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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Myrna Perez:  After Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act, Justice Department Challenges New Restrictive State Voting Laws

MP3 Interview with Myrna Perez, deputy director with the Brennan Center for Justice Democracy Program
Myrna Perez discusses her group's work on restoring key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act after the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Shelby County v. Holder case. She also examines signals from the U.S. Justice Department that they plan to challenge various restrictive voting laws being implemented in states across the nation including in Texas and North Carolina.
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Richard D. Wolff:  Detroit Bankruptcy Follows Decades-Long Economic Decline

MP3 Interview with Richard D. Wolff, author of "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism," and professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who is now a visiting professor in the graduate program in international affairs at New School University in New York City.
Richard D. Wolff talks about his recent article on the Detroit bankruptcy, "Detroit's decline is a distinctively capitalist failure," and other issues related to the U.S. and world economy.

Nathan White:  Close Vote in House to Defund NSA Dragnet Surveillance Signals Reform is Within Reach

MP3 Interview with Nathan White, national spokesperson with the group Restore the Fourth that seeks to raise awareness of unconstitutional surveillance
Nathan White discusses the surprisingly close vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the amendment to halt funding for National Security Agency dragnet surveillance of Americans' phone and Internet communications sponsored by Michigan Rep. Justin Amash and Democratic Rep. John Conyers.
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Kevin Gosztola:  Verdict in Bradley Manning Trial Will Have Far-Reaching Consequences for Government Whistleblowers and Press Freedom

MP3 Interview with Kevin Gosztola, a civil liberties blogger at
Kevin Gosztola talks about his coverage of the Bradley Manning trial, now nearing a verdict and the importance of the outcome for Manning and other government whistleblowers and journalists as well as for freedom of the press.


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