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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Maegan Ortiz:  Punitive Action a Major Feature of 2013 Proposed Immigration Reform Legislation

MP3 Interview with Maegan Ortiz, publisher of VivirLatino, wrote two recent articles on immigration reform, "Blueprint for a Road that Already Is" and "It's Like #CIR All Over Again."
Maegan Ortiz discusses recent proposals on immigration reform, providing a critical assessment of the punitive nature of some of the legislation -- and crude political motives in play.

Kristin Bricker:  Mexico's Zapatista Rebel Movement Emerges from the Chiapas Jungle with a Show of Force

MP3 Interview with Kristin Bricker, a freelance journalist and translator, who specializes in militarization, social movements, and the drug war in Latin America.
Kristin Bricker has documented popular struggle in Mexico, particularly the Zapatista rebellion for over a decade. She talks about the sudden re-emergence of the Zapatistas, who mobilized 40,000 followers to march silently in five cities in Chiapas, Mexico on December 21, 2012.

Arun Gupta:  Post-Hurricane Sandy Flood Mitigation Projects Could "Drown" New York City's Poor

MP3 Interview with Arun Gupta, co-founder of the Occupy Wall Street Journal and a founding editor of the award-winning grassroots NYC newspaper The Indypendent. A regular contributor to Salon and Alternet
Arun Gupta discusses his new article titled, "Disaster Capitalism Hits New York: The city will adapt to flooding-but at the expense of the poor?"

Martin Smith:  "The Untouchables": Frontline Investigates Why the Federal Government Failed to Prosecute Wall Street and Bank Executives Linked to Economic Crash

MP3 Interview with Martin Smith, Frontline correspondent and writer and producer of the recent PBS documentary investigation, "The Untouchables", conducted by Frontline correspondent and writer and producer of the recent PBS documentary investigation
Martin Smith talks about why Wall Street and bank executives have escaped prosecution for fraud related to the sale of bad mortgages, which led to the housing bubble bursting and the worst economic crisis the world has seen since the Great Depression.
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