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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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North Korea: myths, facts and where relations are heading

Listen now: Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, speaks to Don Debar, host of the morning show on CPRmetro.org, regarding myths and facts about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – North Korea. He reviews the most recent attacks by the United States and South Korean intelligence services at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and what they mean for U.S.-North Korea relations.

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In one of the richest countries in the world – zero maternity leave

Listen now: Nathalie Hrizi, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in San Francisco who is currently on paid maternity leave – a benefit won by her union, discusses the overwhelming absence of such paid leave in the United States. Countries around the world offer between 12 and 50 weeks of paid parental leave, with the United States and just three other countries standing alone without any support for new parents. This indicting feature of U.S. capitalism can only be changed through mass struggle.

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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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The developing movement against racism and police terror

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, provides insight into the growing movement against police terror, the emerging leadership among Black youth and the ongoing response from athletes and celebrities in support of the struggle.

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Angola 3 – Albert Woodfox’s conviction overturned!

Listen now: Robert King Wilkerson, one of the Angola 3 released in 2001, discusses the recent ruling to overturn Albert Woodfox’s conviction after 42 years in solitary. The Angola 3’s struggle highlights the torture of solitary confinement and the need to fight it.

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Fighting rape culture

Listen now: Radhika Miller, an organizer with WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend), discusses sexual assault on college campuses and how the ongoing story about the culture at the University of Virginia exposes institutionalized sexism under capitalism both on and off college campuses.

Listen now: Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice and prominent Civil Rights and Civil Liberties attorney examines the Supreme Courts recent Hobby Lobby ruling attacking Women’s rights.

Listen now: Jeff Bigelow, veteran trade-union organizer and Party for Socialism and Liberation member examines the Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Quinn and discusses its implications for the labor movement.

Listen now: Sarah Sloan, member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, discusses the importance of the anti-war struggle to the socialist movement, and the fight against a new Iraq war.

Listen now: Meghan Murphy of Feminist Current explores the killings in California by Elliot Rodger against a larger backdrop of misogyny, violence and sexism. (We featured an edited version of the interview on our show; for the full interview, click here.)

Listen now: Walter Smolarek of the ANSWER Coalition looks at the rise of anti-immigrant, ultranationalist and neo-fascist parties in Europe, many of which have seen electoral victories, and the economic crisis that has given them life.

Listen now: Jessie Farine of Liberation Radio has brought listeners ongoing reporting from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center struggle by UPMC workers. This week, he interviews three staffers who held a fast to draw attention to the labor movement.

Listen now: Ronnie Rodriguez with 15 Now, an organization fighting in Seattle for a $15/hr minimum wage, discusses the movement of low-wage workers and the struggle in Seattle that has gained national attention.

Listen now: Heather Benno of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) gives an update on the fight to free Marissa Alexander, including upcoming actions.

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, writer and editor at Liberation News, discusses the recent elections in India and South Africa, what to expect going forward in both countries, and the broader context of what’s happening in the developing world.

Listen now: Brian Becker of the ANSWER Coalition reports on the movement in Ukraine against the neo-fascist leadership in that country.

Listen now: Peta Lindsay of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) speaks on the equal pay debate in the news and women’s oppression today.

Listen now: More voices from a recent California conference against police brutality. This week, we look at organizing strategies.

Listen now: Richard Becker of the Party for Socialism and Liberation discusses the far-right figures in Ukraine’s coup government, their political ideology and the attacks against Russia in the midst of the conflict.

Listen now: Heather Benno of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) discusses International Women’s Day, the issues and communities bringing out people to mobilize and the status of Marissa Alexander’s struggle for freedom in Florida.

Listen now: Nathalie Hrizi of WORD assesses the state of women’s rights amid ongoing attacks by politicians and corporations, as well as the movement for respect, dignity and justice.

  • Listen now: Brian Becker of the ANSWER Coalition relates the U.S. and European Union role in the battle that has engulfed the Ukraine, the right-wing forces which have taken power and the importance of this struggle globally. This interview was recorded 48 hours prior to Russia’s decision to send troops into southern Ukraine.
  • Listen now: Eugene Puryear of Liberation News delves into the life of the late Chokwe Lumumba. The lifelong organizer and mayor of Jackson, Miss., leaves a legacy of revolutionary political activity.
  • Listen now: International Women’s Day is almost here, and Kerbie Joseph of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) recently delivered an address on the impact of the War on Drugs on women of color, poor women and communities across the country.