• Iraq war veteran and March Forward! co-founder Mike Prysner discusses his experience in the military, the lies the military brass told to the rank-and-file, and how he and other service members came to realize the imperialist nature of the occupation.
  • Alla Baker gives a first-person account of the destruction wreaked upon her country by the U.S.-led invasion, and the lasting consequences of the war that are still deeply felt by the Iraqi people.
  • March Forward! organizer and Iraq war veteran Kevin Baker talks about the criminal acts committed by the U.S. war machine and the organizing work to help veterans and active-duty service members fight for their rights and build resistance within the military against U.S. wars of aggression.
  • Danielle Norwood of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) speaks on efforts to push back new “fetal heatbeat” abortion bans, an effort by lawmakers in North Dakota, Arkansas and beyond to tear apart Roe v. Wade and effectively deny women the right to choose.
  • Union organizer Jeff Bigelow analyses the recent contract victory for Illinois state workers. What were the challenges faced by the union, and how did this help shape its tactics?
  • Student organizer Walter Smolarek explores the details of coming sequester cuts. From furloughs to deep cuts social programs, the devastating impact of this bipartisan attack on poor and working people is only beginning to be felt.
  • Gloria La Riva speaks of the impact of late leader Hugo Chávez on Latin America and the world, the upcoming elections in Venezuela, and the tasks ahead for presidential candidate Nicolás Maduro and his supporters as  Washington and the Venezuelan elites strategize to derail the Bolivarian Revolution.
  • Gerry Condon, a Veterans For Peace Board Member and a member of the Steering Committee of the Bradley Manning Support Network, talks about the legal case and the movement demanding justice for Manning. Condon assesses Bradley Manning’s 35-page statement to the court that provides the first public explanation and defense of his decision to inform the public about hidden aspects of the Iraq war.
  • Activist Peta Lindsay talks about the recent International Women’s Day demonstrations, and connects the dots between the struggle for women’s rights, and the struggles against racism and economic oppression. Lindsay was an organizer of demonstrations held in cities throughout the United States between March 7-10 to demand an end to violence against women and fight for equality.

On the sequester debate, Republicans and Democrats were united on one thing: Let workers pay the price. As the politicians calmly agreed to disagree and let the sequester deadline pass, student organizer Walter Smolarek breaks down the impact of the automatic cuts on workers — cuts conceived not by the Republicans, but by the Obama administration. You can read an analysis of the sequester by Smolarek on LiberationNews.org.

International Women’s Day will be marked by militant actions across the country on March 7-10. Karina Garcia, an activist with Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD), discusses the attacks on women and what must be done to strengthen the movement for women’s rights.

Rain didn’t stop hundreds of demonstrators from taking to the streets of New York City to challenge police brutality. March organizer Kerbie Joseph talks about what brought people out to take a stand against the attacks on their communities perpetrated by the cops, and the growing movement to combat police brutality.

Afghanistan’s Karzai government recently announced its decision to ban U.S. operations in certain regions of the country. What does that reveal about the balance of forces in Afghanistan? What is driving U.S. strategy in the ongoing occupation that continues to take lives of Afghans as well as U.S. soldiers? Iraq war veteran Michael Prysner, co-founder of March Forward!, analyzes the latest developments.