Documents recently obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund detail FBI surveillance of the Occupy Wall Street movement in close cooperation with the private sector. Civil rights attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, the executive director of the PCJF, discusses the serious implications for civil liberties of this intelligence operation and the historic role of the FBI in targeting and suppressing grassroots movements.

Evoking the memory of historic struggles for equality and civil rights, Obama’s inaugural speech sought to associate his administration with the progressive causes of our time — but is there any real merit to this? Richard Becker explores the real record of Obama’s first term to expose the White House’s reactionary agenda and what we can expect from Washington in the coming period.

Activists and community members are taking to the streets against police brutality following the senseless beating of Jabbar Campbell by anti-gay NYPD cops. Liberation Radio covers the community march and rally demanding justice, and speaks to Campbell about this latest incident of violence in the hands of police that is not the exception, but rather the rule.

Despite having its permit revoked for a large-scale Speak-out of the Unemployed for Jobs and Justice at Freedom Plaza during the Presidential Inaugural Parade, the ANSWER Coalition organized to get its message out all over the parade route in Washington, D.C., yesterday. Speaking to Liberation Radio shortly before this successful action honoring Dr. King’s legacy of organization and mobilization, ANSWER’s National Coordinator Brian Becker discusses the coordinated efforts by the National Park Service and the Presidential Inaugural Committee to silence the voices of the unemployed and replace them with corporate donors.

As French bombs rain over Mali, Eugene Puryear explains the real motives behind the intervention by Mali’s former colonial masters, what is at stake for the people of Mali and Africa as a whole, and the importance of opposing this latest act of imperialist aggression.

A growing number of women and their supporters are mobilizing for major actions on March 8 and 9 to say: “Stop violence against women everywhere!” Danielle Norwood, an organizer with Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD), discusses the significance of these mobilizations in the context of the recent upsurge of struggle around violence against women and what is truly needed to advance women’s rights.

Brutal rape cases in New Delhi, India and Steubenville, Ohio have made international headlines and drawn thousands to protest violence against women. Nathalie Hrizi of Women Organized to Resist and Defend talks about the incidents, feminism and building an new, militant movement for women’s rights.

ALSO: The fiscal cliff settlement has paved the way for a Congressional “battle” where Democrats and Republicans will once again join forces in March to make workers pay for the economic crisis with deep cuts to many basic services, including Medicaid, Medicare and financial aid for college students. Student organizer Walter Smolarek discusses the recent deal, the stakes for workers in the coming round of attacks and what we must do to fight back.