• Listen now: PSL member Eugene Puryear looks at how SAC Capital and JPMorgan Chase are getting away with massive fraud and other illegal activities without facing any criminal charges.
  • Listen now: Christine Hong of the Korea Policy Institute discusses Korea Peace Days, a series of events calling on Washington to finally sign a peace treaty ending the six-decade-long Korean War. To listen to an extended version of this interview, click here.
  • Listen now: Filmmaker Ben Huff talks about “No Justice, No peace,” a new film on the epidemic of police brutality and the grassroots movement that is pushing back against the systemic violence unleashed by the cops.

Listen now: PSL member Eugene Puryear analyzes the recent U.S. raid in Somalia and how the alleged fight against terrorism has helped advance Washington’s imperialist agenda in Africa.

Listen now: Nikia Ramsey speaks on the murder of her brother Burrell “Bo” Ramsey-White by Boston police, and the corruption, racism and cover-ups surrounding the case.

Listen now: WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) organizer Sydney Hodge discusses the ballot measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in Albuquerque, N.M., and the larger war on women across the country.

  • Peta Lindsay of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) reports back from the California Statewide Unity March Against Police Brutality. Led by the families of more than 30 victims of police violence, the Anaheim demonstration connected the dots between police killings and the racist “not guilty” verdict of George Zimmerman, denouncing the complicit role of police and the courts in the systemic oppression of Black and Latino communities.
  • Party for Socialism and Liberation organizer Mazda Majidi analyzes the class contradictions within the unfolding Egyptian revolution. What is the agenda of the Egyptian military following its ouster of Mohamed Morsi, and what is needed now to push the revolution forward?
  • As Texas enacts harsh restrictions on abortion, reproductive rights activist and PSL member Karina Garcia discusses how the war on women hits poor women of color the hardest, and why the fight for reproductive rights cannot be separated from the fight against racism and economic inequality.
  • Egyptian activist Salma gives an eyewitness account of mass demonstrations in Egypt culminating in the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by the military. What lies ahead for the revolutionary movement in Egypt? (Salma asked that her last name be withheld). You can read a statement by Eugene Puryear on the latest developments in Egypt at LiberationNews.org.
  • Genevieve Huizar, the mother of police brutality victim Manuel Diaz, talks about the upcoming July 21 statewide demonstration against police brutality in Anaheim, Calif., that will bring together the families of victims and their supporters from across the state.
  • Labor organizer Jeff Bigelow analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent anti-labor ruling. Is the Supreme Court a neutral arbiter for justice … or simply a defender of corporate interests?
  • Civil rights attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, explores the Obama administration’s decision to not read Miranda rights to the Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for several days, and analyzes its significance in the context of the government’s efforts to eliminate or reduce basic constitutional protections and increase police powers.
  • As thousands prepare to rally across the country for immigrant rights, immigration and civil rights attorney Heather Benno discusses the proposed immigration reform bill. While providing some relief, the bill shows that U.S. corporate interests still trump fundamental rights for immigrants.
  • ANSWER Coalition organizer Douglas Kauffman talks about the fight for justice for Jose de la Trinidad, a 36-year-old Latino man executed in cold blood by Los Angeles police, and the larger struggle against systemic police brutality.

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.

Peta Lindsay analyzes the Christopher Dorner episode and the systemic racism within the police force. What does the Dorner manifesto reveal about the culture of racism and brutality within the LAPD and police departments across the country?

Speaking at a forum hosted by Women Organized to Resist and Defend, Jeralynn Blueford, mother of Alan Blueford, connects the dots between police brutality and women’s struggles. Jeralynn shares her experience in building a movement for justice in Oakland, Calif., and takes aim at the underlying causes of racism, poverty and women’s oppression.

Brian Becker discusses the Second Congress of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the PSL’s focus on the critical task of reviving a dynamic, fighting movement for socialism within the United States.

Speaking shortly before North Korea’s latest nuclear test made headlines, Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), answers the question: Who’s the real aggressor in the Korean Peninsula? Becker analyzes the decades-long record of U.S. aggression against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the imperialist motives driving Washington’s foreign policy in the region.

Long-time Cuba solidarity activist Gloria La Riva talks about the recent Cuban elections, which have resulted in one of the most diverse and representative parliaments in the world, and contrasts Cuba’s workers’ democracy to the United States’ “democracy for the rich only.” (This episode features an edited version of the interview; you can find the full interview here.)

We continue our special coverage of struggles against racist police brutality with a discussion with organizer Stevie Merino about the senseless shooting of Sokha Hor. Merino gives the background on the case that has sparked outrage and become a catalyst for struggle against the ruthless Long Beach Police Department.

As part of our special Black History Month coverage, each week we’ll look at how communities and activists are organizing to fight back against racist police brutality. Ramarley Graham’s death became a symbol of the struggle against the violent NYPD. One year after the shooting of the unarmed teenager by Bronx police, his mother Constance Malcolm speaks to Liberation Radio about her son’s case and building a movement for justice.

In response to the growing number of Pentagon drone strikes in Africa, a diverse coalition of organizations is calling for a demonstration at the White House on April 13. Eugene Puryear joins the program from Washington, D.C., to discuss the April mobilization and the high-tech drone war providing new means for the same old colonial ends.

The Obama administration has announced immigration reform will be central to its agenda, and Congress has put forth an outline of its immigration reform goals – but does any of it amount to true equality for immigrants? Activist Karina Garcia joins the program to dissect Washington’s proposed reforms and explain what is at stake for immigrant workers.

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.