AMY GOODMAN: The world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky turns 93 years old today. We recently had a chance to speak to him at his home in Tucson, Arizona, and I asked him about what gives him hope as he turns 93.
NOAM CHOMSKY: I hope that the young people who are demonstrating in the streets of Glasgow, the mine workers who are — in the United States, who are agreeing to a transition program to sustainable energy, many others like them, I hope that they will be in the ascendancy and can take the measures that are feasible and available to create a much better world than the one we have, and the one that the people of the world deserve.
AMY GOODMAN: Noam Chomsky will join us tonight in a special virtual event as we celebrate Democracy Now!‘s 25th anniversary. We will speak with Noam, along with Angela Davis, Martín Espada, Winona LaDuke, Arundhati Roy, plus the two Dannys — that’s Danny Glover and Danny DeVito. The event will also feature musical performances by Lila Downs and Tom Morello. The virtual celebration begins at 8 p.m. Eastern. Go to democracynow.org for more details.