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.
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Show date: July 23, 2012

Ron Jacobs:  An examination of the geopolitical war being played out in Syria

MP3 Interview with Ron Jacobs, author of "The Way the Wind Blew: a History of the Weather Underground and a contributor to "Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion
Ron Jacobs talks about his recent article, "Syria Through the Looking Glass," an examination of the geopolitical war being played out in Syria – and the winners and losers likely to emerge from the overthrow of the al-Assad regime.
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Jill Stein:  Green Party Presidential candidate talks about the failings of the U.S. electoral system

MP3 Interview with Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, a mother, housewife, physician and pioneering environmental health advocate.
Dr Jill Stein, of the Green Party, discusses her candidacy, the failings of our U.S. electoral system and the party's vision for revitalizing democracy.
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Joanne Landy:  Greek movements resisting austerity

MP3 Interview with Joanne Landy, co-directors of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy
Joanne Landy and Thomas Harrison discuss what they learned about about the Greek movements resisting austerity on a recent fact-finding trip to Greece, and what progressive groups here in the U.S. can learn from their organizing strategies and tactics.
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Lindsay Farrell:  An assessment of Connecticut Gov. Malloy's administration.

MP3 Interview with Lindsay Farrell, Executive director of the Working Families of Connecticut.
Lindsay Farrell discusses her group's priorities in this November's election as well as their past accomplishments, such as paid sick leave legislation - and an assessment of Connecticut Gov. Malloy's administration.


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