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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Shahid Buttar:  Challenges to NSA Dragnet Surveillance Gain Momentum

MP3 Interview with Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Shahid Buttar discusses developments in the movement challenging National Security Agency surveillance programs including: Federal U.S. District Judge Richard Leon's preliminary ruling which found that the NSA blanket collection of phone communication metadata apparently violates privacy rights and the U.S. Constitution; the recommendations of President Obama's panel reviewing NSA spy programs and the profile of NSA surveillance operations broadcast on the CBS News program "60 Minutes."

Robert W. McChesney:  Amazon's $600 Million Contract with CIA Casts Shadow on Washington Post's Integrity

MP3 Interview with Robert W. McChesney, professor of communication, Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Robert McChesney discusses the grassroots movement to pressure the Washington Post to provide full disclosure to its readers about the newspaper's owner, Jeff Bezos' multi-million dollar business relationship with the CIA. McChesney will also talk about related points raised in his recent book, "Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America," co-written with Nation magazine journalist John Nichols.
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Richard Dieter:  U.S. Execution of Prisoners Decreases to 40-Year Low

MP3 Interview with Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center
Our guest, Richard Dieter, describes the decline in the number of executions across the U.S. in 2013, and the reasons why. He'll also review the efforts to repeal of the death penalty in state capitols and a significant shift in Americans' views on capital punishment.

Stephen F. Cohen:  Roiled by Protests, Divided Ukraine Weighs Future Trade Relations with EU and Russia

MP3 Interview with Stephen F. Cohen, author and professor emeritus in Russian Studies and Politics at New York University and Princeton University
Stephen F. Cohen examines Ukraine's current crisis over trade relations that brought tens of thousands of protesters into the streets of the nation's capitol, Kiev, in the context of troubled relations between Russia, the U.S. and Europe.
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Laura MacCleery:  House - Senate Budget Agreement Continues Austerity Policies Targeting Working Families

MP3 Interview with Laura MacCleery, legislative director with National Nurses United union
Laura MacCleery offers a critique of the recently passed bi-partisan congressional budget deal, in the context of the budget's harmful focus on austerity measures.
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