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Refinery workers strike for safety against Big Oil

Listen now: Jeff Bigelow, a long-time labor organizer and member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, provides information on the strike of thousands of oil workers that began on February 1. He reviews the primary causes for the struggle, including safety concerns, oil company use of non-labor contractual employees, and wages.

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D.C. public housing tenants fight for respect and their rights

Listen now: Schyla Pondexter-Moore, a public housing activist and organizer with Empower DC, explains the reality surrounding some myths about public housing residents and the urgent need for jobs for D.C. residents.

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The failed coup in Venezuela and the heightened need for international solidarity

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, discusses the recent coup attempt in Venezuela and the role of the U.S. government in this and prior coup attempts.

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The revolutionary legacy of Malcolm X

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, discusses the legacy of the Malcolm X, 50 years after his assassination.

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Understanding the struggle in Gambia

Listen now: Ousainou Mbenga, Organizer with the Democratic Union of Gambian Activists, provides an introduction to Gambia’s anti-colonial struggle and as well as the struggle against the dictator Jammeh.

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Greece’s demand for reparations from Germany

Listen now: Radhika Miller, a progressive activist and lawyer from Washington, D.C., explains the new Greek government’s demand of the German government for reparations for crimes committed in World War II. Miller also discusses the role of SYRIZA in Greece today.

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Updates on developments in the Ukraine

Listen now: Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, provides an update on the situation in the Ukraine, where the government had renewed its military offensive against resistance forces. This interview was recorded prior to the recent ceasefire, and Liberation Radio will continue to cover the story as it develops.

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CIA carried out terrorist bombing in Syria’s capital – why are they claiming it now?

Listen now: Richard Becker, author of Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire, analyzes the recent admission by the CIA that, along with Mossad, it carried out a terrorist car bombing in Damascus, Syria, in 2008. After you listen to the interview, read more at LiberationNews.org.

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The next phase of the anti-war movement

Listen now: Sarah Sloan, National Staff Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, discusses the next phase of the anti-war movement and upcoming actions marking the 12th anniversary of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, culminating in a Rally and March at the White House on Saturday, March 21.

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Yemen’s government collapses

Listen now: Jane Cutter, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Seattle, analyzes the collapse of the Yemeni government in January and the role of U.S. imperialism in the country.

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Greece – the shift left, the class struggle and communist tactics

Listen now: Walter Smolarek, a regular contributor to Liberation News, discusses the electoral victory in Greece by the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) and what it means for the left and working people in Greece and Europe.