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Noam Chomsky

EuroMaidan Left to the West: Where's My Solidarity?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 04.11.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

As East-West tensions steadily deteriorate, Ukrainian leftists may wonder what has become of their Western counterparts. Locked into a rigid ideologi...

A Tale of Ukraine, Crimea Crisis and Glenn Greenwald

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It's a truly outlandish spectacle to see leading left figures go through their ideological contortions, which are becoming more and more bizarre by the day.

Chomsky on McCutcheon: 'Let's Forget Any Pretense of Being a Democratic Society'

Abel Collins | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Abel Collins

Imagine David and Charles Koch or George Soros stepping into any political race and directly showering their pet candidate with however much money it will take them to win. The result would be an assortment of politicians utterly enthralled by the ultra wealthy

In Defense of Public Higher Education

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

Given the pervasiveness of privatization, we need to ask some difficult questions about its human costs.

Crimea and the Left: It's an Intellectual Wasteland Out There

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It's time for leftist intellectuals and activists to conduct a serious re-assessment and rethink of their movement. To do otherwise could relegate the left to irrelevance or, even worse, ridicule and embarrassment for some time to come.

A Conversation Between Two Atheists From Muslim Backgrounds (Part 2)

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

This is a continuation of my conversation with Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, who I met just months after he arrived in the United States for the first time f...

The War on Democracy: The Deep State

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Over the course of the past decade, the doyens of the left, Peter Dale Scott and Noam Chomsky, began to use the term "deep state" to refer to the relatively small number of Washington and Wall Street player who actually control America.

Chomsky: Putting the Eco Back in Economy

Abel Collins | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

Environmentalists are frequently characterized as being economy killing party poopers. The truth is we merely want to work and live in a way that isn't self-destructive.

Chats with Pat Metheny, John Butler and Declan O'Rourke, Plus Dukes of September, Stone Cold Fox and Bike For Three Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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U.S. Assassination Program in Colombia & Why We Are Learning of This Now

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The U.S., therefore, instead of focusing on a military strategy which objectively puts itself on the side of the Colombian paramilitaries, should instead be supporting those brave souls in Colombia who are struggling for peace at the risk of their very lives.

A Conversation Between Two Atheists From Muslim Backgrounds (Part 1)

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

I met Faisal Saeed Al Mutar recently, just months after he arrived in the United States for the first time from Iraq. Both of us grew up in Middle Eas...

Hot Docs, TIFF Host Benefit Screening of Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & The Media to Complete Final Work By Peter Wintonick

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Tomorrow afternoon in Toronto, a film community will honor the late documentarist Peter Wintonick, in perhaps the best way possible: by screening his ...

Zach Carter

Noam Chomsky: Obama Trade Deal A 'Neoliberal Assault' To Further Corporate 'Domination'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is an "assault," on working people intended to further corporate "domination," accordi...

Zach Carter

Noam Chomsky: MIT Shares Blame For Aaron Swartz Tragedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology bears some of the blame for the tragedy of Internet activist Aaron Swartz's suicide, according to author and...

Zach Carter

House Democrats Leave Pacific Trade Deal Twisting In The Wind

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats balked Thursday at a bill designed to clear congressional hurdles for President Barack Obama's controversial Trans-Pacif...

Zach Carter

Noam Chomsky: U.S. Politics Are Now 'Pure Savagery'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Author and activist Noam Chomsky said that the congressional controversy over extending unemployment benefits is evidence that American politics has d...

Afghanistan Needs Its 'Knights' for Age of Greater Jihad

Suleiman Wali | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Suleiman Wali

Afghanistan has become entirely too fluent in the language of Lesser Jihad, which it famously fought and won in the 1980s. But as that pivotal year of 2014 approaches, let us define who we are in peacetime and be even better at winning at that.

Noam Chomsky Continues to Inspire

Jeff Cohen | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

I saw Noam Chomsky as my mentor -- way before we ever met. When I was in college in the late 1960s/early '70s, he was already a guiding light for me, an exemplar of how those with privilege and principles should live our lives.

Happy Birthday, Professor Chomsky

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics
Suchitra Vijayan

Noam Chomsky celebrates his birthday today. After 40 years of activism he remains a potent symbol of dissent. Chomsky remains a coherent critic of Un...

Getting Serious With the Gospels: Chomsky on the Church

Abel Collins | Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion
Abel Collins

I sat down to discuss a wide range of topics with the idol of my high school days, Noam Chomsky, in early October. This was before the release of Evangelii Gaudium, but after a lot of encouraging words about economic justice from Pope Francis.

How To Make Yourself Happy (It's Not What You Think!)

Hippo Reads | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Hippo Reads

What does self-deception mean? As RadioLab's story suggests, self-deceivers are not only more successful, but often happier. Go figure.

Thankful for IDFA Documentary Market & RIP Peter Wintonick, 'King of Docs'

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

The memorial tribute gathering of friends and colleagues during IDFA allowed everyone the chance to write in a memorial book, their memories and caring thoughts for Peter's family. At the vent, buttons were handed out which read, "Peter-King of Docs."

Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

MIT linguist and peace activist Noam Chomsky has delivered what ought to be the coup de grace to what's left of the 9/11 conspiracy theories. Durin...

Football Player Quits NFL After Reading Chomsky, Dalai Lama

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living

It's often said that "money can't buy happiness" and one NFL player appears to have found that the adage still holds true. John Moffitt seemed to h...

New York Times Slanted Sandinista Coverage: From McCain to de Blasio

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Nikolas Kozloff

Like other mainstream media outlets, the Times holds political activism in low regard, particularly activism of leftist stripes, and the de Blasio article is peppered with patronizing language.