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Interviews and analysis on uprisings and resistance with Jon Elmer & Nora Barrows-Friedman.

Interviews and analysis on uprisings and resistance with Jon Elmer & Nora Barrows-Friedman.

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Canada

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Interviews and analysis on uprisings and resistance with Jon Elmer & Nora Barrows-Friedman.

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@TheBriefPod

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English


Episodes

027 Colombia's left turn

6/20/2022
Colombia has voted Leftist ex-rebel Gustavo Petro to the presidency in an historic election. We are joined by Colombian doctor and political activist, MANUEL ROZENTAL. Justin Podur is with us for the hour as well, for this roundtable on the impact of the elections in Colombia. This is a joint operation with The Anti-Empire Project and The Brief Podcast. There is a video recording of the show and bonus content about FARC and Plan Colombia on our Patreon.com/Colombia page.

Duration:00:36:57

026 Destroying Yemen

6/7/2022
On this episode we discuss the war in Yemen and the role of the West in arming and supporting the US-Saudi-Gulf coalition, with Isa Blumi, author of Destroying Yemen: What chaos in Arabia tells us about the world.

Duration:00:58:11

025 Resistance in Jenin

5/24/2022
Veteran al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, was shot and killed by the Israeli army during an IDF raid in Jenin earlier this month. Asa Winstanley and Nora Barrows-Friedman are joined by Jon Elmer to discuss Shireen’s murder and the armed struggle in Jenin. This episode is a joint effort with the Electronic Intifada podcast.

Duration:00:50:22

024 Sankara's revolution

2/18/2022
Thomas Sankara's assassination in October 1987 abruptly ended the life of a revolutionary Pan-Africanist who transformed Burkina Faso in four years of remarkable revolution. We are joined by AMBER MURREY and AZIZ FALL to discuss Thomas Sankara, his political project in Burkina Faso and his anti-imperialism abroad.

Duration:01:13:51

023 Indigenous resistance

1/20/2022
Gord Hill joins us to discuss colonization and resistance in the Americas on the occasion of the release of his revised and expanded The 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book.

Duration:00:55:07

022 Fall of Kabul

10/6/2021
Kabul’s US-backed government collapses as its soldiers surrender en masse to the Taliban. We are joined by Max Blumenthal, author of The Management of Savagery, to discuss the end of the US occupation of Afghanistan.

Duration:00:53:34

021 Prison break in Palestine

9/14/2021
Historic prison escape by Palestinian militants from Jenin. Fighters from Islamic Jihad and al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades tunneled out of Israel's maximum security Gilboa prison and spirited into the night. Tarek Loubani joins Jon Elmer and Nora Barrows-Friedman to discuss the great escape and their experiences of life in Jenin during the intifada.

Duration:00:43:15

020 Without police

9/1/2021
Geo Maher joins us to reflect on the summer of rebellion that followed the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and how we build toward 'A World Without Police.' On the Bookend, it's Peter Collins' posthumous collection of artwork 'Free Inside: The Life and Work of Peter Collins'. We hear an archival interview of ours with Peter from prison in 2004.

Duration:00:48:29

Settler Canada (special broadcast)

6/29/2021
A Canada Day reckoning as Indian Residential School properties become crime scenes with the (re)-discovery of unmarked graves of Indigenous children. We are joined by Tyler Shipley to discuss Canada’s first foreign policy – its genocide of the Indigenous nations in the path of capitalist settlement. This broadcast is a co-production of The Brief Podcast and The Anti-Empire Project.

Duration:00:59:57

019 Great Railroad Strike of 1877

6/15/2021
We discuss early US labour militancy and the birth of modern policing with Robert Ovetz, author of When Workers Shot Back.

Duration:01:02:33

Ceasefire in Gaza (special broadcast)

5/26/2021
Palestine roundtable reconvenes to reflect on the Gaza attack and take stock of the ceasefire. Nora Barrows-Friedman is an editor at the Electronic Intifada, Jon Elmer is a journalist who lived for years in Gaza, Justin Podur is the author of Siegebreakers, and Tarek Loubani is an emergency room doctor, often at Shifa, Gaza’s main hospital. This broadcast is a co-production of The Brief Podcast and The Anti-Empire Project. Production by Pierre Loiselle and music by Greg Wilson.

Duration:00:51:13

War in Palestine (special broadcast)

5/17/2021
Recorded on Day 7 of the war in Palestine, this roundtable brings together decades of experience working in Palestine. Nora Barrows-Friedman is an editor at the Electronic Intifada, Jon Elmer is a journalist who lived for years in Gaza, Justin Podur is the author of Siegebreakers, and Tarek Loubani is an emergency room doctor, often at Shifa, Gaza's main hospital. This broadcast is a co-production of The Brief Podcast and The Anti-Empire Project. Production by Pierre Loiselle and music by...

Duration:01:00:30

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