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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 for extra shows, behind the scenes and other goodies.

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

    • Politics
    • 5.0, 13 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 for extra shows, behind the scenes and other goodies.

    013 Israeli annexation

    013 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
    012 Uprising in America

    012 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
    011 Bolsonaro's Brazil

    011 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
    010 Canada's Saudi arms deal

    010 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
    009 India crackdown

    009 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
    008 Kashmir siege

    008 Kashmir siege

    Kashmir’s autonomous status is revoked by India’s far-right government and the military occupation is tightened with a total communications blackout. We speak with Ather Zia and Mohamad Junaid about the resistance in Jammu and Kashmir.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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