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The Brief is a news and analysis podcast focusing on the Empire, its satellites and its subcontractors through an anti-imperialist lens.

From the wars and occupations, the uprisings and resistance, we will take you in and out of the sites of struggle across the world through reporting, discussion, interviews, and profiles.

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Oct 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.

Sep 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...

Sep 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...

Jun 29, 2021

A Canada Day reckoning as Indian Residential School properties become crime scenes with the (re)-discovery of mass 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.

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Jun 15, 2021

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