I talk to labor historian and activist Jeremy Brecher about a possible strategy against Trump called Social Self Defense.
Category: Anti-Empire Project Podcast
The Anti-Empire Project podcast (formerly the Ossington Circle)
The Ossington Circle Episode 11: Trumpism and Capitalism with William I. Robinson
I interview sociologist William I. Robinson about the relationship between Trumpism, capitalism, and fascism and what leftists could do in this environment.
The Ossington Circle Episode 10: Surviving Trump with Luke Elliott-Negri
I interview New York-based labor activist and graduate student Luke Elliott-Negri. We discuss the role and importance of organizing, of third parties, of local electoral work, and of labor unions in surviving the new Trump Era.
The Case of Hassan Diab: a 3-part podcast series
This is a 3-part podcast series on the case of Hassan Diab, a Lebanese-Canadian sociology professor extradited from Canada and currently in a French jail, accused of a bombing that happened in Paris in 1980.
Part 1 looks at the bombing of the synagogue at Rue Copernic in 1980 – the turn French investigators made from suspicion of the extreme-right anti-semitic terrorism to suspicion of “middle eastern terrorism”.
Part 2 looks at the way French investigators created a story about Hassan Diab to try to match the bombing – the perils of using intelligence as evidence.
Part 3 looks at why Canada handed Hassan Diab over to France – the nature and price of Canadian diplomacy.
The Ossington Circle Episode 7: The Case of Hassan Diab Part 1 of 3
The Ossington Circle Episode 8: The Case of Hassan Diab Part 2 of 3
The Ossington Circle Episode 9: The Case of Hassan Diab Part 3 of 3
The Ossington Circle Episode 6: Listening to Ayotzinapa with John Gibler and Manuel Rozental
I interview John Gibler, author of An Oral History of Infamy: The Attacks on the Students of Ayotzinapa, and Manuel Rozental of Pueblos en Camino. We discuss the disappearance of the 43 students in Mexico, the changes in Mexico over recent years, and the idea of “political listening”.
The Ossington Circle Episode 5: Indigenous Resurgence with Glen Coulthard
I interview Glen Coulthard, author of Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition. We discuss the revolutionary theories of Frantz Fanon, the relevance of one revolutionary experience for another, the indigenous resurgence, and the importance of solidarity.
The Ossington Circle Podcast Episode 4 – Students for Justice in Palestine with Nora Barrows-Friedman
I interview Nora Barrows-Friedman, author of In Our Power: U.S. students
organize for justice in Palestine. We discuss the U.S. campus movement
for justice in Palestine, the challenges it faces, and the remarkable
students and advocates that make it up.
The Ossington Circle Podcast Episode 3 – Against the Sharing Economy with Tom Slee
I interview Tom Slee, author of What’s Yours Is Mine: Against the
Sharing Economy, about the downside of sharing economy companies like
Uber and AirBnB, and what is actually happening as they reshape cities
in the name of sharing.
The Ossington Circle Podcast Episode 2 – Syria, Environment, War, and Refugees
This episode of the podcast is a lecture given on a panel at York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies on January 28, 2016. The panel was on Environment, War, and Refugees, and the lecture was on Western policy and the war in Syria.
The Ossington Circle Podcast Episode 1 – Debating Syria
The Ossington Circle, once a YouTube show, has been re-launched as a podcast. In the first episode, I’m debating the Syrian Civil War with author, activist, and professor Stephen Shalom.