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“Impressions of Gaza”

By Noam Chomsky, written following his trip to the Gaza Strip on October 25-30, 2012.


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New Chomsky article: "Linguistics and Brain Science"

Posted Monday, June 18, 2007

Linguistics and Brain Science, in A. Marantz, Y. Miyashita and W. O'Neil (eds.) Image, Language and Brain (MIT Press, 2000).


"Noam Chomsky Voices Support for the Responsibility to Iraqi Refugees Act of 2007"

Posted Friday, June 15, 2007

Noam Chomsky Voices Support for the Responsibility to Iraqi Refugees Act of 2007 (June 15, 2007). An excerpt:
Mandaean Crisis International, an organization dedicated to ending persecution of the Mandaean community, today announced that Professor Noam Chomsky has publicly lent his support to the passage of House Resolution 2265. Called the Responsibility to Iraqi Refugees Act of 2007, the bill would confer immigration status to the U.S. for many religious minorities, including the Mandaean community in Iraq. The Mandaeans, also known as Sabian Mandaeans, are an ethnic and religious group of great but uncertain antiquity who revere John the Baptist as their last great teacher, but are not Christian.


New Chomsky book: Interventions

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2007

Just released:
Interventions by Noam Chomsky Buy from Amazon|Powells Not since his all-time best-selling title, 9/11, published in the Open Media series in 2001, have readers had a timely, short, easy-to-read, affordable Chomsky. Unlike 9/11, Interventions is a writerly work-a series of more than thirty tightly argued essays aimed at various aspects of US power and politics in the post-9/11 world. While critical of US military interventions around the globe, each piece in the book is in itself an intellectual intervention aimed at raising public ire about the consequences of US use of power at home and abroad. Interventions' subjects span from 9/11 and the Iraq war to Social Security and Intelligent Design, South America and Asia, the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the election of Hamas, Hurricane Katrina, and the US concept of "just war." According to BusinessWeek, "With relentless logic, Chomsky bids us to listen closely to what our leaders tell us-and to discern what they are leaving out. . . . Agree with him or not, we lose out by not listening." Chomsky's Interventions delivers what readers want: an accessible set of skeleton keys for opening up a wide range of global issues dominating today's political landscape.


Documentary about John Lennon

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2007

Imagine there's No Future, by Tracey Prisk The Daily Telegraph (June 3, 2007). An excerpt:
Whether you're a fan of John Lennon's music or not, this enthralling film tells the real-life story of a man who was so driven by his own convictions that he was willing to risk his artistic reputation and the alienation of his enormous fan-base in order to uphold his beliefs. A collection of some of the most high-profile intellectuals and writers, including Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal and Ron Kovic, talk to camera about the important role that Lennon played in trying to "give peace a chance''.