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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Karen Orenstein:  The Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan and the Urgent Task of Addressing Climate Change

MP3 Interview with Karen Orenstein, international policy analyst with the environmental organization Friends of the Earth
Karen Orenstein discusses the obstacles to reaching an international accord on regulating carbon emissions and the damage suffered by developing nations, such as the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, as a result of inaction by industrial nations, such as the United States
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Alex Main:  Honduras Could See Democratic Rebound in Nov. 24 Presidential Election

MP3 Interview with Alex Main, senior associate for international policy with the Center for Economic and Policy Research
Alex Main talks about the upcoming presidential election in Honduras on Nov. 24 and the context of the current campaign relating to the 2009 coup, including the continuing repression of progressive activists while U.S. aid flows to the military and police.

Gareth Porter:  Breakdown of Iran Nuclear Negotiations: A Lost Opportunity that Could Have Been Averted

MP3 Interview with Gareth Porter, independent investigative journalist and historian who specializes in U.S. national security policy
Gareth Porter assesses the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the "5+1 group of nations," – the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, U.S., Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany – to reach a deal on limiting Iran's capacity to build nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of harsh international economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Porter is author of the forthcoming book, "Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare," to be published in February 2014

Dr. Margaret Flowers:  Obamacare's Flaws and Shortcomings Reinforce Activists' Push for 'Medicare for All' Universal System

MP3 Interview with Dr. Margaret Flowers, co-director of It’s Our Economy
Dr. Flowers discusses the troubled first month of the Affordable Care Act, through both a medical and political lens. She'll provide analysis on how the flawed introduction of ObamaCare may impact the future debate on the single-payer universal health care option known as "Medicare for All" and the importance of a statewide single-payer experiment scheduled to get underway in Vermont in 2017. Flowers is former congressional fellow with the group Physicians for a National Health Program and cohost of the radio show "Clearing the FOG".
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