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.


Listen to Scott Harris Live on WPKN Radio

Counterpoint is broadcast live every Monday evening from 8 to 10 p.m. ET, and can be heard worldwide at (Follows the 5-7 minute White Rose Calendar.)

The two hour show in its entirety is archived after midnight ET Monday nights, and is available for at least a year following broadcast in WPKN Radio's Archives.

Subscribe to Counterpoint bulletins via our subscriptions page.

Scott also is executive producer of a weekly radio newsmagazine, "Between The Lines," heard on 50 community radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. Between The Lines' podcasts, interview transcripts and program summaries can be found at

Scott's most recent Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Award 2011:
Reporting / In-Depth Series; Radio
First place: "Occupy Wall Street: The birth of a movement for the 99%; Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine; Scott Harris

Between The Lines Blog  BTL Blog

"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017

"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017

"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017

"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017

"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016

"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016

"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016

Special Programming Special Programming

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.
Listen to this interview (June 6, 2011)

MP3: Nathan Schneider ( has been reporting on the OWS movement from its first days in August, 2011. In this April 3, 2012 interview, Richard Hill asks him to assess the on-going debate in the movement between those espousing a strict adherence to non-violence principles and practices and those advocating a 'diversity of tactics', Interview conducted by Richard Hill, WPKN


"MP3 Audio of Four Panel Discussions from the Left Forum", produced by Scott Harris, March 20, 2010, Pace University, New York, NY

Progressive Resources

A compilation of activist and news sites with a progressive point of view

This Week on Counterpoint

Show date: March 3, 2014


New Documentary Film Examines the Bias and Failings of U.S. Corporate Media

MP3 Interview with Jean Phillippe Tremblay, filmmaker, director, producer and writer of his new documentary film, "Shadows of Liberty: The Media Monopoly in American Journalism,"
Jean Phillippe Tremblay talks about his new documentary film and about a free screening of the film, which will be followed by an audience Q&A with Jean Phillippe, Mark Oppenheimer, coordinator of the Yale Journalism Initiative and Between The Lines' radio producer Scott Harris. The event will take place at Yale University's Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven, CT, Thursday, March 6th at 7:00 pm.

The Late "Revolutionary" Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba, Advocated a "Solidarity Economy"

MP3 Interview with Laura Flanders, executive producer and host of "The Laura Flanders Show," a contributing writer to The Nation magazine and a regular contributor to MSNBC
Laura Flanders recounts her recent interview with the late Jackson, Mississippi mayor Chokwe Lumumba just two weeks before his untimely death. In the interview Flanders conducted for Yes! magazine, Lumumba, “America’s most revolutionary mayor,” talks about his vision and work to rebuild Jackson, repairing rifts, and promoting a solidarity economy.

Russia's Deployment of Troops to Crimea Demands Diplomacy, Not Threats Or Escalation

MP3 Interview with David Kotz, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and coauthor of the book, "Russia's Path from Gorbachev to Putin: The Demise of the Soviet System and the New Russia."
David Kotz discusses the escalating crisis in Ukraine, assessing the rationale and possible consequences of Russia's deployment of troops to the Crimea region, the U.S.-European response and strategies for reducing tensions.

New Attempts Being Made to Legalize Religious Bigotry in More than 12 States After Bill Fails in Arizona

MP3 Interview with Michael Sherrard, executive director of the group Faithful America
Michael Sherrard discusses the Arizona legislature's passage of SB 1062 and Gov. Brewer's subsequent veto of that measure, as well as his group's current effort to challenge similar "religious freedom" legislation that would legalize discrimination against LGBT Americans in other states.

Enron Billionaire Funds Public Television "News" Series Parroting His Opposition to Public Employee Pensions

MP3 Interview with Jeff Cohen, founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media and associate professor of journalism at Ithaca College, founder of the media watch group, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting in 1986 and senior producer of MSNBC's Phil Donahue show until the program was canceled on the eve of the Iraq war
Jeff Cohen talks about the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) conflicts of interest created by its acceptance of contributions of corporate sponsors, as recently occurred with a generous $3.5 million donation from former Enron trader and billionaire, John Arnold, who underwrote a PBS documentary on pension issues with a specific point of view.


Recent Shows


Feb. 24, 2014

Feb. 17, 2014

Feb. 10, 2014

Feb. 3, 2014


Jan. 27, 2014

Jan. 20, 2014

Jan. 13, 2014

Jan. 6, 2014


Dec. 30, 2013

Dec. 23, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 2, 2013


Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 18, 2013

Nov. 11, 2013

Nov. 4, 2013


Oct. 28, 2013

Oct. 21, 2013

Oct. 14, 2013

Oct. 7, 2013


Sept. 30, 2013

Sept. 23, 2013

Sept. 16, 2013

Sept. 9, 2013

Sept. 2, 2013


Aug. 26, 2013

Aug. 19, 2013

Aug. 12, 2013

Aug. 5, 2013


July 29, 2013

July 22, 2013

July 1, 2013


June 24, 2013

June 17, 2013