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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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


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Consumers Will be the Big Losers if FCC Approves Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

MP3 Interview with Timothy Karr, senior director of strategy with the media democracy group Free Press.
Timothy Karr talks about the coalition of groups challenging the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable television merger, and if authorized by the FCC, the likely impact on consumer choice, diversity and increased cable bills.

As Peace Activist Medea Benjamin was Brutalized by Egyptian Police, Her Call for Help Ignored by U.S. Embassy

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 discusses her many campaigns for peace and social justice, as well as her recent detention in Egypt. In early March, Medea was to join an international delegation of women traveling to Gaza for International Women's Day. Instead, she was detained at the Cairo airport, where she suffered a dislocated shoulder and fractured arm with a torn ligament at the hands of Egyptian police. Medea will receive the Gandhi Peace Award from the group Promoting Enduring Peace on Wednesday, April 16 at the United Church on the Green, New Haven, CT at 7 p.m. Free admission. For more information visit <a href=&#x22;; target=&#x22;_blank&#x22;></a>.

Indefinite Detention, Dragnet Surveillance and Torture Signals the Collapse of the U.S. Legal System

MP3 Interview with Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author
Excerpt of a speech by Chris Hedges who talks about the U.S. national security state, unchecked NSA dragnet surveillance and the erosion of civil liberties. The talk was recorded at the "One Nation Under Surveillance" conference at Central Connecticut State University on March 29, 2014.

Drive to Privatize Connecticut Hospitals Will Likely Result in Higher Prices, Reduced Services

MP3 Interview with Charles Bell, programs director for Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports
Charles Bell, who works on a wide range of consumer policy issues, discusses the current effort of for-profit medical corporations working toward the privatization of hospitals in Connecticut and other states.


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