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Appeal for justice – free Kwadir Felton!

Listen now: Mother and activist Renee Felton speaks to Liberation Radio about the case of her son. Kwadir Felton was shot by Jersey City, N.J. police, blinded and thrown in prison for 16 years on trumped-up charges. Hear about his appeal for justice, the organizing of families of the incarcerated and the ongoing fight against police harassment targeting his family.

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Seattle blocks Shell from Arctic drilling

Listen now: Jane Cutter, Managing Editor of LiberationNews.org, speaks with activists who have mobilized in the Port of Seattle to say “No” to Shell’s drilling rig bound for the Arctic. Hear the voices of some of the hundreds who came out to demand Seattle play no part in climate change for corporate profit.

Akbar Muhammad fights terrorism charges in Guyana, Part III

Listen nowLiberation Radio brings you the third part of our interview with Akbar Muhammad, International Representative of the Nation of Islam. In this final segment, he provides an analysis of the political forces at play behind his arrest on false charges of terrorism and drug trafficking, and the effects that the struggle against the outstanding charges continues to have.

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Eyewitness: Russia’s 70th V-Day commemoration

Listen nowIV Sta of the Party for Socialism and Liberation gives an eyewitness account of their experience at the May 9 celebration in Russia, commemorating the tremendous Soviet victory and the sacrifices that ultimately led to the defeat of fascist Germany in World War II.

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The character of the new Israeli Cabinet

Listen now: Richard Becker, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and author of Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire, provides an analysis of the new Israeli cabinet and the character of the new Israeli government, as the U.S. realigns itself around its own interests in the region.

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Akbar Muhammad fights terrorism charges in Guyana, Part II

Listen nowLiberation Radio brings you the final segment of our interview with Akbar Muhammad, International Representative of the Nation of Islam. He discusses more of his arrest and multi-year persecution at the hands of the Guyanese government as the result of years of work with poor and oppressed communities in Guyana.

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Voices from the Baltimore Uprising

Listen now: Liberation Radio brings you voices of the people of Baltimore from the heart of the uprising after the police murder of Freddie Gray. Tens of thousands of people have come out in Baltimore demanding justice, and more have taken the streets across the country in solidarity. Liberation Radio thanks Rania Khalek, a journalist with Electronic Intifada, for the audio.

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The movement that led to May Day

Listen now: Liz Lowengard, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Washington, D.C., discusses the history of the May Day holiday, its creation at the Second International to commemorate the Haymarket Massacre, and its recent significance for immigrant workers and for the movement for socialism.

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Akbar Muhammad fights terrorism charges in Guyana

Listen now: Akbar Muhammad, International Representative of the Nation of Islam, speaks about his arrest and multi-year persecution at the hands of the Guyanese government, which worked with the U.S. government to place false drug and terrorism charges on him. He has worked for many years with the poor Black and East Indian populations in the South American country, which has a long history as a Dutch and then British colony before gaining independence in 1966.

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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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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.

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Resistance against neo-colonialism in the Congo

Listen now: Ben Kabamba, one of many activists facing repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, provides updates on the resistance movement against neo-colonialism in the country. The resource-rich Congo is the largest African nation by size and fourth in population and has historically been a priority of the imperialists. For more information, visit friendsofthecongo.org.

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Venezuelan President responds to Obama’s threat: “Imperialism will receive the biggest lesson”

Listen now: Danny Shaw with the ANSWER Coalition discusses Obama’s declaration that the Bolivarian government of Venezuela is “an extraordinary threat to the U.S. national security,” and the response of the Venezuelan people. The critical situation requires solidarity from the people of the U.S. to defend Venezuelan sovereignty.

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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!

Listen now: California gubernatorial candidate and world renowned activist Cindy Sheehan joins Liberation Radio to talk about her campaign, the issues impacting the state and the need for socialist, people-oriented solutions to the economic crisis.

Listen now: Leah Obias of the Damayan Migrant Workers Association discusses the issue of labor trafficking and Baklas, a new campaign from Damayan and Women Organized to Resist and Defend on the root causes of trafficking.

Listen now: Frank Lara of the Party for Socialism and Liberation is challenging Nancy Pelosi for her Congressional seat. Pelosi has become a central figure in the Benghazi scandal, and Lara tackles the issues related to the ongoing political clash.

Listen now: Eugene Puryear of Liberation News on how imperialist interests are leveraging the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, the political situation in Nigeria, and the legacy of Western intervention behind Africa’s poverty and internal conflict.

Listen now: Gloria La Riva of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five reports on Cuba’s recent arrest of terrorists reportedly associated with exiles connected with numerous attempts to overthrow the government.

Listen now: Richard Becker of the ANSWER Coalition recently attended a conference in Lebanon on the issue of Palestinian prisoners illegally held by Israel, and shares his experience with listeners from the event and analysis on recent developments.