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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U.S. Government Debates Plan to Assassinate a 5th American Citizen by Drone Attack for Alleged Terrorist Activity

MP3 Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink Women for Peace and author of the book "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control"
Medea Benjamin talks about the constitutional issues involved in recent reports that the Obama administration is considering assassinating a U.S. citizen living in Pakistan by means of a drone strike for his alleged terrorist activity. To date, the U.S. government is known to have killed four other U.S. citizens who were targeted in attacks against suspected terrorists.

Largest Civil Rights Protest in the South Since 1965 Selma to Montgomery March Sends a Hopeful Message to America

MP3 Interview with Isaiah Poole, Campaign for America’s Future blog editor
Isaiah Poole discusses his recent article, "A March in North Carolina For The Soul of America," describing the significance of the Feb. 8 march of an estimated 80,000 people, the largest such gathering in the South since the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march organized to protest the extremist policies of North Carolina's GOP-controlled legislature. He'll also discuss the broader issues relating to the agenda of today's progressive movement, effective policy prescriptions to reverse income inequality and challenge voter suppression.

Documentary Film Traces Historical Roots of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

MP3 Interview with Alice Rothchild, author of the book, "Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience"
Alice Rothchild talks about her new film, "Voices Across the Divide," a 2013 documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She'll be discussing the film following a screening at the Yale University Law School on Feb. 24.

United Auto Workers Suffer Defeat in Unionization Drive at Tennessee Volkswagen Plant

MP3 Interview with David Moberg, senior editor with the newsmagazine In These Times
David Moberg discusses the United Auto Workers' Feb. 14 election defeat at the Volkswagen auto plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the broader issues facing the U.S. labor movement as unions continue to lose membership and income inequality has become a more prominent national issue.


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