• Gerry Condon of Veterans for Peace and the Bradley Manning Support Network discusses efforts by the government to shut out the public from the politically charged trial of whistleblower Bradley Manning, who faces a life sentence for heroically exposing U.S. war crimes. For more information on the Bradley Manning case, visit www.BradleyManning.org.
  • PSL member and queer and trans rights activist Jac Mautner discusses organizing efforts against anti-LGBT bigotry in the aftermath of the killing of Mark Carson. The murder of the 32-year-old gay man is the latest episode in a series of incidents of anti-LGBT harassment and violence in Manhattan.
  • Student debt expert and ANSWER Coalition organizer Radhika Miller discusses the dire crisis faced by U.S. students who collectively owe $1 trillion and could see their student load interest rates double this summer. Why does education come at such a high price in the richest country in the world?
  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, civil rights attorney and executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, discusses how counterterrorism units targeted Occupy Boston as plans for the Boston marathon bombing were under way. PCJF’s work has exposed the coordinated efforts between the Department of Homeland Security and local police forces aimed at disrupting Occupy.
  • Brian Becker, national coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, discusses the shifting balance of forces in the Syrian civil war and the faltering peace talks, and how these developments could impact the Obama administration’s orientation toward the conflict.
  • PSL member Michael Prysner discusses the limits of recycling in addressing environmental problems, and why the environmental crisis cannot be solved under a system where profit trumps all other considerations.
  • Richard Becker, Western Regional Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, looks at the predicament faced by the Obama administration as the civil war in Syria continues. Does the agreement to sponsor a Peace Conference signal the possibility of a negotiated settlement ending this terrible conflict? Does it reflect a change in U.S. policy?
  • Peta Lindsay, the 2012 presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, discusses the FBI’s decision to make Assata Shakur the first woman to be added to its list of most wanted terrorists. What’s behind the agency’s move to target the revolutionary freedom fighter while allowing true terrorists to operate freely in Miami?
  • Eugene Puryear, a member of the editorial board of Liberation newspaper, looks at the heroic efforts of Guantanamo prisoners on a hunger strike against their indefinite detention, torture and other violations of basic human rights. As of May 8, an estimated that 100 of the 166 detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility had joined the hunger strike, enduring brutal and painful force feedings in response to their act of resistance.
  • Speaking shortly before Israeli airstrikes on Syria and revelations by a UN commission that the Syrian opposition may have used sarin gas, Richard Becker of the ANSWER Coalition analyzes U.S. strategy in Syria and the political motives behind unsubstantiated allegations that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons in the conflict.
  • As the Obama administration maneuvers to restrict women’s access to emergency contraception, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund attorney Andrea Costello comments on recent legal developments and what’s at stake. The PCJF 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.
  • Iranian activist Mazda Majidi looks at the history of imperialist intervention in Iran as that country fights for its sovereignty and the right to develop a nuclear energy program even as it faces crippling sanctions.