Noam Chomsky: What is Anarchism? + Q&A

Kryptoanarkisme

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with Noam Chomsky

LeighaCohen on Nov 20, 2013

Noam Chomsky spoke at MIT Wong Auditorium on November 18, 2013. The event was sponsored by the Boston Review. This event was based on the topic of Noam Chomsky’s new volume, On Anarchism.

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Noam Chomsky: Egypt – Revolution or Military Coup?

Egypt Violence

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with Noam Chomsky

MIT ESA on Oct 8, 2013

This event took place on October 4th, 2013 in Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge.

Egypt has undergone many cycles of change since the revolution in January 2011, and making sense of these radical transformations in the heart of the Middle East has been challenging. We had the privilege of discussing the past, present and future of Egypt’s political landscape with Prof. Chomsky.

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Malalai Joya: The Hypocrisy of the U.S. Government + Chomsky Scorns So-Called “Humanitarian Intervention” + The Afghan Peace Volunteers and Luke Nephew: Rap Against Impunity as the Afghan War Turns 12

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Chicago Anti-War Protest

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strugglevideomedia on Oct 8, 2013

Famed human rights activist Malalai Joya speaks in Boston at the meeting along with Noam Chomsky. Joya is on a 10 city tour of the U.S. Joya is speaking about her updated version of her book “A Woman Among Warlords”. She is introduced by Marilyn Levin of the United National Anti-War Coaltion. www.unacpeace.org 10/6/2013  Continue reading

Empire Under Obama, Part 1: Political Language and the ‘Mafia Principles’ of International Relations by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
andrewgavinmarshall.com
Originally published on The Hampton Institute
October 7, 2013

THE FACE OF IMPERIALISM

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In the first part of this essay series on ‘Empire Under Obama,’ I will aim to establish some fundamental premises of modern imperialism, or what is often referred to as ‘international relations,’ ‘geopolitics’, or ‘foreign policy.’ Specifically, I will refer to George Orwell’s writing on ‘political language’ in order to provide a context in which the discourse of imperialism may take place out in the open with very little comprehension on the part of the public which consumes the information; and further, to draw upon Noam Chomsky’s suggestion of understanding international relations as the application of ‘Mafia Principles’ to foreign policy. This part provides some background on these issues, and future parts to this essay series will be examining the manifestation of empire in recent years.

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Noam Chomsky: Instead of “Illegal” Syria Threat, U.S. Should Back Chemical Weapons Ban Worldwide + Chomsky on 9/11

NO  U.S.  BOMBING  OF  SYRIA   /  Hands Off Syria  /   NO  WAR    -    Protest march  from Times Square  to  Union Square,  Manhattan  NYC   -   09/07/2013

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Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky

democracynow on Sep 11, 2013

www.democracynow.org – In a national address from the White House Tuesday night, President Obama announced he is delaying a plan to strike Syria while pursuing a diplomatic effort from Russia for international monitors to take over and destroy Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons. However, Obama still threatened to use force against Syria if the plan fails. We get reaction to Obama’s speech from world-renowned political dissident and linguist, MIT Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky.

“The Russian plan is a godsend for Obama,” Chomsky says. “It saves him from what would look like a very serious defeat. He has not been able to obtain virtually any international support, and it looked as though Congress wasn’t going to support it either, which would leave him completely out on a limb. This leaves him a way out: he can maintain the threat of force, which incidentally is a crime under international law. We should bear in mind that the core principle of the United Nations charter bars the threat or use of force. So all of this is criminal to begin with, but he’ll continue with that.”

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Noam Chomsky on Communism, Revolutionary Violence, the American Left and Slavoj Zizek

Capitalism isn't working

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with Noam Chomsky

Pax Marxista on Aug 15, 2013

Noam Chomsky interview with Christopher Helali of Pax Marxista (3/12/2013)

See the full transcript and article at: http://paxmarxista.org/noam-chomsky-on-revolutionary-violence-communism-and-the-american-left/

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Noam Chomsky: The Corporatization of the University (2013)

Say No to the Corporate University

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with Noam Chomsky

Isaac Epstein on Jul 14, 2013

July 12, 2013. Rackham Auditorium, University of Michigan

Sponsored by: GEO, LEO, MI-AAUP

Lead Organizer: Jim McAsey

Videographer: Isaac Epstein

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Noam Chomsky and the Leveretts: Iran and American Foreign Policy: Where Did the U.S. Go Wrong?

Don't Attack Iran

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with Noam Chomsky

raceforiran on Jun 11, 2013

On May 14, 2013, the Technology and Culture Forum at MIT sponsored an event, “Iran and American Foreign Policy: Where Did the U.S. Go wrong?”, featuring Noam Chomsky and Flynt and Hillary Leverett, authors of the controversial “Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Hillary Mann Leverett starts 18:20 into the video, Flynt Leverett at 37:00, and Noam Chomsky at 54:00.

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Noam Chomsky on TPP Secrecy, Terrorism and Google Glass

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Laura Flanders
grittv.org
June 18, 2013

What do Takism Square, Google Glass, Trans Pacific Partnership and NSA have in common? Find out in this interview with Noam Chomsky.

On the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pending trade deal critics are calling “NAFTA on steroids”:

These are patent rules so high, if they’d existed in 19th century the US would be an agricultural producer today… What we now call “piracy” is the way the rich countries developed. There’s a phrase for it in trade theory: kicking away the ladder. First you violate all the rules, then by the time you get rich you kick away the ladder so others can’t do it too and you preach about “free trade.”

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This conversation was recorded backstage at the Left Forum in New York, June 8, 2013.

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Noam Chomsky: Western Rogue Politics + Transcript

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with Noam Chomsky

Oz House Jun 12, 2013

Noam Chomsky: MIT Linguist, US critic and activist, author of dozens of books about US foreign policy, state based capitalism and mass media e.g. “Manufacturing Consent”, “Profit over People”, “Hegemony or Survival” and “Occupy”. Chomsky is official supporter of Kontext TV.

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Noam Chomsky at Left Forum 2013: Mobilizing for Ecological/Economic Transformation

We the People*

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Noam Chomsky’s Call to the World about the Taksim Gezi Park Resistance #resistanbul

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

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with Noam Chomsky

Diren Gezi Jun 6, 2013

The world renowned dissident Prof. Noam Chomsky calls for a global reaction to resist against the imposition of the neo-liberal assault that have severe impact on populations worldwide!

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Noam Chomsky: Latin America-There is an Alternative for Democracy and Freedom, Europe-On a Suicidal Course

Noam Chomsky - hinsides statssosialismen

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with Noam Chomsky

LeftTalks Jun 8, 2013

A Message From Noam Chomsky To The Alter Summit In Greece.

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Noam Chomsky: The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and the Future of Nuclear Power

4.24 エネルギーシフトパレードin渋谷/Energy Shift Parade in Shibuya

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with Noam Chomsky

WorldNetworkChildren Jun 1, 2013

Campaign for Evacuation of the Children from the Highly Contaminated Areas

Can you Help us Send Messages to the Court from All Over the World?

http://fukushima-evacuation-e.blogspot.jp/p/video-letters.html

Please leave your comments to the Japanese court to save the children

http://www.fukushima-sokai.net/action/opinion_after-e.php

World Network for Saving Children from Radiation

http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/

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Noam Chomsky: The Problem for Latin America With Drugs is the US Demand, and Supply of Arms

Noam Chomsky - hinsides statssosialismen

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with Noam Chomsky

NACLA’s 45th Anniversary Gala: Noam Chomsky

Ambre Auzanneau Jun 3, 2013

Noam Chomsky is the 2012 recipient of NACLA’s Latin America Peace and Justice Award for his ongoing commitment to social justice in the Americas. The son of Eastern European immigrants, Noam Chomsky is a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a long time friend and supporter of NACLA. His book Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the struggle for Peace (South End Press, 1985) helped a generation of scholars, activists, and concerned citizens think about the regions different conflicts – in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala – as interlocking parts of a single crisis that revealed how the United States had a direct and enduring effect on political and economic policies in the hemisphere.

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