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Introducing the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, who long served as the National Coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, introduces the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee. With the release of all of the Cuban Five last December, the National Committee is transforming to form a new organization to build solidarity and support for Cuba and Venezuela in the United States.

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Students call for Fossil Free divestment

Listen nowStudents from Georgetown University Fossil Free discuss their successful, multi-year campaign that resulted in Georgetown becoming the largest university to fully divest their endowment. The students provide insight for anyone who wants to launch a divestment campaign at their school.

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“We have to struggle for a new Turkey”

Listen now: In the second and final part of his interview with Liberation Radio, Ali Somel of the Communist Party, Turkey (KP) discusses the priorities of the KP in the struggle today, analyzes U.S. war and occupation and the resulting sectarianism in the region, and updates listeners on the May Day struggle this year that concluded in mass arrests.

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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.

Listen now: Brian Becker discusses the violent conflict raging in Ukraine, and the potential for a broader confrontation between the West and Russia with major consequences.

Listen now: Gloria La Riva discusses the efforts by USAID to overthrow the revolutionary government in Cuba under the guise of humanitarian aid.

Listen now: Nathalie Hrizi of the Party for Socialism and Liberation examines the role of John Kerry as well as the United Nations as the war on Gaza unfolds, and looks at the global protest movement demanding justice in Palestine and an end to Israel’s brutal assault.

Listen now: Alberto Roque has lived openly gay in Cuba for decades. He became an activist and spokesperson for LGBTQ justice, acceptance and awareness, and recently spoke in San Francisco about the challenges facing the movement.

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.

Listen now: PSL organizer Eugene Puryear speaks on the recent Massachusetts crime lab scandal rife with prosecutorial misconduct and other official abuses under the War on Drugs banner.

Listen now: Gloria La Riva of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five discusses recent news of the suspension of Cuban consular services after its sole financial partner withdraws.

Listen now: Filmmaker Deirdre Sinnott talks about the 1990 New York case that resulted in the imprisonment of seven youth, and her film “23 Reasons Why 23 Years in Enough: Clemency for Pascual Carpenter,” which chronicles one defendant’s experience.

Listen now: Chuck Kaufman, National Coordinator of the Alliance for Global Justice, speaks on the upcoming Tear Down the Walls conference bringing together immigrant rights, environmental justice, anti-imperialist and other movements to talk strategy and action.

Listen now: Mike Prysner, co-founder of March Forward!, discusses U.S. efforts to secure immunity for its war crimes against the people of Afghanistan and what Washington’s latest maneuvers reveal about the colonial character of the ongoing occupation.

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, gives an update on efforts to free the Cuban Five and analyzes the upcoming UN vote against the U.S.-imposed economic blockade of Cuba.

Listen now: Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, analyzes the looming threat of a U.S. attack on Syria, the lies being spun to sell a new war to the public and the urgent need for mass mobilization in solidarity with the Syrian people.

Listen now: PSL member and ANSWER Coalition organizer Doug Kauffman discusses the prisoners’ hunger strike in California and why prisoners are putting their lives on the line to expose the barbaric reality of the U.S. prison system.

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, gives an update on the case of the Cuban heroes unjustly imprisoned for 15 years by the U.S. government for their efforts to protect Cuba from terrorist activity.

  • Liberation Radio gets an eyewitness account from a Turkish activist of the demonstrations that began as a protest against private development of public space and has blossomed into a mass popular movement against the government led by the Justice and Development Party. Due to the government crackdown, our guest has asked to remain anonymous.
  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, civil rights attorney and executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, explains a new lawsuit seeking to expose government misconduct in the political trial and unjust conviction of the Cuban Five. The State Department has refused to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request from Liberation Newspaper, the newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, demanding the disclosure of documents related to illegal payments to journalists who were covering the case of the Cuban Five — but the latest lawsuit seeks to bring out the truth.
  • PSL member and activist Sarah Carlson discusses hunger and food insecurity in the United States. The profit-driven harvesting of crops deprives millions of one of the most basic human needs: food. Why are people going hungry in the richest country in the world?