Welcome to Justin Podur’s Anti-Empire Media project, podur.org. You will find many different media (dreams, fictions, articles, videos, podcasts), about many different parts of the world (Palestine, Venezuela, Colombia, DR Congo, Haiti, Canada, Kashmir, India, Pakistan…) and many different topics (War, Occupations, Coups, sure, but also Ecology, Education, Writing… ), with the main cross-cutting themes being (and I admit that I’m risking sounding grandiose or ridiculous):
- The celebration of people and the planet;
- Opposition to the Empire and the way it destroys the potential for the future;
- The idea that understanding and learning can help us challenge the Empire and make a better world.
This is the basis of what I call “leftism”, and I offer it in the hopes of building a little community on it.
A short bio:
Justin Podur is a Toronto-based writer.
A longer bio you can use:
Justin Podur is the author of two novels: Siegebreakers (Roseway 2019) and the Demands of the Dead (self-published 2014).
In nonfiction he is the author of Haiti’s New Dictatorship (Pluto Press 2012). He has contributed chapters to Empire’s Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan (University of Toronto Press 2013) and Real Utopia (AK Press 2008). He is an Associate Professor at York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies.
A fellow of the Independent Media Institute’s Globetrotter project, he has previously reported from India (Kashmir, Chhattisgarh), Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico (Chiapas), and Israel/Palestine for ZNet, TeleSUR, rabble.ca, Ricochet, and other publications.
Email: justin (at the domain of this blog)