The Hotwire #33: August 22, 2018


#PrisonStrike kicks off—racist statue toppled in NC—alt-right get self-doxxed

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This week, you will hear updates from the Stony Creek tenant strike in Canada, some creative anti-ICE actions, and about some humorous and some of the alt-right’s recent losses. We interview Maya Little about the recent toppling of a confederate statue in North Carolina on Monday. Maya shares information about the impact of the statue on campus, some history, and some initial feelings after the fall of Silent Sam. We kick off the nationwide prison strike with an interview with an outside supporter of the strike, and a reportback from an attendee of a noise demonstration outside a prison. Finally, we wrap up the show with political prisoner birthdays and next weeks news. We’re glad to be back! Send us news, events, or ideas on how our show can better serve anarchist activity in your town by emailing us at

Notas y links

  • Table of Contents:
    • Introduction {0:00}
    • Headlines {0:50}
    • #PrisonStrike {7:50}
    • Confederate monument toppling {20:10}
    • Repression roundup {33:00}
    • Next Week’s News {40:55}
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  • The August 21 #PrisonStrike has begun! Check out the Incarcerated Workers website for more information, resources, and the list of prisoner’s demands. Also, episode #50 of The Ex-Worker is all about the 2016 national #PrisonStrike.

  • Check out our newest article documenting how the confederate statue, Silent Sam, came down in North Carolina.

  • Check out this article about Joseph Dibee – an alleged ELF fugitive who was just captured, and find out why this case matters.

  • READ these texts written by Black Liberation Army prisoner Russel “Maroon” Shoatz:
  • Read this hilarious story about a clever trick used to get people on the far-right to dox themselves!

  • Anarchist prisoner Sean Swain is being held in solitary. Call Director Gary Mohr at 614–387–0588 or e-mail or (Administrative Assistant for Mohr). You can use this script:

    “I am calling on behalf of Sean Swain, inmate #243–205. I am a friend of Sean. I am calling to request the ODRC grant Mr. Swain’s appeal regarding his most recent disciplinary record, drop the charges, and lower his security level from 5b to 2. Mr. Swain is not a physical security risk, and there is no reason to keep him at such a high security rating where he will be unable to get the programming he needs to be eligible for rehabilitation and parole. Thank you for your consideration.”

  • Ramona Africa has been hospitalized and needs monetary support, Donate to he Go Fund Me

  • Use this straightforward guide to writing prisoners from New York City Anarchist Black Cross to write Joseph Dibee, Erik King and, Russell Maroon Shoats.

    Joseph Dibee #812133
    Multnomah County Detention Center
    11540 NE Inverness Drive
    Portland, Oregon 97220

    Eric King #27090–045
    USP Florence – High
    US Penitentiary
    PO Box 7000
    Florence, CO 81226

    Russell Maroon Shoatz #AF–3855
    SCI Graterford
    Post Office Box 244
    Graterford, Pennsylvania 19426

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