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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Netanyahu Speech Goal: Pressure U.S. Congress to Choose War with Iran Over Negotiations

MP3 Interview with Robert Naiman, policy director with Just Foreign Policy
Robert Naiman discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial March 3 visit to the U.S. and his own group's response to the Israeli leader's stated effort to undermine the ongoing U.S./P5 +1 nuclear talks with Iran.

Latest Edward Snowden Documents Reveal U.S. and British Spy Agencies Stole Encryption Keys to Millions of Cell Phones

MP3 Interview with Nadia Kayyali, member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's activism team
Nadia Kayyali explains the importance of the latest revelations from documents released by Edward Snowden, which document the theft by U.S. and British spies of encryption keys stored on presumably secure computer systems owned and operated by Gemalto, a major global manufacturer of mobile phone SIM cards. The stolen information enables governments to conduct warrantless, untraceable surveillance of much of the world's mobile phone communications.

After Winning Historic Victory, Net Neutrality Activists Must Defend Against Coming Industry Attacks

MP3 Interview with Craig Aaron, president and CEO of the media democracy group
Craig Aaron discusses the historic grassroots victory for Net Neutrality, which lies in the FCC having voted to reclassify broadband Internet as a common carrier service under Title II, so that ISPs will be regulated as public utilities. He alerts listeners to the need for our continued vigilance and activism to resist the legislative initiatives and legal challenges we can expect to be mounted by the giant telecoms in order to undermine the FCC vote. He also talks about the falsehoods promoted in the cable industry sponsored-TV ad campaign which falsely assert that the new FCC rules will result in $11 billion in new taxes and fees.

Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker Pursues Anti-Union Agenda at Home as He Prepares for White House Run

MP3 Interview with Matthew Rothschild, former senior editor of the Progressive magazine and longtime peace and justice activist
Matthew Rothschild discusses Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's effort to pass "Right to Work" (for less) legislation, labor's response, who's pushing the "right to work" agenda and the national implications for the labor movement as well as Walker's White House ambitions.


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