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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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Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

May 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.