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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Show date: Nov. 11, 2013


Gerry Condon:  Veterans for Peace Commemorate Veterans Day by Rejecting Militarism and the Glorification of War

MP3 Interview with Gerry Condon, member of the board of directors of Veterans for Peace
Gerry Condon discusses VFP's advocacy work on several fronts including working for the fair treatment of returning war veterans, ending the war in Afghanistan, support of war resisters and the "Front Lines International" project

Kimberly Fountain:  As Conservatives Push for Benefit Cuts, New Coalition Campaigns for Social Security Expansion

MP3 Interview with Kimberly Fountain, Social Security Expansion Campaign director with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Kimberly Fountain talks about her group's effort to expand the Social Security system by “scrapping the cap” on what millionaires and billionaires pay into Social Security contributions, financing benefit expansion and extending Social Security’s solvency for decades
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Ellen Brown:  Struggle to Hold Big Banks Accountable Leads Group to Advocate for Public Banking

MP3 Interview with Ellen Brown, chairman and president of the Public Banking Institute and author of 11 books, including "Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free" to Hold Big Banks Accountable Leads Group to Advocate for Public Banking
Ellen Brown discusses government regulation and oversight of the nation's banks after the 2008 financial crisis -- including the tentative agreement by JPMorgan Chase Bank to pay the U.S. Department of Justice a record $13 billion to settle civil investigations into mortgage-backed securities in the period before the 2008 financial meltdown -- and the recent jury verdict that found Bank of America Corp. liable for fraud in the sale of defective mortgages through its Countrywide unit. Brown will also outline the public banking model that her group advocates.
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David Hoffman:  Independent Media's Role in Struggles for Democracy and Social Change Examined in New Book

MP3 Interview with David Hoffman, founder and president emeritus of Internews, the world’s largest non-governmental media development organization and author of the new book, "Citizens Rising: Independent Media and the Spread of Democracy"
David Hoffman examines the connection between independent media and the prevention of conflict, facilitating free elections, exposing corruption, promoting nation-building and social change.


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