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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Americans Must Rise up to Challenge Trump's Racism and Scapegoating

MP3 Interview with Chip Berlet, former analyst with Political Research Associates, who has written about racism and intolerance for over four decades.
Chip Berlet discuss his recent article, "Trump: An Apocalyptic Messenger for the Christian Right," and related issues such as the long history of xenophobia and racism within the GOP and the U.S. political, media response.

Paris Summit's Carbon Reduction Targets Not Enough to Stave off Climate Catastrophe

MP3 Interview with David Pomerantz, senior climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace USA
David Pomerantz assesses the results of the UN climate summit in Paris, where 195 nations signed on to an accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. But scientists say the agreed to targets, if reached, will only be half what is necessary to stave off an increase in atmospheric temperatures of 2 degrees Celsius or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. the point at which, researchers have concluded rising sea levels, severe weather, droughts and flooding as well as widespread food and water shortages will occur.

Amid Venezuelan Economic Crisis, Party of Hugo Chavez Loses Election and Control of Legislature

MP3 Interview with Garbriel Hetland, assistant professor of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY
Garbriel Hetland analyzes the results of the Venezuelan election that he explored in a recent Nation Magazine article, "The End of Chavismo? Why Venezuela's Ruling Party Lost Big, and What Comes Next."

Connecticut Janitors Threaten Strike on Jan. 1st If Negotiations Don't Lead to Fair Contract

MP3 Interview with Alberto Bernardez, assistant supervisor of the SEIU 32 BJ union
Alberto Bernardez discusses the effort now underway by janitors, including the threat of a strike, to negotiate a new contract with Hartford, CT area building cleaning contractors that would include a fair wage increase, maintaining adequate health and pension benefits and paid sick days.


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