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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James Paul:  After Alleged Chemical Attack, U.S. Military Intervention in Syria's Civil War is Not the Answer

MP3 Interview with James Paul, author of "Syria Unmasked," former executive director for 19 years with Global Policy Forum, a thinktank that monitors the United Nations
James Paul discusses recent reports on the alleged chemical attack near Damascus resulting in mass civilian casualties, the prospect of U.S./European military intervention in Syria, as well as the secular/civil society democratic faction in Syria that favors negotiations leading to a non-violent solution to the current conflict.

Michael Mariotte:  Ongoing Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima and TEPCO Incompetence Demands Outside Intervention

MP3 Interview with Michael Mariotte, executive director with the Nuclear Information and Resource Service
examines the consequences of the ongoing crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power complex and assesses the status of the U.S. nuclear power industry's effort to build more reactors across America.

Glen Ford:  Critics: 50th Anniversary Commemoration of 1963 March on Washington, Sanitizes Martin Luther King Jr's Core Message

MP3 Interview with Glen Ford, executive editor of
Glen Ford talks about his views on the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington regarding corporate media and the Democratic/Republican party shunning of Dr. King's core principles of social justice and nonviolence. He also discusses hopeful signs of a resurgent civil/human rights movement seen in North Carolina's Moral Monday actions and the inspiring activism of the young Dream Defenders in Florida.

Jeremy Brecher:  An Examination of the "Public Trust Doctrine" in Justifying Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Action to Stop Climate Change

MP3 Interview with Jeremy Brecher, historian, social justice, peace and environmental activist -- and author of many books including, "Save the Humans?: Common Preservation in Action," "Global Village or Global Pillage," "Strike" and "Banded Together: Economic Democratization in the Brass Valley."
Jeremy Brecher discusses his recent article published at, titled, "Civil Disobedience as Law Enforcement," which examines the public trust doctrine suggesting that civil disobedience for the climate, far from lawlessness, may actually be a form of obedience to the law.


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