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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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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.

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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.