14 episodes

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.

The Brief is produced by Nora Barrows-Friedman in California, Pierre Loiselle in Québec, and Jon Elmer in Toronto. Music by Greg Wilson.

Check us out at patreon.com/thebrief to subscribe.

The Brief: Tracking the Empire Jon Elmer, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Pierre Loiselle

    • Politics
    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

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.

The Brief is produced by Nora Barrows-Friedman in California, Pierre Loiselle in Québec, and Jon Elmer in Toronto. Music by Greg Wilson.

Check us out at patreon.com/thebrief to subscribe.

    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 Zoe 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
    Uprising in America

    Uprising in America

    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.

    • 55 min
    Bolsonaro's Brazil

    Bolsonaro's Brazil

    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Canada’s Saudi arms deal

    Canada’s Saudi arms deal

    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.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    India crackdown

    India crackdown

    India jails students, writers, and rights activists as the media works in effective coordination with the government inflaming sectarian divides, suppressing dissent and lionizing Modi. We speak to Shalini Gera and Freny Manecksha  about India’s Hindutva crackdown.

    • 53 min

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