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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 immunobiologist Henry Hakamaki, Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, and Revolutionary Left Radio's Breht O'Shea. We hope that the discussion will be useful to you, and if you have any questions or guest/topic suggestions, email them to us at guerri ...
 
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Nicholas Richard-Thompson and Tunde Osazua from the Black Alliance for Peace join Breht to discuss AFRICOM, or The United States Africa Command - responsible for U.S. military operations on the continent. Together they discuss BAP's month of action against AFRICOM, the strategic role that AFRICOM plays in the maintenance of US empire, the importanc…
 
This episode of Guerrilla History is a continuation of our Sanctions As War miniseries. In this excellent episode, we have a discussion with Professor Helen Yaffe on the history and the impacts of sanctions on Cuba, absolutely something that all anti-imperialists need to be fully aware of and engage with to act in solidarity with the Cuban Revoluti…
 
David Icenogle (from No Chaser) returns to the show and joins Breht once again to have a frank, open-ended, wide-ranging discussion about their experiences and struggles with mental health. This is not meant as medical advice, nor scientific analysis; it is meant to simply be two human beings and close friends sitting down and discussing their dire…
 
Thomas Riggins is a New York university lecturer in philosophy and ancient studies. He is a retired city housing manager and a veteran of the peace and civil rights movements of the 1960s. He holds degrees from Florida State University and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is currently a member of the UAW and a former Teamster. Professor Riggins joins B…
 
This episode of Guerrilla History comes out just in time for the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar! In this episode, we bring back fan favorite Alexander Aviña to discuss the politics behind the World Cup, both historically and in this current edition. We hit on topics of human rights, sports washing, and propaganda in both cases. We also talk a…
 
Massimo Pigliucci, philosophy professor and author, joins Breht once again, this time to discuss his newest book "The Quest for Character: What the Story of Socrates and Alcibiades Teaches Us about Our Search for Good Leaders". Topics include: Ethical theories in philosophy, stoicism, theory and practice, cross-cultural virtues, Socrates, the role …
 
In this Dispatch episode, we provide a grounding on the history of Western intervention in Haiti in order to analyze the current situation taking place there, and the prospects for even expanded intervention. For this, we bring on Pascal Robert, who's writing on Haiti has been very useful in shedding light on a locality that the Western media tends…
 
Matthew John from This American Left joins Breht to discuss his book "Millennial Marxist" and a slate of contemporary political topics Find Millennial Marxist here: https://linktr.ee/millennialmarxist Check out Breht's guest interview on This American Left: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-3-a-conversation-with-breht-oshea/id1529673234…
 
A great conversation with three young comrades from The Cadre Journal! A fairly wide ranging conversation focused on why it's critical to push anti-imperialism for the youth, and why it's important that we learn from the Global South, its revolutionaries and theorists. The Cadre Journal is a student-run podcast and journal on Marxism, Anti-Imperial…
 
In this Dispatch episode on a very recent topic, we bring in both a great guest and a fabulous guest host - both of whom are our friends from the DSA International Committee. Mirah and Sun Feiyang. We discuss the recently wrapped up Communist Party of China National Congress, its implications for Chinese domestic and foreign policy, and what to exp…
 
In this episode, Breht plays clips of, and responds to, a recent podcast put out by Sam Harris and Yale Historian Timothy Snyder on the Russia-Ukraine war in which they advance several liberal, pro-american criticisms against dissident thinkers on the topic. Then Breht plays a clip from a NYT podcast about Cuba and launches into a classic Red Hot T…
 
Listen to the FULL CONVERSATION over at Guerrilla History, which you can find and subscribe to on your favorite podcast app, OR here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/the-rise-of-fascism-bolsonaro-the-brazilian-elections-w-michael-fox-dispatch In this outstanding conversation, we talk with journalist Michael Fox about the rise of Fascism in Braz…
 
Matthew Furlong from our Dialectics Deep Dive series returns to the show to discuss Valentin Nikolaevich Voloshinov, a Russian Soviet linguist, whose work has been influential in the field of literary theory and Marxist theory of ideology. Other links: Vijay Prashad - "Looking Over the Horizon at Non-Alignment and Peace" (2022) https://thetricontin…
 
In this outstanding conversation, we talk with journalist Michael Fox about the rise of Fascism in Brazil, Bolsonaro, the impending runoff elections, the rise of Evangelicalism, the role of the US in these processes, and much more! We make sure to give plenty of historical background on these current events, so whether you're listening for the hist…
 
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