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: Sept. 25, 2017


Reckless Trump-Kim Jong-un Insult War Could Trigger Dangerous Conflict

MP3 Interview with Joseph Gerson and Dan Jasper, Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee's disarmament coordinator joined by Dan Jasper, AFSC's Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator for Asia
Dan Jasper & Joseph Gerson discuss Donald Trump's recent bellicose UN speech in which he announced U.S. withdrawal from the international nuclear agreement with Iran and threats to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to "totally destroy" his nation. Mr. Gerson is also director of programs in New England and director of the group's Peace and Economic Security Program.

Protests Ramp Up to Defeat Latest GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill

MP3 Interview with Chad Bolt, policy manager with the national Indivisible movement
Chad Bolt talks about his group's current campaign to defeat the Graham-Cassidy health care bill in the U.S. Senate, the latest Republican effort to repeal Obamacare and defund Medicaid. He also considers how progressives can effectively advocate for a universal health care system such as Medicare For All, proposed by Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

PBS Vietnam War Documentary Doesn't Always Get it Right, But Sparks Valuable Debate

MP3 Interview with Gene Marx, Vietnam War veteran and former Veterans For Peace board secretary
Gene Marx discusses his views on the initial episodes of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s new PBS documentary, “The Vietnam War,” and the important lessons our nation still needs to learn from the tragic War in Vietnam that killed so many Vietnamese and Americans.

Campaign Launched to Close Down US University Security Program in Saudi Arabia

MP3 Interview with Stan Heller, host of The Struggle Video news program
Stan Heller talks about a new campaign initiated by local and national activists and academics that are urging the University of New Haven (CT) to close down its BA program in security studies at King Fahd Security College in Saudi Arabia. The signers of a recent letter to the University administrators call Saudi Arabia a “serial human rights violator” and claim the kingdom is committing a “war crime” in its bombings and blockading of Yemen.


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