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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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: Sept. 10, 2012

John Feffer:  Obama's foreign policy record; Mitt Romney's foreign policy positions.

MP3 Interview with John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies
John Feffer is an Open Society fellow who focuses on Eastern Europe and is a regular columnist with Feffer, the author of "Crusade 2.0: The West's Resurgent War on Islam," assesses how Barack Obama has conducted foreign policy over the past four years in office and what we know about GOP candidate Mitt Romney's foreign policy positions.
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Kevin Gray:  The issues of poverty and double digit unemployment among African Americans and Latinos.

MP3 Interview with Kevin Gray, a South Carolina based-activist and journalist, and author of "Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics" and "The Decline of Black Politics: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama."
Kevin Gray takes a critical look at how Barack Obama and the Democrats have dealt with the issues of poverty and a double-digit unemployment rate among African Americans and Latinos, both over the past four years and at their Charlotte, N.C convention.
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Bob Cash:  Transparency from participants in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations

MP3 Interview with Bob Cash, state director with the Texas Fair Trade Coalition
Bob Cash discusses the demands being made by his group and the Citizens Trade Campaign coalition for a voice in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations and for full transparency in the process.

Marisa Holmes:  Occupy Wall Street movement participates in protests at the National Conventions

MP3 Interview with Marisa Holmes, activist, documentary filmmaker
Marisa Holmes has been a key organizer with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City since it's early days in August 2011. She talks about Occupy protests in Tampa at the Republican National Convention and actions at last week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.. She also previews the planned events celebrating Occupy's one-year anniversary in New York City during the days around Sept. 17.


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