The Anti Empire Project with Justin Podur

The Anti Empire Project with Justin Podur

Latest Episodes

World War Civ 15: Sufragettes and Pacifists
May 24, 2023

“Deeds Not Words!” was the slogan of the militant sufragettes who fought for the vote. We get into some of their dramatic acts and some of the reasonings of their leaders – which are not always discus

AER 126: Multipolarity? Schmultipolarity! A debate with Sam Gindin
May 12, 2023

Sam Gindin and Justin Podur, moderated with fairness and balance by Nora Barrows-Friedman, debate the proposition that the world is becoming multipolar as US hegemony declines. We clash over capitalis

The Mexican Revolution pt4: Schemes of the Great Powers
May 11, 2023

While the Mexican Revolutionaries fought for the land, the Great Powers tried to pick the winner. Germany and Britain, Japan and of course the US, all schemed and intrigued. We talk about the Kaisers

AER 125: Maori Sovereignty or Death!
May 09, 2023

The New Zealand Parliament Protest inspired by Canadas Trucker Convoy and with similarly hard-to-read politics; the continuing urgency of Maori sovereignty; An in-depth discussion of Donna Awateres

In Real Time with Stan Cox 11: Atlanta’s Cop City and Anti-Climate Legislation
May 07, 2023

Stan and I talk about two of his articles from April: the first on Atlantas Cop City, which one activist has already been killed by police over, and why its an environmental disaster as well as ot

The Mexican Revolution pt3: The Downfall
May 05, 2023

Obregon defeats Zapata and Villa in battle. Carranza betrays the workers unions. The Morelos commune lives on, though its leaders fall one by one until Zapata himself. Villa too. And Obregon. And Car

Mexican Revolution pt2: Villa and Zapata take Mexico City
April 28, 2023

Porfirio is out, Madero is in, but he has the same problem: how to stop the invincible peasant revolution now in motion? And the answer is, he cant! Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata take the capital,

The Mexican Revolution pt1: The end of the Porfiriato
April 23, 2023

The Mexican Revolution was an extraordinary event in 20th century history. In part 1 of our miniseries on the revolution we give the background from the Mexican-American war to the end of the quarter

World War Civ 14b: Anglo-German Naval Race pt2 – The Dreadnoughts
April 17, 2023

We talk about the fearsome dreadnought, the race to build it, the Le Queax novels that were the Red Dawn of the 19th century, the Heartland theory of history, and conclude our discussion of the naval

AER 124: China’s use of telepathy and WeChat to control Canadian elections, with Carl Zha
April 06, 2023

Carl Zha is back and I try to explain to him the hysteria of the accusations by the CSIS leaker in Canada of Chinese electoral interference. He cant find a word of it in Chinese media which leads to