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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Richard Eskow:  White House–Congressional Fiscal Cliff Deal Comes at High Price

MP3 Interview with Richard Eskow, a senior fellow with the group Campaign for America's Future
Richard Eskow assesses what he sees as the negative fallout from the "fiscal cliff" agreement between the White House and Congress that averted across the board tax hikes – and the dangers ahead in GOP hostage taking over the debt ceiling – as well as President Obama's recent embrace of the "Chained CPI" cut to Social Security benefits and other unspecified entitlement reforms.
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Robert Mazur:  Government Refusal to Prosecute Big Bank Executives for Money Laundering Presents Moral Hazard, Breeds Corruption

MP3 Interview with Robert Mazur, author of the new book, "The Infiltrator My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel,"
Robert Mazur talks about his recent New York Times op ed piece, "How to Halt the Terrorist Money Trail," about the corruption and criminal activity inside banks and financial institutions in the U.S. and around the world.

Heather Benno:  FBI Documents Confirm Government Collaborated with Big Banks to Spy on Occupy Wall Street Movement

MP3 Interview with Heather Benno, staff attorney with the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund
Heather Benno discusses her group's successful Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents that reveal how the FBI conducted surveillance of the Occupy Wall Street movement nationwide, as they considered activists involved in OWS as a "potential criminal and terrorist threat."
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Raed Jarrar:  Sectarian Violence and Growing Protests Plague Iraq One Year after Withdrawal of U.S. Combat Troops

MP3 Interview with Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi-American political analyst based in Washington, DC
Raed Jarrar discusses the situation inside Iraq one year after the official withdrawal of U.S. combat troops, the root causes of ongoing sectarian violence and rising protests against Prime Minister al-Maliki's government.


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