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.
Listen to this interview (June 6, 2011)

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


"MP3 Audio of Four Panel Discussions from the Left Forum", produced by Scott Harris, March 20, 2010, Pace University, New York, NY

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Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders Champions Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street

MP3 Interview with Jean Ross, a registered nurse and a co-president of the National Nurses United union
Jean Ross talks about the introduction of two bills in the U.S. Senate – the Robin Hood tax and the College for All Act – that would work together to fund free tuition at the nation's public colleges and universities, while reducing interest rates on existing student loans.

Polluting Industries Attack New EPA Clean Water Regulations that protect U.S. Streams and Wetlands

MP3 Interview with Susan Eastwood, director of outreach and communications for the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT/Clean Water Action CT
Susan Eastwood assesses the EPA's recent action to restore the Clean Water Act’s protections for many of our nation's streams, rivers and wetlands, as well as the campaign by opponents in industry and their allies in Congress to overturn these regulations.

Former Securities & Exchange Commissioners Push SEC to Mandate U.S. Publicly Traded Companies to Disclose Political Spending

MP3 Interview with Lisa Gilbert, director of Public Citizen's Congress Watch
Lisa Gilbert talks about the effort by three former SEC Commissioners to pressure current Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White to begin proceedings on rule-making which would require all publicly traded companies in the U.S. to disclose their political spending.

Women's Peace Walk Across Demilitarized Zone Advocates Peace Treaty Between North & South Korea

MP3 Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink
Medea Benjamin discusses the Women's Walk for Peace that she participated in with 30 other activists on May 24, that included Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Laureates, who crossed from North to South Korea in a symbolic effort to bridge the divide between these two nations that have officially been at war for 70 years, after the end of the Korean War in 1953.

Seattle City Councilperson Who Led Effort for $15 Minimum Wage, Sees Idea Spread Nationwide

MP3 Interview with Kshama Sawant, a member of the Seattle City Council and activist with the Socialist Alternative political party
Kshama Sawant talks about her successful 2014 campaign to win a $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle --and how that success has inspired similar campaigns across the U.S. (a technical glitch ends the interview abruptly)


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