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The Brand New Podcast is a brand new podcast brought to you by the folks at Brand New Congress, an organization committed to advancing overdue policies for ALL people by electing working Americans for congressional seats nationwide.

    What Everyone Needs to Know About Venezuela: A Podcast with Miguel Tinker Salas

    What Everyone Needs to Know About Venezuela: A Podcast with Miguel Tinker Salas

    In this episode of our joint podcast series with Millennial Politics on Venezuela, Brand New Congress Chief Policy Director Jordan Valerie Allen speaks with Miguel Tinker Salas, Leslie Farmer Professor of Latin American Studies at Pomona College and author of “Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know and The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela.” (Professor Miguel Tinker Salas is not affiliated with Brand New Congress and speaks only for himself as a guest on this podcast episode.)

    • 52 min
    Afro-Venezuelans and the Bolivarian Revolution: A Discussion with Akinyele Umoja

    Afro-Venezuelans and the Bolivarian Revolution: A Discussion with Akinyele Umoja

    In this episode of our joint podcast series with Millennial Politics on Venezuela, Brand New Congress Chief Policy Director Jordan Valerie Allen speaks with Akinyele Umoja, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University and founding member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and the New Afrikan People's Organization, to discuss the history of Blackness in Venezuela, Afro-Venezuelan support for the Bolivarian Revolution, the racialization of Hugo Chávez, and more. (Professor Umoja is not affiliated with Brand New Congress and speaks only for himself as a guest on this podcast episode.)

    • 59 min
    All About the Oil: Daniel Kovalik on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela

    All About the Oil: Daniel Kovalik on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela

    In this episode of our joint podcast series with Millennial Politics on Venezuela, Brand New Congress Chief Policy Director Jordan Valerie Allen speaks with Daniel Kovalik, human rights and labor lawyer, former Senior Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO, author of The Plot to Control the World: How the U.S. Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World, and observer of the 2013 and 2018 Venezuelan presidential elections to discuss oil, the Venezuelan electoral process, the history of U.S. intervention in Latin America, and more. (Daniel Kovalik is not affiliated with Brand New Congress and speaks only for himself as a guest on this podcast episode.)

    • 37 min
    The U.S.-Sponsored Right-Wing Venezuelan Counterrevolution: A Podcast with Dr. Tim Gill

    The U.S.-Sponsored Right-Wing Venezuelan Counterrevolution: A Podcast with Dr. Tim Gill

    In this episode of our joint podcast series with Millennial Politics on Venezuela, Brand New Congress Chief Policy Director Jordan Valerie Allen speaks with Dr. Timothy M. Gill, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UNC-Wilmington and author of “The State and Civil Society in Socialist Venezuela: The Case of U.S. Democracy Assistance, Venezuelan National Sovereignty, and International Cooperation Law,” to discuss "how Washington funded the counterrevolution in Venezuela," the prospect of U.S. military intervention, and more. (Dr. Tim Gill is not affiliated with Brand New Congress and speaks only for himself as a guest on this podcast episode.)

    • 27 min
    U.S. Imperialist Intervention in Latin America: A Discussion with Professor Alexander Aviña

    U.S. Imperialist Intervention in Latin America: A Discussion with Professor Alexander Aviña

    In this episode of our joint podcast series with Millennial Politics on Venezuela, Brand New Congress Chief Policy Director Jordan Valerie Allen speaks with Alexander Aviña, associate professor of Latin American history in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University and author of “Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside,” to discuss the failing right-wing coup in Venezuela and the history of U.S. imperialist intervention in Latin America. (Professor Alexander Aviña is not affiliated with Brand New Congress and speaks only for himself as a guest on this podcast episode.)

    • 59 min
    Non-Intervention, Self-Determination, and Solidarity with the Oppressed: Gabriel Hetland on Venezuela

    Non-Intervention, Self-Determination, and Solidarity with the Oppressed: Gabriel Hetland on Venezuela

    In the fourth episode of our joint podcast series with Millennial Politics on Venezuela, we speak with Gabriel Hetland, Assistant Professor of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies at the University of Albany and author of “The Crooked Line: From Populist Mobilization to Participatory Democracy in Chávez-era Venezuela” and the forthcoming manuscript “Making Democracy Real: Participatory Governance in Urban Latin America,” to discuss the three principles that should guide our response to the crisis in Venezuela: non-interventionism, self-determination, and solidarity with the oppressed. (Gabriel Hetland is not affiliated with Brand New Congress and speaks only for himself as a guest on this podcast episode.)

    • 22 min

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