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: Oct. 22, 2012

Bob Edgar:  Progressive and civil rights groups challenge voter ID laws

MP3 Interview with Bob Edgar, president and CEO of Common Cause and former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania
Bob Edgar assesses the effectiveness of a national campaign by the Republican party and conservative interest groups to suppress the vote of specific racial and ethnic minority groups, senior citizens and students. He’ll talk about the success of many recent legal challenges to voter ID laws, the curtailment of early voting hours and obstacles to the registration of new voters.

Judy Bello:  U.S. drone strikes create enemies among civilian population in Pakistan

MP3 Interview with Judy Bello, an active member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation
Judy Bello spent a month in northern Iraq in 2009 and participated in two Fellowship of Reconciliation peace delegations to Iran. She talks about her most recent trip to Pakistan and what the delegation learned about the effect of U.S. drone strikes on the civilian population there — a topic that won’t likely receive any critical attention in the final debate on foreign policy issues between President Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney.
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Jeff Rousset:  Prometheus Radio Project works to expand grassroots community radio

MP3 Interview with Jeff Rousset, national organizer with the Prometheus Radio Project
Jeff Rousset discusses his group’s upcoming “Reclaim the Airwaves Tour,” the importance of expanding the reach of community radio and a brief history of Prometheus’ accomplishments since their founding in 1998.

Henry Lowendorf:  New Haven, Conn. referendum calls for federal military funds to be reallocated to meet pressing human needs

MP3 Interview with Henry Lowendorf, chairman of the Greater New Haven Peace Council and a peace and social justice activist
Henry Lowendorf discusses a referendum question that will appear on the City of New Haven, Conn.’s ballot Nov. 6 that advocates a reduction in federal military spending and transfer of those funds to meet pressing human needs, create jobs and rebuild our infrastructure. Fifty-seven percent of the federal budget goes to military spending. The New Haven ballot is a referendum calling for moving the money to jobs in our cities.


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