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Scramble for Africa 2: Africa resists the slave trade

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Take a tour with us of a few of the African kingdoms that tried to resist the slave trade – before, in some cases, giving in. King Affonse of Kongo, Queen Nzinga of Matamba, Agaja of Dahomey (and others from that kingdom), the Asante in the west, and then east we have Abyssinia, the Bachwezi, … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 2: Africa resists the slave trade"

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    Scramble for Africa 4: Britain Takes Egypt with Finance (and War), 1882

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    In 1882 at the battle of Tel el Kabir, Garnet Wolesley (who had suppressed the Riel Resistance in 1870) defeated the Egyptian nationalists led by al-Arabi. This was the final blow in a long imperialist campaign to take Egypt from the ambitious modernizers that had ruled it from the 1820s. The epic financial swindle involved … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 4: Britain Takes Egypt with Finance (and War), 1882"
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    AEP 99: The Meng Wanzhou Victory Lap

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    I am back with journalist and activist KJ Noh, retired SF Judge Julie Tang, and activist/writer Dan Freeman-Maloy. Meng Wanzhou is free and back in China! We painted a pretty pessimistic picture for you in AEP 95 before the ruling, then poof! The Canadian election happened and Meng was on a plane back to China! … Continue reading "AEP 99: The Meng Wanzhou Victory Lap"
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    Scramble for Africa 3: Theories of Imperialism

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    Our third instalment before we really dig into the actual scramble for Africa is to give you a flavor for how we’re interpreting what we read. Lenin wrote Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism as an explanation for WWI, but much of what he wrote was about Africa; WEB Du Bois wrote an essay with … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 3: Theories of Imperialism"
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    AEP 98: On the Canada Files, with Aidan Jonah

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    I’m joined by Aidan Jonah, editor of the new media outlet The Canada Files, which has an anti-imperialist point of view and an investigative journalism methodology. We talk about some of the Canada Files’s recent investigations, about the relative paucity of anti-imperialist perspectives on Canada (with noble exceptions of course), and about the ambitions plans … Continue reading "AEP 98: On the Canada Files, with Aidan Jonah"
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    AEP 97: Special Siegebreakers Spoiler

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    In this special short episode, the whole plot summary of Siegebreakers, a pro-Palestine thriller novel that imagines how the Palestinians will eventually break the siege on Gaza, is SPOILED. If you don’t like spoilers, you should skip this one. If you’re the type who needs to know what happens in a book or movie before … Continue reading "AEP 97: Special Siegebreakers Spoiler"
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    Scramble for Africa 2: Africa resists the slave trade

    51:19

    Take a tour with us of a few of the African kingdoms that tried to resist the slave trade – before, in some cases, giving in. King Affonse of Kongo, Queen Nzinga of Matamba, Agaja of Dahomey (and others from that kingdom), the Asante in the west, and then east we have Abyssinia, the Bachwezi, … Continue reading "Scramble for Africa 2: Africa resists the slave trade"
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    AEP 96: Universities are Plundering Cities, with Davarian Baldwin

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    I’m joined by Davarian Baldwin, who is Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College, to talk about his new book In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities are Plundering Our Cities. Davarian’s book helped a lot of ideas about the university and where it’s been headed click in my … Continue reading "AEP 96: Universities are Plundering Cities, with Davarian Baldwin"
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    Scramble for Africa 1: Pre-Scramble Africa – the Slave Trade and the Gold Coast

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    AEP 95: Waiting for Heather Holmes’s judgment in the Meng Wanzhou case

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    Journalist KJ Noh and retired SF Superior Court judge Julie Tang join me to talk about the Meng Wanzhou case, in which Canada has kidnapped a Chinese executive at US request in 2018. As we await judgement which may come in October or November after the September Federal Election, British Columbia judge Heather Holmes has … Continue reading "AEP 95: Waiting for Heather Holmes’s judgment in the Meng Wanzhou case"
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    AEP 94: Taliban Takes Over

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    Joe Emersberger and I discuss some questions about Afghanistan after the Taliban take over the country and the US leaves. Was this really a defeat or a controlled handover for the US?  What is Pakistan’s role? China’s? What is with the mystique around the late Ahmad Shah Massoud, whose UK-trained son is now claiming to … Continue reading "AEP 94: Taliban Takes Over"

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