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Defending Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation who has visited Venezuela many times, explains the dangers facing the Bolivarian Revolution in the face of U.S. threats and how we can build effective solidarity in the wake of the struggle at the Summit of the Americas.

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No rationing of capitalism in the California drought

Listen now: Karina Garcia, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York City, analyzes the current California drought, which is now in its fourth year and seemingly without an end in sight. She explains how the conservation measures promoted by politicians take away the blame from the real culprits: banks, corporations, big oil and gas, and agribusiness. This presentation was part of the PSL’s recent “We Need a New System” conference, which was held in Washington, D.C. on April 18.

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The history of Kwame Nkrumah and his relevance today

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, commemorates the birthday of Kwame Nkrumah, who led Ghana to independence. Considered the “African Lenin,” Nkrumah advocated for Pan-Africanism and created the Organization of African Unity, while also promoting socialism and challenging the ideas of African socialism that did not sufficiently break with the colonial powers.

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Cops and media lie about the murder of Walter Scott

Listen now: Sean Blackmon of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Washington, D.C., and an organizer with D.C. Ferguson, speaks on the concerted lies of the cops and the media as well as the resulting protests in South Carolina following the police murder of Walter Scott. Blackmon analyzes the movement’s next steps in taking back the power from the racist police and the system that needs them.

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The increasing U.S. role in the Saudi bombing of Yemen

Listen now: Jane Cutter, an editor of Liberation News and a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, discusses the increased U.S. involvement in the Saudi bombing of Yemen, which began on March 25. She addresses the humanitarian costs of the bombing and the situation on the ground in the country.

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The Red Nation calls historic march against racist violence in Gallup, N.M.

Listen now: The Red Nation stood up against the extreme atmosphere of racist violence in Gallup, N.M., in a historic march earlier this month. Hear the strong and courageous voices of the march organizers and participants who are fighting against racism and the continued legacy of colonialism.

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The real goals of the United States in the nuclear agreement with Iran

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, provides an analysis of the U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement. After months of negotiations, the Obama administration and its wing of the ruling class have reached the conclusion that Iran, as a regional power, cannot be eliminated—both providing temporary relief for Iran from U.S. pressure and a realignment of U.S. relationships in the region.

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A new generation struggles to free the Congo and Africa

Listen now: Ben Kabamba, one youth activist among many facing severe repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, speaks on the resistance movement in the final part of this series. Recently a mass grave of more than 400 bodies has been found, exemplifying the brutal repression in, and neo-colonial status of, one of the richest regions of Africa. For more information, visit friendsofthecongo.org.

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Congo resistance leader on the liberation of the Congo and Africa

Listen now: Ben Kabamba, one of many activists affected in the continued crackdown against revolutionary student activists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, speaks on the resistance movement against neo-colonialism in the country. The Congo, the largest resource-rich country in Africa, has long been deemed key to the liberation of Africa. For more information, visit friendsofthecongo.org.

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Civil war unfolds in Yemen with U.S. go-ahead

Listen now: Jane Cutter, an editor of Liberation News and a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, details the forces behind the civil war unfolding in Yemen. Yemen is currently under bombing attacks by neighboring Saudi Arabia with the blessing of the U.S. imperialists. Ground troops from Saudi Arabia and Egypt may follow in a proxy war resulting from U.S. war and occupation in the region.