Articles by Noam Chomsky

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The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine
Noam Chomsky – Al Jazeera English, 11 Feb 2019

According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: Ownership, Advertising, the Media Elite, Flak, the Common Enemy

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I Just Visited Lula, the World’s Most Prominent Political Prisoner. A “Soft Coup” in Brazil’s Election Will Have Global Consequences.
Noam Chomsky – The Intercept, 8 Oct 2018

2 Oct 2018 – As the fifth most populous country, what happens in Brazil matters. The current election reflects dynamics that are globally relevant and historically familiar.

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Letter of Concern to Oxford University Press regarding Dr Jacques Leider and ORE Asian History Series
Noam Chomsky, Johan Galtung, Maung Zarni, et al. - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Feb 2018

5 Feb 2018 – Oxford University Press, Myanmar Genocide, & Its Choice of Dr Leider as the Expert on Rohingyas

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U.S. Isolation
Noam Chomsky | ZNet – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2017

Even close US allies, even the UK, flock to the China-based Asian Infrastructure Development Bank and the China-based Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, in this case including Japan. The China-based Shanghai Cooperation Organization incorporates the Central Asian states, Siberia with its rich resources, India, Pakistan, and soon probably Iran and perhaps Turkey. The SCO has rejected the US request for observer status and demanded that the US remove all military bases from the region.

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Superpower in War against Cuba for 50 Years
Noam Chomsky – Defend Democracy Press, 12 Dec 2016

“During the Winter of 1959-1960, there was a significant increase in CIA-supervised bombing and incendiary raids piloted by exiled Cubans” based in the US. Cuba, however, did not respond with violent actions within the US for revenge or deterrence but followed international law. In July 1960, Cuba called on the UN providing the Security Council with records of bombings, including names of pilots, plane registration numbers, unexploded bombs, and other specific details.

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Noam Chomsky on the Crises of Immigration
Noam Chomsky – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal, 21 Nov 2016

15 Nov 2016 — Pope Francis captured the essence of the crisis of immigration: “Migrants are not the danger. They are in danger.” We should be remediating their flight by addressing the causes of their flight, by greatly increasing humanitarian aid, by welcoming them into our midst. We should be reflecting seriously on another familiar phrase – “physician, heal thyself.”

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Syria: A “Grim” Set of Alternatives
Noam Chomsky interviewed by Saul Isaacson and Dan Falcone | Z Net – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2016

28 Oct 2016 – New York City teachers Saul Isaacson and Daniel Falcone recently sat down with Professor Noam Chomsky in his MIT office to discuss Syria and US foreign policy.

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The Perils of Market-Driven Education
Noam Chomsky, CJ Polychroniou and Lily Sage | ZNet – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2016

What is the actual role of education and its link to democracy, to decent human relations and to a decent society? What defines a cultured and decent society? World-renowned linguist, social critic and activist Noam Chomsky shares his views on education and culture.

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The Doomsday Clock: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, and the Prospects for Survival
Noam Chomsky – TomDispatch, 13 Jun 2016

12 Jun 2016 – In January 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its famous Doomsday Clock to three minutes before midnight, a threat level that had not been reached for 30 years. The Bulletin’s statement explaining this advance toward catastrophe invoked the two major threats to survival: nuclear weapons and “unchecked climate change.” Prospects for decent long-term survival are not high unless there is a significant change of course. A large share of the responsibility is in our hands — the opportunities as well.

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Noam Chomsky on Organizing for a Next System
Noam Chomsky | The Next System Project – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2016

24 Mar 2016 – Philosopher, linguist, and social critic Noam Chomsky recently spoke about his experiences in campus activism and his vision of a just society. An initial signatory to the Next System statement, Chomsky explores the connections between culture, mass movements, and economic experiments—which in “mutually reinforcing” interaction, may build toward a next system more quickly than you may think.

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“The Iranian Threat” – Who Is the Gravest Danger to World Peace?
Noam Chomsky – TomDispatch, 24 Aug 2015

“In the eyes of much of the world, in fact, the prime rogue state today is the United States.” As we have seen, global opinion supports this judgment by a substantial margin. Furthermore, the mantle is worn with pride. The Clinton Doctrine, for instance, confirmed that the U.S. was entitled to resort to the “unilateral use of military power” even to ensure “uninhibited access to key markets, energy supplies, and strategic resources,” let alone alleged “security” or “humanitarian” concerns.

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Magna Carta Messed Up the World, Here’s How to Fix It
Noam Chomsky – The Nation, 30 Mar 2015

The “logic” of capitalist development has left a nightmare of environmental destruction in its wake. In a few months, we will be commemorating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta—commemorating, but not celebrating; rather, mourning the blows it has suffered.

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The World of Our Grandchildren
Noam Chomsky – Jacobin Magazine, 16 Feb 2015

Noam Chomsky discusses ISIS, Israel, climate change, and the kind of world future generations may inherit.

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(Português) Para Chomsky, na Casa Branca se articula o terror mundial
Noam Chomsky, Outras Palavras - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Dec 2014

Intelectual dissidente analisa campanhas de sabotagem deflagradas pelos EUA contra Angola, Cuba e Nicarágua. E alerta: Washington continua a desestabilizar adversários. “É oficial: os EUA são o maior Estado terrorista do mundo e se orgulham disso”.

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US Control Is Diminishing, but It Still Thinks It Owns the World
Noam Chomsky – The Guardian, 8 Dec 2014

The United States has long assumed the right to use violence to achieve its aims, but it is now less able to implement its policies.

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How Many Minutes to Midnight? Hiroshima Day 2014
Noam Chomsky - TomDispatch, 11 Aug 2014

The latter era opened on August 6, 1945, the first day of the countdown to what may be the inglorious end of this strange species, which attained the intelligence to discover the effective means to destroy itself, but not the moral and intellectual capacity to control its worst instincts.

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On Israel-Palestine and BDS
Noam Chomsky – The Nation, 7 Jul 2014

The UN may harshly condemn South Africa, but, as the ambassador put it, “what mattered perhaps more than all other votes put together was that of [the] U.S. in view of its predominant position of leadership in [the] Western world.” For forty years, ever since it chose expansion over security, Israel has made essentially the same judgment.

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(Português) Linhas vermelhas na Ucrânia e no mundo
Noam Chomsky – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 May 2014

A anexação da Crimeia por Putin assusta os líderes dos EUA, porque desafia a sua dominação global. O mundo considera os Estados Unidos um Estado pária e a maior ameaça à paz mundial, sem um competidor que esteja sequer próximo.

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The Politics of Red Lines
Noam Chomsky – In These Times, 5 May 2014

Putin’s takeover of Crimea scares U.S. leaders because it challenges America’s global dominance. The world … regards the United States as a ‘pariah state’ and ‘the greatest threat to world peace,’ with no competitor even close in the polls.

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No Wonder the World Is Terrified of America – We’re the Biggest Threat
Noam Chomsky – AlterNet, 10 Feb 2014

As the year 2013 drew to an end, the BBC reported on the results of the WIN/Gallup International poll on the question: “Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?” The United States was the champion by a substantial margin, winning three times the votes of second-place Pakistan.

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The Arab Spring Three Years On
Noam Chomsky – Social Europe Journal, 2 Dec 2013

In the past I’ve described it as a “work in progress.” Now, regrettably, the phrase “work in regress” would be more appropriate. Syria is hurtling to suicide and likely partition, Yemen is subjected to Obama’s global drone terror campaign, Tunisia is in a kind of limbo, Libya lacks a government that can control the militias, and in Egypt, the major country of the Arab world, the military have acted with extreme brutality.

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Why the Rest of the World No Longer Wants to Be Like US
Noam Chomsky - AlterNet, 11 Nov 2013

Many countries in the world see the U.S. as the single greatest external threat to their societies. In the past, the U.S. has sometimes been described sardonically – but not inaccurately – as a one-party state: the business party, with two factions called Democrats and Republicans.

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Don’t Be Distracted by One-State/Two-State ‘Debate’ on Israel – Something Much More Nefarious Is Going On
Noam Chomsky - AlterNet, 11 Nov 2013

Israel is systematically expanding with US support. The near inevitable outcome, ‘one state for two nations,’ will pose ‘an immediate existential threat of the erasure of the identity of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state,’ soon with a Palestinian-Arab majority.

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The Obama Doctrine: Isolationism or Exceptionalism?
Noam Chomsky – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Oct 2013

At the fringes, some observers reject the shared assumptions, bringing up the historical record: for example, the fact that “for nearly seven decades” the United States has led the world in aggression and subversion – overthrowing elected governments and imposing vicious dictatorships, supporting horrendous crimes, undermining international agreements and leaving trails of blood, destruction and misery.

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We Have the Means to End Civilization as We Know It—How Revolutionary Pacifism Can Preserve the Species
Noam Chomsky - AlterNet, 26 Aug 2013

Lecture given by Chomsky upon being awarded the Sydney Peace Prize, November 1, 2011. It remains one of the most powerful and persuasive arguments for recognizing the dangers that modern, industrialized warfare pose to the future of humankind.

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How Do We Defend Ourselves from the Corporate and Imperial Forces That Threaten Our Existence?
Noam Chomsky – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2013

Surveying the terrible conflicts in the world, it’s clear that almost all are the residue of imperial crimes and the borders they drew in their own interests. Who owns the global atmosphere being polluted by the heat-trapping gases? Who will defend the Earth? Who will uphold the rights of nature? Who will adopt the role of steward of the commons, our collective possession?

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(Français) Nous Refusons le Silence Face a l’Apartheid et au Nettoyage Ethnique en Birmanie
Maung Zarni, Noam Chomsky et Lilian Thuram – Le Monde, 1 Jul 2013

Les minorités sont exclues du renouveau démocratique et, pour beaucoup, le calvaire a empiré avec des offensives militaires au nord et à l’Est tandis qu’à l’Ouest des populations sont séquestrées sous un régime d’Apartheid.

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Humanity Imperiled – The Path to Disaster
Noam Chomsky - TomDispatch, 10 Jun 2013

It’s not that there are no alternatives. The alternatives just aren’t being taken. That’s dangerous. So if you ask what the world is going to look like, it’s not a pretty picture. Unless people do something about it. We always can.

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Can Civilization Survive Capitalism?
Noam Chomsky – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Mar 2013

Capitalism as it exists today is radically incompatible with democracy. There is “capitalism” and then there is “really existing capitalism.”

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(Português) A Maior Ameaça à Paz Mundial
Noam Chomsky – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2013

Recentemente, a Assembleia Geral da ONU aprovou, por 174 votos a seis, uma resolução na qual convida Israel a aderir ao Tratado de Não Proliferação Nuclear. Os Estados Unidos votaram contra. Washington, que tanto fala da ameaça de um Irão nuclear, nada faz para estabelecer uma zona livre de armas nucleares no Médio Oriente.

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The Gravest Threat to World Peace
Noam Chomsky – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jan 2013

Who exactly sees Iran as the gravest security threat? The “Iranian threat” is overwhelmingly a Western obsession, shared by Arab dictators, though not Arab populations. As numerous polls have shown, although citizens of Arab countries generally dislike Iran, they do not regard it as a very serious threat. Rather, they perceive the threat to be Israel and the United States; and many, sometimes considerable majorities, regard Iranian nuclear weapons as a counter to these threats.

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What the American Media Won’t Tell You about Israel
Noam Chomsky - Alternet, 10 Dec 2012

An old man in Gaza held a placard that read: ‘You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bombard my country, starve us all, humiliate us all, but I am to blame: I shot a rocket back.’

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Why America and Israel Are the Greatest Threats to Peace
Noam Chomsky - AlterNet, 10 Sep 2012

Imagine if Iran — or any other country — did a fraction of what America and Israel do at will. It is not easy to escape from one’s skin, to see the world differently from the way it is presented to us day after day. But it is useful to try. Let’s take a few examples. The war drums are beating ever more loudly over Iran. Imagine the situation to be reversed.

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(Castellano) En la Sombra de Hiroshima
Noam Chomsky – La Jornada, Mexico, 6 Aug 2012

El 6 de agosto, aniversario de Hiroshima, debería ser un día de reflexión sombría, no sólo acerca de los sucesos terribles de esa fecha en 1945, sino también sobre lo que revelaron: que los seres humanos, en su dedicada búsqueda de medios para aumentar su capacidad de destrucción, finalmente habían logrado encontrar una forma de acercarse al límite final.

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“Losing” the World: American Decline in Perspective (Part 1)
Noam Chomsky - TomDispatch, 20 Feb 2012

Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated — Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, for example. Others are ignored. At the moment, we are failing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s decision to launch the most destructive and murderous act of aggression of the post-World War II period: the invasion of South Vietnam. The threat of socialist democracy in Chile was ended on another forgotten date, what Latin Americans call “the first 9/11,” which in violence and bitter effects far exceeded the 9/11 commemorated in the West.

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The Imperial Way: American Decline in Perspective (Part 2)
Noam Chomsky – TomDispatch, 20 Feb 2012

In the past decade, for the first time in 500 years, South America has taken successful steps to free itself from western domination. The region has moved towards integration, and has begun to address some of the terrible internal problems of societies ruled by mostly Europeanized elites. They have also rid themselves of all U.S. military bases and of IMF controls. A newly formed organization, CELAC, includes all countries of the hemisphere apart from the U.S. and Canada. If it actually functions, that would be another step in American decline, in this case in what has always been regarded as “the backyard.”

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Marching Off the Cliff
Noam Chomsky – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Dec 2011

To gain perspective on what’s happening in the world, it’s sometimes useful to adopt the stance of intelligent extraterrestrial observers viewing the strange doings on Earth. They would be watching in wonder as the richest and most powerful country in world history now leads the lemmings cheerfully off the cliff.

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Can Revolutionary Pacifism Deliver Peace?
Noam Chomsky - Reader Supported News, 7 Nov 2011

Not to be overlooked, however, is that Europeans came to realize that the next time they indulge in their favorite pastime of slaughtering one another, the game will be over: civilisation has developed means of destruction that can only be used against those too weak to retaliate in kind, a large part of the appalling history of the post-World War II years.

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The Threat of Warships on an “Island of World Peace”
Noam Chomsky - Truthout, 10 Oct 2011

Jeju Island, 50 miles southeast of South Korea’s mainland, has been called the most idyllic place on the planet. The pristine, 706-square-mile volcanic island comprises three UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites. Today Jeju Island is once again threatened by joint U.S.-South Korean militarization and violence: the construction of a naval base on what many consider to be Jeju’s most beautiful coastline. For more than four years, island residents and peace activists have engaged in determined resistance to the base, risking their lives and freedom.

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Is the World Too Big to Fail?
Noam Chomsky – TomDispatch, 3 Oct 2011

Noam Chomsky explains how the global order of power has been created and describes the mechanisms behind its continuity.

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Was War the Only Answer to 9/11?
Noam Chomsky – Nation of Change, 12 Sep 2011

The impact of the attacks is not in doubt. Just keeping to western and central Asia: Afghanistan is barely surviving, Iraq has been devastated and Pakistan is edging closer to a disaster that could be catastrophic. The jihadi movement could have been split and undermined after 9/11 if the ‘crime against humanity’ had been approached as a crime.

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In Israel, a Tsunami Warning
Noam Chomsky – The New York Times, 11 Jul 2011

Dan Gillerman, Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations, warned participants that “the morning after the anticipated announcement of recognition of a Palestinian state, a painful and dramatic process of Southafricanization will begin”—meaning that Israel would become a pariah state, subject to international sanctions.

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My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death
Noam Chomsky – Guernica Magazine, 9 May 2011

We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Operation Geronimo: The imperial mentality is so profound, throughout western society, that no one can perceive that they are glorifying bin Laden by identifying him with courageous resistance against genocidal invaders. It’s like naming our murder weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk… It’s as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes “Jew” and “Gypsy.”

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Is the World Too Big to Fail? The Contours of Global Order
Noam Chomsky - TomDispatch, 25 Apr 2011

The current economic crisis is traceable in no small measure to the fanatic faith in such dogmas as the efficient market hypothesis, to what Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, 15 years ago, called the “religion” that markets know best — which prevented the central bank and the economics profession from taking notice of an $8 trillion housing bubble that devastated the economy when it burst. Worse, for example, the new head of a subcommittee on the environment explained that global warming cannot be a problem because God promised Noah that there will not be another flood. All of this, and much more, can proceed as long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.

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It’s Not Radical Islam That Worries the US – It’s Independence
Noam Chomsky – Information Clearing House, 14 Feb 2011

The nature of any regime it backs in the Arab world is secondary to control. Subjects are ignored until they break their chains.

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The Betrayal of Gaza
Noam Chomsky – New Statesman, 15 Nov 2010

The US and Israel have been acting in tandem to extend and deepen the occupation. Take the situation in Gaza. After its formal withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005, Israel never relinquished its total control over the territory, often described as “the world’s largest prison”. In January 2006, Palestine had an election that was recognised as free and fair by international observers. Palestinians, however, voted “the wrong way”, electing Hamas. Instantly, the US and Israel intensified their assault against Gazans as punishment for this misdeed.

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The Real Threat Aboard the Freedom Flotilla
Noam Chomsky – In These Times, 14 Jun 2010

Israel assumes that it can commit such crimes with impunity because the United States tolerates them and Europe generally follows the U.S.’s lead. As the editors of The Guardian rightly observed on June 1, “If an armed group of Somali pirates had yesterday boarded six vessels on the high seas, killing at least 10 passengers and injuring many more, a NATO task force would today be heading for the Somali coast.” In this case, the NATO treaty obligates its members to come to the aid of a fellow NATO country—Turkey—attacked on the high seas.

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A Middle East Peace That Could Happen (But Won’t)
Noam Chomsky - TomDispatch, 3 May 2010

In Washington-Speak, “Palestinian State” Means “Fried Chicken”

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“THE EVIL SCOURGE OF TERRORISM”: REALITY, CONSTRUCTION, REMEDY
Noam Chomsky – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2010

Erich Fromm Lecture – April 3, 2010 The president could not have been more justified when he condemned “the evil scourge of terrorism.” I am quoting Ronald Reagan, who came into office in 1981 declaring that a focus of his foreign policy would be state-directed international terrorism, “the plague of the modern age” and “a […]

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MILITARIZING LATIN AMERICA
Noam Chomsky - ZMagazine, 24 Mar 2010

The United States was founded as an "infant empire," in George Washington’s words. The conquest of the national territory was a grand imperial venture, much like the vast expansion of the Grand Duchy of Moscow. From the earliest days, control over the Western Hemisphere was a critical goal. Ambitions expanded during World War II, as […]

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(PORTUGUESE) A TOMADA DA DEMOCRACIA NORTE-AMERICANA PELO SETOR CORPORATIVO
Noam Chomsky, 12 Feb 2010

A Suprema Corte dos EUA determinou que o governo não pode proibir as corporações de fazerem gastos políticos durante as eleições. O dia 21 de janeiro de 2010 será lembrado como uma data sombria na história da democracia norte-americana e seu declínio. Naquele dia, a Suprema Corte dos EUA determinou que o governo não pode proibir […]

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(PORTUGUESE) O LEGADO DE 1989 NOS DOIS HEMISFÉRIOS
Noam Chomsky, 29 Dec 2009

O contraste entre a libertação dos satélites da União Soviética e o esmagamento da esperança nos estados clientes dos EUA é impressionante e instrutivo – ainda mais quando ampliamos a perspectiva. Novembro marcou o aniversário de grandes eventos em 1989: «o maior ano da história do mundo desde 1945», como o historiador britânico Timothy Garton […]

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THE LEGACY OF 1989, IN TWO HEMISPHERES
Noam Chomsky, 29 Dec 2009

The contrast between the liberation of Soviet satellites and the crushing of hope in U.S. client states is striking and instructive.November marked the anniversary of major events in 1989: “the biggest year in world history since 1945,” as British historian Timothy Garton Ash describes it. That year “changed everything,” Garton Ash writes. Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms […]

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LATIN AMERICA & HONDURAS
Prof. Noam Chomsky, MIT, 27 Dec 2009

History of US Rule in Latin America; Elections and Resistance to the Coup in Honduras.Filmed by Paul Hubbard at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Dec 15 2009.CLICK TO VIEW – ZMAGAZINE

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TACKLING TERRORISM
Noam Chomsky, 25 Oct 2009

Edited extracts from his recent interview with Channel 4’s Jon Snow If someone was watching this from Mars, they’d collapse in ridicule. The United States is telling Iran to stop its aggressive militarism? I mean we occupy two countries on their border, US spending on arms is approximately equal to the rest of the world […]

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COUPS, UNASUR, AND THE U.S.
Noam Chomsky, 6 Oct 2009

From a talk given in Caracas, Venezuela on August 29 (updated September 9) The last time I had the opportunity to speak in Caracas—at long-distance that time—was about a year ago, right after the UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) meeting in Santiago in September 2008. That meeting was called "with the purpose of considering […]

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WHAT AMERICA’S ‘CRISIS’ MEANS TO THE REST OF THE WORLD
Noam Chomsky, 10 Sep 2009

The way we perceive "crises" here in the U.S. is a profound symbol of how we don’t understand them internationally. Perhaps I may begin with a few words about the title. There is too much nuance and variety to make such sharp distinctions as theirs-and-ours, them-and-us. And neither I nor anyone can presume to speak […]

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SEASON OF TRAVESTIS: FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY IN MID-2009
Noam Chomsky, 15 Jul 2009

June 2009 was marked by a number of significant events, including two elections in the Middle East: in Lebanon, then Iran. The events are significant, and the reactions to them, highly instructive. The election in Lebanon was greeted with euphoria. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman gushed that he is "a sucker for free and […]

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AMERICAN AMNESIA: WE FORGET OUR ATROCITIES ALMOST AS SOON AS WE COMMIT THEM
Noam Chomsky, 21 May 2009

Historical amnesia is a dangerous social phenomenon because it lays the groundwork for crimes that still lie ahead. The torture memos released by the White House elicited shock, indignation, and surprise. The shock and indignation are understandable. The surprise, less so. For one thing, even without inquiry, it was reasonable to suppose that Guantanamo was […]

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NEITHER THE U.S. NOR ISRAEL IS A “GENUINE PARTY TO PEACE”
Noam Chomsky, 29 Jan 2009

Barack Obama is recognized to be a person of acute intelligence, a legal scholar, careful with his choice of words. He deserves to be taken seriously – both what he says, and what he omits. Particularly significant is his first substantive statement on foreign affairs, on January 22, at the State Department, when introducing George […]

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OBAMA ON ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Noam Chomsky, 28 Jan 2009

Barack Obama is recognized to be a person of acute intelligence, a legal scholar, careful with his choice of words. He deserves to be taken seriously – both what he says, and what he omits. Particularly significant is his first substantive statement on foreign affairs, on January 22, at the State Department, when introducing George […]

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ANTI-DEMOCRATIC NATURE OF US CAPITALISM IS BEING EXPOSED
Noam Chomsky, 17 Oct 2008

Bretton Woods was the system of global financial management set up at the end of the second World War to ensure the interests of capital did not smother wider social concerns in post-war democracies. It was hated by the US neoliberals – the very people who created the banking crisis writes Noam Chomsky The simultaneous […]

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?THE UNITED STATES HAS ESSENTIALLY A ONE-PARTY SYSTEM?
Gabor Steingart, interviewing Noam Chomsky, 12 Oct 2008

The linguist and public intellectual Noam Chomsky has long been a critic of American consumerism and imperialism. SPIEGEL spoke to him about the current crisis of capitalism, Barack Obama’s rhetoric and the compliance of the intellectual class. SPIEGEL: Professor Chomsky, cathedrals of capitalism have collapsed, the conservative government is spending its final weeks in office […]

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THE PROBLEMS OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Noam Chomsky, 6 Oct 2008

VII Social Summit for the Latin American and Caribbean UnityCaracas, Sep/24/2008 During the past decade, Latin America has become the most exciting region of the world. The dynamic has very largely flowed from right where you are meeting, in Caracas, with the election of a leftist president dedicated to using Venezuela’s rich resources for the […]

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