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North Korea: myths, facts and where relations are heading

Listen now: Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, speaks to Don Debar, host of the morning show on CPRmetro.org, regarding myths and facts about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – North Korea. He reviews the most recent attacks by the United States and South Korean intelligence services at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and what they mean for U.S.-North Korea relations.

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In one of the richest countries in the world – zero maternity leave

Listen now: Nathalie Hrizi, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in San Francisco who is currently on paid maternity leave – a benefit won by her union, discusses the overwhelming absence of such paid leave in the United States. Countries around the world offer between 12 and 50 weeks of paid parental leave, with the United States and just three other countries standing alone without any support for new parents. This indicting feature of U.S. capitalism can only be changed through mass struggle.

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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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Imperialism in the 21st Century: an in-depth interview with the editor of the PSL’s new book

Listen now: Ben Becker, the editor of Imperialism in the 21st Century: Updating Lenin’s Theory a Century Later by PSL Publications, reviews the rationale to revisit Lenin’s work on imperialism in the wake of WWI and the validity of Lenin’s thesis 100 years later. Features of modern imperialism have some unique characteristics, but the war drive behind monopoly capitalism has remained essentially the same – and socialism is the only way to rid the world of imperialist war. Click here to order a copy of the book with free ground shipping.

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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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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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ONE DC takes a stand against the landlords and developers

Listen now: Marybeth Onyeukwu of ONE DC organizes residents of Washington, D.C., against the increasing rents of the landlords and developers. This fightback effort can be emulated elsewhere in the face of income inequality and rising housing costs.

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PLUS: U.S.-Russia relations today with Don DeBar and Brian Becker

Listen now: Don DeBar of Community Progressive Radio speaks with Brian Becker of the ANSWER Coalition, who addresses the anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis and how it relates to U.S.-Russia relations today.

Listen now: Mike Prysner of March Forward! discusses the widespread opposition amongst rank-and-file soldiers to Obama’s latest moves to send more ground troops into combat in Iraq and Syria amid growing turmoil.

Listen now: Gloria La Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation talks about the appeals court ruling to free Black Panther Party revolutionary Sundiata Acoli. Acoli and Assata Shakur were both convicted for the 1973 shooting of a New Jersey State Trooper.

Listen now: Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, responds to Obama’s speech on the crisis caused by U.S. intervention in Iraq and Syria, and the need to organize to oppose these wars to dominate the people and resources of the Middle East.

Listen now: Radhika Miller, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney and member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, analyzes the the role of the billionaire owners in professional sports and the disturbing realities that result from their rule.

Listen now: Richard Becker, author of “Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire,” discusses Israel’s assault on Gaza and the role of the U.S. government in enabling the criminal war.

Listen now: Attorney Heather Benno analyzes the attacks on undocumented children entering the United States, the anti-immigrant spin, and how the Obama administration and Congress dodge demands for full immigrant rights.