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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John Quigley:  Defying U.S. and Israel, U.N. votes to recognize Palestine as a 'nonmember observer state'

MP3 Interview with John Quigley, professor of international and comparative law at Ohio State University
John Quigley is author of "The Statehood of Palestine: International Law in the Middle East Conflict," and "The Case for Palestine: An International Law Perspective." He assesses the significance of the recent UN General Assembly vote recognizing Palestine as a nonmember observer state, and the possible benefits of this new status for the Palestinian Authority and the people it represents.
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Alex Lawson:  Progressive coalition moves to protect social safety net programs in fiscal cliff negotiations

MP3 Interview with Alex Lawson, executive director of the group Social Security Works
Alex Lawson talks about the current "fiscal cliff" negotiations and efforts to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from proposed cuts in benefits and/or a rise in the retirement eligibility age.
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Kevin Gosztola:  Whistleblower protection on U.S. crimes key issue in Bradley Manning trial

MP3 Interview with Kevin Gosztola, a writer for
Kevin Gosztola, who regularly covers issues of government secrecy and is co-author of the book, "Truth and Consequences: The US vs. Bradley Manning," along with The Nation's Greg Mitchell. He shares his observations and concerns about the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, and the broader issues of "national security" versus the protection of government whistle blowers.

David Swanson:  Movement opposing U.S. drone program questions legality of President Obama's 'kill list'

MP3 Interview with David Swanson, co-founder of, Washington director of, a board member of Progressive Democrats of America
David Swanson, author of "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He discusses the growing movement opposing the U.S. drone program, including an examination of the Obama administration's kill lists and issuing pre-election rules and regulations governing targeted assassinations.


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