) here in Asheville starting at 6pm under the Lexington/I-240 bridge, and the protest this Friday in Raleigh at the Department of Corrections offices.