The Ex-Worker

Welcome to the Ex-Worker: an audio strike against a monotone world! This twice-monthly podcast explores a wide range of anarchist ideas and action. In each episode, we take an in-depth look at a different topic, introducing various manifestations of the struggle for liberation, and round it off with news, reviews, profiles of current anarchist projects, upcoming events, and more. If you're curious about anarchist visions of freedom—or if you dream of a world off the clock—tune in!



      #61: The Olympia Train Blockade

      In this episode, we take an in-depth look at the blockade in Olympia, WA that stopped a train carrying fracking supplies for twelve days. {January 19, 2018}   -------SHOW NOTES------     Table of Contents: Introduction {0:05} How Did...



      #60: 2017 in Review, Part I: Anti-Fascism in the Bay Area and Beyond

      In the first of two episodes looking back over 2017, we present an audio version of the recently published CrimethInc. feature “How Anti-Fascists Won the Battles of Berkeley: 2017 in the Bay and Beyond: A Play-by-play Analysis.” The article...



      The Hotwire #16: Repression from #J20 to #G20—New Year’s noise demos—antifascist student actions

      Our final episode for the season! But we’ll be back in February. This week, antifascist students were active with a #StopSpencer week of action at the University of Michigan and shutting down Lucian Wintrich at the University of Connecticut. ...



      The Hotwire #15: No thanks given for #ThingsTaken—Olympia blockade reveals their demands—#DropJ20

      The Rebel Girl goes over the last week of anti-colonial, anti-#ThingsTaken actions across Turtle Island. The anti-fracking blockade in Olympia is going strong, opening up space for struggle and churning out innumerable demands. Anarchists in Chile...



      The Hotwire #14: Olympia blockade—J20 opening statements—Build the Base call to action

      This week’s episode is packed with resistance news from across Turtle Island and beyond. Struggles led by water protectors against gas and oil infrastructure are happening, seemingly, everywhere. This past week, students have been busy, while...



      The Hotwire #13: J20 trials begin, worldwide anti-fascism, squatting for the win in Chicago

      Today is the beginning of the J20 inauguration protester trials in DC. There are some important developments in the case, so we interview Sam from DC Legal Posse about what’s going on and how to support the defendants. We also interview a Polish...



      The Ex-Worker #59: Surviving a Grand Jury

      In this episode, we share the first-person stories of three comrades on the frontlines of grand jury resistance. As the state escalates repression through a new grand jury investigation in North Carolina against longtime anarchist Katie Yow, this...



      The Hotwire #12: White masculine mass shooting in Texas, down with daylight saving, J20 updates

      This week we have a greater amount of animal liberation actions to report on than usual. We interview Sam from DC Legal Posse about the first J20 trials beginning next week, and what people can do to support the defendants. After the mass shooting in...



      The Hotwire #11: Fascists fail in Tennessee, Catalan independence interview, No Justice No Pride

      This week we bring you two interviews: one with a southern anarchist who went to Tennessee to oppose the failed “white lives matter” rally on Saturday, and another with an anarchist in Catalonia about developments and reflections on the...



      The Hotwire #10: Anti-fascism in Gainesville, J20 trials, anarchist Kurds against capitalist wars

      In this Hotwire we have three different interviews about the alt-right’s defeat in Gainesville. As democratic confederalist Kurdish forces in Rojava are beating back ISIS, the nationalist, capitalist Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq is...