• Civil rights attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, explores the Obama administration’s decision to not read Miranda rights to the Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for several days, and analyzes its significance in the context of the government’s efforts to eliminate or reduce basic constitutional protections and increase police powers.
  • As thousands prepare to rally across the country for immigrant rights, immigration and civil rights attorney Heather Benno discusses the proposed immigration reform bill. While providing some relief, the bill shows that U.S. corporate interests still trump fundamental rights for immigrants.
  • ANSWER Coalition organizer Douglas Kauffman talks about the fight for justice for Jose de la Trinidad, a 36-year-old Latino man executed in cold blood by Los Angeles police, and the larger struggle against systemic police brutality.
  • Heidi Boghosian, the executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, joins Liberation Radio to discuss the fight for the release of radical attorney and political prisoner Lynne Stewart. Stewart has terminal cancer and the fight for her freedom has become a fight for her life.
  • Akbar Muhammad, the international representative of the Nation of Islam, analyses the consequences of  the imperialist-backed overthrow and murder of Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi. Muhammad discusses the devastating impact of the U.S.-led intervention in Libya and the broader implications for the African continent.
  • Organizer Stewart Stout speaks on the targeting of LGBT youth by the New York City police department’s Stop and Frisk campaign. Stout recently wrote an article on the use of stop and frisk being used specifically against LGBT residents, which can be found on LiberationNews.org.
  • Eugene Puryear reports on the April 13 White House Rally and March to demand “U.S. drones out of Africa, Asia, the Middle East and everywhere.” Actions took place across the country in solidarity with the Washington, D.C., protest organized by the ANSWER Coalition to oppose drone technology that has already killed more than 5,000 people abroad and is now being used to conduct surveillance at home.
  • Latin America solidarity activist Gloria La Riva discusses CIA intervention in Venezuela and the agency’s possible involvement in operations targeting late President Hugo Chávez. The CIA recently responded to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund neither confirming nor denying knowledge or participation in a plot to poison or assassinate Chávez by any other means.
  • Iraq war veteran and March Forward! member Kevin Baker talks about an outreach campaign to bring a simple message to Fort Hood soldiers: “You don’t have to go to Afghanistan.” Led by a team of Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam veterans, active-duty soldiers and military families, the campaign comes just ahead of a May deployment of troops from Fort Hood to Afghanistan.
  • Student organizer Walter Smolarek discusses the April 13 action against US drones taking place at the White House in Washington, D.C., as well as demonstrations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and many other cities throughout the country. See the website of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) for more information on the April 13 actions and transportation to Washington, D.C.
  • Activist Ymelda Viramontes talks about plans to close 53 schools in Chicago in primarily Black and Latino neighborhoods, and the backlash among parents, students and teachers who are fighting against this latest attack on public education.
  • Attorney Andrea Costello analyses a court ruling lifting restrictions on the morning-after pill, and the significance of the decision for the struggle for women’s reproductive rights. Costello is an attorney with the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, which represents grassroots feminists activists with National Women’s Liberation (NWL) and 15-year-old Anaya Kelly in a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration and Health and Human Services to remove all restrictions on over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill.
  • Brian Becker, national coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, discusses the massive clandestine operation conducted by the Obama administration in Syria over the past two years to pump guns, heavy military equipment and money to fuel that country’s civil war, and the role of U.S. client states in advancing Washington’s regional goals.
  • Ken Lerch, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 3825 in Rockville, Md., joins Liberation Radio following rallies held in every state across the country to save six-day mail delivery to discuss what is at stake in the battle for the future of the postal service.
  • Suyapa Portillo of the Latino Equality Alliance talks about the struggle for same-sex marriage and the broader fight for LGBT rights as the Supreme Court considers landmark cases on California’s bigoted Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.