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Women fight back against healthcare attacks

Listen now: Meghann Adams of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) speaks on the growing attacks on abortion rights and access to healthcare on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. She discusses the threat of the Supreme Court upholding the Texas Omnibus Abortion Bill (HB 2), which contains multiple restrictions on access to abortion, and how that could negatively impact abortion rights nationwide. Mass mobilization originally won the Roe v. Wade decision, and it is through such mobilizations that these attacks on women and reproductive rights can be defeated.

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Iran gains breathing room after nuclear deal

Listen now: Mazda Majidi of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in San Francisco analyzes the aftermath of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s verification of Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal – a relief from increased provocations and accusations from U.S. imperialism just weeks ago. The new nuclear deal provides breathing space for Iran, allowing it to assert its sovereignty and independent development.

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Eyewitness Venezuela: Millions vote in socialist primary elections

Listen now: Karla Reyes, a teacher in New York City and a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, talks about her recent trip to Venezuela where she joined international observers during the primaries for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Millions cast votes for PSUV leaders, showing the growing force of the PSUV as an organization and the revolutionary process within Venezuelan society.

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Iran beats imperialist-imposed sanctions!

Listen now: Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, reviews the historic and comprehensive lifting of all U.N. Security Council sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program, including steps on access to resources in areas of trade, technology, finance and energy. The dangers of imperialist designs to dominate Iran continue, but this victory is a tremendous reprieve for the people of Iran to develop their country without bearing the hardship of sanctions.

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The real goals of the United States in the nuclear agreement with Iran

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, provides an analysis of the U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement. After months of negotiations, the Obama administration and its wing of the ruling class have reached the conclusion that Iran, as a regional power, cannot be eliminated—both providing temporary relief for Iran from U.S. pressure and a realignment of U.S. relationships in the region.

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A new generation struggles to free the Congo and Africa

Listen now: Ben Kabamba, one youth activist among many facing severe repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, speaks on the resistance movement in the final part of this series. Recently a mass grave of more than 400 bodies has been found, exemplifying the brutal repression in, and neo-colonial status of, one of the richest regions of Africa. For more information, visit friendsofthecongo.org.

Listen now: Mazda Majidi of Liberation newspaper’s editorial board addresses the ongoing insurgency in Iraq and U.S. efforts to leverage a variety of forces, including competing interests in Iran, to stave off a collapse created by imperialism.

Listen now: Activist and teacher Nathalie Hrizi discusses the recent California court ruling that sided with conservative interests in dismantling tenure and hiring protections for the state’s public school teachers. What will be the impact on education?

Listen now: Mazda Majidi of Liberation newspaper’s editorial board analyzes the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, the ongoing sanctions, and the disagreement between the United States and Israel.

Listen now: WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) activist Danielle Norwood discusses the power of organized resistance that led to the recent victories for reproductive rights in Albuquerque and in the struggle around the Stebeunville rape case.

Listen now: Iraq war veteran and March Forward! co-founder Mike Prysner discusses immunity for war crimes and Afghanistan’s future as its President Hamid Karzai prepares to sign an agreement to retain U.S. troops for years to come.

Listen now: PSL member Mazda Majidi examines U.S.-Iran talks over Iran’s nuclear program and what the threat of sanctions – even as negotiations continue – means for Iranian sovereignty.

Listen now: Radhika Miller looks at the “economic recovery” policies yielding record profits for the super rich while working families struggle to make ends meet.

Listen now: Ken Lerch, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Branch 3825 Rockville, MD, examines the no-holds-barred, union-busting efforts to privatize the United States Postal Service that could cost thousands of workers their jobs.

Listen now: Radhika Miller comments on Marissa Alexander’s upcoming new trial and the connection between winning justice in the courts and building a movement in the streets.

Listen now: PSL member Mazda Majidi analyzes new developments in U.S.-Iran relations following the election of President Hassan Rouhani, and what it could mean for Iran and the region.

Listen now: Activist Danielle Norwood speaks on BP’s no-holds-barred legal efforts to safeguard its profits at the expense of the victims of the Deep Horizon oil spill.

  • Speaking shortly before Israeli airstrikes on Syria and revelations by a UN commission that the Syrian opposition may have used sarin gas, Richard Becker of the ANSWER Coalition analyzes U.S. strategy in Syria and the political motives behind unsubstantiated allegations that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons in the conflict.
  • As the Obama administration maneuvers to restrict women’s access to emergency contraception, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund attorney Andrea Costello comments on recent legal developments and what’s at stake. The PCJF represents grassroots feminists activists with National Women’s Liberation (NWL) and 15-year-old Anaya Kelly in a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration and Health and Human Services to remove all restrictions on over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill.
  • Iranian activist Mazda Majidi looks at the history of imperialist intervention in Iran as that country fights for its sovereignty and the right to develop a nuclear energy program even as it faces crippling sanctions.