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Black Liberation, Socialism and the Struggle Today — Part II

Listen now: This is Part II of a special edition of Liberation Radio featuring the second 30 minutes of a one-hour interview with PSL leaders Brian Becker and Eugene Puryear. The interview was conducted by Dr. Jared Ball, of iMiXWHATiLiKE! and WPFW 89.3FM Pacifica Radio in D.C. The interview covers a range of topics on socialism and communism, the centrality of the national question and the fight for Black liberation in the PSL’s strategic orientation on the U.S. class struggle, the role played by Marxism in the anti-colonial and national liberation movements, as well as promoting the idea of socialism through electoral politics. We thank Jared Ball for the right to re-air the interview. To see more of Jared Ball’s work go to imixwhatilike.org.

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Black liberation, socialism and the struggle today

Listen now: This special edition of Liberation Radio features the first 30 minutes of a one-hour interview with PSL leaders Brian Becker and Eugene Puryear. The second half of the interview will air in next week’s edition of Liberation Radio. The interview was conducted by Dr. Jared Ball of iMiXWHATiLiKE! and WPFW 89.3FM Pacifica Radio in D.C. The interview covers far-reaching topics on socialism and communism, the centrality of the national question and the fight for Black liberation in the PSL’s strategic orientation on the U.S. class struggle, and the role played by Marxism in the anti-colonial and national liberation movements following World War II. We thank Jared Ball for the right to re-air the interview. To see more of Jared Ball’s work go to imixwhatilike.org.

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Fighting unemployment amongst D.C.’s Black residents

Listen now: Jennifer Bryant, organizer with ONE DC (Organizing for Neighborhood Equity DC), discusses the organization’s work to fight unemployment and underemployment, as joblessness has reached Depression-level heights amongst D.C.’s Black residents.

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Venezuela calls for prisoner exchange: Free Oscar Lopez Rivera!

Listen now: Andre Lee Muñiz, Editor of La Respuesta magazine, discusses the Bolivarian Revolution’s international solidarity with Puerto Rico as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls for a prisoner swap to free Puerto Rican revolutionary Oscar Lopez Rivera, held in U.S. prisons for 33 years.

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North Korea: Separating Truth from Fiction

Listen now: Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, outlines the recent developments between the United States and North Korea—the most sanctioned country on the planet. He also discusses the suppression of a left-wing political party in South Korea and the imprisonment of its leadership.

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Greek election showdown and its impact on Europe’s class struggle

Listen now: Walter Smolarek, a regular contributor to Liberation News, discusses the upcoming Greek elections and the significance for the movement with a the possibility of the SYRIZA (the Coalition of the Radical Left) gaining power.

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Cops turn on NYC Mayor as act of war on the people

Listen now: Karla Reyes, an organizer with the ANSWER Coalition and a member of the PSL in New York City, analyzes the meaning of the NYPD’s protest against Mayor DeBlasio. Reyes points out the role of the cops under capitalism, and how this action can be read as a declaration of war on the people and movement countering police terror.

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Obama’s end of the year report

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, analyzes President Obama’s end-of-year report and what workers can really look forward to in 2015.