This week on the Ex-worker, we're responding to a few listener requests and presenting an analysis of the situation in Ukraine, largely borrowed from our recent feature The Ukrainian Revolution and the Future of Social Movements. We'll also hear an interview with a member of Belarus Anarchist Black Cross about repression in Belarus and Ukraine, courtesy of our comrades at A-Radio Berlin, as well as our recommendations for which insurrectionary journals you should take if you get stranded on a desert island. The episode is rounded out with news, and lots of upcoming events and prisoner birthdays.
Notes and Links
This episode’s theme segment borrows largely from the recent Crimethinc feature The Ukranian Revolution and the Future of Social Movements. That article also contains links to a list of english-language primary sources and interviews from anarchists and anti-fascists in Ukraine. We also drew from the interviews presented in How Nationalists Took the Lead.
Believe it or not, some of the best, on-the-ground coverage we’ve found is coming from, of all places, Vice Magazine. In the ongoing video series Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine, Vice news correspondent Simon Ostrovsky has captured some truly historical moments and interviewed just about anyone who would talk to him. Hint: Fascism is always a “Don’t”
This week on the show, we reviewed three different publications: Dark Nights, the little sister of 325 magazine, Avalanche, a new bilingual journal with two issues out, and Return Fire, a British insurrectionary-individualist-anti-civ publication that we’ve dubbed “ultimate desert-island reading.”
We missed this in the news, but here’s a link to a statement from anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble on the work strike going on in Alabama Prisons. Prisoners are requesting phone calls to the Warden, the commissioner of the Alabama Department of Correction, and the Governor of Alabama, to check on the situation. Please call:
Warden Gary Hetzel (Holman Prison): (251) 368–8173
Commissioner Kim Thomas (Alabama DOC): (334) 353–3870
Governor Robert J. Bentley: (334) 242–7100
From Next Week’s News: Clara: The Comox Valley Anarchist Bookfair; Anti-Keystone-XL Pipeline mass demonstration; Kiev ‘Good night macho pride’ anarcha-feminist festival; Hambacher Forest Re-occupation and Build Resistance Skillsharing Camp; Ecological general strike.
Upcoming prisoner birthdays:
Romain “Chip” Fitzgerald #B–27527 [April 11]
Kern Valley State Prison
P.O. Box 5101
Delano CA 93216
Please address outside envelope to Romain, inside card or letter to Chip.
Walter Bond #37096–013 [April 16]
USP Marion CMU
PO Box 1000
Marion IL 62959
Rebecca Rubin #770288 [April 18]
11540 NE Inverness Dr.
Portland OR 97220
Brent Betterly #2012–0519001[April 19]
PO Box 089002
Chicago IL 60608
Mumia Abu-Jamal #AM–8335 [April 24]
301 Morea Rd.
Frackville PA 17932
Janine Phillips Africa #OO–6309 [April 25]
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Ave
Cambridge Springs PA 16403–1238
Brandon Baxter #57972–060 [April 27]
P.O. BOX 5010
Oakdale LA 71463