Noam Chomsky: tears for refugees, the American “battle lab” at Guántanamo, and how the USA uses torture systems today

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

There are two things below that I think stand out from what is otherwise a radiant interview: first, the outstanding article on how Chomsky reacted at speaking with refugees from Plain of Jars. Second, the details of the Cheney-Rumsfeld-created “battle lab”, which is a military-lingo euphemism for “torture lab” at the Guántanamo Bay camp.

Noam Chomsky on love (and jingoism)

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

This is a side of Chomsky that you get to see once you read enough of his stuff. Still, this video says it plainly.

“What about Israel?”

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Some well-put words on Israel as culled from the latest Barsamian/Chomsky book, “Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy”.

Distraction and advertising: how we are turned daft to make money for companies

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Two great articles on the powers of distraction, advertising, individualism, and how some companies not only try to re-wire your brain, but succeed at it.

Chomsky’s preface to Michael Albert’s new “Practical Utopia”

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

This is a great read, the start to a new book; this preface is written by Noam Chomsky and covers very recent events.