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: Feb. 19, 2018


After Latest School Massacre Students Organize to Challenge NRA's Power in Congress

MP3 Interview with Andrew Patrick, media director with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Mr. Patrick assesses the response to the recent school shooting mass murder in Florida, including the activism of many angry students vowing to challenge the inaction of Washington politicians, and his group's ongoing work advocating the adoption of common sense gun laws.

Israeli Attacks Inside Syria Risks Wider Conflict

MP3 Interview with Jafar Jafari, reporter with Al-Mayadeen
Jafar Jafari discusses the current situation in Syria where Israel has recently launched attacks inside Syrian territory, resulting in one of its F-16 jet fighters being shot down while engaging in a bombing run against an Iranian target. Al-Mayadeen is a Beirut-based pan-Arab news channel.

Militancy and Democracy Key Elements in Successful Union Organizing Model

MP3 Interview with Andrew Tillett-Saks, vice president of the Connecticut hospitality workers union, Unite Here Local 217
Mr. Tillett-Saks talks about his recent article, "Stamford Workers Show How to Transform Our Unions and Rebuild the Labor Movement," and the movement working to revive the nation's weakening unions. Andrew Tillett-Saks is also a New York City based writer.

Popular Social Movements Through History Needed Hope to Succeed

MP3 Interview with Nathan Schneider, assistant professor in Media Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Mr. Schneider discusses his recent article, "A Populism of Hope Begins When People Feel Their Own Power," and issues related to his research on the history of U.S. progressive social movements.


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