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Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global history for the activist left, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present.


Your hosts are educators Henry Hakamaki and Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University.


Follow us on social media!  Our podcast can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/guerrilla_pod, and can be supported on patreon at https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory.  Your contributions will make the show possible to continue and succeed!

Follow the hosts, Henry can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/huck1995.  Adnan can be followed on twitter at https://twitter.com/adnanahusain, and also runs The Majlis Podcast, which can be found at https://anchor.fm/msgp-queens, and the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives group at Queens University, https://www.facebook.com/MSGPQU/.   The other shows of the Revolutionary Left Radio family can be found at revolutionaryleftradio.com.  

Thanks to Ryan Hakamaki, who designed and created the podcast's artwork, and Kevin MacLeod, who creates royalty-free music.

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Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global history for the activist left, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present.


Your hosts are educators Henry Hakamaki and Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University.


Follow us on social media!  Our podcast can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/guerrilla_pod, and can be supported on patreon at https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory.  Your contributions will make the show possible to continue and succeed!

Follow the hosts, Henry can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/huck1995.  Adnan can be followed on twitter at https://twitter.com/adnanahusain, and also runs The Majlis Podcast, which can be found at https://anchor.fm/msgp-queens, and the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives group at Queens University, https://www.facebook.com/MSGPQU/.   The other shows of the Revolutionary Left Radio family can be found at revolutionaryleftradio.com.  

Thanks to Ryan Hakamaki, who designed and created the podcast's artwork, and Kevin MacLeod, who creates royalty-free music.

    Football! Palestine, Copa América, & the Euros w/ Alex Aviña

    Football! Palestine, Copa América, & the Euros w/ Alex Aviña

    In this episode of Guerrilla History, we end up continuing our informal and unplanned "Football" (soccer to those of you in the US and Canada) miniseries with our friend and comrade Alex Aviña!  Here, we discuss some of the Palestine related goings-on in the football world, as well as give a preview and make predictions for the Copa América and European Championships, which are getting kicked off at the time of this episode being released.  If you've not already heard our previous Football episodes with Alex, check out our first The Beautiful  Game, plus our newer World Cup: Sport, Politics, History, & Propaganda. We are sure that even those of you who are not super football fans will get a lot of use from these discussions!
    Alexander Aviña is associate professor of Latin American history at Arizona State University and author of Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside. Alex's website is available at alexanderavina.com, and he can be followed on twitter @Alexander_Avina
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Haiti as Empire's Laboratory w/ Jemima Pierre

    Haiti as Empire's Laboratory w/ Jemima Pierre

    In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on the absolutely terrific Professor Jemima Pierre to discuss her vital piece Haiti as Empire's Laboratory, which came out in NACLA late last year.  Here, we discuss the history of Western Imperialist intervention in  Haiti primarily since the revolution, and why Haiti is often overlooked outside of analysis of the Revolution, or the current material situation divorced from any historical understanding.  You may remember our episode Haiti and Western Intervention w/ Pascal Robert, which came out just over a year and a half ago.  This conversation is in much the same vein, with some updating and additional analysis, so if you haven't already listened to that other conversation, please do so!
    Jemima Pierre is Professor at the Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia and is the Haiti/Americas Coordinator with the Black Alliance for Peace. She is the author of The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race and numerous academic and public articles about Haiti.  Try to find her on her secret twitter account, one of the best follows out there, but you have to do the searching yourself!
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Black & Brown Resistance in the UK (1960s-80s) w/ Preeti Dhillon

    Black & Brown Resistance in the UK (1960s-80s) w/ Preeti Dhillon

    In this episode of Guerrilla History, we discuss a fascinating new book The Shoulders We Stand On: How Black and Brown people fought for change in the United Kingdom with its author, Preeti Dhillon.  This conversation is a terrific look at the repression against racially oppressed communities in the UK from the 1960s-80s, and the resistance of those communities.  This episode works excellently in conjunction with our previous episode  African & Caribbean People in Britain - A History w/ Hakim Adi, so be sure to listen to that episode as well if you have not already!
    Preeti Dhillon is is a researcher, writer and historian who is passionate about capturing hidden stories from oppressed and marginalised communities. Preeti was an Independent Research Fellow with the Women’s History Network 2021-2022 and has written for many outlets and venues.  Keep up with her work by checking out her website, and follow her on twitter @preetikdhillon.
    Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory 

    • 1 hr 47 min
    North Korea & Industrial Agriculture w/ Zhun Xu

    North Korea & Industrial Agriculture w/ Zhun Xu

    In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring back our great friend and comrade Zhun Xu, whom you may remember from our episode  Sanctions Against China & Their Political Economy from our Sanctions As War miniseries.  In this episode, we discuss Zhun terrific new article in Monthly Review, Industrial Agriculture: Lessons from North Korea!  This conversation was incredibly generative, and will certainly be of great benefit to you whether you are someone who studies agricultural systems, the DPRK, or none of the above.  Stay tuned, Zhun will appear on the show again VERY soon for another great topic and discussion...
    Zhun Xu is Associate Professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York. He is on the editorial boards of Science and Society and the Journal of Labor and Society. His recent book is From Commune to Capitalism: How China’s Peasants Lost Collective Farming and Gained Urban Poverty.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    A Polycentric World & the 'Sixth Great Power' w/ Paris Yeros

    A Polycentric World & the 'Sixth Great Power' w/ Paris Yeros

    In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on the fantastic and vitally important Paris Yeros to discuss his fabulous article A Polycentric World Will Only Be Possible by the Intervention of the ‘Sixth Great Power’, which was published by the Agrarian South Network.  Paris himself and the Agrarian South Network more generally are both some of the best resources out there today, and we hope that you will engage with more of their work. We hope that this conversation similarly will be of great use to you!
    Paris Yeros is the a Professor at the Federal University of ABC in Brazil, and is on the Editorial Board of the Agrarian South Network.  The edited book he worked on, which is mentioned in the conversation, Gender in Agrarian Transitions: Liberation Perspectives from the South, is now available.  We also recommend you keep up to date by checking out Paris's website and following him on twitter @parisyeros
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    UN, the Palestine Question, & International Law w/ Ardi Imseis (Crossover w/ The Majlis)

    UN, the Palestine Question, & International Law w/ Ardi Imseis (Crossover w/ The Majlis)

    In this special episode of Guerrilla History, we bring you a crossover episode done in collaboration with The Majlis, a project by the Muslim Societies Global Perspectives project at Queens University, which is hosted by our own Adnan Husain (so be sure to subscribe on your podcast app!). Here, Adnan and Dr. Ardi Imseis, explore the complexities of international law, human rights and the urgent imperative of addressing the current situation of Palestine. Through meticulous research and unwavering dedication to justice, Imseis's scholarship offers invaluable insights into the legal frameworks that underpin the Palestinian struggle. As we unpack the historical narratives and contemporary realities shaping the question of Palestine, Imseis's work serves as a guiding beacon, challenging prevailing norms and advocating for a rights-based approach to peace and justice.
    Ardi Imseis joined the Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2018, following a 12-year career as a UN official in the Middle East, first with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and then with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Dr. Imseis's Latest Book is The United Nations and the Question of Palestine: Rule by Law and the Structure of International Legal Subalternity.  You can  follow him on twitter @ArdiImseis
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    • 1 hr 20 min

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Ken Hammond fraud

Ken Hammond Tianianmen episode has him
claiming an absurd 300-400 PLA soldiers died in Tiananmen. Even according to historically contemporary and modern accounts of the event released by CPC/CCP officials, between 15-30 PLA soldiers and policemen died. The PARTY claims not even a tenth of the casualties Ken asserts. Totally fraudulent.

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