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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Show date: Jan. 30, 2017


Do Massive Anti-Trump Protests Signal Rebirth of US Progressive Movement?

MP3 Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the human rights group Global Exchange
Medea Benjamin discusses the future of the growing resistance movement to Donald Trump, the important role of women in this new movement and assesses the Democratic Party's response to the mass mobilization. Ms. Benjamin is the author of many books. Her latest is titled, "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection." She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years.

Legal Challenge Temporarily Blocks Trump Muslim Ban

MP3 Interview with Pardiss Kebriaei, senior staff attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Pardiss Kebriaei examines Trump administration policy and executive orders regarding the ban on immigration of citizens from seven majority Muslim nations into the U.S., a draft executive order that would freeze the release of prisoners from the Guantanamo detention center and discusses re-opening of CIA covert "black" prison sites, as well as Trump's advocacy for the renewed use of torture.

Mass Arrest of 200+ Inauguration Protesters in Washington, D.C. Violates Right to Dissent

MP3 Interview with Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard talks about the Washington, D.C. Police Dept.'s mass arrest of more than 200 people, including journalists and National Lawyers Guild legal observers, during Inauguration Day protests on January 20th, as well as her group's concerns regarding Trump administration policy on civil liberties issues.

CT Unions and Allies Take Active Stand Against Trump Immigration Executive Orders

MP3 Interview with Ciro Gutierrez and Alberto Bernardez, Local 32BJ union members
Ciro Gutierrez, a Hartford janitor, is formerly a government economist in Peru before he left due to political unrest there, now a member of the 32BJ SEIU union. Alberto Bernardez is assistant supervisor with SEIU's Local 32BJ union. They discuss the massive opposition to President Trump's executive orders banning entry to the US by citizens of seven majority Muslim nations in the Middle East and Africa and how Connecticut's labor-community alliance is organizing a defiant response in the state of Connecticut.


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