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. 24, 2012

Ben Beachy:  The major issues of jobs, lack of transparency and the role of corporate lobbyists

MP3 Interview with Ben Beachy, Research Director with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
Ben Beachy discusses the major issues of jobs, lack of transparency and the role of corporate lobbyists in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement negotiations.
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Richard D. Wolff:  Mitt Romney's secretly video taped comments

MP3 Interview with Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs
Richard D. Wolff is the author of the new book,"Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism," and "Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism." He examines the issues of class relating to Mitt Romney's secretly video taped comments denigrating 47% of the U.S. population during a private fundraiser with millionaires, and the critical conversations about class and the crisis in capitalism that neither party will talk about.

Jonathan Brater:  Voter suppression laws in states round the country

MP3 Interview with Jonathan Brater, counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
Jonathan Brater talks about his group's work on challenging voter suppression laws in states round the country, and the introduction of the Voter Empowerment Act legislation in both the House and U.S. Senate.

Jamal Abdi:  The rising tension between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netnayahu

MP3 Interview with Jamal Abdi, director with the National Iranian American Council and former congressional adviser
Jamal Abdi assesses the rising tension between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netnayahu over questions on if and how the U.S. will respond to Iran's alleged effort to gain nuclear weapons capability.
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