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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Reza Marashi:  U.S. Responds Positively to Iran's Pursuit of a Diplomatic Breakthrough

MP3 Interview with Reza Marashi, research director with the National Iranian American Council
Reza Marashi assesses the recent breakthrough of diplomatic talks between the Iranian and U.S. governments -- and the prospects for reaching a negotiated settlement regarding the West's concern about Iran's nuclear research program.

Phil Radford:  Greenpeace Climate Activists Held by Russia Could be Charged with Piracy

MP3 Interview with Phil Radford, executive director of Greenpeace
Phil Radford discusses the Russian government's seizure and detention of the crew of the Greenpeace ship, "Arctic Sunrise" and the environmental concerns about Russia's new oil wells in the area there that the activists on board were working to draw attention to in the Arctic region.

Dr. Oliver Fein:  Assessing the Pros & Cons of the Affordable Care Act that Provoked Federal Government Shutdown

MP3 Interview with Dr. Oliver Fein, professor of clinical medicine and clinical public health at Weill Cornell Medical College and associate dean of the Office of Affiliations and Office of Global Health Education
Dr. Oliver Fein talks about issues related to the enrollment, launch and future implementation of the Affordable Care Act -- as well as PNHP's long-term goal of establishing a universal, single-payer health care system in the U.S.

Erez Krispin, Bruce Barrett and Mohammed Oweda:  New Haven, Conn.'s I Wage Peace Walk Calls for Interfaith Work Toward Peace, Justice in U.S., the Middle East and Around the World

MP3 Interview with Erez Krispin, Bruce Barrett and Mohammed Oweda, Combatants for Peace, a group of former Israeli and Palestinian fighters, are now dedicated to finding a peaceful resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Erez Krispin, a former captain in the Israeli Army and Mohammed Oweda, a one-time Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails, discuss the mission of Combatants for Peace, the upcoming IWage Peace Walk in New Haven, Conn. on Oct. 6, and assess the chances for success in the current round of Middle East peace talks being brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The founder and organizer of I Wage Peace, Bruce Barrett, will also be part of the conversation.


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