The Anti-Empire Project

Author and academic Justin Podur brings you The Anti-Empire Project, a podcast about how today’s Empire works and who is resisting.

The show focuses on the global south – Venezuela, Colombia, the DR Congo, Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Iraq. 

Analysis tools include geopolitics, development, political economy, environmental science, strategy, and at the base of it all, history.



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Justin Podur

Justin Podur

Justin Podur is the author (with Joe Emersberger) of Extraordinary Threat: The US Empire, the Media, and 20 Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela (Monthly Review 2021), of America’s Wars on Democracy in Rwanda and the DR Congo (Palgrave Macmillan 2020) and 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 a Professor at York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

In fiction Justin is the author of three novels: The Path of the Unarmed (self-published on Wattpad 2020), Siegebreakers (Roseway 2019) and the Demands of the Dead (self-published 2014). 

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,, Ricochet, and other publications

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