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.
Listen to this interview (June 6, 2011)

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: June 24, 2013


Keith Rushing:  Senate Approves Immigration Bill Amendment that will Further Militarize U.S.-Mexico Border

MP3 Interview with Keith Rushing, communications director with the Rights Working Group
Keith Rushing talks about the progress being made toward congressional passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation, which comes with a price tag of more than $30 billion and funds the doubling of the number of border control agents and the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border (00:20:52).
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Bartlett Naylor:  Effort Now Underway in Congress to Restore FDR-Era Glass Steagall Act

MP3 Interview with Bartlett Naylor, financial policy analyst with Public Citizen's Congress Watch and former chief of investigations with the U.S. Senate Banking Committee.
Bartlett Naylor discusses his group's new report, “Safety Glass,” on the need to restore the Glass-Steagall firewall between commercial banking and investment banking – as well as a new bill introduced by Marcy Kaptur, the "Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2013" (00:24:37)
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Peter Rugh:  Global Uprising: The Potential of Grassroots Democracy Movements to Achieve Cross Border Solidarity

MP3 Interview with Peter Rugh, a Brooklyn-based activist, writer, and contributor to Waging Nonviolence and other publications
Peter Rugh examines the protest movements that have recently come to life in Turkey, Brazil and other nations in recent years, such as Greece and Spain, and Occupy Wall Street. He assesses what they have in common as regards the grievances they express and their following a horizontal organizing model, as well as the bigger question of where all this protest may be headed (00:28:14).

Lynne Ide:  Status Update on Affordable Care Act Implementation in Connecticut

MP3 Interview with Lynne Ide, director of advocacy with the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut,
Lynne Ide provides an overview of the just-concluded Connecticut legislative session on issues related to health care, including the victory on HUSKY care of children, the loss on mandating Access Heath CT to negotiate premiums with insurers and the status of the state's implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act (00:23:34).


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