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The Brief Podcast is an interview and analysis show covering the resistance to Empire. The show is made by Jon Elmer, Nora Barrows-Friedman and Pierre Loiselle. thebriedpodcast.com | patreon.com/thebrief.

The Brief Podcast is an interview and analysis show covering the resistance to Empire. The show is made by Jon Elmer, Nora Barrows-Friedman and Pierre Loiselle. thebriedpodcast.com | patreon.com/thebrief.

Location:

Canada

Description:

The Brief Podcast is an interview and analysis show covering the resistance to Empire. The show is made by Jon Elmer, Nora Barrows-Friedman and Pierre Loiselle. thebriedpodcast.com | patreon.com/thebrief.

Twitter:

@TheBriefPod

Language:

English


Episodes

018 Attica prison uprising

4/7/2021
Heather Ann Thompson joins us to discuss her Pulitzer Prize winning book about the uprising and massacre at New York’s Attica Prison in September 1971. And we feature an archival interview with a central-figure in the uprising, the late Splitting the Sky.

Duration:01:09:43

017 Revenge capitalism & the drug war

2/3/2021
Max Haiven, the author of Revenge Capitalism, talks the opioid crisis and its roots in neoliberal empire and Garth Mullins, host of Crackdown podcast, describes drug user-led resistance to the drug war.

Duration:01:02:58

016 Pirates (1650 - 1730)

10/19/2020
Marcus Rediker on The Golden Age of Piracy the revolutionary Atlantic, and the disruption of early capitalism on the seas.

Duration:00:46:50

015 NBA wildcat strike

9/17/2020
DAVE ZIRIN talks about the wildcat strikes in pro sports; and MAC SMIFF on 100 days on the streets in Portland. On The Bookend, it's VICKY OSTERWEIL on her new book, In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action.

Duration:00:57:26

014 Riots and abolition

7/18/2020
Demonstrations continue across the United States against police violence and increasingly against the institution itself. We speak with Vicky Osterweil and Zoé Samudzi about riots, looting and abolishing the police.

Duration:00:58:10

013 Israeli annexation

6/29/2020
Israel moves with White House-backing to declare sovereignty over their illegal West Bank settlements and annex the Jordan Valley border. We speak with Ali Abunimah about deepening Israeli apartheid in Palestine.

Duration:00:47:34

012 Uprising in America

6/11/2020
The United States is rocked by protests against police violence as hundreds of thousands march from coast to coast. We are joined from New York by Margaret Kimberley and from Boston by Benjamin Dixon.

Duration:00:55:30

011 Bolsonaro's Brazil

6/2/2020
Brazil’s new far-right government plunges the country into fascism. We speak with Brazilian scholar and activist, Diana Aguiar, about the downfall of the Worker’s Party and the rise of Jair Bolsonaro.

Duration:01:11:00

010 Canada's Saudi arms deal

5/16/2020
Saudi’s $14B weapons contract puts Canadian armoured vehicles on the frontlines of the war in Yemen. We are joined by Anthony Fenton to discuss the machinations of Canada’s junior-partner imperialism.

Duration:01:05:49

009 India crackdown

5/3/2020
India jails students, writers, and rights activists as the media works in effective coordination with the government inflaming sectarian divides, suppressing dissent and lionizing Modi. We speak to Shalini Gera and Freny Manecksha about India’s Hindutva crackdown.

Duration:00:53:46

008 Kashmir siege

4/18/2020
Kashmir’s autonomous status is revoked by India’s far-right government and the military occupation is tightened with a total communications blackout. We speak with Ather Zia and Mohamad Junaid about the resistance in Jammu and Kashmir.

Duration:01:03:24

007 Delhi pogrom

3/30/2020
India’s sectarian citizenship law set off months of protests that were met by government-incited mobs sacking markets, neighbourhoods and mosques as police looked on. We are joined by Kavita Krishnan to discuss the Delhi pogrom and right-wing nationalism in India.

Duration:00:54:43

006 Bernie 2020

3/21/2020
Bernie Sanders' presidential bid has run into a wall, as the COVID-19 pandemic puts the Democratic Party primary campaign into suspended animation. We are joined by George Ciccariello-Maher to discuss grassroots mobilization and electoral politics.

Duration:00:34:13

004 Taliban pact

3/10/2020
The Taliban and the White House have signed an agreement that would ultimately see US troops withdraw from Afghanistan. After two decades of war, tens of thousands killed, and trillions spent - the US stands to leave a ruined Afghanistan in defeat.

Duration:00:50:43

003 Blockade standoff

2/29/2020
Police move in on the Mohawks at Tyendinaga, setting off a further wave of blockades, disruptions and direct action from coast to coast. Anna Zalik joins us to discuss the oil and gas industry, and Gord Hill talks indigenous resistance.

Duration:01:05:05

003 Blockade Standoff trailer

2/29/2020
Police move in on the Mohawks at Tyendinaga, setting off a further wave of blockades, disruptions and direct action from coast to coast. Anna Zalik joins us to discuss the oil and gas industry, and Gord Hill talks indigenous resistance.

Duration:00:00:44

002 Blockades expand

2/15/2020
After the RCMP raided and dismantled the Wet'suwet'en roadblocks, rail, port and transportation blockades have spread across Canada in solidarity. And they are growing.

Duration:00:27:21

001 Pipeline blockade

2/5/2020
The Wet’suwet’en evict Coastal GasLink, who are trying to build a gas pipeline through their territory. We discuss the context of their struggle against the Canadian state and corporations, and talk with Jeffrey Monaghan about the policing of Indigenous movements. Thanks to Michael Toledano for the audio of Freda Huson delivering the Wet'suwet'en eviction notice and Praxis Media for the excerpt of Dr. Roland Chrisjohn from Hoping against Hope.

Duration:00:58:22

The Brief: Tracking the Empire trailer

1/24/2020
Coming Soon! The Brief: Tracking the Empire is a new podcast co-produced by Nora Barrows-Friedman, Jon Elmer, Justin Podur, and Pierre Loiselle. Hear about the empire and its adversaries through a strictly anti-imperialist lens. From prison breaks to land defenders, climate chaos to the wars, we’ll take you in and out of the battlefields and ecological wastelands of the planet. Follow us on Twitter @TheBriefpod

Duration:00:00:49