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 16, 2012

Baher Azmy:  Center for Constitutional Rights continues its efforts to release detainees held at the Guantanamo U.S. detention center

MP3 Interview with Baher Azmy, legal director with the Center for Constitutional Rights
Baher Azmy discusses CCR's past and current efforts to gain the release of detainees held at the Guantanamo U.S. detention center who continue to be imprisoned without charge or trial.
See BTL page for full description, subject links and edited audio

Marge Baker:  Broad coalition works to overturn Supreme Court's Citizens United campaign finance ruling

MP3 Interview with Marge Baker, executive vice president for Policy and Program Planning with the group People for the American Way
Marge Baker discusses the work of a broad coalition of groups to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United campaign finance ruling, including the proposed Disclose Act that may be voted on in the U.S. Senate July 16, 2012.
See BTL page for full description, subject links and edited audio

Nic Riley:  New restrictive GOP-backed state voter ID laws challenged in the courts

MP3 Interview with Nic Riley, counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice Democracy Program
Nic Riley takes a critical look at new restrictive state voter ID laws and other obstacles being imposed on voters this election year by Republican Party legislatures and governors – and his group's challenge to these laws to ensure every citizen has the right to vote.

Lee Tien:  Lawsuit against warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens

MP3 Interview with Lee Tien, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Lee Tien talks about former NSA employees who have stepped up to provide evidence that supports EFF's lawsuit (Jewel v. NSA) which challenges the U.S. government's ongoing massive illegal surveillance program.


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