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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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The movement against police terror: growth and challenges

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the PSL’s 2016 vice-presidential candidate, discusses the movement against police terror in the United States one year after the police murder of Michael Brown. He provides historical context for today’s movement and describes necessary tasks to move the fight against racism forward.

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Voices from California’s Central Valley: How the drought crisis impacts poor and working people

Listen now: Liberation Radio reports from Tulare County in California’s Central Valley, where working and poor people have been hit hardest by the ongoing drought. While big agribusiness continues draining reserves in search of ever-greater profits, local and state governments have done nothing to help the people affected the most by the crisis.

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The importance of Black August

Listen now: Sean Blackmon, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and an organizer with the Stop Police Terror Project – DC, speaks on the significance of Black August to the revolutionary movement as well as to the struggles against the Prison-Industrial Complex and for self-determination. He also discusses the movement against police terror in Washington, D.C.

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Marking the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Listen now: Lilly Daigle, U.S. Field Organizer for Global Zero, remembers the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the attacks, and discusses the movement against nuclear weapons in the U.S. today.

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Appeal for justice – free Kwadir Felton!

Listen now: Mother and activist Renee Felton speaks to Liberation Radio about the case of her son. Kwadir Felton was shot by Jersey City, N.J. police, blinded and thrown in prison for 16 years on trumped-up charges. Hear about his appeal for justice, the organizing of families of the incarcerated and the ongoing fight against police harassment targeting his family.

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Seattle blocks Shell from Arctic drilling

Listen now: Jane Cutter, Managing Editor of LiberationNews.org, speaks with activists who have mobilized in the Port of Seattle to say “No” to Shell’s drilling rig bound for the Arctic. Hear the voices of some of the hundreds who came out to demand Seattle play no part in climate change for corporate profit.

Akbar Muhammad fights terrorism charges in Guyana, Part III

Listen nowLiberation Radio brings you the third part of our interview with Akbar Muhammad, International Representative of the Nation of Islam. In this final segment, he provides an analysis of the political forces at play behind his arrest on false charges of terrorism and drug trafficking, and the effects that the struggle against the outstanding charges continues to have.

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Updates from the Baltimore Uprising

Listen nowEugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, reports on the situation in Baltimore, speaking about the social and economic oppression facing the city’s residents as well as the importance of movements in making social change. He also discusses the national campaign to drop the charges against hundreds of people who have been arrested in the fightback movement there.

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The struggle for marriage equality

Listen now: Zachary Wolfe, an attorney and professor at Georgetown University, analyzes the cases before the Supreme Court regarding state bans on same-sex marriage and the prospects for nationwide marriage equality,and explains the rights protected by the 14th Amendment. He was in attendance at the Supreme Court oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges last month.

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Free Maile Hampton movement overturns “lynching’ charge

Listen now: Yasmina Mrabet, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Washington, D.C. and an activist with DCFerguson, describes the nationwide movement to demand that all charges be dropped against ANSWER Coalition member and Black Lives Matter activist Maile Hampton, including the recent victory that the outrageous felony “lynching” charge was dropped and the continuing campaign to demand that her remaining charge be dropped.

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Voices from the Baltimore Uprising

Listen now: Liberation Radio brings you voices of the people of Baltimore from the heart of the uprising after the police murder of Freddie Gray. Tens of thousands of people have come out in Baltimore demanding justice, and more have taken the streets across the country in solidarity. Liberation Radio thanks Rania Khalek, a journalist with Electronic Intifada, for the audio.

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The movement that led to May Day

Listen now: Liz Lowengard, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Washington, D.C., discusses the history of the May Day holiday, its creation at the Second International to commemorate the Haymarket Massacre, and its recent significance for immigrant workers and for the movement for socialism.

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Akbar Muhammad fights terrorism charges in Guyana

Listen now: Akbar Muhammad, International Representative of the Nation of Islam, speaks about his arrest and multi-year persecution at the hands of the Guyanese government, which worked with the U.S. government to place false drug and terrorism charges on him. He has worked for many years with the poor Black and East Indian populations in the South American country, which has a long history as a Dutch and then British colony before gaining independence in 1966.

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Cops and media lie about the murder of Walter Scott

Listen now: Sean Blackmon of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Washington, D.C., and an organizer with D.C. Ferguson, speaks on the concerted lies of the cops and the media as well as the resulting protests in South Carolina following the police murder of Walter Scott. Blackmon analyzes the movement’s next steps in taking back the power from the racist police and the system that needs them.

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The increasing U.S. role in the Saudi bombing of Yemen

Listen now: Jane Cutter, an editor of Liberation News and a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, discusses the increased U.S. involvement in the Saudi bombing of Yemen, which began on March 25. She addresses the humanitarian costs of the bombing and the situation on the ground in the country.

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The Red Nation calls historic march against racist violence in Gallup, N.M.

Listen now: The Red Nation stood up against the extreme atmosphere of racist violence in Gallup, N.M., in a historic march earlier this month. Hear the strong and courageous voices of the march organizers and participants who are fighting against racism and the continued legacy of colonialism.

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Red Nation: New coalition of resistance stands up for Native rights

Listen now: Paige Murphy, an organizer with Red Nation and a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Albuquerque, N.M., discusses the coalition’s campaigns for Native rights, including the current struggle to abolish Columbus Day in New Mexico and for the decolonization of Native land across the United States.

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Black Lives Matter: fighting racism & militarization of the community

Listen now: Yasmina Mrabet with DC Ferguson discusses the effect recent police killings have had on the Black Lives Matter movement against racist police terror. Mrabet describes the efforts of the coalition to fight militarized policing in Washington, D.C.

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The struggle for women’s liberation in the United States

Listen now: Elizabeth Perez of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) discusses the history of International Women’s Day, the recent fights and the continued struggle for women’s liberation. WORD is calling for or participating in many actions around International Women’s Day, which is March 8. View a list of events around the country by clicking here.

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Free Maile Hampton!

Listen now: On February 25, Sacramento police arrested and charged activist Maile Hampton, a young Black woman, with felony “lynching.” After being held on $100,000 bail, Maile is now out of jail but faces the threat of four years in prison on the charges.

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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.