Jeremy Corbin’s election advances the struggles against imperialism and austerity

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, the PSL’s 2016 vice-presidential candidate, speaks on the significant election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party in Britain. Corbyn’s election signals the growing worldwide opposition to austerity, environmental destruction and imperialist war. Corbyn has organized against the U.S.-British invasion of Iraq, andstood with the people of Palestine and against the growing austerity measures against working people in Britain. This revival of left-wing forces in Britain and elsewhere presents opportunities to advance the struggle worldwide.


Capitalism’s assault on the Ogallala Aquifer

Listen now: Joel Gallegos, regular contributor to Liberation News and member of the PSL in Albuquerque, N.M., speaks on the capitalist depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest underground water sources in the world. As the crisis of water access grows, the capitalist ruling class stands idle. It is the action of working people that can provide the basis of sustainable access to fresh water for humanity.


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.


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.


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.


“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.


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.


Seattle blocks Shell from Arctic drilling

Listen now: Jane Cutter, Managing Editor of, 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.


Defending Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation who has visited Venezuela many times, explains the dangers facing the Bolivarian Revolution in the face of U.S. threats and how we can build effective solidarity in the wake of the struggle at the Summit of the Americas.


No rationing of capitalism in the California drought

Listen now: Karina Garcia, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York City, analyzes the current California drought, which is now in its fourth year and seemingly without an end in sight. She explains how the conservation measures promoted by politicians take away the blame from the real culprits: banks, corporations, big oil and gas, and agribusiness. This presentation was part of the PSL’s recent “We Need a New System” conference, which was held in Washington, D.C. on April 18.


The history of Kwame Nkrumah and his relevance today

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, commemorates the birthday of Kwame Nkrumah, who led Ghana to independence. Considered the “African Lenin,” Nkrumah advocated for Pan-Africanism and created the Organization of African Unity, while also promoting socialism and challenging the ideas of African socialism that did not sufficiently break with the colonial powers.

Listen now: Alli McCracken of CODEPINK discusses the growing movement to boycott firms that profit from stolen Palestinian resources, like Ahava makeup and their use of materials from the illegal Mitzpe Shalem settlement in the West Bank.

Listen now: Voices from the People’s Climate March, the massive demonstration for climate justice that just took place in New York City as hundreds of world leaders gathered there, with 2,808 solidarity events taking place in 166 countries.

Listen now: Eugene Puryear of the ANSWER Coalition speaks about the controversy involving Urban Outfitters and a product the company promoted that to attempt to profit off of the 1970 Kent State shooting of four anti-war students.

Listen now: Brian Becker of the ANSWER Coalition takes a look at the conflicts stoked by imperialism in Iraq, and how socialists and progressive people should organize in face of these rapidly changing circumstances.

Listen now: Mike Prysner of March Forward! investigates the Veterans Affairs corruption story that has rocked the country, and looks at budget cuts to the VA amid war profiteering by corporations and politicians.

Listen now: Rene Ruiz of Liberation Radio speaks to demonstrators on the scene of one of the hundreds of international protests aimed at denouncing Monsanto’s control of agriculture and other industries.

Listen now: Socialist and DC Council at large candidate Eugene Puryear speaks out on the impact of the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision, the growth of power for the ruling class, and prospects for change as capitalists consolidate their forces.

Listen now: Jane Cutter of Liberation News covers the latest United Nations report on global warming and its effect on food security in the coming years, as well as the way the West is seeking to force this issue to protect big business.

Listen now: The ANSWER Coalition united with families affected by police brutality for a recent California Statewide Conference to End Police Terror. This Liberation Radio, we feature voices from that event.

Listen now: Howard University student and environmental justice activist Brian Menifee speaks on the growing nationwide movement connecting the dots between the environment, poverty and racism.

Listen now: Attorney and activist Radhika Miller discusses the struggle led by Native Americans and joined by community activists, religious leaders, journalists and many others to push the NFL’s Washington team to change its racist name.

Listen now: PSL member and organizer Jack Smith remembers Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap and his leadership in the historic Vietnamese victory over the imperialist armies of the United States and its allies.

Listen now: Radhika Miller comments on Marissa Alexander’s upcoming new trial and the connection between winning justice in the courts and building a movement in the streets.

Listen now: PSL member Mazda Majidi analyzes new developments in U.S.-Iran relations following the election of President Hassan Rouhani, and what it could mean for Iran and the region.

Listen now: Activist Danielle Norwood speaks on BP’s no-holds-barred legal efforts to safeguard its profits at the expense of the victims of the Deep Horizon oil spill.