Beneath the surface: An analysis of the real meaning of the midterm elections

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, candidate for D.C. Council At-Large on the D.C. Statehood Green Party ticket, discusses the meaning of low voter turnout in the mid-term elections and the interest of voters in progressive issues like increasing the minimum wage.

Listen now: Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, dissects and analyzes the far-reaching policy implications of President Obama’s address at the annual United Nations General Assembly.

Listen now: Liberation Radio reporters bring you the voices of participants in the September 21 People’s Climate march in New York City that drew hundreds of thousands of people. People around the world came out in thousands of actions across the globe.

Listen now: California gubernatorial candidate and world renowned activist Cindy Sheehan joins Liberation Radio to talk about her campaign, the issues impacting the state and the need for socialist, people-oriented solutions to the economic crisis.

Listen now: Leah Obias of the Damayan Migrant Workers Association discusses the issue of labor trafficking and Baklas, a new campaign from Damayan and Women Organized to Resist and Defend on the root causes of trafficking.

Listen now: Frank Lara of the Party for Socialism and Liberation is challenging Nancy Pelosi for her Congressional seat. Pelosi has become a central figure in the Benghazi scandal, and Lara tackles the issues related to the ongoing political clash.

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: Eugene Puryear of the ANSWER Coalition reviews President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address for what was mentioned and what was not, and the prospects for the working class in the coming year.

Listen now: Party for Socialism and Liberation student organizer Mike Wang discusses the life of late folk singer Pete Seeger — his activism, historic stands and what Seeger may be best remembered for.

Listen now: Jane Cutter of Liberation News examines the latest Guttmacher Institute report on the state of abortion rights over the past year, which noted the scores of statewide and national attacks on the right to choose, as well legal strategies.

Listen now: PSL member and union organizer Gloria La Riva speaks on the BART strike in the San Francisco Bay Area and what’s at stake for organized labor as the public transit workers walk out.

Listen now: Brian Becker, national coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), explains how Democrats are joining Republicans in turning the gov’t shutdown into a major assault on vital social programs including Social Security.

Listen now: Kristy Childs discusses the scourge of sex trafficking, the misconceptions about prostitution, and the fight-back movement against the criminalization of women.

Listen now: ANSWER Coalition organizer Eugene Puryear looks at the imminent federal government shutdown and the questions raised by the politicians’ failure to address poverty, unemployment and lack of health care.

Listen now: Juan Jose Gutierrez, co-founder of the Full Human Rights for Immigrants Coalition, discusses the Oct. 5 National Day of Dignity and Respect demanding immigrant rights in over 100 cities, and the Oct. 8 massive rally and concert in Washington, D.C.

Listen now: PSL member Caneisha Mills talks about the battle over funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and how 47 million people, including 22 million children, could find themselves facing even greater food insecurity.

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

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.

Documents recently obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund detail FBI surveillance of the Occupy Wall Street movement in close cooperation with the private sector. Civil rights attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, the executive director of the PCJF, discusses the serious implications for civil liberties of this intelligence operation and the historic role of the FBI in targeting and suppressing grassroots movements.

Evoking the memory of historic struggles for equality and civil rights, Obama’s inaugural speech sought to associate his administration with the progressive causes of our time — but is there any real merit to this? Richard Becker explores the real record of Obama’s first term to expose the White House’s reactionary agenda and what we can expect from Washington in the coming period.

Activists and community members are taking to the streets against police brutality following the senseless beating of Jabbar Campbell by anti-gay NYPD cops. Liberation Radio covers the community march and rally demanding justice, and speaks to Campbell about this latest incident of violence in the hands of police that is not the exception, but rather the rule.