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Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a widely known intellectual, political activist, and critic of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments. Noam ... More »Noam Chomsky is a widely known intellectual, political activist, and critic of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments. Noam Chomsky describes himself as a libertarian socialist, a sympathizer of anarcho-syndicalism and is considered to be a key intellectual figure within the left-wing of American politics. Chomsky is one of the best-known figures of the American left although he doesn't agree with the usage of the term. He has described himself as a "fellow traveller" to the anarchist tradition, and refers to himself as a libertarian socialist, a political philosophy he summarizes as challenging all forms of authority and attempting to eliminate them if they are unjustified for which the burden of proof is solely upon those who attempt to exert power. He identifies with the labor-oriented anarcho-syndicalist current of anarchism in particular cases, and is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. He believes that libertarian socialist values exemplify... [ Wikipedia ]

Brecht Forum Political Salon Set To Close After 39 Years

Over the years, the Brecht Forum has hosted an assortment of political activists and authors including Noam Chomsky and former Harper’s Magazine editor Lewis Lapham, the New York Times reported. The forum was also a gathering point for Occupy Wall Street activists, and for demonstrations ...

Objectively bad: Ezra Klein, Nate Silver, Jonathan Chait and return of the “view from nowhere”

They wouldn’t have to wonder if a glowing profile of Noam Chomsky gave short shrift to his critics, because they could note the political orientation of the news provider, and get further information from its opposite, before forming their own opinion. It’s not a perfect model, by any ...

America's Coup Machine: Destroying Democracy Since 1953

Noam Chomsky calls William Blum's classic, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II, "Far and away the best book on the topic. " If you're looking for historical context for what you are reading or watching on TV about the coup in Ukraine, Killing Hope will ...

​Corrupting norm: UK fails to notice the beam in its own eye

The next time we hear politicians and newspaper columnists in the UK excoriating their counterparts in other countries, we would do well to recall the words of Noam Chomsky: “For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.” The statements, views and opinions expressed in this ...

Panel maps pathways to progress in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Professors Andrew Bacevich, Noam Chomsky, Assaf Kfoury and Charles Dunbar held a panel discussion on the Israel/Palestine conflict Thursday evening at Boston University School of Law. PHOTO BY ANN SINGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF Two Boston University professors joined a conversation with ...

Sharing: The Common-sense Solution

A system which, Noam Chomsky says is “so dysfunctional that it cannot put eager hands to needed work,” as would happen “if the economy were designed to serve human need rather than create wealth beyond avarice for the privileged few.” It’s hard, he says, “to think of a more serious ...

Pat Tillman, the Boston Marathon and the Tale of Two Anniversaries

Yet after several missions into Iraq, in a war Tillman believed was “fucking illegal,” he started to read the work of people like Noam Chomsky and other critics of the war. Tillman even expressed a desire to meet Chomsky upon his return to the United States. On April 22, Pat ...

America's Coup Machine: Destroying Democracy Since 1953 Campaign Against Sanctions and Military In

Noam Chomsky calls William Blum's classic, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II, "Far and away the best book on the topic. " If you're looking for historical context for what you are reading or watching on TV about the coup in Ukraine, Killing Hope will ...

uprisingradio.org » Happy Birthday Blase Bonpane

Noam Chomsky writes, “I am often asked by young people, deeply disturbed by the state of the world, ‘What can I do to make this sad world a better place?’ An eloquent answer now is, “Read Blase Bonpane’s autobiography. If you can aspire to a fraction of what he has achieved, you will ...

The Bangkok Protests » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

His discussion with Noam Chomsky On Western Terrorism is now going to print. His critically acclaimed political novel Point of No Return is now re-edited and available. Oceania is his book on Western imperialism in the South Pacific. His provocative book about post-Suharto Indonesia ...

Better seen on TV

She looked like a Southern California cheerleader and alternately talked like Sam Spade and Noam Chomsky, a combo that made her television's very own Little Miss Sunshine and Noir. Veronica is back, having been resurrected by her creator, Rob Thomas, and its star, Kristen Bell, again in ...

Navigating College Financial Aid

Which Noam Chomsky has spoken about in recent years. My college even made up a job for the husband of an administrator they wanted to hire. I wasn’t impressed when I heard her speak as she couldn’t even pronounce the name of the school. It is what expanding admin costs get you. More ...

EuroMaidan Left to the West: Where's My Solidarity? | Nikolas Kozloff

While it's difficult to pinpoint an exact intellectual "author" of the rigid leftist mindset, Noam Chomsky certainly comes to mind. A noted MIT professor, Chomsky consigns inconvenient social and political movements to the dustbin of history, preferring instead to concentrate ...

Noam Chomsky Talks Internet, Natural Language Processing At Google

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Pressor of Linguistics (Emeritus) at MIT, recently gave an “At Google” talk at Google, Cambridge. He discussed the Internet as a political platform, natural language processing, and a handful of other things. Google highlights the questions from its ...

Spurs lock up home court in NBA playoffs while no one is looking

He sounded more like Noam Chomsky than the best basketball player in the world, a guy who prides himself on competing night after night through the drudgery of long trips and back-to-backs. The Spurs are notorious for conserving their energy throughout the season — even while winning 19 ...

Political Left Loses Center of Dissent to Economy

... who are capable of challenging the capitalist agenda, prefiguring new ways of thinking and of self-organization, as well as creating new ways of relating to each other and nature.” Figures like Noam Chomsky, William Greider, Lewis H. Lapham and Naomi Klein have spoken at events at the forum...

The Black Book of the American Left: Volume 2

Anarchist guru Noam Chomsky, a hero to countless leftists, cheerfully identifies America as “the greatest terrorist state.” Horowitz’s portrait of Howard Zinn, a Stalinist in youth, whose recent death has not halted the indoctrination of millions of young Americans into national shame ...

Why is the US Honoring a Racist Rabbi? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

This book, praised by Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, and many others is essential reading for anyone who truly wishes to understand modern day Israel-Palestine. (Brackets in the quotes below are in the translations by Shahak and Mezvinsky. ) Some of Schneerson’s rarely reported teachings: ...

Kwame Nkrumah—The CIA Connection (Part 1)

... a bastion of democracy, if you will, when most dictatorships around the globe are the direct or indirect making of the West, a view Prof. Noam Chomsky and several others have eloquently pointed out, more so because Western democracy is the political sire of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, among others...

Seven Genocides That Presidents REFUSED to Stop by Al Carroll : Indybay

Most of the few Americans aware of East Timor genocide know about it because of one man, anarchist activist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky tells the story of Timorese genocide to show how the US media ignores genocide when done by an American ally, the brutal dictatorship of General ...

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