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Introducing the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, who long served as the National Coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, introduces the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee. With the release of all of the Cuban Five last December, the National Committee is transforming to form a new organization to build solidarity and support for Cuba and Venezuela in the United States.

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Guatemala protests signal new resistance

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the PSL’s 2016 presidential candidate, discusses the massive demonstrations and social movement in Guatemala that forced Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina to resign on September 6.

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March for Indigenous Peoples’ Day of Resistance & Resilience

Listen now: Paige Murphy of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and Red Nation in Albuquerque, N.M.,  talks about the kick-off of the organizing for the March for Indigenous Peoples’ Day of Resistance and Resilience. The march will deliver the demands of abolishing Columbus Day, evicting corporate polluters, ending bordertown violence, and defending treaty rights on and off Native land.

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Fighting expanded police powers in D.C.

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, the PSL’s 2016 vice-presidential candidate and an organizer with the Stop Police Terror Project – D.C., discusses the new plan by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to expand police powers and increase penalties for several crimes, as well as efforts to oppose the new plan.

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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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Resistance against neo-colonialism in the Congo

Listen now: Ben Kabamba, one of many activists facing repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, provides updates on the resistance movement against neo-colonialism in the country. The resource-rich Congo is the largest African nation by size and fourth in population and has historically been a priority of the imperialists. For more information, visit friendsofthecongo.org.

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Venezuelan President responds to Obama’s threat: “Imperialism will receive the biggest lesson”

Listen now: Danny Shaw with the ANSWER Coalition discusses Obama’s declaration that the Bolivarian government of Venezuela is “an extraordinary threat to the U.S. national security,” and the response of the Venezuelan people. The critical situation requires solidarity from the people of the U.S. to defend Venezuelan sovereignty.

Listen now: Nathalie Hrizi of the Party for Socialism and Liberation examines the role of John Kerry as well as the United Nations as the war on Gaza unfolds, and looks at the global protest movement demanding justice in Palestine and an end to Israel’s brutal assault.

Listen now: Alberto Roque has lived openly gay in Cuba for decades. He became an activist and spokesperson for LGBTQ justice, acceptance and awareness, and recently spoke in San Francisco about the challenges facing the movement.

Listen now: Eugene Puryear of Liberation News on how imperialist interests are leveraging the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, the political situation in Nigeria, and the legacy of Western intervention behind Africa’s poverty and internal conflict.

Listen now: Gloria La Riva of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five reports on Cuba’s recent arrest of terrorists reportedly associated with exiles connected with numerous attempts to overthrow the government.

Listen now: Richard Becker of the ANSWER Coalition recently attended a conference in Lebanon on the issue of Palestinian prisoners illegally held by Israel, and shares his experience with listeners from the event and analysis on recent developments.

Listen now: Party for Socialism and Liberation’s Gloria La Riva exposes the violence of the right-wing opposition in Venezuela and attempts by the capitalist class to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro’s administration.

Listen now: Attorney Radhika Miller analyzes the campaign to raise the minimum wage that is sweeping the country. Miller explores why simply raising the wage is not enough for working people.

Listen now: Journalist Kanya D’Almeida, who recently wrote about the skyrocketing number of elderly women and men behind bars, examines why many states are facing a human rights crisis because many institutions were never equipped to care for aging inmates.

Listen now: Gloria La Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation reports on the ongoing right-wing unrest in Venezuela and the fight for the country’s future as the first anniversary of President Hugo Chavez’s death nears.

Listen now: Shesheena Bray of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home discusses the Justice Department nomination of an attorney who worked on Mumia Abu-Jamal’s case and how the Fraternal Order of Police and allies are attempting to attack him.

Listen now: Native American activist Jacqueline Keeler of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, an online organizing group, shares how the activists went from meeting to Twitter to taking their demands to the Super Bowl, and implications for building campaigns.

Listen now: PSL organizer Eugene Puryear speaks on the recent Massachusetts crime lab scandal rife with prosecutorial misconduct and other official abuses under the War on Drugs banner.

Listen now: Gloria La Riva of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five discusses recent news of the suspension of Cuban consular services after its sole financial partner withdraws.

Listen now: Filmmaker Deirdre Sinnott talks about the 1990 New York case that resulted in the imprisonment of seven youth, and her film “23 Reasons Why 23 Years in Enough: Clemency for Pascual Carpenter,” which chronicles one defendant’s experience.

Listen now: Chuck Kaufman, National Coordinator of the Alliance for Global Justice, speaks on the upcoming Tear Down the Walls conference bringing together immigrant rights, environmental justice, anti-imperialist and other movements to talk strategy and action.

Listen now: Mike Prysner, co-founder of March Forward!, discusses U.S. efforts to secure immunity for its war crimes against the people of Afghanistan and what Washington’s latest maneuvers reveal about the colonial character of the ongoing occupation.

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, gives an update on efforts to free the Cuban Five and analyzes the upcoming UN vote against the U.S.-imposed economic blockade of Cuba.