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: Aug. 7, 2017


Trump Department of Justice Gears Up to Sue Universities Over "Discrimination" Against White Applicants

MP3 Interview with Brenda Shum, director of the Educational Opportunities Project with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Brenda Shum talks about the Trump administration's plan to redirect resources at the Justice Department to investigate and sue U.S. universities over affirmative action admissions policies found to be "discriminating" against white applicants.

Trump-GOP Propose RAISE Immigration Act that Would Severely Cut Number of Legal Migrants Entering U.S.

MP3 Interview with Jackie Vimo, attorney and economic justice policy analyst with the National Immigration Law Center
Jackie Vimo examines the proposed RAISE Immigration Act that would dramatically reduce the number of legal immigrants permitted to enter the U.S. annually.

Economic, Political Crisis Consuming Venezuela Threatens Civil War

MP3 Interview with Gabriel Hetland, assistant professor of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino studies and sociology at the State University of New York at Albany
Gabriel Hetland assesses the recent controversial vote in Venezuela for a new Constituent Assembly and the overall political and economic crisis plaguing the country.

NAACP Issues Travel Advisory Against Missouri for Jim Crow State Policies and Rise in Hate Crimes

MP3 Interview with Hilary O Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau and senior vice president for advocacy and policy
Hilary O. Shelton discusses the group's recent travel advisory which it issued for the state of Missouri due to recent racist incidents and statistics indicating that African Americans are 75 percent more likely to be stopped and searched by police than Caucasian drivers in that state. He also explains the NAACP's condemnation of pending Missouri legislation, SB 43, that will make it more difficult to sue a business for race discrimination.


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