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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Show date: Feb. 26, 2018


Has Something Changed in the National Fight to Rein in Gun Violence?

MP3 Interview with Eric Milgram, spokesperson with the Newtown Action Alliance
Mr. Milgram discusses NAA's response to the most recent school shooting in Florida, and the remarkable courage and activism of students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. and across the U.S. in challenging the NRA and Congressional inaction on restricting the sale of firearms. Eric Milgram is the father of two survivors of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

US Senate is One Vote Short of Passing Congressional Review Act Overturning FCC Net Neutrality Repeal

MP3 Interview with Michael Copps, FCC commissioner from 2001-2011
Mr. Copps discusses his group's ongoing campaign, along with a national coalition of other groups, to preserve/restore Net Neutrality through lawsuits, state legislation and Congressional action. He's also currently serves as a special adviser to Common Cause's Media and Democracy Reform Initiative.

ANTIFA Protests Gathering of Right Wing Extremists in Nation's Capital

MP3 Interview with Lacy MacAuley, DC Anti-Fascist Collective
Ms. MacAuley talks about a protest she helped organize this past Saturday Feb. 24th, at the right-wing gathering in Washington, D. C., dubbed, "Night of Freedom." She focuses on the views expressed by the extremists in attendance and the attempt by some to normalize their misogynist, xenophobic and white supremacist ideology in the age of Trump.

New Coalition Pressures Yale to Cancel Puerto Rican Debt Held by the University

MP3 Interview with Charles Decker & Christopher Rosario, vice president for research of Local 33 UNITE HERE; CT State Representative of the 128th Assembly District
Mr. Decker talks about the role of Yale University in Puerto Rico's current debt crisis and their call on the university to cancel any debt held by its $27.2 billion endowment. Christopher Rosario also chairs the Assembly's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, leaders of a coalition made up of Yale University campus organizations, elected officials and labor unions.


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