Listen now: Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, analyzes the looming threat of a U.S. attack on Syria, the lies being spun to sell a new war to the public and the urgent need for mass mobilization in solidarity with the Syrian people.

Listen now: PSL member and ANSWER Coalition organizer Doug Kauffman discusses the prisoners’ hunger strike in California and why prisoners are putting their lives on the line to expose the barbaric reality of the U.S. prison system.

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, gives an update on the case of the Cuban heroes unjustly imprisoned for 15 years by the U.S. government for their efforts to protect Cuba from terrorist activity.

  • Attorney Zachary Wolfe discusses the legal implications of the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop. 8 rulings to the struggle for LGBT rights. What do the rulings say about the prospect for further victories around the country?
  • Sarah Sloan, national staff coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), discusses the latest on the conflict in Syria, including the unsubstantiated allegations of use of chemical weapons and the real intentions of the U.S., British and French governments. A broad coalition of anti-war groups has called national days of action against intervention in Syria from June 28 to July 17 (more info at www.AnswerCoalition.org).
  • PSL member Gloria La Riva recounts the courageous story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, executed 60 years ago for standing up to the anti-communist witch-hunt.
  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, civil rights attorney and executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, discusses how counterterrorism units targeted Occupy Boston as plans for the Boston marathon bombing were under way. PCJF’s work has exposed the coordinated efforts between the Department of Homeland Security and local police forces aimed at disrupting Occupy.
  • Brian Becker, national coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, discusses the shifting balance of forces in the Syrian civil war and the faltering peace talks, and how these developments could impact the Obama administration’s orientation toward the conflict.
  • PSL member Michael Prysner discusses the limits of recycling in addressing environmental problems, and why the environmental crisis cannot be solved under a system where profit trumps all other considerations.
  • Richard Becker, Western Regional Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, looks at the predicament faced by the Obama administration as the civil war in Syria continues. Does the agreement to sponsor a Peace Conference signal the possibility of a negotiated settlement ending this terrible conflict? Does it reflect a change in U.S. policy?
  • Peta Lindsay, the 2012 presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, discusses the FBI’s decision to make Assata Shakur the first woman to be added to its list of most wanted terrorists. What’s behind the agency’s move to target the revolutionary freedom fighter while allowing true terrorists to operate freely in Miami?
  • Eugene Puryear, a member of the editorial board of Liberation newspaper, looks at the heroic efforts of Guantanamo prisoners on a hunger strike against their indefinite detention, torture and other violations of basic human rights. As of May 8, an estimated that 100 of the 166 detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility had joined the hunger strike, enduring brutal and painful force feedings in response to their act of resistance.
  • 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.
  • Brian Becker, national coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, discusses the massive clandestine operation conducted by the Obama administration in Syria over the past two years to pump guns, heavy military equipment and money to fuel that country’s civil war, and the role of U.S. client states in advancing Washington’s regional goals.
  • Ken Lerch, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 3825 in Rockville, Md., joins Liberation Radio following rallies held in every state across the country to save six-day mail delivery to discuss what is at stake in the battle for the future of the postal service.
  • Suyapa Portillo of the Latino Equality Alliance talks about the struggle for same-sex marriage and the broader fight for LGBT rights as the Supreme Court considers landmark cases on California’s bigoted Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.