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: March 5, 2018


Humanitarian Crisis Grips Syria's Eastern Ghouta Region

MP3 Interview with Noah C Bonsey, senior analyst on Syria with the International Crisis Group based in Beirut, Lebanon
Mr. Bonsey discusses the humanitarian crisis for 400,000 civilians in eastern Ghouta under siege by Syrian government forces, the current U.S. role in Syria and prospects for future international negotiations and a peaceful settlement of the 7-year conflict.

After 16-Years of America's Forgotten Afghan War, Taliban is Gaining Strength and Territory

MP3 Interview with Jonathan Marshall, independent journalist and scholar
Mr. Marshall discusses his recent Consortium News article titled, "Time to Admit the Afghan War is 'Nonsense,'" and the current Trump administration policy on the 17-year long U.S. war in Afghanistan. Jonathan is also author or co-author of five books related to national security or international relations.

New US - Russia Nuclear Arms Race is Dangerous and Costly

MP3 Interview with Kevin Martin, president of Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund
Mr. Martin examines the recent speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin where he announced several new nuclear weapons systems and assesses the speech in the context of the Trump administration's recent nuclear posture review which signaled a greater willingness to use nuclear weapons first, the development of new "low-yield" nuclear warheads and the deployment of the U.S./NATO Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system in Poland and Romania.

The Future of Public Sector Labor Unions at Stake in Janus vs. AFSCME Supreme Court Case

MP3 Interview with Ari Paul, independent journalist covering politics and labor
Mr. Paul discusses the Janus vs. AFSCME case heard by the Supreme Court last week, where the primary issue is the ability of public sector unions to collect fees for service from employees who don't join the union that represents them. He says, "I'd like to focus on what's at stake for the U.S. labor movement, and the likely consequences for American politics, if as expected the ruling goes against AFSCME." He has also written for The Nation, The Guardian, Dissent, The American Prospect, Boston Review and many other outlets.


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