Video: Norman Finkelstein – Israel being exposed and feels threatened

(RussiaToday) – Israel has refused to permit Noam Chomsky, the linguist and icon of the American left, to enter the occupied West Bank from Jordan. Some argue that Chomsky, an 81-year-old professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could pose a risk to Israel. Norman Finkelstein says that Israel has been exposed to the world during the Gaza conflict and now feels threatened. Continue reading

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

(TomDispatch) – In Washington-Speak, “Palestinian State” Means “Fried Chicken”
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 is near universal agreement on its basic contours: a two-state settlement along the internationally recognized (pre-June 1967) borders — with “minor and mutual modifications,” to adopt official U.S. terminology before Washington departed from the international community in the mid-1970s. Continue reading

Chomsky Warns Of Risk Of Fascism In America

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Noam Chomsky, the leading leftwing intellectual, warned last week that fascism may be coming to the United States.

“I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio,” he said, “and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering” here at home.
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Noam Chomsky: Health bill sustains the system’s core ills

(RawStory) – “The United States’ health care system is so dysfunctional it has about twice the health care costs of comparable countries and some of the worst outcomes,” Chomsky told Raw Story. “This bill continues with that.” Continue reading

Video: Front Groups – The Hidden Persuaders – Left-Libertarian

If youre interested in learning more, check out the websites below. They have excellent resources and news on the latest PR, front group, and think tank offensives. Front groups do not stay around for long. They pop up like mushrooms, do their job, and then disappear. They do this so the public and media dont catch on. Continue reading

Video: The Real Story Behind Israel’s Invasion of Gaza – Deliberate Attacks against the Civilian Population

Factual Findings narrated by Ross Vachon – Factual and Legal findings narrated by Noam Chomsky – Live Testimonies relevant to the Goldstone Report’s Findings Continue reading

The Corporate Takeover of U.S. Democracy – Prof Noam Chomsky

Jan. 21, 2010, will go down as a dark day in the history of U.S. democracy, and its decline.
On that day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government may not ban corporations from political spending on elections—a decision that profoundly affects government policy, both domestic and international. Continue reading

Fighting Back: Ridding America of the Warmongers

Disgusted Americans who vote for politicians that talk peace yet, once elected, support wars, need to get active in between elections. Just voting every four years won’t hack it. Continue reading

Chomsky: Obama Continues Bush Policy

Political activist Noam Chomsky says that although President Obama views the Iraq invasion merely as “a mistake” or “strategic blunder,” it is, in fact, a “major crime” designed to enable America to control the Middle East oil reserves. Continue reading

Video: Noam Chomsky – Robbing Gaza – Palestine and the Region in the Obama era

Recorded October 29, 2009 – Location: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, Bedford Way Continue reading

Blair President of Europe? No, A War Crimes Trial

Noam Chomsky, Bruce Kent, Baroness Jenny Tonge, Naji Haraj , John Pilger, Haifa Zangana and 3,346 other citizens have today on Thursday 22 October 2009 asked the United Nations General Assembly to uphold the United Nations Charter, The Geneva and Hague Conventions, and The Rome Statute of International Criminal Court and to charge Anthony Charles Lynton Blair with War Crimes in connection with the Iraq War of 2003. Continue reading

Naom Chomsky: Crisis and Hope – Theirs and Ours

Perhaps I may begin with a few words about the title. There is too much nuance and variety to make such sharp distinctions as theirs-and-ours, them-and-us. And neither I nor anyone can presume to speak for “us.” But I will pretend it is possible. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky in Venezuela: ‘A better world is being created’

U.S. author, dissident intellectual, and Professor of Linguistics at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Noam Chomsky met for the first time with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas and analyzed hemispheric politics during a nationally televised forum on Monday. Continue reading

Books That Counter Our “Training” To Make War – John Pilger

These are extraordinary times. Flag-wrapped coffins of 18-year-old soldiers killed in a failed, illegal and vengeful invasion are paraded along a Wiltshire high street. Victory in Afghanistan is at hand, says the satirical Gordon Brown. Continue reading

Chomsky: Torture has been America’s ‘routine practice’ since ‘early days’

Left-wing social critic and political activist Noam Chomsky is not surprised that Americans felt “shock and indignation” when the Bush administration torture memos were released — but he is surprised that anyone would consider them surprising. Continue reading

Beyond Dissidence – Noam Chomsky

The US-Israeli attack on Gaza was a savage and brutal war crime. The term US- Israeli is accurate. Israel relied on US weapons, in violation of US, as well as international, law, and the US provided crucial diplomatic and ideological support. Continue reading

American Amnesia: We Forget Our Atrocities Almost As Soon as We Commit Them

(Noam Chomsky) – Historical amnesia is a dangerous social phenomenon because it lays the groundwork for crimes that still lie ahead. Continue reading