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Interviews and analysis on uprisings and resistance with Nora Barrows-Friedman and Jon Elmer.

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

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Interviews and analysis on uprisings and resistance with Nora Barrows-Friedman and Jon Elmer.

    Origins of the US Constitution

    Origins of the US Constitution

    The US Constitution (1787) was written in the face of three significant insurrections: Indigenous resistance to colonization; revolts of the enslaved; and an armed uprising of farmers. It was drafted to protect property against the threat of political and economic justice. In part three of our trilogy on rebellions of the enslaved and the origins of the United States we are joined by ROBERT OVETZ to discuss his new book, We the Elites: How the US Constitution Serves the Few (Pluto 2022).

    • 57 min
    Slave rebellions

    Slave rebellions

    Resistance by enslaved Africans before and after the Declaration of Independence  played a critical role in the origins of the US. Historian Gerald Horne joins us to discuss the fierce and persistent fight for abolition in the mainland slave colonies of the US. 
    We will look at three of Professor Horne's books on the topic. The Apocalypse of Settler-Colonialism: The roots of slavery, white supremacy, and capitalism in 17th-century North America and the Caribbean; The Counter-Revolution of 1776:  Slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America; and Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire fight the US before emancipation.
    This episode builds on our previous show 028 with Marcus Rediker on the slave ship and the story of resistance across the Middle Passage.

    • 50 min
    Slave ship revolts

    Slave ship revolts

    The trans-Atlantic slave ship was part factory, part prison, part war machine and it was a critical component in the establishment of race, class and capitalism in the Americas. MARCUS REDIKER is back on the show to discuss his book, The Slave Ship: A Human History, the first dedicated account of the vessel and the remarkable story of resistance that marked every aspect of its journey.

    • 56 min
    Colombia's left turn

    Colombia's left turn

    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 Anti-Empire Project and The Brief Podcast. There is a video recording of the show and bonus content about FARC and Plan Colombia on our Patreon.com/Colombia page.

    • 36 min
    Destroying Yemen

    Destroying Yemen

    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.

    • 58 min
    Resistance in Jenin

    Resistance in Jenin

    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 Intifada podcast.

    • 50 min

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