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.


Listen to Scott Harris Live on WPKN Radio

Counterpoint is broadcast live every Monday evening from 8 to 10 p.m. ET, and can be heard worldwide at (Follows the 5-7 minute White Rose Calendar.)

The two hour show in its entirety is archived after midnight ET Monday nights, and is available for at least a year following broadcast in WPKN Radio's Archives.

Subscribe to Counterpoint bulletins via our subscriptions page.

Scott also is executive producer of a weekly radio newsmagazine, "Between The Lines," heard on 50 community radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. Between The Lines' podcasts, interview transcripts and program summaries can be found at

Scott's most recent Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Award 2011:
Reporting / In-Depth Series; Radio
First place: "Occupy Wall Street: The birth of a movement for the 99%; Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine; Scott Harris

Between The Lines Blog  BTL Blog

"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017

"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017

"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017

"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017

"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016

"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016

"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016

Special Programming Special Programming

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


"MP3 Audio of Four Panel Discussions from the Left Forum", produced by Scott Harris, March 20, 2010, Pace University, New York, NY

Progressive Resources

A compilation of activist and news sites with a progressive point of view

This Week on Counterpoint

Show date: Aug. 20, 2012

Dean Baker:  The impact Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate will have on the national debate over Medicare

MP3 Interview with Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC and weekly columnist with the Guardian Unlimited (UK), Huffington Post and TruthOut
Dean Baker, author of several books, including "The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive", and "False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy," discusses his views on the impact Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate will have on the national debate over Medicare and the future of all the nation's social safety net programs – touching on some of the points made in Dean's recent article, "Rep. Ryan's Far-Right Agenda: The Media Can't Take the Truth."
See BTL page for full description, subject links and edited audio

Scott Klinger:  How our Tax Dollars Subsidize Exorbitant Executive Pay

MP3 Interview with Scott Klinger, an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies
Scott Klinger talks about a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies, of which he is a co-author, entitled, "Executive Excess 2012: The CEO Hands in Uncle Sam's Pocket, How our Tax Dollars Subsidize Exorbitant Executive Pay."
See BTL page for full description, subject links and edited audio

Eric Holt-Gimenez:  How the U.S. drought and commodity price speculation have spiked global food prices

MP3 Interview with Eric Holt-Gimenez, executive director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy, editor of the book, Food Movements Unite! Strategies to transform our food systems, and author of, "Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice."
Eric Holt-Gimenez discusses the effect of the U.S. drought and commodity price speculation on global food prices – as well as challenges to the domination of our food system by the multinational agriculture industry.

Jackie DiSalvo:  Labor's relationship with Occupy Wall Street movement

MP3 Interview with Jackie DiSalvo, Activist, Occupy Wall Street movement's Labor Outreach Committee
Jackie DiSalvo is retired associate professor of English at the Graduate Center and Baruch College. She is one of the founders of the Occupy Wall Street movement's Labor Outreach Committee. DiSalvo discusses labor's current relationship with Occupy, the movement's plans to commemorate its upcoming first-year anniversary on Sept. 17 and protest actions related to the fall election campaign season.


Recent Shows


Aug. 13, 2012


July 30, 2012

July 23, 2012

July 16, 2012

July 9, 2012

July 2, 2012