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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Kade Crockford:  Latest Snowden Documents Reveal NSA Dragnet Collection of Worldwide Cell Phone Location Data

MP3 Interview with Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty program at the ACLU of Massachusetts
Kade Crockford discusses her group's concern about the documents recently released by Edward Snowden revealing the NSA's dragnet tracking of cell phone locations around the world.

John C. Philo:  Federal Court Ruling on Detroit Bankruptcy Jeopardizes Public Employee Pensions Nationally

MP3 Interview with John C. Philo, legal director with the Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice
John C. Philo examines the recent court ruling in Detroit's bankruptcy case and the impact bankruptcy will have on the city and its people, with a particular focus on the possibility that public employees will lose a substantial portion of their pensions.

Robert Parry:  Ronald Reagan on the Wrong Side of History with U.S. Policy Toward Apartheid South Africa and Nelson Mandela

MP3 Interview with Robert Parry, founder and editor of
Robert Parry discusses the life of the late social justice activist Nelson Mandela, and the position taken by U.S. President Ronald Reagan in opposition to sanctions targeting apartheid South Africa. This shameful chapter in American history is little discussed or understood by most Americans and deliberately ignored by many media outlets in the current celebration of the late South African President Nelson Mandela's life. Consortium News in a reader-supported investigative web publication. Parry is an author and one of the reporters who helped expose the Iran-Contra scandal for the Associated Press in the mid-1980s.

Matt Hawthorne:  Religious Group Advocates Public Disclosure of Senate Report Documenting U.S. Torture of Terrorist Suspects

MP3 Interview with Matt Hawthorne, policy director with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Matt Hawthorne talks about the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's involvement in torture, which has still not been released to the public. Hawthorne will explain why NRCAT believes full and public disclosure is imperative if the U.S. is to end, once and for all, its criminal practice of torture. Hawthorne and Hope Metcalf of Yale Law School are featured speakers at a December 11 public forum in New Haven titled "Ending U.S.-Sponsored Torture Forever."


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