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PSL delegation reports on #BlackLivesMatter conference

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, reports on behalf of the PSL delegation that attended the recent #BlackLivesMatter conference in Cleveland, OH. He discusses the conference and the steps the movement must take to continue and ultimately win the struggle against police terror.

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Pure Food workers show example of fightback

Listen now: Karina Garcia of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York City speaks on the example of the workers at Pure Food and Wine who, when their boss closed up shop and skipped town with their wages, began to organize food sales themselves – showing the possibility of workers’ control and fightback in the face of profit-hungry business practices. On July 30th, the workers unanimously voted to unionize.

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Winning reforms and fighting for revolutionary change

Listen now: Brian Becker, a national leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, reviews the similarities and differences in tactics between reformist and revolutionary perspectives. While revolutionaries must fight for reforms, the revolutionary is distinct in making it clear who the class enemy is, and that it is the strength of the movement that wrestles concessions from them – as opposed to the reformist view that promotes the idea that the interests of the working and capitalist classes can be reconciled. This discussion will help organizers in understanding this key distinction that is key to winning revolutionary change.

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Eyewitness Venezuela: Millions vote in socialist primary elections

Listen now: Karla Reyes, a teacher in New York City and a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, talks about her recent trip to Venezuela where she joined international observers during the primaries for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Millions cast votes for PSUV leaders, showing the growing force of the PSUV as an organization and the revolutionary process within Venezuelan society.

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Iran beats imperialist-imposed sanctions!

Listen now: Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, reviews the historic and comprehensive lifting of all U.N. Security Council sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program, including steps on access to resources in areas of trade, technology, finance and energy. The dangers of imperialist designs to dominate Iran continue, but this victory is a tremendous reprieve for the people of Iran to develop their country without bearing the hardship of sanctions.

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Greek people say “no” to austerity

Listen nowWalter Smolarek, a regular contributor to Liberation News, discusses the recent referendum in Greece, where more than 60 percent of voters said “No” to submitting to a brutal austerity package. He analyzes what the “No” vote means, and the possible next steps for SYRIZA (the Coalition of the Radical Left), and the Greek people.

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Pushing back against student loan debt

Listen now: In the second of a two-part interview, Alexis Goldstein of Strike Debt concludes her assessment of the growing movement of and support for students struggling with loan debt from educational institutions that never granted them degrees, and for degreed students who cannot afford to pay back loans due to lack of opportunity. Trade union leaders, pro-education Congressmembers and others are signing on to this movement to push back against the largest debt in the country – student debt.

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Struggle won the same-sex marriage victory

Listen now: Preston Wood, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Los Angeles, discusses the recent Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage legal in the United States and how militant struggle brought the ruling from a seeming impossibility just a few years ago to a reality today.

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Student loan “Strike Debt” movement gains momentum

Listen now: In part one of her interview with Liberation Radio, Alexis Goldstein of Strike Debt speaks on the growing movement of and support for students struggling with loan debt from educational institutions that never granted them degrees, and for degreed students who cannot afford to pay back loans due to lack of opportunity. Trade union leaders, pro-education Congressmembers and others are signing on to this movement to push back against the largest debt in the country – student debt.