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The Brief Podcast

The Brief Podcast: Tracking the Empire

Interviews and analysis on uprisings and resistance

with Nora Barrows-Friedman and Jon Elmer

Jun 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...

Jun 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.

May 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...

Feb 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.

Jan 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.