Alexis Tsipras: "Anti-Austerity Politics in Greece, Europe and Beyond"

A talk by the leader of Greece's leading Left Party Coalition, on recorded on Jan. 25, 2013 at The City University of New York, in a program sponsored by CUNY's Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work.

Alexis Tsipras, a member of the Hellenic parliament, president of the Synaspismos political party since 2008, head of the SYRIZA parliamentary group since 2009, and leader of the Opposition since June 2012. SYRIZA currently leads in Greek opinion polls.


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chomskyNoam Chomsky on the Occupy Wall Street movement
Noam Chomsky is linguistics and philosophy professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Author of nearly 100 books, Chomsky is one of the world's most widely read progressive dissident intellectuals. He talks about his new book, "Occupy," about the Occupy Wall Street movement and the wider issues of class warfare in the America today.
Listen to this interview (June 6, 2011)

MP3: Nathan Schneider ( has been reporting on the OWS movement from its first days in August, 2011. In this April 3, 2012 interview, Richard Hill asks him to assess the on-going debate in the movement between those espousing a strict adherence to non-violence principles and practices and those advocating a 'diversity of tactics', Interview conducted by Richard Hill, WPKN


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Show date: July 2, 2012

Steffie Woolhandler:  Single Payer Health Care Advocate Assesses Supreme Court ruling

MP3 Interview with Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., professor of Public Health, City University of New York and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program
Steffie Woolhandler, M.D. assesses the June 28th Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, as well as the way forward for activists supporting a single payer universal health care system.
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Bill Chandler:  Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration law

MP3 Interview with Bill Chandler, executive director, Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance
Bill Chandler works on expanding rights and opportunities of vulnerable immigrants in Mississippi. He provides analysis of the recent Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, which strikes down three of its key provisions, though it upholds the most controversial part of the bill which require law enforcement to check the legal status of persons suspected of being in the country illegally.
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Arnie Gundersen:  The current status of Japan's failed Fukushima nuclear plant

MP3 Interview with Arnie Gundersen, engineer who managed and coordinated projects at nuclear power plants
Forty-year nuclear power plant engineer and project coordinator Arnie Gundersen, who is now an independent consultant with the Vermont-based group Fairewinds Associates, discusses the current status of the Fukushima, Japan nuclear disaster and the radioactivity being found in tuna near the U.S. west coast.

Bruce Barrett:  Israel-Palestine peace focus of 3rd annual IWagePeace Walk in New Haven July 16, 2012

MP3 Interview with Bruce Barrett, Founder of and director of the award winning documentary film, "The Billboard From Bethlehem,"
Bruce Barrett talks about his group's third annual IWagePeace Walk in New Haven on July 16, where local activists, former Israeli and Palestinian combatants and and Kids4Peace in which participated.