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Noam Chomsky | Nightmare in Gaza

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 5:11 pm | Noam Chomsky

Amid all the horrors unfolding in the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza, Israel's goal is simple: quiet-for-quiet, a return to the norm. For the West Bank, the norm is that Israel continues its illegal construction of settlements and infrastructure ... More >>

Issues That Obama and Romney Avoid

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 1:08 pm | Noam Chomsky

With the quadrennial presidential election extravaganza reaching its peak, it’s useful to ask how the political campaigns are dealing with the most crucial issues we face. The simple answer is: badly, or not at all. More >>

Noam Chomsky: May Day

Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 12:01 pm | Noam Chomsky

People seem to know about May Day everywhere except where it began, here in the United States of America. That's because those in power have done everything they can to erase its real meaning. More >>

America in Decline

Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 6:01 pm | Noam Chomsky

“It is a common theme” that the United States, which “only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world as a colossus with unparalleled power and unmatched appeal is in decline, ominously facing the prospect of its final decay,” Giacomo ... More >>

There Is Much More to Say

Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 12:48 pm | Noam Chomsky

After the assassination of bin Laden I received such a deluge of requests for comment that I was unable to respond individually, and on May 4 and later I sent an unedited form response instead, not intending for it to be posted, and expecting to write ... More >>

Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death

Tuesday, 10 May 2011, 1:58 pm | Noam Chomsky

We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. More >>

The International Assault on Labor

Thursday, 5 May 2011, 12:43 pm | Noam Chomsky

In most of the world, May Day is an international workers' holiday, bound up with the bitter 19th-century struggle of American workers for an eight-hour day. The May Day just past leads to somber reflection. More >>

Libya and the World of Oil

Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 1:38 pm | Noam Chomsky

Libya's leader Col. Moammar Qaddafi shakes hands with supporters upon arrival at a tent-like convention hall on the grounds of the Rixos Al Nasr Tripoli Hotel before presiding over the Libyan People General Congress in Tripoli, Libya, on March 2, ... More >>

Scoop Link: "The Arab World Is on Fire"

Friday, 4 February 2011, 11:00 am | Noam Chomsky

“The Arab world is on fire,” al-Jazeera reported on Jan. 27, while throughout the region, Western allies “are quickly losing their influence.” The shock wave was set in motion by the dramatic uprising in Tunisia that drove out a Western-backed ... More >>

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal "Profound Hatred for Democracy"

Wednesday, 1 December 2010, 11:14 am | Noam Chomsky

In a national broadcast exclusive interview, we speak with world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky about the release of more than 250,000 secret U.S. State Department cables by WikiLeaks. In 1971, Chomsky helped government whistleblower ... More >>

The US Elections: Outrage, Misguided

Thursday, 18 November 2010, 2:48 pm | Noam Chomsky

The U.S. midterm elections register a level of anger, fear and disillusionment in the country like nothing I can recall in my lifetime. Since the Democrats are in power, they bear the brunt of the revulsion over our current socioeconomic and political ... More >>

China’s Growing Independence & the New World Order

Monday, 1 November 2010, 1:59 pm | Noam Chomsky

Of all the “threats” to world order, the most consistent is democracy, unless it is under imperial control, and more generally, the assertion of independence. These fears have guided imperial power throughout history. In South America, Washington’s ... More >>

A Middle East Peace That Could Happen (But Won’t)

Saturday, 1 May 2010, 11:58 am | Noam Chomsky

The fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange. For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement. In this case, it is not only possible, but there ... More >>

Noam Chomsky: Remembering Fascism

Wednesday, 21 April 2010, 12:04 pm | Noam Chomsky

I don't have to say how pleased and grateful I am for this honor, which also offers an occasion to look back over the years. What comes to mind with particular salience is the earliest years, perhaps because I've been thinking a lot about them lately, ... More >>

Noam Chomsky: A Revolution Just Below the Surface

Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 3:49 pm | Noam Chomsky

On September 21, 2007, I had the extraordinary opportunity to interview Noam Chomsky in his office at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The interview will be aired on Venezuelan and Latin American television as part of ... More >>

Noam Chomsky + Robert Trivers

Friday, 7 September 2007, 12:11 am | Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky + Robert Trivers Discussion with Noam Chomsky and Robert Trivers http://www.chomsky.info/debates/20060906.htm September 6, 2006 More >>

Noam Chomsky: Starving the Poor

Thursday, 24 May 2007, 11:03 am | Noam Chomsky

The chaos that derives from the so-called international order can be painful if you are on the receiving end of the power that determines that order’s structure. Even tortillas come into play in the ungrand scheme of things. Recently, in many ... More >>

Noam Chomsky: What If Iran Had Invaded Mexico?

Saturday, 7 April 2007, 3:29 pm | Noam Chomsky

Unsurprisingly, George W. Bush's announcement of a "surge" in Iraq came despite the firm opposition to any such move of Americans and the even stronger opposition of the (thoroughly irrelevant) Iraqis. More >>

Chomsky on Iran, Iraq, and the Rest of the World

Saturday, 24 February 2007, 9:26 pm | Noam Chomsky

IV on the latest developments in U.S. policy toward Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Venezuela. Along the way, Chomsky also commented on climate change, the World Social Forum, and why international relations are run like the mafia. More >>

Noam Chomsky: US Threats To Venezuela

Thursday, 26 October 2006, 11:00 am | Noam Chomsky

At an October 6 public meeting in Boston, US dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky gave the following remarks on the threat posed to the radical governments of Venezuela and Bolivia by Washington in response to an audience member’s question. More >>





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