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Debunking the myth of “American exceptionalism”

Listen now: Brian Becker, a founding member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, debunks the idea that the United States is an “indispensable nation” and greater than other nations. He reviews stages of this idea in bourgeois history along with counterexamples of capitalist crisis in the United States, and reveals the racist and supremacist meanings behind the term. This interview is one part of a larger PSL educational series.

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Students call for Fossil Free divestment

Listen nowStudents from Georgetown University Fossil Free discuss their successful, multi-year campaign that resulted in Georgetown becoming the largest university to fully divest their endowment. The students provide insight for anyone who wants to launch a divestment campaign at their school.

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“We have to struggle for a new Turkey”

Listen now: In the second and final part of his interview with Liberation Radio, Ali Somel of the Communist Party, Turkey (KP) discusses the priorities of the KP in the struggle today, analyzes U.S. war and occupation and the resulting sectarianism in the region, and updates listeners on the May Day struggle this year that concluded in mass arrests.

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The struggle in Turkey: Interview with the Communist Party, Turkey

Listen now: Ali Somel of the Communist Party, Turkey (KP) reviews the current political and economic situation in Turkey, including the brutal suppression of the recent May Day events and arrest of 240 people – a number of them members of the KP. The KP is also running candidates in the bourgeois elections in Turkey, and Ali speaks on that intervention and other struggles to provide a glimpse into the history of the KP and movement for socialism in Turkey.

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Imperialism in the 21st Century: an in-depth interview with the editor of the PSL’s new book

Listen now: Ben Becker, the editor of Imperialism in the 21st Century: Updating Lenin’s Theory a Century Later by PSL Publications, reviews the rationale to revisit Lenin’s work on imperialism in the wake of WWI and the validity of Lenin’s thesis 100 years later. Features of modern imperialism have some unique characteristics, but the war drive behind monopoly capitalism has remained essentially the same – and socialism is the only way to rid the world of imperialist war. Click here to order a copy of the book with free ground shipping.

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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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Black Liberation, Socialism and the Struggle Today — Part II

Listen now: This is Part II of a special edition of Liberation Radio featuring the second 30 minutes of a one-hour interview with PSL leaders Brian Becker and Eugene Puryear. The interview was conducted by Dr. Jared Ball, of iMiXWHATiLiKE! and WPFW 89.3FM Pacifica Radio in D.C. The interview covers a range of topics on socialism and communism, the centrality of the national question and the fight for Black liberation in the PSL’s strategic orientation on the U.S. class struggle, the role played by Marxism in the anti-colonial and national liberation movements, as well as promoting the idea of socialism through electoral politics. We thank Jared Ball for the right to re-air the interview. To see more of Jared Ball’s work go to imixwhatilike.org.

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Black liberation, socialism and the struggle today

Listen now: This special edition of Liberation Radio features the first 30 minutes of a one-hour interview with PSL leaders Brian Becker and Eugene Puryear. The second half of the interview will air in next week’s edition of Liberation Radio. The interview was conducted by Dr. Jared Ball of iMiXWHATiLiKE! and WPFW 89.3FM Pacifica Radio in D.C. The interview covers far-reaching topics on socialism and communism, the centrality of the national question and the fight for Black liberation in the PSL’s strategic orientation on the U.S. class struggle, and the role played by Marxism in the anti-colonial and national liberation movements following World War II. We thank Jared Ball for the right to re-air the interview. To see more of Jared Ball’s work go to imixwhatilike.org.

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Listen now: Ferguson and the growing movement against racist police terror, international issues from Iraq, Syria and Gaza to Cuba and the Ukraine, workers’ struggles for $15 Now and against the privatization of the postal service, the People’s Climate March, struggles of veterans against the war and much more — name a struggle in 2014 and Liberation Radio was there covering those engaged in fighting for change! Liberation Radio reviews 2014 as we begin another year of fightback!

The Russian Revolution and the struggle to end exploitation of people by people

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Listen now: Brian Becker, a founding member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, explains the Marxist perspective on the Russian Revolution, the Soviet Union, and the gains, challenges and contradictions facing the first socialist government in a world dominated by imperialism. This interview is one part of a larger PSL educational series.

Listen now: Women Organized to Resist and Defend’s Heather Benno reports on the Marissa Alexander case, and state prosecutors’ attempts to send her back to prison, as well as the movement to free Alexander.

Listen now: Liberation newspaper’s Mazda Majidi analyzes the internationally brokered talks on Syria’s nuclear program, the push to exclude Iran, and the sides left participating in negotiations.

Listen now: The Party for Socialism and Liberation’s Nathalie Hrizi speaks about her run for the California Insurance Commissioner seat, the healthcare situation facing the state, and why she’s running for office regulating the insurance industry.