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: Dec. 15, 2014


U.S. Defies Obligation Under UN Convention Against Torture to Prosecute Officials Who Ordered and Carried Out CIA Torture Program

MP3 Interview with Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights
Michael Ratner is author of the book "The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld", and co-counsel in European legal cases attempting to hold former president George W. Bush and other former U.S. officials accountable for violations of international law. HE discusses information revealed in the Senate Torture Report and the absence of accountability or plans for prosecuting Bush and CIA officials who ordered and carried out the torture of U.S.-held detainees. He also addresses the structural changes necessary to prevent future U.S. war crimes.

Citibank Literally Writes Budget Bill Provision that Reinstates Tax Payer-Funded Bailouts for Risky Wall Street Derivative Trading

MP3 Interview with Isaiah Poole, editor of the Campaigning for America's Future blog,
Isaiah Poole examines the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to the reinstatement of big bank bailouts in the budget bill passed by the House and Senate as well as related issues covered in his recent article, "The Ominous Cromnibus: A Budget Bill That Should Have Died."

NRC Ignores Lessons from Fukushima Meltdown, Declining to Order Safety Enhancements to U.S. Nuclear Plants

MP3 Interview with Paul Gunter, director of the group, Beyond Nuclear's Reactor Oversight Project
Paul Gunter is the 2008 recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for environmental activism. He discusses issues of concern surrounding the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's recent decision not to implement critical safety enhancements at 31 U.S. GE Mark I and Mark II nuclear reactors of the same design as those which melted down at Japan's Fukushima nuclear complex in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Without Public Hearings, Connecticut Regulators Approve Large Increases in CL&P and UI Electric Rates

MP3 Interview with Frank and Paula Panzerella, coordinators of Connecticut's "Fight the Hike" campaign
Frank and Paula Panzerella talk about the status of United Illuminating and Northeast Utilities' subsidiary Connecticut Light and Power's proposed electric rate hikes and the response of the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, which is scheduled to issue a final ruling on Dec. 17.


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