• Gerry Condon of the Bradley Manning Support Network and Veterans for Peace discusses the opening days of the trial of Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, who is fighting for his freedom for courageously exposing U.S. war crimes. Why are whistleblowers such as Manning and now Edward Snowden facing persecution when the public hails them as heroes? Is the role of a military court to bring justice — or carry out the Pentagon’s agenda?
  • Dr. Jared Ball tackles what has been presented of Malcolm X by various quarters, especially in the form of the late Manning Marable’s controversial biography which Dr. Ball critiques in his book “A Lie of Reinvention.” Dr. Ball, a professor at Morgan State University and producer/host of the “Super Funky Soul Power Hour” on WPFW Pacifica Radio in Washington, D.C., says efforts to strip Malcolm X of his radical politics have been underway for years, and that the battle for that history should concern everyone.
  • Nathalie Hrizi, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and an activist with WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend), speaks on the wave of attacks against women from legislative attempts to roll back womens’ rights to commentary in the news and online sources brazenly justifying sexual assault. What is the role of capitalism in holding back the women’s movement, and how can this be overcome?
  • Attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, speaks on efforts to obtain disclosure of documents related to the National Security Agency monitoring of phone calls. Is what we now know about the NSA’s spying program only the tip of the iceberg?
  • Brian Becker of the ANSWER Coalition takes a deeper look at the civilian killings in Afghanistan. A UN report shows 3,000 civilians have been killed or wounded in the first five months of this year alone, one-fifth of them children. What is behind the growing violence?
  • PSL member Eugene Puryear remembers civil rights icon Medgar Evers on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his assassination by a white supremacist in Mississippi. Evers organized NAACP chapters around the state and risked his life on a daily basis for Black self-determination. You can read Puryear’s article celebrating Evers on Liberation News.
  • Liberation Radio gets an eyewitness account from a Turkish activist of the demonstrations that began as a protest against private development of public space and has blossomed into a mass popular movement against the government led by the Justice and Development Party. Due to the government crackdown, our guest has asked to remain anonymous.
  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, civil rights attorney and executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, explains a new lawsuit seeking to expose government misconduct in the political trial and unjust conviction of the Cuban Five. The State Department has refused to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request from Liberation Newspaper, the newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, demanding the disclosure of documents related to illegal payments to journalists who were covering the case of the Cuban Five — but the latest lawsuit seeks to bring out the truth.
  • PSL member and activist Sarah Carlson discusses hunger and food insecurity in the United States. The profit-driven harvesting of crops deprives millions of one of the most basic human needs: food. Why are people going hungry in the richest country in the world?
  • Law professor Zachary Wolfe discusses the pending Supreme Court rulings on two key marriage equality cases. What are the factors driving the Court’s coming decisions, and how will the struggle for LGBT equality be impacted?
  • Activist Gloria La Riva explores the destruction of the Earth’s oceans. How is capitalism devastating one of the world’s richest natural resources, and what can be done to reverse the damage?
  • Native American activist Bethany Woody talks about the struggle of the Navajo nation against powerful uranium mining interests, whose operations have resulted in extensive contamination of Native lands.