Activist Eugene Puryear analyzes the geostrategic imperatives and multi-billion-dollar profit opportunities at the center of a growing “drone culture” promoted by the Pentagon and the corporate media. Following a major National Geographic feature on drones, Puryear discusses this development and what is being done to fight back. Learn more about the upcoming April 13 demonstration in Washington, D.C., and take action by signing the Vote No Drones initiative now.

With the return of Hugo Chávez to Venezuela following cancer treatment in Cuba, Gloria La Riva looks at the right-wing campaign against the Bolivarian Revolution. Could Venezuela’s revolutionary process continue without Chávez? What’s at stake for Venezuela and the rest of Latin America as the U.S.-backed opposition seeks to use Chávez’s illness for its political gain?

Iraq war veteran and March Forward! co-founder Mike Prysner looks at the real causes of the alarming suicide rates among military veterans. Prysner explains the role of the military brass in fueling this epidemic that now takes more lives than combat, and talks about the organizing work that March Forward! is conducting among veterans and active-duty service members to fight for their rights and build opposition to imperialist war.

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.