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


"MP3 Audio of Four Panel Discussions from the Left Forum", produced by Scott Harris, March 20, 2010, Pace University, New York, NY

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Show date: Jan. 18, 2016


Single Payer: The Only System That Can Achieve Universal Health Care

MP3 Interview with Dr. Robert Zarr, president of Physicians for a National Health Program and board-certified pediatrician at Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Robert Zarr discusses the recent debate between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Sander's advocacy of establishing a single-payer universal health care plan in the U.S. Dr. Zarr also examines the single-payer plans Sen. Sanders has proposed in the context of similar existing health care systems in virtually all other industrial nations around the world and compare the benefits of the current Obamacare/Affordable Care Act program with single-payer/Medicare for All.

Fifty Years After MLK Challenged Inequality in America, Poverty at Record Levels

MP3 Excerpt of speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader
Excerpt of speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., titled, "The Other America," delivered at Stanford University, California on April 14, 1967, where he addresses the issues of race, poverty and economic justice

Protest Actions Nationwide Strive to Reclaim MLK's Radical Legacy

MP3 Interview with Michelle Higgins, director, Faith With Justice & Organization for Black Struggle
Michelle Higgins talks about the nationwide "Reclaim MLK" protest actions that were organized for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Jan. 15-18 and the movement's three central demands: Divest from racist systems &, invest in black communities and develop community control and alternative institutions.

General Electric's Long History of Tax Avoidance Backdrop to Move from Connecticut to Boston

MP3 Interview with Tom Swan, executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group
Tom Swan discusses General Electric's announcement that they'll be moving their headquarters from Fairfield, Connecticut to Boston. He examines GE's history of tax avoidance, corporate efforts to extort tax breaks and pit states against one another as well as more general issues related to corporate tax policy and jobs.


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