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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With U.S. Ground Troops Now Engaged in Syrian Conflict, Multi-Sided Proxy War Will Likely Intensify

MP3 Interview with Charles Glass, former ABC News chief & middle east correspondent
Charles Glass discusses the current situation in Syria regarding the expansion of the U.S. role in fighting ISIS, Russian intervention and assessing the prospects for negotiations to end the war. Mr. Glass is also the author of, "Syria Burning: ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring," who recently returned from assignments in Syria and Iraq,

Bernie Sanders' Discussion of Democratic Socialism, an Opportunity to Critique the Excesses of Capitalism

MP3 Interview with Richard D. Wolff, professor of economics emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Richard D. Wolff explores the definition of socialism as discussed by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, its relevance to today's U.S. economy – and changing perceptions about capitalism and socialism among a new generation. Wolff is currently a visiting professor in the graduate program in international affairs at New School University. Professor Wolff is the host of a weekly radio show, "Economic Update" heard on WBAI, 99.5 FM and WPKN, 89.5 FM, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. His latest book is titled, “Capitalism's Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown 2010-2014."

New GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan Advocates Dismantling or Privatizing Federal Social Safety Net Programs

MP3 Interview with Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Robert Kraig discusses the track record of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and what the country can expect of him as the newly elected GOP Speaker of the House, with a focus on his budget initiatives to weaken or dismantle federal social safety net programs.

Connecticut Residents Rally in Solidarity with Workers Seeking to Join Union at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals

MP3 Interview with Lynn Taborsak, former 4-term Connecticut state representative from Danbury's 109th District from 1984 to 1992, who currently serves as a spokesperson with the Danbury Rising! coalition
Lynn Taborsak talks about her group's support for healthcare workers at Danbury and New Milford hospitals in advance of a second union election at those facilities and the larger issue of workers' right to organize on the job. Ms. Taborsak is also a licensed plumber.


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