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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.

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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.

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Listen now: Ferguson and the growing movement against racist police terror, international issues from Iraq, Syria and Gaza to Cuba and the Ukraine, workers’ struggles for $15 Now and against the privatization of the postal service, the People’s Climate March, struggles of veterans against the war and much more — name a struggle in 2014 and Liberation Radio was there covering those engaged in fighting for change! Liberation Radio reviews 2014 as we begin another year of fightback!