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!



      The Hotwire #31: Repression in Indonesia—Hamilton rent strike—J20 on May 14—events all summer

      Our last episode of the season! This episode is chocked full of May Day repression updates—from FBI visits in Washington state to the dozens of anarchists rounded up in Indonesia. The New School in New York City is occupied once again, and we...


       2018-05-09  39m

      The Hotwire #30: May Day 2018 Roundup

      Our annual roundup of worldwide May Day actions. We have interviews with participants in May Day actions in Puerto Rico, where there was a general strike, and Paris, whose black bloc didn’t only take the cake, they took the whole damn bakery!...


       2018-05-03  44m

      The Hotwire #29: MAY DAY Special—The best of anarchist news reporting from the vaults (uncensored!)

      Happy May Day! Find an action near you HERE. To celebrate the anniversary of the strike that led to Haymarket, and the 8 anarchists executed for it (two of whom were anarchist media producers themselves!) we bring you our favorite anarchist news...


       2018-05-01  1h32m

      The Hotwire #28: Anti-government revolt in Nicaragua—more treesits in WV—Bakunin beats Satanism

      This Hotwire we bring you an interview with an anarchist in Managua about the past few weeks of anti-government revolt in Nicaragua. We also report on the arrests of anti-fascists in Georgia, a school bus drivers’ strike also in Georgia, a hunger...


       2018-04-25  40m

      The Hotwire #27: Legal victory for the Tarnac 9—calls for May Day actions—Vive la ZAD!

      It’s been a week of battle at La ZAD, and we share a day-to-day play-by-play of the resistance to the government’s eviction operation. Elsewhere in France, the Tarnac Nine’s legal victory shows that with a little luck and courage, we can beat...


       2018-04-18  38m

      The Hotwire #26: La ZAD resists eviction—direct action against pipelines & police academy—#Douma

      As we go to press, hundreds of squatters and eco-rebels are battling against cops at La ZAD in France. We interview someone there, as well as a participant in The Syrian Revolution about the no-state-solution to the Syrian government’s ongoing...


       2018-04-11  40m

      The Hotwire #25: Kentucky & Oklahoma teachers strike—anniversary of MLK’s death—report on Gaza

      As we go to press, anti-police protests are ongoing over the police killing of Stephon Clark, students at Howard University in DC are still occupying the recently re-named Kwame Ture Student Center, and teachers in Kentucky and Oklahoma are on...


       2018-04-04  38m

      The Hotwire #24: Sacramento against killer cops—#DefendAfrin actions—Anti-G7 mobilizing in Quebec

      As we go to press, protests in Sacramento and beyond are ongoing over the police murder of Stephon Clark. We interview an anarchist sex worker about the new FOSTA-SESTA bill and its impact on sex workers’ safety and organizing. We also feature an...


       2018-03-28  39m

      The Hotwire #23: Historic school walkouts—Alt-right unravels—Solidarity with anarchists in Russia

      Hundreds of thousands of high school students defy adult authority and walkout against mass shootings; anti-pipeline camps hold strong from Virginia to West Virginia to so-called British Columbia; we interview an anarchist in Brazil as protests ...


       2018-03-21  39m

      The Hotwire #22: Int’l Women’s Day actions—#DefendAfrin solidarity—WV teachers’ strike ends

      This episode we bring you two roundups: one for women’s strike actions on International Women’s Day, and another for #DefendAfrin actions across Europe. We also share a call for and international day of solidarity to #DefendAfrin on March 24....


       2018-03-14  36m