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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Eric Kingson:  Social Security and Medicare Benefits Cuts Next on GOP Hostage Ransom Demand List

MP3 Interview with Eric Kingson, professor of social work at Syracuse University's School of Social Work and co-director of the Strengthen Social Security Campaign
Eric Kingson discusses the concern that future negotiations between the White House and Congress to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling could result in benefit cuts for Social Security and Medicare, i.e. implementing Chained CPI and/or increasing the eligibility age for earned benefit programs.

John Nichols:  Unregulated Money and Decline of Independent Journalism Empowered Fringe Groups to Close Federal Government

MP3 Interview with John Nichols, Washington, D.C. correspondent with The Nation magazine
John Nichols examines the political environment that set the stage for the government shutdown and the related issues examined in his book, "Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America," co-authored with Robert McChesney, which connects the dots between the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, record campaign spending and the decline of independent, investigative journalism.
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Christian Ramírez:  In Midst of Government Shutdown, Immigration Rights Activists Continue to Pressure Congress to Adopt Comprehensive Immigration Reform

MP3 Interview with Christian Ramírez, director of the U.S. Mexico Border Program of the American Friends Service Committee
Christian Ramírez discusses the recent March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect, part of a national campaign to pressure Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation. Eight congressmembers joined 200 other protesters who were arrested as part of a pro-immigration reform “civil disobedience” event in front of the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 8.
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Lucy Nolan:  Federal Shutdown and Sequestration Cuts Hamper Battle Against Hunger in Connecticut

MP3 Interview with Lucy Nolan, executive director of the group End Hunger Connecticut
Lucy Nolan talks about how the current federal government shutdown has impacted food banks and nutrition programs like Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Meals on Wheels in Connecticut, as well as the more long-term effects of sequestration and other budget cuts targeting social safety net programs.


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