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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GOP Tax Scam Will Harm Working Families, Many Who Voted for Trump

MP3 Interview with Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness
Mr. Clemente provides analysis of the Republican tax reform plans, both the House and Senate versions that have recently been passed by the GOP majority, and the impact of these policies on working families, the U.S. economy as well as ATF's current campaign to defeat the legislation before it's signed into law.

Privatization and Segregation of US Education Endangers Democracy

MP3 Interview with Noliwe Rooks, director of American studies at Cornell University
Noliwe Rooks contends that if the American Dream is to have any meaning to communities of color, as well as the larger project of democracy, integrated education remains vital. Professor Rooks is the author of the new book, "Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education," which traces a path through pre-Civil War America, the Reconstruction South and 20th-century "segregation academies," busing conflicts and "white flight."

National Coalition Gears Up to Oppose Trump FCC Net Neutrality Repeal

MP3 Interview with Steven Renderos, organizing director of Center for Media Justice
Mr. Renderos discusses his group's campaign to stop the Trump administration FCC's plan to repeal net neutrality and that action's negative impact on Internet freedom and the ability of marginalized citizens to communicate.

White Nationalist Speaker Assaults Protester, Arrested at UCONN Speech

MP3 Interview with Christopher Vials, associate professor and director of American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs
Mr. Vials talk about protests organized by the UCONN Anti-Fascist Network opposing the message of alt-right blogger Lucian Wintrich, who spoke at a campus event on November 28th titled, "It's OK to be White." and his subsequent arrest for assaulting a member of the audience who had taken a piece of paper off the lectern where Wintrich spoke. Professor Vials will explore the extent of tensions on campus related to far-right extremist and white supremacist groups who are organizing and recruiting student members. Professor Vials is one of the founders of the Campus Antifascist Network at UConn.


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