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Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with "The End of Nature" in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. The group he founded, 350.org, has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. The Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was "probably the country’s most important environmentalist."
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. Listen to the audio here.
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Perspectives on the economy and Occupy Wall Street, under-reported in corporate media, from Between The Lines' and Counterpoint archives
VOICES OF THE 99%
MP3: Sima Cunningham, New York City, college student, activist since she was 11, interview conducted by Scott Harris, at Zuccotti Park, NYC, Oct. 15, 2011
MP3: Jeff Smith,occupier since Sept. 17,from New York, interview conducted by Scott Harris, at Zuccotti Park, NYC, Oct. 15, 2011
MP3: Interview with Alexa O'Brien, organizer of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street action in New York, on how the protest encampment came into being, activists' goals, police harassment and the unique process in which participants are using open democracy to make a wide range of decisions.
SOLUTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Transcript: "North Dakota's State-Owned Bank a Viable Alternative Model to For-Profit Banking System," Interview with Ellen Brown, conducted by Scott Harris, Between The Lines, Oct. 19, 2011. Brown examines the connection between the anger being expressed against the U.S. banking system seen in the growing Occupy Wall St. movement -- and the solutions offered by her group, the Public Banking Institute
MP3: Interview with Ellen Brown, president of the Public Banking Institute, conducted by Scott Harris, Counterpoint, Oct. 17, 2011
Transcript: "Communities Adopt New Cooperative Models to Cope with High Unemployment," Interview with Sarah vanGelder, co-founder and executive editor at Yes! Magazine, conducted by Scott Harris, Between The Lines, Sept. 14, 2011
MP3: Interview with Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and executive editor at YES! Magazine, conducted by Scott Harris, Counterpoint, Sept. 12, 2011 (20:17)
ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY
MP3: Interview with Michael Zweig, professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, conducted by Scott Harris, Counterpoint, Oct. 17, 2011. Zweig discusses labor's role in the Occupy Wall Street movement
MP3: Interview with Aimee Allison of RootsAction, conducted by Scott Harris, Counterpoint, Oct. 17, 2011. Allison discusses violations of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution seen in police violence, suppression and arrests of hundreds of protesters participating in occupation encampments inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement across the U.S, resulting in some of those encampments being forcibly dismantled.
MP3: Interview with Andy Kroll, conducted by Scott Harris, Counterpoint, Oct. 10, 2011. Kroll is a reporter with Mother Jones magazine's Washington, D.C. bureau and associate editor with TomDispatch.com, discusses his recent article, "Flat-Lining the Middle Class, Economic Numbers to Die For"-- and how the current economic quagmire relates to the rapid growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement nationwide.
MP3: Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange, long time peace and social justice activist, conducted by Scott Harris, Counterpoint, Oct. 10, 2011. Benjamin discusses the long-planned and now launched D.C. Freedom Plaza occupation -- and the significance of the wider Occupy Wall Street movement spreading from NYC like wildfire.
MP3: Interview with Michael Ratner, civil liberties attorney and former president of the Center for Constitutional Rights talks about his new book, "Hell No," relating to the issues of dissent, liberty, while examining examples of police violence we see at the Occupy Wall Street protest actions across the U.S.
MP3: Interview with Chris Hedges, Pulitzer prize-winning former New York Times foreign correspondent, on Occupy Wall Street.
MP3: "The Continuing Economic Crisis: Why Bailouts Failed, What Needs to be Done!" Sept. 23, 2010 New Haven, CT Green party event with Richard D. Wolff, economics professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on the severity of the economic crisis -- what's caused it, the structural failures of capitalism, and what needs to be done
"U.S. Workers' Stories Illuminate Intensifying Struggle for Dignity," Interview with Tom Juravich, professor of labor studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, conducted by Scott Harris, for The Week Ending Aug. 6, 2010
"Demise of Community Organizing Group ACORN a Preventable Loss for America's Progressive Movement," Interview with John Atlas, public interest lawyer, organizer and author, conducted by Scott Harris
MP3: Aug. 2, 2010 Counterpoint interview with Richard D. Wolff, economist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on why taxing people who earn $1 million on their investments 15% of their income would have raised $1.7 trillion and eliminated the need for bailouts, stimulus funds and austerity measures