Prof. Noam Chomsky Speaks at the “Chomsky on Gaza” Public Forum + Obama’s Foreign Policy

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by Jason Pramas (Staff), Jan-14-09

Cambridge, MA – Prof. Noam Chomsky spoke to a capacity crowd of over 200 people yesterday at the Chomsky on Gaza Public Forum at the Wong Auditorium at MIT. The event was sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies and its Program on Human Rights and Justice.

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listen here: Prof. Noam Chomsky Speaks at the “Chomsky on Gaza” Public Forum | Open Media Boston


Chomsky On Obama’s Foreign Policy


CSU Northridge Student Julia Riber Pitt conducted an interview with Prof. Noam Chomsky, about the likely direction of Obama’s foreign policy. It took place on 1.13.09 in his office at MIT, Cambridge, MA.

Recorded and edited by Charngchi Way



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7 thoughts on “Prof. Noam Chomsky Speaks at the “Chomsky on Gaza” Public Forum + Obama’s Foreign Policy

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  2. I hope you’re right.

    What still has my head spinning is how the last admin not only ignored the anti-war movement, but they somehow numbed and distracted the populace into complicity, and even broad-based support for the botch-doctrine.

    Activist opposition to militarism became the fringe, when they should have spawned a movement– perhaps the people were too busy making money, and now they’re too busy worrying about losing it.

    Th Times ran an article about how economic woes have the military recruitment flush– imagine, after all that, people still see the military as the way out of economic problems. Something is wrong with the USA, it’s systemic, and Barack can’t steer us to peace if everyone wants war.

    Even now, with the neocon agenda seemingly in shambles, the prevailing sentiment still seems to be that what we are doing is somehow honorable and just.

    And while the got everyone passionately repeating that line, the robbed us blind.

    Obama now has an presidency with vast power that Clinton never had.

    Noam is right, there is no indication of what Obama’s policy will be, other than the parts he’s professed all along: saturate Afghanistan with force. His cabinet indicates his pro-zionist stance.

    I think Barack, for all his soaring rhetoric which clearly has the people swooning, has very little conviction regarding policy, which is why he’s got so many advisers of all stripes– he’s a blank slate, and very, very young, with very little experience in government.

    This is a traditional, religious nation, at heart, craving a preacher. Barack spent many years in a mega-church learning that style–

    My only solace is that the preacher he was listening to, Jeremiah Wright, had some scathing awareness to offer about US foreign policy, which he delivered in yet far greater effectiveness than Barack could, and who unlike Barack, actually has a lot of very specific things to say.

    Mike Gravel said in his campaign that Noam should be in the whitehouse somewhere, Noam is a national treasure. There are good people in government, who do have experience, and employing them now would be critical, if not for the rescue of the US economy (lesser priority), but for the safety of the world (the most important).

    Dennis Kucinich could preach peace, and actually get us there– however it appears one of the most inbred religious doctrines of the USA is perpetual war.

  3. Julia (from the video) here. I just wanted to mention that we should be heavily pressuring the Obama administration to change US foreign policy. Even if Obama and his cabinet don’t give us the “change” we wanted, there’s no way they’ll be able to ignore us if we speak out. Just drawing attention to the issue will cause politicians to be aware.

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