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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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Greek people say “no” to austerity

Listen nowWalter Smolarek, a regular contributor to Liberation News, discusses the recent referendum in Greece, where more than 60 percent of voters said “No” to submitting to a brutal austerity package. He analyzes what the “No” vote means, and the possible next steps for SYRIZA (the Coalition of the Radical Left), and the Greek people.

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Pushing back against student loan debt

Listen now: In the second of a two-part interview, Alexis Goldstein of Strike Debt concludes her assessment of the growing movement of and support for students struggling with loan debt from educational institutions that never granted them degrees, and for degreed students who cannot afford to pay back loans due to lack of opportunity. Trade union leaders, pro-education Congressmembers and others are signing on to this movement to push back against the largest debt in the country – student debt.

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Eyewitness: Russia’s 70th V-Day commemoration

Listen nowIV Sta of the Party for Socialism and Liberation gives an eyewitness account of their experience at the May 9 celebration in Russia, commemorating the tremendous Soviet victory and the sacrifices that ultimately led to the defeat of fascist Germany in World War II.

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The character of the new Israeli Cabinet

Listen now: Richard Becker, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and author of Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire, provides an analysis of the new Israeli cabinet and the character of the new Israeli government, as the U.S. realigns itself around its own interests in the region.

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Akbar Muhammad fights terrorism charges in Guyana, Part II

Listen nowLiberation Radio brings you the final segment of our interview with Akbar Muhammad, International Representative of the Nation of Islam. He discusses more of his arrest and multi-year persecution at the hands of the Guyanese government as the result of years of work with poor and oppressed communities in Guyana.

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Greece’s demand for reparations from Germany

Listen now: Radhika Miller, a progressive activist and lawyer from Washington, D.C., explains the new Greek government’s demand of the German government for reparations for crimes committed in World War II. Miller also discusses the role of SYRIZA in Greece today.

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Updates on developments in the Ukraine

Listen now: Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, provides an update on the situation in the Ukraine, where the government had renewed its military offensive against resistance forces. This interview was recorded prior to the recent ceasefire, and Liberation Radio will continue to cover the story as it develops.

Listen now: Richard Becker of the ANSWER Coalition talks about the historical precedent for Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza, and possible Israeli objectives as the situation worsens.

Listen now: Brian Becker of the Party for Socialism and Liberation responds to the tragic Malaysia Airlines disaster and U.S. attempts to blame Russia in the midst of a war in Ukraine.

Listen now: Meghan Murphy of Feminist Current explores the killings in California by Elliot Rodger against a larger backdrop of misogyny, violence and sexism. (We featured an edited version of the interview on our show; for the full interview, click here.)

Listen now: Walter Smolarek of the ANSWER Coalition looks at the rise of anti-immigrant, ultranationalist and neo-fascist parties in Europe, many of which have seen electoral victories, and the economic crisis that has given them life.

Listen now: Jessie Farine of Liberation Radio has brought listeners ongoing reporting from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center struggle by UPMC workers. This week, he interviews three staffers who held a fast to draw attention to the labor movement.