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: Nov. 19, 2012

Max Richtman:  After delivering critical votes for Obama, labor moves on post-election agenda

MP3 Interview with Max Richtman, president and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Max Richtman talks about the looming post-election debate on the future of Social Security and Medicare, with a focus on growing concern that President Obama may be open to negotiating a "grand bargain" with Republicans that might trade away cuts in entitlement program benefits and the raising of the retirement age in exchange for modest tax increases on the wealthy.
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Phyllis Bennis:  Israeli occupation and blockade is root cause of Gaza conflict

MP3 Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies who directs the group's New Internationalism Project
Phyllis Bennis examines the circumstances surrounding the current Israeli attack on Gaza, including the link with the upcoming Israeli election, the Palestinian Authority effort to gain recognition from the UN General Assembly and the Obama administration's neglect of the peace process. She is the author of eight books, including the newly revised edition of "Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Primer."
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Richard Wolff:  Europeans continue to resist austerity policies across the continent

MP3 Interview with Richard Wolff, professor of economics at the New School University’s graduate program in international affairs and author of "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism."
Richard Wolff assesses the continuing resistance to austerity policies in Europe, with a focus on the Nov. 14 coordinated protests and strikes in many nations across the continent.

Laura Gottesdiener:  NYC Occupy's Hurricane Sandy relief effort exposes post-disaster exploitation

MP3 Interview with Laura Gottesdiener, an activist with the Occupy Wall Street movement
Laura Gottesdiener discusses the immediate and long run impact of NYC Occupy's Hurricane Sandy relief effort described in her recent article “After Sandy, Communities Mobilize a New Kind of Disaster Relief.”


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