Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

Prof. Chomsky delivers the 5th Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Columbia University School for International Affairs for the Heyman Center for the Humanities. After paying homage to Edward Said stressing imperialism as central to our culture, Prof. Chomsky builds his case with telling quotes of American leaders rationalizing and denying genocide of indigenous ‘new worlders’ through U.S. terrorism in Latin America—Chile, Brazil, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia—and the Middle East (1:03:46):

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Zbigniew Brzezinski—former national security adviser, co-founder of the Trialteral Commission and (which might come to a frequent reader’s surprise) one of the scholars I’ve avidly studied most on geopolitics—discusses the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan (4:20):

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Thomas E. Woods, Jr. and Doug Casey discuss the question with Dennis McCuistion on McCuistion TV. The two scholars argue the inherent immorality behind the concept of government. Dr. Woods accurately calls limited government a “unicorn”, citing the late-Professor Murray Rothbard’s essay,”Anatomy of the State.” (28:39):

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Professor Noam Chomsky discusses his coming book—Hopes and Prospects, to be released 1 January 2010—the military coup against Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, his meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, mainstream media’s “narrow criticism” of state power, U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, and the meetings between world “leaders” and Iran with Matt Martin and listeners at KALW 91.7 FM in San Fransisco (52:11):

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A lecture given by Professor Noam Chomsky in Caracas, Venezuela 29 August 2009 (updated September 9) on the U.S. plundering of Latin America and the corporate State.

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A must watch: Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald, two of our most respected voices speaking truth to illegitimate power, on GRITtv with Laura Flanders, Wednesday. Mr. Scahill and Mr. Greenwald discuss the media elite and how—in their own words—form the “political debate” by not reporting facts, but an ESPN-esque play-by-play of what those in power are asserting. They go after the major TV networks and print media, Chuck Todd, Tim Russert, Tom Brokaw and others on how they ‘manufacture consent’ for torture and immoral war in this 60 minute video, but the segment with Mr. Scahill and Mr. Greenwald ends at the 29:30 mark:

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Anne Applebaum makes the case for a U.S. taxpayer-funded “human rights campaign that battles Iran from within”.

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Masses in opposition to globalization demonstrated in Pittsburgh, PA against the meeting of oligarchs from the Group of 20 industrialized nations (G-20). The militarized police assaulted protesters, curbed free speech, and made overt threats to ensure the elite attendees of the highly politicized G-20 Summit were pleased.

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Prof. Ralph Raico‘s lecture at Mises University 2009 – “Liberalism” – 28 July 09 (62:04):

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“President Barack Obama answered pre-selected questions Wednesday afternoon about health care sent in from emails, Facebook and Twitter. CBS’ Chip Reid and columnist Helen Thomas thought this reflected a lack of transparency at the White House,” reports The Raw Story, as The Washington Post gets busted selling secret access to the White House and Congress. (more…)

Obama drafting executive order for prolonged, indefinite detention; A ridiculously tragic Gitmo story from Andy Worthington; Spain greatly curbs “universal jurisdiction” law to protect U.S torturers; Gareth Porter on the B.S. report from the U.S. military “investigation into the Farah Massacre it carried out May 4; Torture in Israel; Sheldon Richman on healthcare, democracy, and American politics; and more… (more…)

Prof. Noam Chomsky interviewed by Said and Dari on WorldStreams Radio – 17 June 09 (60:00): (more…)

A woman in Iran relays a message to the world Friday night. (more…)

al Jazeera English’s (AJE) “Inside Story” takes a look at Iran’s controversial elections, the protests that have followed, and the potential recount. (more…)

Prof. Noam Chomsky’s extended response to Obama’s Cairo Speech: Palestine-Israel, U.S. presence in the Middle East, U.S. rejectionism, and the Newspeak cover for no change in the U.S. quest for ‘global dominance’. (more…)