The Final Straw: Anarchist Approaches to Psychology and MAD Camp with Mango and Marin

From The Final Straw Radio

Sep 30, 2018

Listen and Download HERE

This week we are very pleased to present an interview with Mango and Marin, who are mental healthcare workers based in New York City. We are going to get into a lot of topics, including anarchist critiques of psychiatry, ways that anarchists can be comrades with people who have survived the psych industry, and the Earth First MAD Camp. Shoutout to Jayden for setting up this interview!

We had to cut a bunch out of the broadcast version of this interview but check out the podcast up on our website and streaming on all the apps, for much more information about how to access open dialogue style therapy and tips on how to start a MAD Camp. Also you can check out our blog for a list of further reading material from our guests, again at our website.

Links for further reading from our guests:

The Self and Those Who Tend It

The Self

Homosexuality and the DSM

2018 Protest of the APA in NYC

Mad In America


Outside Mental Health,
Will Hall
(free book download)

Hearing Voices
Network NYC

Icarus Project


Project – Laura Delano

National Association for Rights
Protection and Advocacy



International Society for
Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

Association for
Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society

Model – Joanna Moncrieff

Fountain House

Family Justice

Open Dialogue

Dialogue, Framingham MA

Open Dialogue, VT


Prison Strike protest in Raleigh

On Monday, October 1st at 8am sharp in Raliegh, NC,
there’ll be a protest at the North Carolina Department of Public
Services, which oversees prisons in the state demanding the release
of prisoners from solitary confinement accused of participating in
the non-violence 2018 Nationwide Prison Strike and as a reminder
that people are paying attention. The DPS can be found at 831 W
Morgan St in Raleigh. This jumps off a week of activity state-wide
to support prisoners on the inside as a follow up to the 2018
Prison Strike.

AVL Blue Ridge ABC events this week

For folks in the Asheville area, this week will have two Blue
Ridge ABC events y’all should consider taking part in. On Friday,
October 5th, there’ll be a showing of the latest Trouble
by sub.Media about Hip Hop as Resistance from 6:30-8 and will be
followed by a discussion. Two days later on Sunday, October
7th at 5pm, BRABC will also be putting on a letter
writing to reach out to political prisoners whose birthdays come up
this month as well as prisoners in NC facing repression for alleged
participation in the Nationwide Work Strike.

Podcast recommendation!

If you want to hear a great, recent podcast on the repression
since the #PrisonStrike, check out the September 21st
episode of Kiteline Radio. Kiteline is a weekly radio show that
covers prison from inside and outside, and is a member of the
Channel Zero Network of Anarchist podcasts. We’re excited to
announce the addition of Rebel Steps to CZN. Here’s a jingle from

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** Correction on the song announce, the first track heard was
“Ghost of a Chance” by Danny Dolinger from the 1997 cassette, “Rome
Wasn’t Burnt In A Day” out from Barnstorm Music**