Part 1 of 3: Possibility
Note: replaced the videos July 22, 2012.
“There’s room for everyone at the rendezvous of victory.” — Aimè Cèsaire, Caribbean poet
Recorded at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 6, 2011.
Norman Finkelstein spoke about the occupation of Palestine in the context of the Arab Spring and developments regarding Palestine’s prospects for statehood and peace, Continue reading
Note: replaced video Sept. 14, 2014
American Radical is the probing, definitive documentary about Jewish-American political scientist Norman Finkelstein. A devoted son of holocaust survivors, an ardent critic of Israel and US Middle East policy, Finkelstein has been steadfast at the centre of many intractable controversies, including his denial of tenure at DePaul University. Called a lunatic and self-hating Jew by some and an inspirational street-fighting revolutionary by others, Finkelstein is a deeply polarising figure. From Beirut to Kyoto, the filmmakers follow Finkelstein around the world as he attempts to negotiate a voice among both supporters and critics.
Note: replaced video Jan. 18, 2013
simply2ghetto·Aug 25, 2011
Dr. Norman Finkelstein discusses the Israel-Palestine conflict. Recorded at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on 04/25/08. Sponsored by Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society.
October 31, 2010
replaced video Feb. 24, 2015
Peter Pan on Jun 29, 2011
Dr. Norman Finkelstein – Israel and Palestine: Past, Present, Future
Toronto, Ontario, Thursday, October 28.
Dr. Norman Finkelstein speaks on the present situation in Gaza, the attack on the Gaza Aid Flotilla, the current stage of the peace process, and the prospect of another regional war.
Presented by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME).
May 17, 2010 — Israel has refused to permit Noam Chomsky, the linguist and icon of the American left, to enter the occupied West Bank from Jordan. Some argue that Chomsky, an 81-year-old professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could pose a risk to Israel. Norman Finkelstein says that Israel has been exposed to the world during the Gaza conflict and now feels threatened.
Noam Chomsky is America’s greatest intellectual. His massive body of work, which includes nearly 100 books, has for decades deflated and exposed the lies of the power elite and the myths they perpetrate. Chomsky has done this despite being blacklisted by the commercial media, turned into a pariah by the academy and, by his own admission, being a pedantic and at times slightly boring speaker. He combines moral autonomy with rigorous scholarship, a remarkable grasp of detail and a searing intellect. He curtly dismisses our two-party system as a mirage orchestrated by the corporate state, excoriates the liberal intelligentsia for being fops and courtiers and describes the drivel of the commercial media as a form of “brainwashing.” And as our nation’s most prescient critic of unregulated capitalism, globalization and the poison of empire, he enters his 81st year warning us that we have little time left to save our anemic democracy.
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This article is excerpted from Norman Finkelstein’s important new book about the Gaza conflict, “This Time We Went Too Far” published this month by OR Books. To purchase a copy of the complete book please visit OR Books. This book is not available from bookstores or other online retailers.
Public outrage at the Gaza invasion did not come out of the blue but rather marked the nadir of a curve plotting a steady decline in support for Israel. As polling data of Americans and Europeans, both Gentiles and Jews, suggest, the public has become increasingly critical of Israeli policy over the past decade. The horrific images of death and destruction broadcast around the world during and after the invasion accelerated this development. “The increased and brutal frequency of war in this volatile region has shifted international opinion,” the British Financial Times editorialized one year later, “reminding Israel it is not above the law. Israel can no longer dictate the terms of debate.”
January 12, 2010
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