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Why Sanders is surging

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, the PSL’s 2016 vice-presidential candidate, provides an analysis of last week’s Iowa caucuses, and what they mean for working and poor people in this election year. The social-democratic Bernie Sanders campaign could very well surpass Hillary Clinton as they nearly tied in the polls while Ted Cruz was the unexpected winner for the Republicans.

Imperialist war and the rise of ISIS

Listen now: Brian Becker discusses the U.S.-dominated anti-Daesh meeting that took place on February 2 in Rome with journalist Hafsa Kara. The U.S.-led NATO bombing campaign that achieved “regime change” in 2011 has opened the path for the so-called Islamic State to grow in Libya, especially in Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte. This segment is rebroadcast from Loud & Clear on Radio Sputnik.

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Turkey excludes Kurdish groups from peace talks

Listen now: Elif Sarican of the Kurdish Student Union discusses recent developments in Eastern Turkey. While media in the United States lauds the resistance of Kurdish resistance groups against ISIS, those groups have also been excluded in the recent peace talks. She also analyzes the relationship between the Turkish government, and U.S./NATO imperialism. The Turkish government, a partner of global imperialists, has waged a war of dehumanization and extermination against Kurdish people for nearly a century.

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Haiti rises up

Listen now: Kim Ives, co-founder and editor of the international weekly newspaper Haiti Liberté, talks about the recent protests in Haiti against the government of President Michel Martelly. On January 22, thousands marched to central square in Port-au-Prince to demand new elections after massive voter fraud in the first two rounds of voting, and to denounce a government ban on demonstrations. In response, the Martelly government has planned massive police and paramilitary repression.

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Veterans stand against imperialist wars

Listen now: Mike Prysner of March Forward! speaks on the continued need to for active-duty soldiers, veterans and their supporters to stand against imperialist war. Veteran’s Day was named in 1954 to whitewash the truth of how working and oppressed people in the United States are recruited to fight for the rich in wars abroad. To truly support veterans, the Pentagon must be dismantled, and the capitalist drive for war must be stopped once and for all.

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Trump, free speech and pushing back American-style fascism

Listen now: Karina Garcia of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York City talks about the mobilization against Donald Trump who hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Trump is a dangerous American-style fascist promoted by the U.S. ruling class to spread extreme right-wing ideology. Trump’s racism is not free speech and all progressive people must continue organizing to stop him.