Chomsky on Palestinian unpeople

Noam Chomsky made the following comments earlier this week at Barnard College in New York City: Israeli Jews are people. Palestinians are unpeople. And a lot follows from that as clear illustrations constantly. So, here’s a clipping, if I remembered to bring it, from the New York Times. Front-page story, Wednesday, October 12th, the lead…

Chomsky on internal Israeli warnings of dire future

Noam Chomsky tells RT: For 35 years, the US and Israel have been rejecting a political settlement that is supported virtually by the entire world. A couple of months ago, there was a meeting of the oligarchs — people who pretty much run the economy [of Israel], and they warned the government that it better…

Chomsky on the real 9/11

This is classic clear-thinking from Noam Chomsky on Democracy Now! this week, views so rarely expressed in the corporate press: …The claim that the U.S. was being attacked [on 9/11] because, as the president put it, they hate our freedoms was completely untenable. They hated our policy. In fact, it would be more accurate to…

The current financial crisis is caused by the crack whores talking about it in our media

Leading Australian academic Scott Burchill offers thoughts on the current financial crisis: It is amazing that… S&P and Moody’s are still in business after their contribution to the GFC, let alone able to trigger GFC2 by downgrading the US’s credit rating. Ha-Joon Chang is absolutely right about the desperate need for structural reform in the financial…