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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Broad Coalition Campaigns to Defeat Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement in Congress

MP3 Interview with Jessa Boehner, international program associate with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
Jessa Boehner discusses the recent signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal by 12 member nations in New Zealand, and the campaign being waged by a coalition of groups to defeat the trade deal in the U.S. during the next two years of the ratification period, in which the at least six countries must approve the pact for it to be implemented.

The Future of Social Security at Stake in Election 2016

MP3 Interview with Nancy Altman, president, Social Security Works
Nancy Altman discusses the current status of Social Security and the positions of both Democratic and Republican candidates aimed at ensuring the future fiscal viability of the Social Security system through new funding mechanisms for stability and/or expansion of popular benefits or through cuts in benefits and/or an increase in the eligibility age.

UN Panel Rules WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Being Arbitrarily Held

MP3 Interview with Carey Shenkman, U.S.-based attorney working on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Carey Shenkman talks about the recent ruling by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention which declared that Assange's detention in Ecuador's London embassy should come to an end, and that Assange has the right to compensation for the 3 1/2 years he spent in "illegal detention." She also discusses the wider significance of the Assange case for both journalism and activists. Ms. Shenkman is an associate of Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Unions Respond to CT Governor Malloy's Proposed Deep Budget Cuts & Layoffs

MP3 Interview with Matt O'Connor and Larry Dorman, communications coordinator with the Connecticut chapter of the American Federation of Teachers and public affairs coordinator with AFSCME Council 4 layoffs.
Matt O'Connor and Larry Dorman respond to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's proposed 2017 budget that would cut $371 million, or $5.75 percent from all state agency budgets and from all municipal grants (excluding the Educational Cost Sharing program) and would reduce state-funded positions through attrition and layoffs.


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