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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Brett Kaufman:  Leaked White House Guidelines for Drones Targeting U.S. Citizens Vague and Arbitrary

MP3 Interview with Brett Kaufman, National Security fellow with the ACLU's National Security Project
Brett Kaufman examines the recent release of the U.S. Justice Department's white paper regarding the use of drones in the targeted killing of Americans, the ACLU's past and current involvement in court challenges to the government's right to assassinate U.S. citizens -- and the questions that were posed to John Brennan on this issue during a recent Senate hearing considering President Obama's nominee to head the CIA.
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Akhil Reed Amar:  U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to 1965 Voting Rights Act that Defended Against Discriminatory Voter Suppression Laws

MP3 Interview with Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling professor of law and political science, Yale University
Akhil Reed Amar discusses the Supreme Court's decision to rule on a challenge to Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, where arguments will be heard beginning on Feb. 27.

Carl J. Mayer:  New Court Hearing Set for Hedges vs. Obama Lawsuit Over NDAA Federal Power to Indefinitely Detain U.S. Citizens

MP3 Interview with Carl J. Mayer, one of two attorneys in the Hedges vs. Obama case
Carl J. Mayer, representing New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and America’s most well-known dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky and others. He talks about oral arguments made before the the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City on Feb. 6 in the case that challenges the power of the federal government to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens under a provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
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Meg Staunton and Nancy Lefkowitz:  March for Change Organizes Feb. 14 Rally in Hartford, Advocates for Stricter Gun Legislation in Connecticut

MP3 Interview with Meg Staunton and Nancy Lefkowitz, founders of the group March for Change
Meg Staunton and Nancy Lefkowitz discuss the overall goals of their upcoming grassroots rally in Hartford, Conn. on Feb. 14, where they'll be advocating for the the enactment of safer gun legislation in Connecticut, proposed by the group Connecticut Against Gun Violence. They'll also talk about the national importance of what the state of Connecticut does in response to the Newtown tragedy where 20 first-graders and 6 educators where killed by a deranged gunman at the Sandy Hook elementary school.


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