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 The Final Straw 
 Weekly Program
 BJ McManama & Ruddy Turnstone
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This week William speaks with Ruddy Turnstone of the Global Justice
Ecology Project and BJ McManama of the Indigenous Environmental Network
about the issue of Genetically Engineered trees, their ecological and
social impacts, and of the Action Camp to take place just outside of
Asheville NC on September 24th-27th. The Action Camp has a registration
deadline very soon so if you wish to participate in this amazing event,
go to to register! You can email our guest, Ruddy
Turnstone, at for particulars and
for info on how to subscribe to GJEP's newsletter. For more on the
Indigenous Environmental Network, you can visit

But first, a few announcements:


We have just learned from Eddien's Public Defender that he in fact can
be bailed out despite violating his probation. His bail is $50K so we
need $5K to bond him out. Eddien is currently doing okay in jail, but
strongly wants to be bailed out and desires that all money be used for
that first and later for his legal defense.

Eddien was initially charged with 2nd degree felony assault and battery
by a mob as well as 3rd misdemeanor assault and battery. He also has the
additional charge of Breach of Peace of a High and Aggravated Nature for
allegedly breaking the windows of a KKK member's pick up truck.

You can donate to Eddien's defense/bail fund at Benefits of any kind are welcome--if you want
to get in touch with us about any details shoot us an email at

Eddien was one of six arrested at an anti-KKK demonstration on July 18th
in Columbia, SC. On that day around 2,000 people showed up to confront
the Klan, whose rally was cut short out of concerns for "public safety."
In a historic show of opposition, a rowdy and diverse crowd of gangs,
black nationalists, anarchists, and various anti-racists humiliated the
Klan and their Nazi counterparts and literally chased them out of town.
A short zine about the demonstration can be found on

In other news, Robert "Skinny" Mahone is being tortured by staff at
Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (Home to the Lucasville Uprising). Skinny has been abused by staff before, this is a continuation of that abuse. In the
past Skinny has had his genitals pepper sprayed without reason, now he
is being forced to wear the same dirty clothes for weeks while he is
attempting to heal from a broken jaw.

What we are asking everyone who reads this to do is very simple.

1. Buy a .50 cent stamp
2. Trace your hand onto a piece of paper
3. Mail it to Robert 'Skinny' Mahone at:

Robert Mahone 255-225
P.O. Box 45699
Lucasville, OH 45699

We are choosing this course of action to let Skinny know that he is not
alone, and even more importantly to let the staff at SOCF know that he
is not alone and that we will know if something happens to him. Prisons
are able to do what they want to prisoners largely based on the fact
that they are isolated and no one pays attention. But there are lots of
us, and we pay very close attention. "

More information available at:


We also have some words of wisdom from anarchist prisoner Sean Swain on
banks: what are they anyway, really? how many of them are there? are
they edible, yes or no? Stay tuned, as always, for answers.

We close out the show with some anarchist and anarchist leaning metal
from the last couple of years.

On next weeks episode of The Final Straw, Bursts'll be speaking with
organizers involved in the Connecting European Struggles Conference in
Malmö, Sweden from September 18-20th, 2015. The theme for the
conference is "Feminism In The Crisis" and will be bringing together
autonomous, anti-capitalist struggles from around Europe to discuss
austerity, gender, immigration, care work, health care and much more.
More info in many languages can be found at or on their facebook page.

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