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. 7, 2015


Union Organizing 'Fight For $15,' Marginalizes Larger Struggle for Worker Power

MP3 Interview with Arun Gupta, co-founder of The Indypendent newspaper, the Occupied Wall Street Journal and widely published journalist
Arun Gupta examines the future of the Fight for 15 campaign and similar drives for higher wages at fast food restaurants and big box retailers across the country. He focused on many of the issues raised in his excellent article titled, "Wage Gains Won't Last, Unless Fight for 15 Builds Worker Power."

Abiding by Human Rights Framework One Path to Resolving Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

MP3 Interview with Eve Spangler, associate professor of Sociology at Boston College
Eve Spangler talks about her new book, "Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict," which offers a radical perspective on the decades-long Israel/Palestine conflict. She also discusses the link between early Israeli settler communities, the Holocaust and the human rights framework where a negotiated solution may be found.

Context for Guatemala's Recent Political Upheaval Explained

MP3 Interview with Adriana Beltran, senior associate for Citizen Security with the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
Adriana Beltran assesses the current situation in Guatemala where the state may prosecute the nation's recently resigned and now jailed President Otto Pérez Molina, and his connection as a General in the Guatemalan military to mass murder committed during the nation's civil war.

Groups Continue Fight to Stop NRC Re-licensing of New York's Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

MP3 Interview with Marilyn Elie, co-founder of the Westchester Citizens Awareness Network and an original member of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
Marilyn Elie discusses the continuing campaign to close down Indian Point nuclear power plant located in Buchanan, New York -- and provides an update on the status of a New York City Council resolution urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to deny Indian Point a renewal of its operating license


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