Noam Chomsky: Freedom of Speech, Info Wars, Class Warfare and Israel

Noam Chomsky at the World Social Forum in 2003...

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We are honored to bring Noam Chomsky to the working class Left. Listen to Chomsky on Wiki, info wars, on the Class War and on Israel/Palestine.

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Tunisian President steps down after violent protests

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After two decades in power, the Tunisian President stands down in the face of violent anti-Government unrest across the country.

Jonathan Rugman reports on the crisis, from Tunisia.

Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has taken over from President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali on an interim basis after violent rioting spread across Tunisia, protesting against high unemployment, high food prices, and the President’s leadership.

The country is now under a state of emergency, and a curfew, with threats that anyone who breaks the curfew could be shot.

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Amy Goodman: Independent Media in a Time of War (2003)


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University of California Television (UCTV) | Apr 24, 2008

Amy Goodman — independent journalist and host of the popular radio show Democracy Now! — speaks about the corporate media’s coverage of the 2003 Iraq War. She discusses the way that the U.S. media downplayed civilian causalities and glorified military combat, and she asks her audience to consider the costs of coverage that is both sanitized and sensationalized. At the core of her lecture is a deep commitment to the ethics of journalism — she believes that the role of reporters is to ferret out the facts, to question those in power, and to “go to where the silence is, and say something.” Goodman uses the concrete example of the Iraq war to ask her audience to grapple with a larger question — what impact does the commercialization and consolidation of the media industry have on journalism and democracy?

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Ralph Nader: Ron Paul & Bernie Sanders Have Teamed Up To Go After The Military Budget and the Federal Reserve

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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