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.
By Noam Chomsky On August 26th, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes…
Those expecting Israel to honor it's side of the new ceasefire agreement would do well to review recent history
On August 26th, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind...
Chomsky decries awful silence over the murder of bishop Oscar Romero, as Pope Francis speeds journey to sainthood
The Washington Post stands firm against Russian aggression, since Putin has violated an "international norm" that is "uncontroversial." Do those rules apply to the US, though?
"Noam Chomsky to become new X-Factor judge", NewsBiscuit 8/23/2014: Professor of linguistics and political campaigner Noam Chomsky has been confirmed as the new judge on TV talent show The X Factor. ‘Cheryl Cole was still recovering from malaria and we needed someone who could fill the intellectual void,’ said programme creator Simon Cowell, ‘Professor Chomsky […]
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Unused Audio Commentary By Howard Zinn And Noam Chomsky, Recorded Summer 2002 For The Fellowship Of The Ring (Platinum Series Extended Edition): BY JEFF ALEXANDER AND TOM BISSELL >Chomsky: The film opens with Galadriel speaking. Show More Summary
MIT Professor Noah Chomsky was on my radio show Thursday night with his take on Gaza, Israel, Iraq and the United States. We first talked about the American media, that he says “tend to conform” to “state power and concentrated private power” that support Israel “and have no use for the Palestinians.” Americans “need to [...]
• Is Israel’s treatment of Palestine worse than South African apartheid? Author and MIT Professor Noam Chomsky explains his controversial take on the situation in Gaza. • Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence astronomer Seth Shostak explains why politicians are holding us back from finding alien life.
"In the Occupied Territories, what Israel is doing is much worse than apartheid," said MIT professor Noam Chomsky. "To call it apartheid is a gift to Israel, at least if by 'apartheid' you mean South African-style apartheid.... There's a crucial difference. Show More Summary
Noam Chomsky recently appeared on Democracy Now! to talk about the ongoing conflict in Gaza, and he made the assertion that "in the occupied territories, what Israel is doing is much worse than apartheid."
From an interview with Amy Goodman published on the Democracy Now website. This segment of the interview focuses specifically on boycott, divestment and sanctions. There's a brief comment that follows: AMY GOODMAN: Noam, I wanted to ask you about your recent piece for The Nation on Israel-Palestine and BDS. Show More Summary
Before nuclear weapons, after nuclear weapons... "The latter era, of course," writes Noam Chomsky, "opened on August 6, 1945, the first day of the countdown to what may be the inglorious end of this strange species, which attained the...Show More Summary
By Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch Human history can be broken into two eras: BNW (before nuclear weapons) and NWE (the nuclear weapons era). The latter opened on August 6, 1945. As we enter its 70th year, we should be contemplating with wonder that we have survived. We can only guess how many years remain.
Noam Chomsky explores the grim history of the last 70 years, arguing that leaders in Washington, invoking “national security” have been willing to threaten the use of nuclear weapons in a way that has endangered the actual security of all of us.
By Noam Chomsky via Tomdispatch.com If some extraterrestrial species were compiling a history of Homo sapiens, they might well break their calendar into two eras: BNW (before nuclear weapons) and NWE (the…
America's nuclear history is riddled with examples of narrowly avoided catastrophe. How long will that luck last?