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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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Red Nation: New coalition of resistance stands up for Native rights

Listen now: Paige Murphy, an organizer with Red Nation and a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Albuquerque, N.M., discusses the coalition’s campaigns for Native rights, including the current struggle to abolish Columbus Day in New Mexico and for the decolonization of Native land across the United States.

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Black Lives Matter: fighting racism & militarization of the community

Listen now: Yasmina Mrabet with DC Ferguson discusses the effect recent police killings have had on the Black Lives Matter movement against racist police terror. Mrabet describes the efforts of the coalition to fight militarized policing in Washington, D.C.

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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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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!

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Huge demonstrations push forward movement against police terror

Listen now: Kerbie Joseph from the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York City reports on the outpouring of protesters in recent marches across the country against police terror. She discusses the steadfast movement that continues to grow.

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Report details massive U.S. torture program

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leader of the PSL in Washington, D.C., discusses the worldwide outcry upon the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on torture. He looks at the context of the report and how we should respond.

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The Cuban Five are finally free!

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, National Coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, discusses the 16-year struggle to free the Cuban Five, how the Five exposed the CIA’s counterrevolutionary activities, and the shift in U.S.-Cuba relations.

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The developing movement against racism and police terror

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, provides insight into the growing movement against police terror, the emerging leadership among Black youth and the ongoing response from athletes and celebrities in support of the struggle.

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Angola 3 – Albert Woodfox’s conviction overturned!

Listen now: Robert King Wilkerson, one of the Angola 3 released in 2001, discusses the recent ruling to overturn Albert Woodfox’s conviction after 42 years in solitary. The Angola 3’s struggle highlights the torture of solitary confinement and the need to fight it.

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Fighting rape culture

Listen now: Radhika Miller, an organizer with WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend), discusses sexual assault on college campuses and how the ongoing story about the culture at the University of Virginia exposes institutionalized sexism under capitalism both on and off college campuses.

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Struggle for justice for the 43 in Ayotzinapa grips Mexico

Listen now: Frank Lara, an organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation in San Francisco, discusses the outpouring against the state-sponsored disappearance of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, and how it relates to police terror in the U.S.

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“I can’t breathe” echoes across the U.S.

Listen now: Karla Reyes, an organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York, reports on the mass reaction to the non-indictment of Daniel Pantaleo for the killing of Eric Garner in the wake of the Darren Wilson decision.