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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

Mar 5, 2024

The siege on Gaza and the role of the Palestinian Authority are critical context for the Israel's assault on Gaza. On this episode we take a look at the history of the blockade and how Israel has ghettoized the Palestinian population.

Feb 9, 2024

We take a look at the Gaza ceasefire and prisoner exchange proposal that Hamas and the Qassam Brigades responded with after a proposal put forth by Mossad, Shabak, CIA, and Egypt intelligence chiefs in Paris.

You can watch this episode on the Anti-Empire Project's Sit Rep series:

Jan 20, 2024

On this episode, the October 7th military raid by the Qassam Brigades that collapsed the Israeli military's Gaza Division. We take a look at the events of October 7th on the heels of an Israeli media report that detailed the raid in a minute-by-minute timeline from Israeli military and intelligence sources who...

Jan 7, 2024

We are joined from the West Bank by Abdaljawad Omar to discuss the formations of Palestinian resistance during the intifadas of the 1980s and 2000s and how that trajectory led us to 7 October and the current war on...

Dec 17, 2023

Nora and Jon are joined by Justin Podur to discuss the war on Gaza, now 72 days on.

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