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Noam Chomsky is a professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT.
Noam Chomsky: Ronald Reagan's Secret, Genocidal Wars
Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Reagan waged a murderous assault on Central America.
Noam Chomsky: Are We on the Verge of Total Self-Destruction?
Posted on: Jun 4, 2013, Source: TomDispatch
For the first time in the history of the human species, we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves.
Noam Chomsky: The Kind of Anarchism I Believe in, and What's Wrong with Libertarians
Posted on: May 28, 2013, Source: Modern Success
Anarchism "assumes that the burden of proof for anyone in a position of power and authority lies on them," explains Chomsky.
Jeremy Scahill and Noam Chomsky: The Truth About America's Secret, Dirty Wars
Posted on: May 16, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Scahill’s work has sparked several congressional investigations and won some of journalism’s highest honors.
Chomsky: The Boston Bombings Gave Americans a Taste of the Terrorism the U.S. Inflicts Abroad Every Day
Posted on: May 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet
"It's rare for privileged Westerners to see, graphically, what many others experience daily"
Noam Chomsky: Obama's Attack on Civil Liberties Has Gone Way Beyond Imagination
Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source: TruthOut.org
Under Obama's administration, if you meet with someone in a terrorist group and advise them to turn to nonviolent means, then that's material assistance to terrorism.
Noam Chomsky: How Close the World Is to Nuclear War
Posted on: Apr 17, 2013, Source: Seven Stories Press
A powerful excerpt from the new book, "Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe."
Chomsky: The Cruelty That Keeps Empires Alive
Posted on: Apr 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Like many other oppressive countries, Israel's chief tools of control are through humiliation, degradation and terror.
Chomsky: The Corporate Assault on Public Education
Posted on: Mar 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Our kids are being prepared for passive obedience, not creative, independent lives.
Chomsky: Corporations and the Richest Americans Viscerally Oppose Common Good
Posted on: Mar 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The Masters of Mankind want us to become the "stupid nation," in the interests of their short-term gain -- damn the consequences.
Noam Chomsky: Can Civilization Survive Capitalism?
Posted on: Mar 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Capitalism as it exists today is radically incompatible with democracy.
The Other Side of Noam Chomsky's Brilliant Mind
Posted on: Feb 4, 2013, Source: Metropolitan Books
An excerpt from the new book "Power Systems" explore's Chomsky's contributions to the raging academic debate on linguistics and how children learn to speak.
Noam Chomsky: The Paranoia of the Superrich and Superpowerful
Posted on: Feb 3, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch
"Is America over?" It’s a standard complaint of those who believe they should have everything.
Noam Chomsky: Obama Would Have Been Called a ‘Moderate Republican’ in Recent Decades
Posted on: Jan 31, 2013, Source: The Young Turks
The professor argues Dems function as moderate Republicans and the GOP so extreme you can barely call it a political party.
Noam Chomsky: The Gravest Threat to World Peace
Posted on: Jan 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Americans are kept in the dark about consequences of a possible nuclear-armed Mideast, and the US's potential role.
Noam Chomsky: America, Moral Degenerate
Posted on: Dec 13, 2012, Source: Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives
Democrats and Republicans alike embrace torture and assassination policies that are an attack on 800 years of civil rights law.
Noam Chomsky: What the American Media Won't Tell You About Israel
Posted on: Dec 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The savage punishment of Gaza traces back to decades ago.
Noam Chomsky: The Soul-Crushing Cruelties Perpetrated by America's Number 1 Ally
Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The Israeli political leadership is committed to crushing Palestinian hopes for a decent future.
Chomsky: America Acts Like It Owns the World, While Endangering the Planet from Nuclear War and Climate Change
Posted on: Oct 26, 2012, Source: Democracy Now
Inability to face the truth about ourselves in this country is all too common a feature across American society.
Chomsky: Humanity Once Came to the Cliff's Edge of Total Self-Annihilation -- Let's Make Sure It Never Happens Again
Posted on: Oct 15, 2012, Source: TomDispatch
Revisiting the catastrophe that almost was.
Noam Chomsky: The Fate of Humanity Is at Stake -- Why Are Romney and Obama Too Cowardly to Talk About What Really Matters?
Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Our politicians show an extraordinary willingness to sacrifice the lives of our children and grandchildren for short-term gain.
Noam Chomsky: Why America and Israel Are the Greatest Threats to Peace
Posted on: Sep 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Imagine if Iran -- or any other country -- did a fraction of what American and Israel do at will.
Chomsky: The Most Powerful Country in History Is Destroying the Earth and Human Rights as We Know Them
Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: Tom Dispatch
"Sophisticated westerners" are currently standing in the way of trying to find a sustainable and humane approach to organizing human life.
Noam Chomsky on the Shredding of Our Fundamental Rights and the Common Good
Posted on: Jul 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The Magna Carta -- the charter of every self-respecting man -- is being dismantled in front of our eyes.
Chomsky: America's Rank Hypocrisy -- Why Is it Only an "Atrocity" When Other Countries Do It?
Posted on: Jun 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet
How America's worst crimes are ignored, while we lecture others on human rights.
Chomsky: Do We Have the Makings of a Real Revolution?
Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com
Unless the spirit of the last year continues to grow and becomes a major force in the social and political world, the chances for a decent future are not very high.
Noam Chomsky on America's Economic Suicide
Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: GRITtv
We’re a nation whose leaders are pursuing policies that amount to economic “suicide” Chomsky says. But there are glimmers of possibility.
Chomsky: How the Young Are Indoctrinated to Obey
Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Forty years ago there was deep concern that the population was breaking free of apathy and obedience. Since then, many measures have been taken to restore discipline.
Chomsky: Are We About to Get Embroiled in a Nightmare War With Iran?
Posted on: Mar 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet
As tensions escalate, there are eerie echoes of the run-up to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Noam Chomsky: The Decline of American Empire (Part 2)
Posted on: Feb 15, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com
The principles of imperial domination have undergone little change, but the capacity to implement them has markedly declined.
Noam Chomsky: America's Decline Is Real -- and Increasingly Self-Inflicted
Posted on: Feb 14, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com
Noam Chomsky on how America "lost" the world.
Noam Chomsky Speaks to Occupy: If We Want a Chance at a Decent Future, the Movement Here and Around the World Must Grow
Posted on: Nov 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet
In a speech to Occupy Boston, the linguist and icon hailed the "unprecedented" first weeks of OWS. He cautioned protesters to build and educate first, strike later.
Noam Chomsky on How the Military Is Bankrupting Us and Why Corporate Interests Want to Destroy Public Programs
Posted on: Sep 13, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
Noam Chomsky discusses US military adventurism abroad and domestic economic catastrophe.
Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of American Empire and Why the US Continues to be Bin Laden's Best Ally
Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com
Chomsky reflects on 9/11 and the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Chomsky: Public Education Under Massive Corporate Assault — What's Next?
Posted on: Aug 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Converting schools and universities into facilities that produce commodities for the job market, privatizing them, slashing their budgets — do we really want this future?
Chomsky: Wealthiest 1% Rule Our Politics -- But There's Hope in the Fight Against Global Capital
Posted on: Jun 14, 2011, Source: Tikkun
In the past thirty years there has been enormous concentration of wealth in a very tiny part of the population. Noam Chomsky talks about how to fight back.
Chomsky: When Did America Completely Jettison the Rule of Law?
Posted on: May 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet
In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to fair trial.
Noam Chomsky: 'The U.S. and its Allies Will Do Anything to Prevent Democracy in the Arab World'
Posted on: May 11, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
Speaking at the 25th anniversary celebration of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Chomsky analyzes the U.S. response to the uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa.
Chomsky: Is the World Too Big to Fail? The Contours of Global Order
Posted on: Apr 21, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com
There are sure to be far-reaching consequences of what is taking place both in the decaying industrial heartland of the U.S. and in the Arab world.
Chomsky: Only a Massive Uprising Will Change Our Politics
Posted on: Feb 22, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
Chomsky: "What has to be done is what's happening in Madison, or Tahrir Square. If there's mass popular opposition, any political leader is going to have to respond.
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