Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Development, Interviews, Midwest, Radio/Podcast, The State, War
Long-running anarchist podcast and radio show The Final Straw speaks with opponents of the expansion of a military base in so-called Michigan.
photo source: Scenes from the Atlanta Forest
This week on The Final Straw, we’re sharing a chat that Scott had with Smirk, Wink & Nudge of the Stop Camp Grayling Offensive, an anarchist effort to oppose the doubling expansion of the largest military base on Turtle Island, based in so-called Michigan. For the hour, the militants talk about the ecological, social, economic and other potential impacts of expanding the military industrial complex and this counterinsurgency training ground in particular.
You can learn more at twitter.com/GraylingCamp or instagram.com/stop_camp_grayling, soon at a blog they’ll be starting or on one of their upcoming info tours, with more information in our shownotes. There is also a zine, entitled “The Base Among The Pines: Notes on the Camp Grayling Expansion on Anishinabewaki” available at RiverValleyRevolt.NoBlogs.
This struggle consider itself in solidarity with the movement to #StopCopCity in so-called Atlanta.
STOP CAMP GRAYLING midwest(ish) tour:
- 11/7 Ann Arbor, MI @ U of M, 3512 Haven Hall 5pm;
- 11/9 Minneapolis, MN @ he Landing Strip, 2614 30th Ave 7pm;
- 11/10 Migizi @ TBA;
- 11/11 Chicago, IL @ 6900 N Glenwood Ave in Rogers Park 7pm;
- 11/13 Cleveland, OH 11/14 @ Rhizome House 2174 Lee Road 7pm;
- 11/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA;
- 11/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Grays Ferry Crescent Skatepark 7pm;
- 11/16 Ashville, NC @ TBD;
- 11/17-18 Atlanta, GA @ Weelaunee Forest;
- 11/19 Bloomington, IN @ TBA;
- 11/20 Grand Rapids, MI @ TBA;
Stay tuned next week for, hopefully, a segment on making inexpensive, alcohol heaters for surviving out of doors this winter & a conversation with Josh of the Certain Days: Freedom For Political Prisoners Calendars collective about the 2023 edition, now off the presses!
Remember Ricardo Flores Magón! Free Xinachtli!
If you’re in the Austin, Texas, area, on November 21st, on the 100th anniversary of the death of Mexican anarchist communist and revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magon in Leavenworth Prison, there’ll be a remembrance vigil for RFM as well as a solidarity rally for political prisoner Xinachtli (state name Alvaro Luna Hernandez) at 12 noon at the University of Texas campus, corner stairway entry at 24th & Guadalupe Streets. This event is sponsored by Central Texas Anarchist Black Cross and “Xinachtli Defense Committee.” More info at freealvaro.net! And you can hear our past broadcast of Xinachtli talking about his case at our website.
Solidarity with Alfredo Cospito’s Hunger Strike
Solidarity actions with Alfredo Cospito’s hunger strike against confinement in 41 bis conditions in Italy continue, including the taking up of the method by anarchist prisoners Juan Sorroche Fernandez and Ivan Alocco, the arson of autos owned by subsidiaries of prison profiteers in Berlin and Leipzig, and the occupation of a crane outside the famous Opera theater in Milan, La Scala, who are today holding a rally against the 41 bis prison regime and in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners. You can learn more about Cospito and his struggle from our recent episode on the subject.