Posted on August 7, 2014 by dandelionsalad
Updated: Aug. 8, 2014 and Aug. 11, 2014; added Part 2
with Noam Chomsky
“A Hideous Atrocity”: Noam Chomsky on Israel’s Assault on Gaza & U.S. Support for the Occupation
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democracynow on Aug 7, 2014
democracynow – Hideous. Sadistic. Vicious. Murderous. That is how Noam Chomsky describes Israel’s 29-day offensive in Gaza that killed nearly 1,900 people and left almost 10,000 people injured. Chomsky has written extensively about the Israel/Palestine conflict for decades. After Israel’s Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009, Chomsky co-authored the book, “Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians” with Israeli scholar Ilan Pappé. His other books on the Israel/Palestine conflict include “Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood” and “The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians.” Chomsky is world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, Institute Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for more than 50 years. Continue reading
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Posted on June 21, 2014 by dandelionsalad
with Noam Chomsky
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ZKM | Karlsruhe Jun 5, 2014
May 30, 2014
Social critic and peace activist Noam Chomsky is the most cited public intellectual of today.
His works in linguistics, philosophy and cognitive science have earned him the title the “father of modern linguistics”. His critical publications on mass media, politics and globalization have put him on the forefront of civil activism starting as anti-war activist in the 1960s and now as supporter of the Occupy movement.
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Posted on June 17, 2014 by dandelionsalad
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with Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky
TheRealNews Jun 17, 2014
Chris Hedges speaks with Professor Noam Chomsky about working-class resistance during the Industrial Revolution, propaganda, and the historic role played by intellectuals in times of war.
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Posted on April 28, 2014 by dandelionsalad
Updated: May 20, 2014
with Ralph Nader
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freespeechtv on Apr 28, 2014
Ralph Nader discusses his latest book, “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.” Nader highlights the common concerns shared by a wide swath of the American public, regardless of political orientation, including mass government surveillance, opposing nebulous free trade agreements, reforming the criminal justice system, and punishing criminal behavior on Wall Street. Nader also discusses the U.S. push for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, General Motors’ new bid to escape liability for its deadly ignition defect, the revived nuclear era under President Obama, and challenging U.S. militarism through the defense budget.
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Posted on April 26, 2014 by dandelionsalad
by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
April 25, 2014
Capitalism and its imperialist proclivity have been associated with the structural causes of conflict and war over recent centuries. But given today’s imperative realities of a globalized economy, capitalism – or at least large sections of it – cannot afford such a conflict or desire it. In this regard, we may be witnessing a seminal shift, whereby Washington’s threatened sanctions towards Russia, and the war that that entails, are seen as an untenable political agenda divorced from the all-important economic realm.
In pushing this agenda, Washington may be the one that finds itself isolated, not Moscow. Continue reading
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