Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010
Three recent Chomsky videos
Chomsky in Lebanon. Gulf News. June 3, 2010.
Noam Chomsky and Bill McKibben on Global Warming. On the Earth Productions. June 2, 2010.
Posted Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Noam Chomsky's Hopes and Prospects is now available on Kindle
Posted Sunday, June 6, 2010
Noam Chomsky on Israel and the Gaza Flotilla Attack: "Sheer Criminal Aggression, with no Credible Pretext"
Noam Chomsky on Israel and the Gaza Flotilla Attack: "Sheer Criminal Aggression, with no Credible Pretext". Haymarket Books press release. June 2, 2010.
Posted Sunday, May 30, 2010
Noam Chomsky interview with Israeli television
Noam Chomsky interview (in English with Hebrew subtitles). Israel News. May 23, 2010.
Posted Monday, May 17, 2010
Noam Chomsky barred from entering West Bank, interrogated by Israeli military for several hours
Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Noam Chomsky on Arizona's SB 1070 law
No Mas Muertes! (Noam Chomsky on Arizona's SB 1070). Brown University. May 1, 2010.
Posted Friday, March 26, 2010
Chomsky lecture upon receiving 2010 Erich Fromm Prize
"The evil scourge of terrorism": Reality, construction, remedy (Erich Fromm Lecture 2010). International Erich Fromm Society, Stuttgart, Germany. March 23, 2010.
Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Chomsky interview on Cognitive Science, and Anarchism, in English and Spanish
Chomsky on Cognitive Science, and Anarchism. With Reddit Blog. March 12, 2010.
Chomsky sobre la ciencia cognitiva, y el anarquismo. Con Reddit Blog. 19 de marzo de 2010.
Posted Thursday, March 18, 2010
Chomsky interview on Haiti, in English and Spanish
Chomsky on Haiti: Aid Should Go to Haitian Popular Organizations, Not to Contractors or NGOs. With Keane Bhatt. March 9, 2010.
Chomsky: "La ayuda debe ir a las organizaciones populares haitianas, no a los contratistas u ONG". Con Keane Bhatt. 11 de marzo de 2010.
Posted Monday, March 01, 2010
Recent Chomsky article on the US Supreme Court's "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" decision
The Corporate Takeover of U.S. Democracy. chomsky.info. January 24, 2010.
Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010
Noam Chomsky on Howard Zinn (1922-2010)
Howard Zinn. Forthcoming in the Resist Newsletter. February 2010.
Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Hopes and Prospects (Amnesty International Lecture). Belfast, Ireland. October 30, 2009.
Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010
Three Spanish translations of Chomsky articles
"Pacificación" presidencial en América Latina. La Jornada. 3 de enero de 2010.
El legado de 1989 en los dos hemisferios. Sin Permiso. 13 de diciembre de 2009.
Guerra, paz y el Nobel de Obama. Sin Permiso. 15 de noviembre de 2009.
Chomsky article: The Legacy of 1989, in Two Hemispheres
The Legacy of 1989, in Two Hemispheres. In These Times. December 3, 2009.
Posted Monday, January 18, 2010
The 2010 Erich Fromm Prize
endowed with 10,000E
goes to the linguist and political intellectual
On March 23, 2010, the 110th anniversary of Erich Fromm's birthday, the Erich Fromm Prize will be awarded to Noam Chomsky in Stuttgart, Germany.
The International Erich Fromm Society recognizes with this award the lifework of Noam Chomsky, especially his from public opinion uninfluenced political convictions, which center on the right to life and dignity of all of mankind, even and perhaps especially the powerless. Like Erich Fromm, he boldly and deliberately speaks a language of reason capable both of impressing upon the conscience of the powerful and the opinion makers and of giving hope to the powerless and critical thinkers.
Chomsky, who advised Fromm in linguistic matters of the having mode for Fromm's "To Have or To Be?", plays a similar role today as Fromm did in the fifties and sixties. As Fromm did, Chomsky has the ability to grasp reality without cognitive deformations and to be aware of the distorting function the "pathology of normalcy" has in regard to our public opinions and political convictions and in "manufacturing consent".
The celebration will take place in the New Castle of Stuttgart. Chomsky himself will present the Fromm-Lecture entitled: "'The evil scourge of terrorism': Reality, Construction, Remedy". Laudations will be presented by the Harvard Historian Lawrence Friedman (who is currently finishing a biography of Erich Fromm) and by Peter Zudeick, a German philosopher and writer. Konstantin Wecker, an equally well-known composer of political songs (and 2007 recipient of the Fromm prize) spontaneously agreed to contribute some songs to the celebration. The honorarium is to be donated to the Carol Chomsky Memorial Fund for Children War Victims.
The Erich Fromm Prize is awarded annually by the International Erich Fromm Society to persons who are committed to the achievement of excellence in preserving or reviving humanistic thought and action in the tradition of Erich Fromm. Previous prize recipients have been: Heribert Prantl, Hans Leyendecker, Eugen Drewermann, Konstantin Wecker, Jakob von Uexküll und Gerhart R. Baum.
International Erich Fromm Society
Office -- Dr. Rainer Funk - Ursrainer Ring 24, D-72076 Tubingen / Germany
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Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010
Manufacturing Consent available on Hulu
Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010
Text of Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Columbia University
The Unipolar Moment and the Culture of Imperialism (Edward Said Memorial Lecture). Columbia University. December 3, 2009
Posted Friday, January 08, 2010
Video of two recent Chomsky lectures
Obama, the Middle East, and the Prospects for Peace. Boston University. December 8, 2009.
Gaza: One Year Later. Watertown, Massachusetts. December 6, 2009.
Posted Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Presidential 'Peacemaking' in Latin America. In These Times. January 5, 2010.
Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Recent transcript of 2008 Boston University talk
Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond. Boston University. April 24, 2008.
Many thanks to Steve Lyne for the transcript.
Posted Monday, December 28, 2009
Honorary concert for Noam Chomsky
The famous linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky will attend his special honorary concert with dozens of family, friends and colleagues, at MIT's 1300-seat Kresge Auditorium, on January 22, 2010. There will be performances of music dedicated to Noam Chomsky and speeches by noted scientists and speakers from MIT and Harvard.
For more information visit: http://edwardmanukyan.com/concerts/chomsky_tribute.html
Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009
Updated Chomsky (book) bibliography
...including previews, excerpts, and full text for some; available principally in English and Spanish:
Posted Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Noam Chomsky on the forthcoming Howard Zinn documentary, The People Speak
"Howard Zinn's A People's History molded the perceptions and conscience of a generation by bringing from the recesses of history those unknown and remarkable people who were often its most influential agents. In this new film we can hear their voices, and the messages they offer to us about the path to a better future, a most rewarding experience."
The People Speak will premiere on Sunday, December 13, 2009, at 8 pm (7 pm central), on the History Channel.
For more information, and to view the trailer, go to:
ABOUT THE PEOPLE SPEAK
Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, the documentary feature film THE PEOPLE SPEAK gives voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history, forging a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice.
Narrated by acclaimed historian Howard Zinn and based on his best-selling books, A People's History of the United States and, with Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People's History, THE PEOPLE SPEAK illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today and reminds us never to take liberty for granted.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK is produced by Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and Howard Zinn, co-directed by Moore, Arnove and Zinn, and features and dramatic and musical performances by Brolin, Damon, Rosario Dawson, Bob Dylan, Michael Ealy, Lupe Fiasco, Morgan Freeman, Jasmine Guy, John Legend, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Sandra Oh, Viggo Mortensen, Bruce Springsteen, Marisa Tomei, Kerry Washington, and many others.
Posted Sunday, December 06, 2009
Noam Chomsky interview on Citizen Radio
Noam Chomsky interviewed by Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein. Citizen Radio. December 2, 2009.
Posted Saturday, December 05, 2009
Noam Chomsky delivers the 5th Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University
The Unipolar Moment and the Culture of Imperialism. 5th Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University. December 3, 2009.
Chomsky speaks on U.S. imperialism. By Claire Luchette. December 4, 2009.
Posted Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Noam Chomsky on higher education in California and Mexico
An email from Noam Chomsky. University of Leeds (UCU) - Blog. November 30, 2009.
Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Forthcoming Chomsky title: New World of Indigenous Resistance
New World of Indigenous Resistance: Voices from the Americas
With Lois Meyer, Benjamín Maldonado Alvarado
Indigenous societies today face difficult choices: can they develop, modernize, and advance without endangering their sacred traditions and communal identity? Specifically, can their communities benefit from national education while resisting the tendency of state-imposed programs to undermine their cultural sovereignty, language, and traditions? According to Lois Meyer and Benjamín Maldonado, these are among the core questions being faced by indigenous societies whose comunalidad -- or communal way of life -- is at odds with the dictates of big business and the social programs of the state.
To explore these issues in depth, Meyer and Maldonado conducted a series of dialogues with Noam Chomsky, and invited numerous organizers and intellectuals from indigenous communities of resistance to comment. In three in-depth conversations, Chomsky offers poignant lessons from his vast knowledge of world history, linguistics, economics, anti-authoritarian philosophy and personal experience, and traces numerous parallels with other peoples who have resisted state power while attempting to modernize, develop, survive, and sustain their unique community identity and tradition. Following the interviews are commentaries from more than a dozen activists and intellectuals from the Americas, who speak from their on-the-ground experiences and work with indigenous communities in Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, and Canada. This is Chomsky at his best -- lucid, accessible and deeply informative.
For more information visit:
Posted Monday, November 23, 2009
Noam Chomsky on BBC's Hardtalk
Chomsky condemns "immoral" Afghan war. BBC Hardtalk. November 3, 2009.
Posted Sunday, November 22, 2009
Spanish versions of four recent Chomsky articles
Militarizing Latin America. chomsky.info. August 30, 2009. Versión en castellano: La cuestionada supremacía estadunidense en América Latina. La Jornada. September 6, 2009.
Season of Travesties: Freedom and Democracy in mid-2009. chomsky.info. July 9, 2009. Versión en castellano: Una temporada de parodias. La Voz. July 11, 2009.
What Obama Didn't Say in His Cairo Address Speaks Volumes About His Mideast Policy. Alternet. June 4, 2009. Versión en castellano: El discurso de Obama en El Cairo. Sin Permiso. June 6, 2009.
Recent Chomsky interview
Interview: Noam Chomsky. With The Imagineer. May 19, 2009.
Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009
Video of Chomsky speech in London
Palestine and the Region in the Obama era: The Emerging Framework. Imperial College Union Political Philosophy Society. October 29, 2009.
Posted Monday, November 16, 2009
Recent Chomsky talk in London
Human Rights in the New Millennium. London School of Economics and Political Science. October 29, 2009.
Posted Friday, November 13, 2009
Chomsky interview for Farsi-language television
Voice of America (TV) Persian News Network interview. Voice of America (TV) Persian News Network. November 6, 2009.
Posted Friday, November 06, 2009
War, Peace and Obama's Nobel
War, Peace and Obama's Nobel. In These Times. November 5, 2009.
Posted Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Recent Chomsky article, and interview
What Obama Didn't Say in His Cairo Address Speaks Volumes About His Mideast Policy. Alternet. June 4, 2009.
Kick-starting the environmental movement: An interview with Noam Chomsky. With Dan Mossip-Balkwill. July 2009.
Posted Saturday, October 24, 2009
Two-part interview with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, from April 2009
Noam Chomsky on the Global Economic Crisis, Healthcare, US Foreign Policy and Resistance to American Empire. With Amy Goodman. April 13, 2009.
Noam Chomsky on US Expansion of Afghan Occupation, the Uses of NATO, and What Obama Should Do in Israel-Palestine. With Amy Goodman. April 3, 2009.
Posted Monday, October 19, 2009
Chomsky talk in Mexico City, in English and Spanish
The Unipolar Moment and the Obama Era. Nezahualcóyotl Hall, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), University City, Federal District, Mexico. September 21, 2009.
Guerra, drogas y política, elementos del mundo bipolar. Nezahualcóyotl Hall, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), University City, Federal District, Mexico. September 21, 2009.
Posted Saturday, October 17, 2009
Three recent news stories on Chomsky
Professor Chomsky speaks at rally. By Kamil Dada and Alex Yu. October 5, 2009.
Noam Chomsky on Getting Rid of Elites and Much, Much More. By Amanda Ingram. October 4, 2009.
Chomsky blames the US for causing stress in the region. By El Universal. August 25, 2009.
Posted Monday, October 12, 2009
Chomsky books banned at Guantánamo
Anti-war activist's works banned at prison camps. By Carol Rosenberg. October 11, 2009.
Posted Saturday, October 10, 2009
New article for In These Times, and recent videos from BigThink.com
Barack Obama and the 'Unipolar Moment'. In These Times. October 6, 2009.
Noam Chomsky's Trick for Avoiding Political Letdown: Low Expectations. BigThink.com. August 26, 2009.
The "Democratic Deficit". BigThink.com. August 26, 2009.
Democracy: America's Oldest Spectator Sport. BigThink.com. August 26, 2009.
When Paying Taxes Became Un-American. BigThink.com. August 26, 2009.
Noam Chomsky on Cutting the Cost of Drugs. BigThink.com. August 26, 2009.
The Return of WWII Economics?. BigThink.com. August 26, 2009.
Noam Chomsky on Language's Great Mysteries. BigThink.com. August 26, 2009.
Ethical Dilemmas: Should I Protest Against My Government and Risk Jail Time?. BigThink.com. August 26, 2009.
Noam Chomsky on Love. BigThink.com. August 26, 2009.
Posted Sunday, October 04, 2009
Recent Chomsky article and interview
Coups, UNASUR, and the U.S.. Z Magazine. October, 2009.
What's Ahead for the World?. Your Call Radio. October 1, 2009.
2000 Chomsky article on East Timor
Green Light for War Crimes. The Little Magazine. May, 2000.
Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Chomsky in Venezuela
Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela. By James Suggett. August 28, 2009.
Posted Sunday, September 20, 2009
New Chomsky article in Boston Review
Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours. Boston Review. September/October, 2009.
Posted Thursday, September 10, 2009
A new article, and a recent debate
Noam Chomsky debates Ian Williams. Foreign Policy in Focus. August 3 - September 1, 2009.
Militarizing Latin America. chomsky.info. August 30, 2009.
Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Chomsky interview with the Phnom Penh Post
Noam Chomsky interview. With George McLeod. March 27, 2009.
Posted Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Chomsky podcast from 2008
June's Release from the Archive: Phil Gasper, Noam Chomsky and George Carlin. Seeing Red Radio. August 7, 2008.
"We've reached back in the vaults to one of the best shows of 2008, with a podcast featuring Professor Phil Gasper on the ABC's of Marxism. We also include commentary from Noam Chomsky, comedic truth-telling from the late George Carlin, all mixed with the music of Ani Difranco, Utah Philips, the Weavers, Amon Tobin, David Rovics, DJ Spooky, HiM, and more."
Posted Sunday, August 02, 2009
New piece "On Chomsky":
Where To Now For Jewish America?. By Antony Loewenstein. January 24, 2009.
Posted Saturday, August 01, 2009
Text of Chomsky talk on UN General Assembly panel
The Responsibility to Protect. UN General Assembly, New York City. July 23, 2009.
Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Chomsky on panel at UN General Assembly
Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Doctrine. United Nations General Assembly. July 23, 2009.
And a summary of the speakers' comments:
Posted Monday, July 27, 2009
Recent Chomsky interview
Interview with US political activist and philosopher Noam Chomsky. With Michael Dranove. March 13, 2009.
Interview with US political activist and philosopher Noam Chomsky. Wikinews. March 13, 2009.
Posted Monday, July 20, 2009
Recent Chomsky interview, on US policy towards separatist ambitions
US policy towards separatist ambitions. With Peshawa Abdulkhaliq Muhammed. July 5, 2009.
Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Three recent Chomsky interviews
A New American Era? An Interview with Noam Chomsky on American Society, Politics and Foreign Policy. With Chronis Polychroniou. February 28, 2009.
Chomsky: Understanding the Crisis -- Markets, the State and Hypocrisy. WithSameer Dossani. February 10, 2009.
Chomsky on Obama. With John F. Kirch. November 21, 2008.
Posted Thursday, July 09, 2009
New chomsky.info article
Season of Travesties: Freedom and Democracy in mid-2009. chomsky.info. July 9, 2009.
Posted Wednesday, July 08, 2009
New video and transcript of Brecht Forum speech
Posted Sunday, July 05, 2009
Recent Chomsky interview
"Little difference" between Obama, Bush in substance. With Richard Hall. June 24, 2009.