• PSL member Eugene Puryear analyzes Obama’s address on the killing of Trayvon Martin. Can the president of a racist system be a leading voice against racism?
  • Sarah Sloan, National Staff Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, speaks on the continuing U.S. government war in Korea and anti-war activities marking the 60th anniversary of the armistice agreement that ended active military combat but did not actually end the war. Who is the real aggressor on the Korean peninsula?
  • PSL member John Beacham analyzes Detroit’s bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. Is the city’s financial crisis truly inevitable – or a coordinated attack against workers?
  • Peta Lindsay of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) reports back from the California Statewide Unity March Against Police Brutality. Led by the families of more than 30 victims of police violence, the Anaheim demonstration connected the dots between police killings and the racist “not guilty” verdict of George Zimmerman, denouncing the complicit role of police and the courts in the systemic oppression of Black and Latino communities.
  • Party for Socialism and Liberation organizer Mazda Majidi analyzes the class contradictions within the unfolding Egyptian revolution. What is the agenda of the Egyptian military following its ouster of Mohamed Morsi, and what is needed now to push the revolution forward?
  • As Texas enacts harsh restrictions on abortion, reproductive rights activist and PSL member Karina Garcia discusses how the war on women hits poor women of color the hardest, and why the fight for reproductive rights cannot be separated from the fight against racism and economic inequality.
  • Party for Socialism and Liberation member and ANSWER Coalition organizer Eugene Puryear speaks about the fight for justice for Trayvon Martin. The Party for Socialism and Liberation and the ANSWER Coalition immediately took to the streets with others on Saturday and Sunday to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the racist, cold-blood murder of Martin. A video of the July 13 San Francisco emergency demonstration is available below.
  • Danielle Norwood, an organizer with WORD (Women Organized to Resister and Defend), speaks on the fight against anti-abortion legislation in Texas, which has now passed the state legislature following mass protests and a nationally publicized filibuster. What is the context of the Texas struggle, and what do the new restriction in Texas mean for women’s rights elsewhere?
  • PSL member and activist Gloria La Riva discusses Latin America’s united display of solidarity with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua all offered asylum to Snowden, and Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Uruguay are withdrawing their envoys from France, Italy, Spain and Portugal for closing their airspace to Bolivian President Evo Morales while falsely suggesting Morales might be transporting Snowden in his presidential plane.

Watch video: Emergency demonstration in San Francisco following the racist acquittal of George Zimmerman, Saturday, July 13.

  • Egyptian activist Salma gives an eyewitness account of mass demonstrations in Egypt culminating in the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by the military. What lies ahead for the revolutionary movement in Egypt? (Salma asked that her last name be withheld). You can read a statement by Eugene Puryear on the latest developments in Egypt at LiberationNews.org.
  • Genevieve Huizar, the mother of police brutality victim Manuel Diaz, talks about the upcoming July 21 statewide demonstration against police brutality in Anaheim, Calif., that will bring together the families of victims and their supporters from across the state.
  • Labor organizer Jeff Bigelow analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent anti-labor ruling. Is the Supreme Court a neutral arbiter for justice … or simply a defender of corporate interests?
  • Attorney Zachary Wolfe discusses the legal implications of the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop. 8 rulings to the struggle for LGBT rights. What do the rulings say about the prospect for further victories around the country?
  • Sarah Sloan, national staff coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), discusses the latest on the conflict in Syria, including the unsubstantiated allegations of use of chemical weapons and the real intentions of the U.S., British and French governments. A broad coalition of anti-war groups has called national days of action against intervention in Syria from June 28 to July 17 (more info at www.AnswerCoalition.org).
  • PSL member Gloria La Riva recounts the courageous story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, executed 60 years ago for standing up to the anti-communist witch-hunt.