• 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.
  • 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.

Brutal rape cases in New Delhi, India and Steubenville, Ohio have made international headlines and drawn thousands to protest violence against women. Nathalie Hrizi of Women Organized to Resist and Defend talks about the incidents, feminism and building an new, militant movement for women’s rights.

ALSO: The fiscal cliff settlement has paved the way for a Congressional “battle” where Democrats and Republicans will once again join forces in March to make workers pay for the economic crisis with deep cuts to many basic services, including Medicaid, Medicare and financial aid for college students. Student organizer Walter Smolarek discusses the recent deal, the stakes for workers in the coming round of attacks and what we must do to fight back.