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The Brief Podcast is an interview and analysis show covering the resistance to Empire. The show is made by Jon Elmer, Nora Barrows-Friedman and Pierre Loiselle. thebriedpodcast.com | patreon.com/thebrief.

The Brief Podcast Jon Elmer, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Pierre Loiselle

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The Brief Podcast is an interview and analysis show covering the resistance to Empire. The show is made by Jon Elmer, Nora Barrows-Friedman and Pierre Loiselle. thebriedpodcast.com | patreon.com/thebrief.

    Attica prison uprising

    Attica prison uprising

    Heather Ann Thompson joins us to discuss her Pulitzer Prize winning book about the uprising and massacre at New York’s Attica Prison in September 1971. And we feature an archival interview with a central-figure in the uprising, the late Splitting the Sky.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Revenge capitalism & the drug war

    Revenge capitalism & the drug war

    Max Haiven, the author of Revenge Capitalism, talks the opioid crisis and its roots in neoliberal empire and Garth Mullins, host of Crackdown podcast, describes drug user-led resistance to the drug war.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Pirates (1650 - 1730)

    Pirates (1650 - 1730)

    Marcus Rediker on The Golden Age of Piracy the revolutionary Atlantic, and the disruption of early capitalism on the seas.

    • 46 min
    NBA wildcat strike

    NBA wildcat strike

    DAVE ZIRIN talks about the wildcat strikes in pro sports; and MAC SMIFF on 100 days on the streets in Portland.
    On The Bookend, it's VICKY OSTERWEIL on her new book, In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action.

    • 57 min
    Riots and abolition

    Riots and abolition

    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.

    • 58 min
    Israeli annexation

    Israeli annexation

    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.

    • 47 min

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