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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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Jeremy Corbin’s election advances the struggles against imperialism and austerity

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, the PSL’s 2016 vice-presidential candidate, speaks on the significant election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party in Britain. Corbyn’s election signals the growing worldwide opposition to austerity, environmental destruction and imperialist war. Corbyn has organized against the U.S.-British invasion of Iraq, andstood with the people of Palestine and against the growing austerity measures against working people in Britain. This revival of left-wing forces in Britain and elsewhere presents opportunities to advance the struggle worldwide.

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Capitalism’s assault on the Ogallala Aquifer

Listen now: Joel Gallegos, regular contributor to Liberation News and member of the PSL in Albuquerque, N.M., speaks on the capitalist depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest underground water sources in the world. As the crisis of water access grows, the capitalist ruling class stands idle. It is the action of working people that can provide the basis of sustainable access to fresh water for humanity.

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Fear, racism and the Trump campaign

Listen now: Karina Garcia, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York City, speaks to the role that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign plays for the ruling class. She reviews his racist demagoguery against Latino people in particular, his program of American exceptionalism, and how although some are swayed by this, the majority are seeking real alternatives to the issues faced by working people.

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The meaning of the upcoming Greek elections

Listen now: Walter Smolarek, a regular contributor to Liberation News, discusses the upcoming elections in Greece, the split within SYRIZA and how it may play out, and the continued struggle of the Greek people against austerity.

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The struggle in Turkey: Interview with the Communist Party, Turkey

Listen now: Ali Somel of the Communist Party, Turkey (KP) reviews the current political and economic situation in Turkey, including the brutal suppression of the recent May Day events and arrest of 240 people – a number of them members of the KP. The KP is also running candidates in the bourgeois elections in Turkey, and Ali speaks on that intervention and other struggles to provide a glimpse into the history of the KP and movement for socialism in Turkey.

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Yemen’s government collapses

Listen now: Jane Cutter, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Seattle, analyzes the collapse of the Yemeni government in January and the role of U.S. imperialism in the country.

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Greece – the shift left, the class struggle and communist tactics

Listen now: Walter Smolarek, a regular contributor to Liberation News, discusses the electoral victory in Greece by the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) and what it means for the left and working people in Greece and Europe.

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Greek election showdown and its impact on Europe’s class struggle

Listen now: Walter Smolarek, a regular contributor to Liberation News, discusses the upcoming Greek elections and the significance for the movement with a the possibility of the SYRIZA (the Coalition of the Radical Left) gaining power.

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Cops turn on NYC Mayor as act of war on the people

Listen now: Karla Reyes, an organizer with the ANSWER Coalition and a member of the PSL in New York City, analyzes the meaning of the NYPD’s protest against Mayor DeBlasio. Reyes points out the role of the cops under capitalism, and how this action can be read as a declaration of war on the people and movement countering police terror.

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Obama’s end of the year report

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, analyzes President Obama’s end-of-year report and what workers can really look forward to in 2015.

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Beneath the surface: An analysis of the real meaning of the midterm elections

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, candidate for D.C. Council At-Large on the D.C. Statehood Green Party ticket, discusses the meaning of low voter turnout in the mid-term elections and the interest of voters in progressive issues like increasing the minimum wage.

Listen now: The Party for Socialism and Liberation’s Frank Lara shares the experience of his recent trip to El Salvador to witness the elections and the growing power of the Latin American left.

Listen now: PSL member Kashara reports on the racial profiling and brutal assault of 16-year-old Darrin Manning by Philadelphia police.

Listen now: Women Organized to Resist and Defend’s Heather Benno reports on the Marissa Alexander case, and state prosecutors’ attempts to send her back to prison, as well as the movement to free Alexander.

Listen now: Liberation newspaper’s Mazda Majidi analyzes the internationally brokered talks on Syria’s nuclear program, the push to exclude Iran, and the sides left participating in negotiations.

Listen now: The Party for Socialism and Liberation’s Nathalie Hrizi speaks about her run for the California Insurance Commissioner seat, the healthcare situation facing the state, and why she’s running for office regulating the insurance industry.