Chomsky, Sanders and Varoufakis unite to launch Progressive International

Morning Star | May 13, 2020

LEFT-WING academics and authors including Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein launched the Progressive International (PI) initiative on Monday, which will hold a founding conference in September.

Forty notable figures, also including Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir and exiled former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa, were joined by the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM) and the Sanders Institute to launch the PI’s website.Read More »

Chomsky, Pilger Slam Trump Threats Against Venezuela

The Dawn News | August 13, 2017

Noam Chomsky and John Pilger spoke with teleSUR, denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to Venezuela as irresponsible, but typical according to the president’s behavior and U.S. history.

During a conference Friday in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump told reporters that the U.S. has a number of solutions to Venezuela’s situation and military force was still an option being considered.Read More »

Noam Chomsky: Young Bernie Sanders Supporters are a “Mobilized Force That Could Change the Country”

by Democracy Now!

Common Dreams | 28 April, 2016

 Noam Chomsky in 2010.  (Photo: jeanbaptisteparis/flickr/cc)

During an event Tuesday at the Brooklyn Public Library, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and professor, was asked about Bernie Sanders’ run for the White House. “[H]e’s considered radical and extremist, which is a pretty interesting characterization, because he’s basically a mainstream New Deal Democrat,” Chomsky said. “His positions would not have surprised President Eisenhower, who said, in fact, that anyone who does not accept New Deal programs doesn’t belong in the American political system. That’s now considered very radical.” Chomsky concluded by noting that Sanders “has mobilized a large number of young people, these young people who are saying, ‘Look, we’re not going to consent anymore.’ And if that turns into a continuing, organized, mobilized force, that could change the country—maybe not for this election, but in the longer term.”Read More »

Chomsky And Others Put Forward ‘Ideas For Going Forward’ In This Crisis-Ridden World

Countercurrents | 07 April, 2016

The world is facing a Titanic moment. Either humanity comes together as one and save the Mother Ship Earth or we go down without a trace! The major crises we face are ecological crisis manifested in global warming/climate change, soil degradation, water crisis, over all environmental damage, war perpetrated by predatory capitalism which could eventually lead to a nuclear winter, resource crisis, health, education and economic crisis etc. Race/caste and gender/sexuality justice are other major issues that need urgent attention. A group of intellectuals including Noam Chomsky, academics and activists have come forward with a document called “Some Possible Ideas For Going Forward”. The document states at the outset,

We hope this document can help inspire more conversations within groups and movements that, over time, come to a synthesis. We do this in the spirit of self organization – and as a rejection of preformed inflexible programs and agendas imposed on activists from above. We believe only program that is fully understood and owned by grassroots participants can win lasting change.

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Chomsky, Snowden, Greenwald on Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

Common Dreams | 26 March, 2016

What is privacy and what is an individual’s right to it?

That is the question that renowned linguist and MIT professor Noam Chomsky, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald sought to answer on Friday evening as the three (virtually) shared a stage for a panel discussion at the University of Arizona in Tuscon.Read More »