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: Jan. 27, 2014


Congress Moves to Repair Some, But Not All, Damage Done to Voting Rights Act by Supreme Court

MP3 Interview with Marge Baker, People for the American Way's executive vice president
Marge Baker describes her group's view of recently proposed Congressional legislation sponsored by Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.), James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to strengthen the 1965 Voting Rights Act, eroded in a June 2013 Supreme Court decision. She also examines related issues presented in the just released report from President Obama's Commission on Election Administration.

Obama's Proposed NSA Surveillance Reforms Fall Short, Congress Urged to Rein in Illegal Spying

MP3 Interview with Cindy Cohn, Legal Director with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who also serves as the group's General Counsel
Cindy Cohn talks about her recent article, co-written with Parker Higgins, titled "Rating Obama's NSA Reform Plan,", which scrutinizes President Obama's proposed reforms to NSA surveillance programs. She also comments on the opinion issued last week by The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board which strongly condemned the NSA’s mass telephone records surveillance program as being illegal.

Congressional Support for New Iran Sanctions Will Likely Derail Nuclear Talks

MP3 Interview with Barbara Slavin, a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council
Barbara Slavin discusses the proposed imposition of new sanctions against Iran now being debated in Congress which threaten to derail current talks between the U.S., European Union, Russia and Iran, whose diplomats are currently negotiating an agreement that will ensure that Iran ends any future attempt to develop nuclear weapons.

Connecticut GMO Food Labeling Law Relies on Adoption of Similar Measures in 4 Other Northeast States

MP3 Interview with Tara Cook Littman, director of the grass-roots advocacy group GMO Free CT
Tara Cook Littman provides an update on the status of the GMO labeling law in Connecticut and the campaigns for similar laws in other states, i.e. New Hampshire, and the current battle at the federal level with proposed legislation from the Grocery Manufacturer's Association that would take away state's rights to impose future GMO labeling laws.


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