Listen now: Danielle Norwood of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) reports on upcoming actions fighting back against the coordinated right-wing attack on abortion rights, voting rights, workplace protections and more.

Listen now: Carl Messineo, legal director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, talks about a new campaign titled Thank You, Ed Snowden building support for the NSA whistleblower and challenging the surveillance state.

Listen now: Eugene Puryear discusses the upcoming Aug. 24 Rally and March in Washington, D.C., commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

  • PSL member Eugene Puryear analyzes Obama’s address on the killing of Trayvon Martin. Can the president of a racist system be a leading voice against racism?
  • Sarah Sloan, National Staff Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, speaks on the continuing U.S. government war in Korea and anti-war activities marking the 60th anniversary of the armistice agreement that ended active military combat but did not actually end the war. Who is the real aggressor on the Korean peninsula?
  • PSL member John Beacham analyzes Detroit’s bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. Is the city’s financial crisis truly inevitable – or a coordinated attack against workers?
  • Peta Lindsay of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) reports back from the California Statewide Unity March Against Police Brutality. Led by the families of more than 30 victims of police violence, the Anaheim demonstration connected the dots between police killings and the racist “not guilty” verdict of George Zimmerman, denouncing the complicit role of police and the courts in the systemic oppression of Black and Latino communities.
  • Party for Socialism and Liberation organizer Mazda Majidi analyzes the class contradictions within the unfolding Egyptian revolution. What is the agenda of the Egyptian military following its ouster of Mohamed Morsi, and what is needed now to push the revolution forward?
  • As Texas enacts harsh restrictions on abortion, reproductive rights activist and PSL member Karina Garcia discusses how the war on women hits poor women of color the hardest, and why the fight for reproductive rights cannot be separated from the fight against racism and economic inequality.
  • Party for Socialism and Liberation member and ANSWER Coalition organizer Eugene Puryear speaks about the fight for justice for Trayvon Martin. The Party for Socialism and Liberation and the ANSWER Coalition immediately took to the streets with others on Saturday and Sunday to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the racist, cold-blood murder of Martin. A video of the July 13 San Francisco emergency demonstration is available below.
  • Danielle Norwood, an organizer with WORD (Women Organized to Resister and Defend), speaks on the fight against anti-abortion legislation in Texas, which has now passed the state legislature following mass protests and a nationally publicized filibuster. What is the context of the Texas struggle, and what do the new restriction in Texas mean for women’s rights elsewhere?
  • PSL member and activist Gloria La Riva discusses Latin America’s united display of solidarity with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua all offered asylum to Snowden, and Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Uruguay are withdrawing their envoys from France, Italy, Spain and Portugal for closing their airspace to Bolivian President Evo Morales while falsely suggesting Morales might be transporting Snowden in his presidential plane.

Watch video: Emergency demonstration in San Francisco following the racist acquittal of George Zimmerman, Saturday, July 13.

  • Gerry Condon of the Bradley Manning Support Network and Veterans for Peace discusses the opening days of the trial of Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, who is fighting for his freedom for courageously exposing U.S. war crimes. Why are whistleblowers such as Manning and now Edward Snowden facing persecution when the public hails them as heroes? Is the role of a military court to bring justice — or carry out the Pentagon’s agenda?
  • Dr. Jared Ball tackles what has been presented of Malcolm X by various quarters, especially in the form of the late Manning Marable’s controversial biography which Dr. Ball critiques in his book “A Lie of Reinvention.” Dr. Ball, a professor at Morgan State University and producer/host of the “Super Funky Soul Power Hour” on WPFW Pacifica Radio in Washington, D.C., says efforts to strip Malcolm X of his radical politics have been underway for years, and that the battle for that history should concern everyone.
  • Nathalie Hrizi, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and an activist with WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend), speaks on the wave of attacks against women from legislative attempts to roll back womens’ rights to commentary in the news and online sources brazenly justifying sexual assault. What is the role of capitalism in holding back the women’s movement, and how can this be overcome?
  • Law professor Zachary Wolfe discusses the pending Supreme Court rulings on two key marriage equality cases. What are the factors driving the Court’s coming decisions, and how will the struggle for LGBT equality be impacted?
  • Activist Gloria La Riva explores the destruction of the Earth’s oceans. How is capitalism devastating one of the world’s richest natural resources, and what can be done to reverse the damage?
  • Native American activist Bethany Woody talks about the struggle of the Navajo nation against powerful uranium mining interests, whose operations have resulted in extensive contamination of Native lands.
  • Richard Becker, Western Regional Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, looks at the predicament faced by the Obama administration as the civil war in Syria continues. Does the agreement to sponsor a Peace Conference signal the possibility of a negotiated settlement ending this terrible conflict? Does it reflect a change in U.S. policy?
  • Peta Lindsay, the 2012 presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, discusses the FBI’s decision to make Assata Shakur the first woman to be added to its list of most wanted terrorists. What’s behind the agency’s move to target the revolutionary freedom fighter while allowing true terrorists to operate freely in Miami?
  • Eugene Puryear, a member of the editorial board of Liberation newspaper, looks at the heroic efforts of Guantanamo prisoners on a hunger strike against their indefinite detention, torture and other violations of basic human rights. As of May 8, an estimated that 100 of the 166 detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility had joined the hunger strike, enduring brutal and painful force feedings in response to their act of resistance.

Peta Lindsay analyzes the Christopher Dorner episode and the systemic racism within the police force. What does the Dorner manifesto reveal about the culture of racism and brutality within the LAPD and police departments across the country?

Speaking at a forum hosted by Women Organized to Resist and Defend, Jeralynn Blueford, mother of Alan Blueford, connects the dots between police brutality and women’s struggles. Jeralynn shares her experience in building a movement for justice in Oakland, Calif., and takes aim at the underlying causes of racism, poverty and women’s oppression.

Brian Becker discusses the Second Congress of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the PSL’s focus on the critical task of reviving a dynamic, fighting movement for socialism within the United States.

Speaking shortly before North Korea’s latest nuclear test made headlines, Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), answers the question: Who’s the real aggressor in the Korean Peninsula? Becker analyzes the decades-long record of U.S. aggression against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the imperialist motives driving Washington’s foreign policy in the region.

Long-time Cuba solidarity activist Gloria La Riva talks about the recent Cuban elections, which have resulted in one of the most diverse and representative parliaments in the world, and contrasts Cuba’s workers’ democracy to the United States’ “democracy for the rich only.” (This episode features an edited version of the interview; you can find the full interview here.)

We continue our special coverage of struggles against racist police brutality with a discussion with organizer Stevie Merino about the senseless shooting of Sokha Hor. Merino gives the background on the case that has sparked outrage and become a catalyst for struggle against the ruthless Long Beach Police Department.

As part of our special Black History Month coverage, each week we’ll look at how communities and activists are organizing to fight back against racist police brutality. Ramarley Graham’s death became a symbol of the struggle against the violent NYPD. One year after the shooting of the unarmed teenager by Bronx police, his mother Constance Malcolm speaks to Liberation Radio about her son’s case and building a movement for justice.

In response to the growing number of Pentagon drone strikes in Africa, a diverse coalition of organizations is calling for a demonstration at the White House on April 13. Eugene Puryear joins the program from Washington, D.C., to discuss the April mobilization and the high-tech drone war providing new means for the same old colonial ends.

The Obama administration has announced immigration reform will be central to its agenda, and Congress has put forth an outline of its immigration reform goals – but does any of it amount to true equality for immigrants? Activist Karina Garcia joins the program to dissect Washington’s proposed reforms and explain what is at stake for immigrant workers.