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Top 10 Social Activism Hashtags of 2014

This post was co-authored by Sarina Larson. Social media is an activism platform yielding more value each day. In 1989, during a lecture, Noam Chomsky stated, "Look, the peace movement in the Sixties became a huge mass movement, with...Show More Summary

Cheney: Wrong on Iraq, Right on Torture?

Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was surprisingly persuasive in an emotionally charged Meet the Press appearance Sunday morning. All those Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky disciples that are so appalled by America's use of torture, er, enhanced interrogation techniques (EIT), should at least listen to Mr. Show More Summary

Noam Chomsky: The U.S. Declares Itself to Be the World’s Leading Terror State and Is Proud of It

last weekNews : Truthdig

The acclaimed linguist and philosopher sits down with GRITtv’s Laura Flanders to discuss the crimes America was founded on, how social movements like the Ferguson protests can help the U.S. progress, and other topics such as capitalism, China and his friendship with none other than Amy Goodman’s father.

Chomsky: Reagan 'An Extreme Racist'

Professor and political activist Noam Chomsky argued that "Ronald Reagan was an extreme racist" on GRITtv's "The Laura Flanders Show" broadcast on Tuesday. "this is a very racist society, I mean it's pretty shocking" he declared, before launching into a discussion on the post-Civil War era in the United States. Show More Summary

Noam Chomsky discusses Ferguson: “This is a very racist society; it’s pretty shocking”

Professor Chomsky sat down with GRITtv's Laura Flanders to discuss the Middle East, the CIA and Ferguson

Noam Chomsky: Reagan was an ‘extreme racist’ who re-enslaved African-Americans

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In an interview with GRITtv’s Laura Flanders, linguist and political analyst Noam Chomsky discussed how the events in Ferguson, Missouri and the protests that followed demonstrate just how little race relations in the United States have advanced since the end of the Civil War. “This is...

Happy Birthday, Noam Chomsky!

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Noam Chomsky: Republicans ‘dedicated with utter servility’ to the needs of the 1 percent

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In an interview with labor educator and activist Partha Banerjee, Noam Chomsky argued that radicalization of the Republican base has “frightening” implications for the future of American politics. “The last vote,” he said, referring to the November elections, “was the...

World War 3: Russian Nuclear War Possible If U.S. And NATO Intervene In Ukraine, Claims Noam Chomsky

World War 3 has been feared for most of 2014 ever since the Ukraine crisis started, but most believe the worst outcome is a new Cold War. But Noam Chomsky believes that nuclear war is a real possibility if the United States and NATO intervene against Russia. Show More Summary

Noam Chomsky: Current state of US-Russian relations could lead to nuclear war

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

World renowned linguist and political theorist Noam Chomsky said in an interview with the Russian-based RT that the current state of American-Russian relations could lead to a nuclear confrontation. “It’s come ominously close several times in the past, dramatically close,” he said....

Noam Chomsky answers the question you’ve always wanted to ask: ‘Have you ever been wrong?’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In an interview with Conor Gearty, the director of the Institute of Public Affairs at the London School of Economics, Noam Chomsky answered the one question that anyone who’s read him wants answered. “I want to ask you,” Gearty said, “and you don’t have to answer...

Noam Chomsky: The U.S. is the ‘world champion in generating terror’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Social philosopher Noam Chomsky ripped the history of U.S. “covert aid” policies following reports that President Barack Obama had recently reconsidered such measures. Chomsky said in an op-ed for Truthout that the U.S. had “emerged as the world champion in generating...

‘Exalted anti-Zionists’ are now driving the conversation

"Exalted anti-Zionists" (as Shlomo Sand calls us with snark) are framing the new ideas about the conflict: You cannot have a "Jewish democracy." Let's choose democracy over ethnocracy. And Tom Friedman, Noam Chomsky, and liberal Zionists are all engaging these ideas.

Truthdigger of the Week: Ben Bradlee

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

David Remnick recalled that the man who directed The Washington Post’s reporting on Watergate and the Pentagon Papers “wasn’t Noam Chomsky. He was not an outsider or a leftist.” But “he built an institution… He gave it its ambition....

Noam Chomsky: Corporate business models are hurting American universities

The linguist and philosopher on the Walmartization of higher education, and what we can learn from John Stuart Mill

Noam Chomsky on the Corporatization and ‘Death’ of American Universities

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

The father of modern linguistics weighs in on the decline of higher education in the United States; a writer criticizes the state of dissent from the left in Israel; meanwhile, a new Republican social media campaign backfires. TheseShow More Summary

Noam Chomsky: Rise of Islamic State stems from U.S. ‘sledgehammer’ against Iraq

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Author and social philosopher Noam Chomsky criticized U.S. policy regarding the Middle East in an interview with Truthout, blaming the country’s involvement in Iraq for the rise of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS). “‘Inevitable’ is a strong word, but the appearance...

Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

You don’t have to buy Chomsky’s ideas wholesale to recognize that his often outrageous critiques of American democracy and capitalism usually hit their targets.

Ceasefires in Which Violations Never Cease

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch The regular pattern is for Israel is to disregard whatever agreement is in place—while Hamas observes it—until a sharp increase in Israeli violence elicits a Hamas response, followed by even fiercer brutality. These escalations, which amount to shooting fish in a pond, are called “mowing the lawn” in Israeli parlance.

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