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: Sept. 15, 2014


U.S. Veterans Say a New American-Led War in Iraq, Syria Will Only Inflame Violence in a Region Wracked by Ethnic Conflict

MP3 Interview with Michael T. McPherson, interim executive director with Veterans for Peace
Michael T. McPherson discusses his group’s views on President Obama's recent speech laying out his administration’s plans to expand U.S. military intervention in northern Iraq and the possibility that airstrikes may soon be targeting ISIS forces inside Syria.

Ray Rice NFL Scandal Opens National Debate on Domestic Violence Issues Often Avoided

MP3 Interview with Karen Jamoc, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Karen Jamoc examines the issues of importance her group is working on in light of recent media attention on the domestic violence incident involving Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice and the response of his team's management and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. As part of the discussion, she’ll discuss the broader issues of domestic violence in the U.S. that are rarely debated in government or in our media.

After the Media Spotlight Faded Anti-Police Violence Organizing Continues in Ferguson and Across the U.S.

MP3 Interview with Matt Nelson, organizing director with the group Color of Change
Matt Nelson, organizing director with the group Color of Change, discusses the situation in Ferguson, Missouri since the murder of Michael Brown, now that the media spotlight is gone. He'll focus on the movement that is being organized to confront police violence nationwide and the dangerous militarization of police forces across the U.S.

Criminal Charges Resulting from Direct Action Confronting Climate Change Are Dropped in Surprising Victory

MP3 Interview with Jay O'Hara, Quaker climate activist, who along with Ken Ward blocked a 40,000-ton shipment of coal at the Brayton Point power plant in Massachusetts
Jay O'Hara talks about why he felt moved to risk arrest and imprisonment in his act of civil disobedience and the circumstances which led the the prosecutor in his case to drop all criminal charges and announce that he would be a participant in the historic September 21st People's Climate March in New York City.

Grassroots Development Project Brings Agriculture, Health and Art Skills-Sharing to Earthquake-Ravaged Haitian Community

MP3 Interview with Beatrice Anderson & Naima Penniman, of the group Ayiti Resurrect
Beatrice Anderson and Naima Penniman talk about their work in rural Haiti since the catastrophic 2010 earthquake, improving agriculture sustainability through a reforestation project which is planting hundreds of fruit trees and vegetable crops, in addition to offering workshops in reproductive justice and women's health, a dental and vision clinic and a peer-to-peer artist workshop.


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