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


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Show date: Sept. 5, 2016


Mexicans Hold Trump and Their President in Contempt After Embarrassing Meeting

MP3 Interview with Laura Carlsen, director, America's Program of the Center for International Policy
Laura Carlsen discusses the political circumstances surrounding Donald's Trump's recent visit to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and assesses the many contradictory and disturbing statements made by Trump regarding U.S. immigration policy during the 2016 election campaign.

EU Imposes $14.5 Billion Tax on Apple After Tax Avoidance Scheme Uncovered

MP3 Interview with James S. Henry, lawyer and investigative journalist
Mr. Henry examines the European Union's demand that Apple pay back-taxes to Ireland, and the larger issue of corporate tax avoidance here in the U.S. and around the world. James S. Henry also currently serves as a senior fellow at Columbia University's Center for Sustainable International Investment and a senior adviser to the Tax Justice Network. He is former chief economist at McKinsey & Co.

Concerns Raised About the Mission & Agenda of Bernie Sanders' New "Our Revolution" Group

MP3 Interview with Norman Solomon, co-founder of and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy
Mr. Solomon talks about his recent article that assesses Bernie Sander's new national political organization titled, "The Debut of 'Our Revolution:' Great Potential. But..." Norman Solomon also is the author of "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death" and "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State."

NLRB Rules that Graduate Assistants Have a Right to Union Representation; Yale Students Petition for Recognition

MP3 Interview with Aaron Greenberg & Robin Canavan, Yale graduate student; UNITE-HERE co-chair
Yale University graduate students talk about the recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that recognizes graduate assistants at private universities are employees, and have a right to union representation. They also discuss the recent filing of a petition seeking union certification with Local 33 of UNITE-HERE at Yale. Aaron Greenberg is a graduate student in political science at Yale University and chairperson, Graduate Employees and Students Organization (GESO). Robin Canavan is co-chair, Local 33, UNITE-HERE

Local Protest in New Haven Organized in Solidarity with North Dakota Opponents of Access Oil Pipeline

MP3 Interview with Melinda Tuhus, WPKN producer
Melinda Tuhus talks about a local protest on Sept. 7th in New Haven at TD Bank in solidarity with opponents of the Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. More info at #NoDAPL Solidarity


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