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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Dan Beeton:  Candidate Alleging Fraud, Demands Vote-by-Vote Recount in Honduras Presidential Election

MP3 Interview with Dan Beeton, international communications director with the Center for Economic and Policy Research
Dan Beeton assesses the aftermath of the contested Nov. 24th presidential election in Honduras, where Libre party candidate Xiomara Castro is claiming the victory of her opponent, Juan Orlando Hernandez of the conservative ruling National Party, was fraudulent. She is demanding a vote-by-vote recount.

Todd Gitlin:  Divestment Campaign Targeting Fossil Fuel Industry Could Advance Global Warming Fight

MP3 Interview with Todd Gitlin, sociologist, novelist, and poet
Todd Gitlin discusses his recent article, "How to Reverse a Slow-Motion Apocalypse, Why the Divestment Movement Against Big Energy Matters.” He is the author of 15 books including, "Occupy Nation:The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street," a former president of the activist group Students for a Democratic Society, (1963-1964) and organizer of the first national protest against the Vietnam War. Gitlin currently serves on the board of directors of Greenpeace USA.

Craig Aaron:  New FCC Chair Will Soon Face Tests on Net Neutrality and Media Consolidation Issues

MP3 Interview with Craig Aaron, president and CEO of the media democracy group Free Press
Craig Aaron discusses his group's ongoing work advocating for net neutrality and an assessment of positions taken by the newly confirmed Federal Communications Commission Chairperson Tom Wheeler. He'll also comment on U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller's recent letter to FCC Chair Wheeler regarding his support for limits on media ownership and games being played by some broadcast corporations to dodge existing rules.

Laura Gottesdiener:  Investigation Reveals Dangers of New Rental Securitization Investment Scheme

MP3 Interview with Laura Gottesdiener, journalist, social justice activist, and author of “A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home”
Laura Gottesdiener talks about her recent article,"The Empire Strikes Back, How Wall Street Has Turned Housing Into a Dangerous Get-Rich-Quick Scheme -- Again." The Empire Strikes Back is published by Zuccotti Park Press. She is an associate editor for Waging Nonviolence, and has written for Rolling Stone, Ms. magazine, the Arizona Republic, AlterNet, among others. She lived and worked in the People’s Kitchen during the occupation of Zuccotti Park.


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