Why Sanders is surging

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, the PSL’s 2016 vice-presidential candidate, provides an analysis of last week’s Iowa caucuses, and what they mean for working and poor people in this election year. The social-democratic Bernie Sanders campaign could very well surpass Hillary Clinton as they nearly tied in the polls while Ted Cruz was the unexpected winner for the Republicans.

Imperialist war and the rise of ISIS

Listen now: Brian Becker discusses the U.S.-dominated anti-Daesh meeting that took place on February 2 in Rome with journalist Hafsa Kara. The U.S.-led NATO bombing campaign that achieved “regime change” in 2011 has opened the path for the so-called Islamic State to grow in Libya, especially in Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte. This segment is rebroadcast from Loud & Clear on Radio Sputnik.

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.

  • Heidi Boghosian, the executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, joins Liberation Radio to discuss the fight for the release of radical attorney and political prisoner Lynne Stewart. Stewart has terminal cancer and the fight for her freedom has become a fight for her life.
  • Akbar Muhammad, the international representative of the Nation of Islam, analyses the consequences of  the imperialist-backed overthrow and murder of Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi. Muhammad discusses the devastating impact of the U.S.-led intervention in Libya and the broader implications for the African continent.
  • Organizer Stewart Stout speaks on the targeting of LGBT youth by the New York City police department’s Stop and Frisk campaign. Stout recently wrote an article on the use of stop and frisk being used specifically against LGBT residents, which can be found on