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 The Final Straw 
 
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 Sascha from Prague and Ramona from Slovenia
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This week, we are happy to share an interview contributed by an audio
militant associated with The Final Straw. This conversation took place
after one of the presentations of the Crimethinc tour associated with
the publishing and distribution of To Change Everything zine, a recent
and widely translated introduction and invitation to anarchy. This
interview was conducted shortly after one of the 3 panel discussions
that took place last month in the Bay Area and includes two members of
the tour. Sascha is an anarchist from Prague in the Czech Republic and
Ramona is an anarchist from Slovenia.

The Crimethinc To Change Everything tour will be hitting up Firestorm Books and Coffee in Asheville, North Carolina on Wednesday, November 11th at 5pm. If you like the insights you hear in this conversation and want to engage these guests plus more, show up to this free event.

Next week we'll be bringing an interview between our own William
Goodenuff and members of the No New Animal Labs initiative attempting to
organize against the planned building of an expanded, public-private
animal testing facility on the University of Washington campus. William
and the guest will talk about their recent nation-wide tour and the
wider scope of the No New Animal Lab project in creating a more robust
animal rights movement on Turtle Island.

But first a couple of announcements...
From the youcaring.com fundraising page for our friend, Steph:
"On October 19, while attempting to help a man whose dog had been
hit by a car, Stephanie Wilson was run over by an SUV. The accident left
her with life threatening injuries and claimed the life of the dog she
was attempting to help (the man she was with was also injured, though
less severely). For anyone who knows Steph, they know that her being
injured while attempting to help others is an emblematic example of her
unceasing willingness to put the lives of others before herself. Over
the years, Steph has rescued countless animals, often traveling to
disaster areas to volunteer as a relief worker, and has never hesitated
to help someone in need. Just last week she was rescuing animals from
the flooding in South Carolina. But now this ceaseless champion of
others needs your help."

Continuing from the youcaring.com site:
"as Steph spends her life doing animal rescue (which as anyone
involved knows is a passion project more than a stable career), she is
without insurance. What is more, the individual driving the SUV that hit
her was driving an uninsured vehicle on a suspended license. Therefore
it is expected that the medical costs for a sustained hospital stay are
likely to be astronomically high and likely will fall all on Steph
herself. This is where you come in."

According to the updates on her youcaring.com page, Steph's condition
has improved since the accident, but she's still not out of the woods.
Her brain swelling has not increased, and there's hope that soon she'll
be stable and swelling will decrease to the point that doctors can begin
to operate on the blood clot that's been found.

Again from the fundraising page:
"We are asking you to help her manage this unexpected burden.
Please consider donating to help get Steph back on her feet and support
the animals currently under her care. If you can’t personally afford to
donate, please pass this campaign along to your friends. All money
raised will go towards Steph’s long-term recovery, rehabilitation and
immediate costs of animal care for the animals currently in her
rescue."

To find out more and to contribute to fundraising for Steph Wilson's
medical costs, visit: https://www.youcaring.com/stephanie-wilson-454345
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Unstoppable is specifically by and for incarcerated folks who identify as women, gendervariant, and/or trans. This anti-authoritarian publication seeks to blend radical political analyses with personal experiences and observations. We want to elevate the voices on the inside that are often excluded from political dialogues, while also asking people on the outside to convey their social and political realities to people on the inside. Unstoppable aims to build bridges across prison walls and beyond them by facilitating dialogue and engagement between those who are incarcerated and those who are not.

Unstoppable is asking for contributions in the form of artwork, poetry, writings, social commentaries, fieldnotes from the prison yard or the streets, critical views of power structures and more. Unstoppable is particularly interested in focusing on gendered issues and systems of social control in the U.S. context, but we invite a wide array of topics. Such topics might include: organizing against police terror; personal triumphs in overcoming past or ongoing trauma; community-based responses to gendered violence and abuse; self-care in high stress environments; the consequences of deprivation in the U.S. prison system; environmental liberation; forms of resistance in women’s prisons; do-it-yourself ethics; astrology and planetary transits; et cetera!

Please email unstoppablepublication@gmail.com if you wish to be involved with this project in any way or if you have a contribution to share.

Or you can write us at unstoppable, po box 11032, pueblo, co 81001 to contribute or to get a free subscription if you are currently incarcerated! Please spread the word to folks on the inside and out; we want this distributed broadly!
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From the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, or IWOC's website, the group that we interviewed in June of this year about the drugging of prisoners in Missouri:
Imprisoned social justice activist Kenneth Bell is being targeted by the administration at Potosi Prison in Missouri. From a letter dated 10-24-15… “Until a couple of days ago I was the prison law clerk, “Jailhouse Lawyer”, but I was fired for filing grievances and for assisting others who are incapable of doing it themselves. . . . Please form a network of people who will call and confront officials about my firing. If I am to continue to help them here in PCC I need to be back in my position. . . . By firing me, prison officials hope to intimidate other prisoners and thereby discourage anyone who would be inclined to complain about conditions here, or who would try to help another prisoner do so.”

Many of you may remember the horrendous conditions that we described at Potosi last winter and the torture endured by prisoners who went on hunger strike after being retaliated against for complaining then.

For a list of phone numbers to call, scripts, instructions and updates, check out http://iwoc.noblogs.org
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Due to time constraints, we were unable to announce Khmer playing at the Odditorium on Friday the 6th of November on our regular broadcast, but do so in the podcast version of the show along with a track from that band. That version also features a tiny bit more dialogue and a track from Gattaca, a sludgy hardcore band from Prague that Sascha from the interview requested.

Playlist for podcast version: http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/14181
Our audio-militant friend in the bay for the contribution

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