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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Jennifer G. Loewenstein:  As Obama Consults Congress on Planned Syria Attack, Avenues Toward Negotiated End to Conflict Ignored

MP3 Interview with Jennifer G. Loewenstein, associate director of the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jennifer G. Loewenstein talks about her views on the Obama administration's decision to punish the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad for its alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus resulting in mass civilian casualties -- as well as the possible consequences of any future U.S./European military attack in escalating the civil war or widening the conflict throughout the region. She is an authority on contemporary Middle East history, politics, culture, religion and U.S. foreign policy in the region.

Bill Fletcher Jr:  50th Anniversary Celebrants and Media Dilute Message of 1963 March on Washington

MP3 Interview with Bill Fletcher Jr, editorial board member and columnist with the online publication and the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum
Bill Fletcher Jr. discusses his recent article, "Claiming and Teaching the 1963 March on Washington," as well as reviews resurgent social justice movement stirrings within the labor and civil rights movement, such as the Dream Defender activists in Florida and the Moral Monday weekly protests in North Carolina battling "stand your ground" gun laws and voter suppression legislation. Fletcher is the former vice president for International Trade Union Development Programs at the AFL-CIO's George Meany Center.

Francis Boyle:  International Law Doesn't Condone Planned U.S. Intervention in Syrian Civil War

MP3 Interview with Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law and author of a dozen books including, "Biowarfare and Terrorism," and "Destroying World Order: U.S. Imperialism in the Middle East Before and After September 11th."
Francis Boyle examines the veracity of the Obama administration's contention that the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people justifies an American military attack and the basis in international law for any future U.S. cruise missile or airstrikes inside Syrian territory.

Steven Jonas:  Novel Cites U.S. Christian Right's Actual Strategies and Tactics to Portray Frightening Future Under Their Rule

MP3 Interview with Steven Jonas, professor of preventive medicine at Stony Brook University, a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and author of over 30 books
Steven Jonas discusses his new "futuristic novel," titled, "The 15% Solution: How the Republican Religious Right took Control of the U.S. 1981-2022." Jonas is a senior editor with the and columnist with and


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