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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Support for Racism and Trump is Mainstream in Today's Republican Party

MP3 Interview with Chip Berlet, former analyst with Political Research Associates
Chip Berlet, who has written about racism and intolerance for over 4 decades, and is co-author with Matthew N. Lyons of the book, "Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort," discusses the 2016 election campaign and many of the points raised in his recent article, "Corporate Press Fails to Trump Bigotry," and the links between xenophobic, racist political rhetoric and the real world violence it has produced in America and around the world.

Ralph Nader's New Tort Reform Museum in CT Celebrates Victories of Law Over Corporate Power

MP3 Interview with Ralph Nader, citizen activist, author and four-time independent presidential candidate,
Ralph Nader talks about the scheduled opening this week of The American Museum of Tort Law in his hometown of Winstead, Connecticut, which is dedicated to the understanding of the U.S. Civil Justice system and the critical role it plays in protecting the health, safety and personal freedoms of all American citizens. Ralph also comments on the latest developments in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Critics Condemn DOJ Deferred Prosecution of GM for Deadly Auto Defect

MP3 Interview with Rena Seinzor, professor at the University of Maryland School of Law
Rena Seinzor discusses the U.S. Dept. of Justice decision to not criminally prosecute General Motors executives for their failure to disclose the installation of defective ignition switches into over one million GM vehicles which resulted in the deaths of 124 people.

NLRB Invalidates Union Elections at Two CT Hospitals

MP3 Interview with Matt O'Connor, communications coordinator with the American Federation of Teachers of Connecticut)
Matt O'Connor talks about the recent NLRB recommendation to invalidate the results of a June 19th union election at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals because of unlawful interference with employees' free choice by managers and outside anti-union consultants hired by the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN). He also discusses the larger issue of how federal rules relate to employer anti-union activity and plans for a new election in New Milford and Danbury.


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