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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U.S. Iraq War Veteran Warns Against New American Military Intervention in Current Iraq Crisis

MP3 Interview with Matt Southworth, Iraq war veteran who in 2004 was stationed near the strategic town of Tal Afar, captured by Sunni militants last week, who currently works with the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
Matt Southworth, a member of the group Veterans For Peace, discusses his views of the current crisis in Iraq, and the Obama administration and Congressional response, with many politicians and commentators advocating U.S. military intervention.
An excerpt of this interview was featured on the nationally syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine show. See the BTL page for full description, subject links and edited audio

Recent High Court Rulings on Campaign Finance Opens Door to Big Money Influence in Local Elections

MP3 Interview with Adam Crowther, researcher with Public Citizen's Congress Watch and author of the group's recent report, "Outside Spenders, Local Elections,"
Adam Crowther talks about the powerful influence wealthy individuals like the billionaire Koch brothers, Super Pacs and corporate political front groups now have on local election campaigns since recent Supreme Court decisions (i.e. Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC), which opened the flood gates of unlimited and unaccountable money in U.S. election campaigns.
An excerpt of this interview was featured on the nationally syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine show. See the BTL page for full description, subject links and edited audio

Vulture Funds' Court Victory against Argentina Poses Danger to World's Poor Nations

MP3 Interview with Eric LeCompte, executive director of the Jubilee USA Network
Eric LeCompte, executive director of the Jubilee USA Network, discusses the wider implications of a recent Supreme Court decision declining to hear Argentina's appeal of a lower court ruling that orders the South American nation to pay American hedge funds, that refused to restructure debt owed to them, in full. He also talks about the consequences of the ruling that boosts the power of hedge funds and other financial corporations to challenge sovereign government policies prioritizing social programs and other forms of aid benefiting impoverished citizens.

Connecticut's Governor Impedes Indian Tribes' Pursuit of Federal Recognition

MP3 reported by Melinda Tuhus, Free Speech Radio News
The Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC, has issued a draft proposal that would make it significantly easier for tribes to win federal recognition — and all the benefits that go along with that. But as Melinda Tuhus reported for FSRN, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy wrote to President Barack Obama requesting that three state-recognized tribes that have already lost their bids for federal recognition not be allowed to automatically qualify under the new rules.

Thomas Paine, Who Inspired American Revolution, Offers Guidance to Today's Progressive Activists

MP3 Thomas Paine, who inspired the American Revolution, offers guidance to today's Progressive activists
An excerpt of a roundtable discussion on American revolutionary war figure Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense, a hugely influential pamphlet that convinced many American colonists that the time had finally come to break away from British rule. The roundtable titled, "The Anatomy of Revolution," was recorded at the 2014 Left Forum Conference in New York City. Participants in the discussion are: Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author Chris Hedges, Cornel West, Princeton University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, author, activist and public intellectual - and Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


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