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Fear, racism and the Trump campaign

Listen now: Karina Garcia, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York City, speaks to the role that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign plays for the ruling class. She reviews his racist demagoguery against Latino people in particular, his program of American exceptionalism, and how although some are swayed by this, the majority are seeking real alternatives to the issues faced by working people.

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The meaning of the upcoming Greek elections

Listen now: Walter Smolarek, a regular contributor to Liberation News, discusses the upcoming elections in Greece, the split within SYRIZA and how it may play out, and the continued struggle of the Greek people against austerity.

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The movement against police terror: growth and challenges

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the PSL’s 2016 vice-presidential candidate, discusses the movement against police terror in the United States one year after the police murder of Michael Brown. He provides historical context for today’s movement and describes necessary tasks to move the fight against racism forward.

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Voices from California’s Central Valley: How the drought crisis impacts poor and working people

Listen now: Liberation Radio reports from Tulare County in California’s Central Valley, where working and poor people have been hit hardest by the ongoing drought. While big agribusiness continues draining reserves in search of ever-greater profits, local and state governments have done nothing to help the people affected the most by the crisis.

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The struggle against Puerto Rico’s unpayable debt

Listen now: Francisco Fortuño Bernier of the Movement Socialista de Trabajadores (Workers’ Socialist Movement) and its student counterpart Unión de Juventudes Socialists (Union of Socialist Youth) speaks about his experience in the Puerto Rican student movement that carried out strikes against the unpayable $72 billion debt the island has accrued through the colonial relationship under U.S. domination. Half of people in Puerto Rico already live in poverty. Now, austerity programs will continue to expand – an attack that will be met with increased struggle.

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The importance of Black August

Listen now: Sean Blackmon, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and an organizer with the Stop Police Terror Project – DC, speaks on the significance of Black August to the revolutionary movement as well as to the struggles against the Prison-Industrial Complex and for self-determination. He also discusses the movement against police terror in Washington, D.C.

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Marking the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Listen now: Lilly Daigle, U.S. Field Organizer for Global Zero, remembers the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the attacks, and discusses the movement against nuclear weapons in the U.S. today.