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Noam Chomsky: BDS and Beyond

Michael Albert interviews Noam Chomsky for teleSUR English, which will launch on July 24 1. Broadly, what is BDS – its aims, its means? As far as I can reconstruct the history, the first organized call for boycott of products of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories was in 1997 by the Israeli peace organization Gush Shalom, whose Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Gaza’s Torment, Israel’s Crimes, Our Responsibilities

It is important to understand what life is like in Gaza when Israel’s behavior is “restrained,” in between the regular manufactured crises like this one

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Noam Chomsky: Iraq

Albert interviews Chomsky: Virtually without exception, the US sledgehammer has severely harmed Iraqi society, going back 50 years to when direct US intervention began with support for a military coup

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Noam Chomsky: ‘All The News That’s Not Fit To Print’

The NY Times can claim, correctly, that it is the most informative newspaper in the world. It is therefore interesting to look at what it chooses not to tell us. Every day provides many instructive illustrations. Take today, Sept. 12 2013. Here’s a small sample.  All that is true, but crucially incomplete. It should be Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: May Day

People seem to know about May Day everywhere except where it began, here in the United States of America. That’s because those in power have done everything they can to erase its real meaning. For example, Ronald Reagan designated what he called, “Law Day”—a day of jingoist fanaticism, like an extra twist of the knife Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Chomsky Sessions Five: International Relations, Part Two

Transcript of Chomsky Sessions 5: International Relations, a Z Video DVD with Noam Chomsky and Michael Albert (http://www.zcomm.org/zstore/products/114)   What are the mistakes that you think the antiwar movement has made over the years and things that maybe we should have done differently? I think there are a lot of things that could have been Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Chomsky Session 5: International Relations, Part One

Transcript of Chomsky Sessions 5: International Relations, a Z Video DVD with Noam Chomsky and Michael Albert (http://www.zcomm.org/zstore/products/114)   Switching to another area. International relations. What does colonialism mean? Well, like any term of human affairs, it covers a vast range. There's all kinds of colonialism. I mean, the worst kind of colonialism is what's Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Chomsky Sessions 4: The Political System, Part 2

Transcript of Z Video DVD Chomsky Sessions 4: The Political System, Part 2 of an interview with Michael Albert and Noam Chomsky (http://www.zcomm.org/zstore/products/114). See Part 1 here.   We've already done some ecology stuff. Do you believe global warming is occurring, largely human-made and susceptible to human direction? I have to ask the question because, of Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Chomsky Sessions 4: The Political System

Now, just a few questions about the political system. In elections, you sometimes suggest voting for people who you simultaneously have devastating criticisms of – as a lesser evil, as something that is the best one can do in the short term. But then there's also the problem of trying to build long term institutions of Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Chomsky Sessions 3: Education and Economics, Part II

Transcript of Z DVD Chomsky Sessions 3: Education and Economics an interview with Michael Albert and Noam Chomsky (http://www.zcomm.org/zstore/products/114). See Part I here. OK, so, in the economic system that we're most familiar with, we have the private ownership, we have the hierarchy of the decision making, we have the mis-attribution of rights, etc. But Read more…

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