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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Show date: July 1, 2013


Brenda Wright:  SCOTUS Ruling Guts the Voting Rights Act; "Don't Mourn, Organize!"

MP3 Interview with Brenda Wright, Vice President of Legal Strategies at Demos who has argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court
Brenda Wright examines the recent SCOTUS ruling on the Voting Rights Act, how defenders of voting rights will proceed in Congress and at the state level, and the immediate threat of state governments moving quickly to implement discriminatory voter ID and other election regulations, negatively impacting minority voters.
See BTL page for full description, subject links and edited audio

Jeff Cohen:  Beltway Corporate Media Attacks Journalists Doing Their Job: Revealing Government Secrets

MP3 Interview with Jeff Cohen, founder of media watch group, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), the senior producer of MSNBC's Phil Donahue show until it was terminated on the eve of the Iraq war. He currently serves as the founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media and endowed chair/associate professor of journalism at Ithaca College.
Jeff Cohen discusses his recent article, "Snowden Coverage: If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?" and the disturbing increase in government attacks on journalists, (i.e. Glenn Greenwald, James Rosen) as they investigate and report on covert government surveillance programs, and the constitutional issues and possible violations engaged in.
See BTL page for full description, subject links and edited audio

Nayana Fernandez Munhoz:  Long Standing Grievances on Public Policy Priorities and Corruption Explode in Brazil's New Protest Movement

MP3 Interview with Nayana Fernandez Munhoz, a Brazilian videomaker with an MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics from Goldsmiths College, London. She is currently one of the LAB (Latin America Bureau) editors and has been covering social movements in Brazil and Latin America for over 4 years.
Nayana Fernandez Munhoz talks about the origins and the trigger of the current militant and persistent protests sweeping Brazil, the subject of her recent article, "Uprising in Brazil: An Extraordinary Moment for Change."

Harvey Wasserman:  Environmentalists: Obama Slow to Address Climate Change, but Moves to Regulate Carbon Emissions are Applauded

MP3 Interview with Harvey Wasserman, author or co-author of a dozen books including SOLARTOPIA! A founder of the anti nuclear power movement in the early 1970s, Wasserman is senior advisor to Greenpeace USA, the Nuclear Information & Resource Service and is a Senior Editor of
Harvey Wasserman assesses President Obama's recent speech on his plan to regulate power plant emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gasses; his administration's position and eventual decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and the power of "Big Oil".


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