Author and academic Justin Podur (York University, Toronto) brings you a podcast about how today's Empire works and who is resisting. Previously called The Ossington Circle, we're focused on the global south - Venezuela, Colombia, the DR Congo, Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Iraq. We're driven by love of people and the planet and anger at injustice to pursue understanding and knowledge to change things.
Scramble for Oceania 2: The Land Wars of New Zealand
We take advantage of some new scholarship of New Zealand history (Keenan, Wars Without End; Belch, New Zealand Wars; Simons, Soldiers, Scouts and Spies) to give you a hopefully fresh look at the 19th century scramble for colonies in New Zealand, which took the form of British wars against the Maori. Also featured – comparisons … Continue reading "Scramble for Oceania 2: The Land Wars of New Zealand"
In Real Time with Stan Cox 4: A discussion of violence and policy murder
The fourth discussion with Stan Cox about his latest dispatch, “They’ll Show Up Armed – Countering Policy Murder and the Rising Violence of the Right”. We talk about a nonviolent march Stan participated in and a few of the historic movement debates about violence and nonviolence that we’ve seen over the decades. And we conclude … Continue reading "In Real Time with Stan Cox 4: A discussion of violence and policy murder"
Scramble for Oceania 1: The theft of Australia
At the same time that the European empires were scrambling for Africa, they held a scramble in the Pacific. For the British Empire the base was Australia, and we begin with the scramble for Australia, the story of the theft of (another) continent beginning in 1788. Always was, always will be, aboriginal land.
Scramble for Africa 21: mini-scramblers Portugal, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark…
The biggest player in the Scramble for Africa was England. Second place to France, third to Germany. But there were many other European powers at the Berlin Conference in 1884 and the plunder of Africa was shared among even the smallest of European countries. Who and how, in this episode of the Scramble for Africa.
AER 112: BDS Boston makes a map and chaos ensues
In June 2022 a small activist group in Boston created mapliberation.org, a project mapping primarily policing institutions in Massechussetts and their connections to corporations, organizations, and politicians who are implicated in the prison-industry complex, in throwing people out of their homes to create investment opportunities, in grabbing Indigenous land, in colonizing Palestinian land, and other … Continue reading "AER 112: BDS Boston makes a map and chaos ensues"
Scramble for Africa 20: Germany (pt3) genocides the Nama, 1908
In September 1904 several Nama scouts slipped away from the Germans after the battle of Waterberg and the genocide of the Herero, to warn their leader, Hendrik Witbooi, of what the Germans were capable of. Hendrik Witbooi then called all the Nama leaders to war, a war where they used guerrilla tactics to confound the … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 20: Germany (pt3) genocides the Nama, 1908"
The scrambling of western civ
I am drawn to this podcast particularly by the Scramble For Africa segments, and find them fascinating. Perspective is everything in history, and the hosts have upended the western colonial perspective of my youthful studies and with them the prejudices and injustices that were previously presented as triumphs and progress. It is well researched and produced and the knowledge of each host is evident without much trace of personal biases or hubris. Keep up the great work!