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  • Anti-globalization movement joins Jihadis vs McWorld

    12/20/2006 2:07:18 AM PST · by AndrewWalden · 414+ views
    Hawai`i Free Press | 12-20-06 | Andrew Walden
    Jihad vs. McWorld is the name of a March, 1992 essay and a 1996 book published by Benjamin Barber. Barber, a social democratic “third-roader”, argues that both tribal warfare “jihad”, and what he sees as the “threat” of globalism, equally endanger democracy in the post-cold war world. Now, nearly a decade and a half after Barber’s essay appeared in Atlantic Monthly, it appears that leading anti-globalization activists worldwide have stopped equivocating and decided that globalism is the greater threat. They have teamed up with jihad. Unlike visits to 1980s Sandinista Nicaragua, in-person displays of “solidarity” with Islamists are problematic. As...
  • 'Foreign Terrorist Organization' Reaches Out to Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky (FARC)

    11/10/2006 10:33:10 AM PST · by Stoat · 15 replies · 1,031+ views
    Fox News / AP ^ | November 10, 2006
    'Foreign Terrorist Organization' Reaches Out to Michael Moore, Noam ChomskyFriday , November 10, 2006 BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia's largest rebel group is calling on , Oliver Stone and to help it reach a deal with the government on exchanging imprisoned guerrillas for rebel-held hostages, including three U.S. citizens.The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known as the FARC, issued a letter made public Thursday asking the celebrities to advocate the swap to the American people."To the people of the United States, we ask for your always generous solidarity to pressure President Bush and his government to support a prisoner exchange in...
  • Noam Chomsky, Closet Capitalist

    09/28/2006 11:49:43 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies · 2,850+ views
    Hoover Digest ^ | 28/ 09/ 2006 | Peter Schweizer
    One of the most persistent themes in Noam Chomsky’s work has been class warfare. He has frequently lashed out against the “massive use of tax havens to shift the burden to the general population and away from the rich” and criticized the concentration of wealth in “trusts” by the wealthiest 1 percent. The American tax code is rigged with “complicated devices for ensuring that the poor—like 80 percent of the population—pay off the rich.” But trusts can’t be all bad. After all, Chomsky, with a net worth north of $2,000,000, decided to create one for himself. A few years back...
  • Chavez boosts Chomsky’s book sales (you knew this was coming!)

    09/26/2006 8:45:16 PM PDT · by jdm · 15 replies · 470+ views
    Pakistan Dawn ^ | Sept 27, 2006 | Rory Carroll
    CARACAS: If he ever tires of running Venezuela, Hugo Chavez would make an outstanding book club president, judging by his impact on Noam Chomsky’s book sales. Since waving a copy during an address to the UN last week, the Venezuelan president has made Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance a publishing sensation. What was one of Professor Chomsky’s lesser known works has surged to No 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list, with bookshops making bulk orders from the thousands of extra copies being printed. The Massachusetts-based commentator’s 301-page critique of US foreign policy, first published in 2003, is an...
  • Roger Scruton: Who Is Noam Chomsky? Someone who should have stuck to syntax

    09/26/2006 10:16:14 AM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 24 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, September 26, 2006 | ROGER SCRUTON
    Noam Chomsky's popularity owes little or nothing to the eminent place that he occupies in the world of ideas. That place was won many years ago in the science of linguistics, and no expert in the subject would, I think, dispute Prof. Chomsky's title to it.He swept away at a stroke the attempts of Ferdinand de Saussure and his followers to identify meaning through the surface structure of signs, as well as the belief, once prevalent among animal ethologists, that language could be acquired by making piecemeal connections between symbols and things. He argued that language is an all-or-nothing affair,...
  • Vanity post: Does anyone know where Noam Chomsky stands on social issues?

    09/23/2006 5:14:49 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 9 replies · 431+ views
    24 September 2006 | NZerFromHK
    Everyone knows Noam Chomsky is a leftist as far as US defence/foreign policies are concerned, and also on economic system and social welfare. Does anyone know any sources about where Noam Chomsky stands on these social issues: 1. gay marriage 2. pornography 3. abortions;? There are some Asian Christian friends I know who believe that Noam Chomsky is conservative on these areas (and they literally worship him because he is a "pacifist" and a socialist economically). But I'm sceptical as far as these are concerned since I know US leftists tend to be straight A lefties on all counts. If...
  • A Scholar Is Alive, Actually, and Hungry for Debate [Noam Chomsky]

    09/23/2006 2:23:00 PM PDT · by mathprof · 35 replies · 1,442+ views
    new york times ^ | 9/22/06 | MARC SANTORA
    At a news conference after his spirited address to the United Nations on Wednesday, President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela expressed one regret: not having met that icon of the American left, the linguist Noam Chomsky, before his death. Yesterday, a call to Mr. Chomsky’s house found him very much alive. In fact, he was struggling through “10,000 e-mails” he had received since the remarks by Mr. Chávez, who urged Americans to read one of Mr. Chomsky’s books instead of watching Superman and Batman movies, which he said “make people stupid.” At 77, Mr. Chomsky has joined the exclusive club of...
  • Chomsky still alive, but not taking calls

    09/22/2006 8:26:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies · 2,012+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 22, 2006 | Mark Shanahan
    No one is more bewildered and, frankly, bummed by all of the attention suddenly being paid to Noam Chomsky than Andrew Bacevich. "I've written a few books critical of US foreign policy, too," said Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University. "Why couldn't Hugo Chavez hold up one of my books?" Why, indeed. Thanks to the Venezuelan president's surprise endorsement of "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance” during a vitriolic address at the United Nations, the paperback edition of Chomsky's 2003 book has catapulted to No.1 on's list of best-sellers, ahead of such...
  • The Axis of Oil and Nuts (Chavez, etc. Alert)

    09/22/2006 1:28:09 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 68 replies · 1,379+ views ^ | 9/22/06 | Kathleen Parker
    George Bush owes Hugo Chavez a thank-you note. The Venezuelan president's goofy performance at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday made Bush look like Winston Churchill. Waving a Noam Chomsky book about America's quest for global dominance, Chavez railed against Bush: ``Yesterday the devil came here,'' he said, referring to Bush's address to the U.N. ``Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of.'' Then he made the sign of the cross, looked heavenward and put his hands together as if to pray. I think we can fairly...
  • Dancing with the Devil

    09/21/2006 6:54:07 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 986+ views
    FrontPage Mag ^ | Sept. 21, 2006 | Ben Johnson
    IF NOTHING ELSE CAME OUT OF YESTERDAY’S SPEECH AT THE UN, we now know what is on Venezuelan proto-fascist Hugo Chavez’s reading table. “Noam Chomsky, and this is one of his most recent books, Hegemony or Survival: The Imperialist Strategy of the United States,” he said, hoisting the tome aloft at the podium. “I will just leave it as a recommendation.” His Chomsky citation merely proves what we have been saying at FrontPage Magazine for years: there is an Unholy Alliance of American leftists and anti-Americans worldwide – and the influence runs both ways. Thus, Chavez and Chomsky made mutual...
  • Caption Chavez

    09/20/2006 1:39:03 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 52 replies · 1,465+ views
    "And if you order now, we will throw in this paperback by Noam Chomsky..."
  • Air America Network in Turmoil: Mike Malloy and Lyndon LaRouche

    08/31/2006 12:37:35 PM PDT · by rface · 102 replies · 4,429+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Aug 31, 2006 | Cliff Kincaid
    Liberal Air America radio host Mike Malloy had his show abruptly “terminated” on Wednesday, allegedly for financial reasons. The network is failing but there could be another factor behind the Malloy debacle. There is still fallout from Malloy’s recent decision to turn over two-and-a-half hours of his three hour show to a former associate of ex-con Lyndon LaRouche, a perennial candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination who campaigns against what he views as British and Zionist control of the U.S. political system. The LaRouche organization is frequently labeled as a cult. The former high-level LaRouche associate, Webster Griffin Tarpley, was...
  • Jews Who Hate the Jewish State--Noam Chomsky and his comrades in arms.

    09/01/2006 5:58:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 84 replies · 1,132+ views | Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 1, 2006 | Paul Bogdanor
    "If they [Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide." – Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Hizbullah commander "I say this without fear: for those who believe in freedom and dignity, we are all Hizbullah now." – Norman Finkelstein, Jewish anti-Zionist That any human being could proclaim his support for a movement whose goal is to annihilate all the world's Jews must be shocking to the normal observer. That a Jew could take this position seems all the more astounding. Yet Norman Finkelstein, university professor and best-selling author, is by no means unique among...
  • Their view of the world is through a bombsight [This view of the world is through a rectal opening]

    09/01/2006 6:33:44 AM PDT · by Alouette · 18 replies · 760+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Sept. 1, 2006 | Noam Chomsky
    American support for Israel's unwinnable aim of destroying Hizbullah only boosts its support in Lebanon and beyond Noam Chomsky Friday September 1, 2006 The Guardian In Lebanon, a little-honoured truce remains in effect - yet another in a decades-long series of ceasefires between Israel and its adversaries in a cycle that, as if inevitably, returns to warfare, carnage and human misery. Let's describe the current crisis for what it is: a US-Israeli invasion of Lebanon, with only a cynical pretence to legitimacy. Amid all the charges and counter-charges, the most immediate factor behind the assault is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Liberal/Progressive Talking Points 1960 to Present

    07/28/2006 8:19:37 AM PDT · by jennivinson · 31 replies · 2,812+ views
    1440 KEYS AM Radio ^ | July 28, 2006 | Jenni Vinson Trejo
    Liberal/Progressive Talking Points 1960 to Present By Jenni Vinson Trejo July 28, 2006 It might seem a daunting task to catalogue anything over a span that encompasses six decades, but Liberals have made it easy since not much has changed in their Agenda and Talking Points over the past six decades. The only major change we’ve seen from them is that they used to be just Liberals and now they want to add Progressive to their title This era of Liberal/Progressiveness began as a counter culture revolution to the Vietnam War. The younger generation, unwilling to fight and possibly die...
  • What do Chomsky, Saramago Think of us? [Who Cares What Those Pukes Think?]

    07/24/2006 6:45:24 AM PDT · by Alouette · 11 replies · 948+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | July 24, 2006 | Merav Yudilovitch
    World-renowned intellectuals publish open letter to make it clear that world is not ignoring what is happening in the Middle East. Surprisingly, it's us they blame When the war began in northern Israel and the Gaza operation was expanded, Palestinian director and actor Juilano Mar Hamis sent out an e-mail asking who would paint the “Guernica” of Lebanon. Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica,” which shows the results of the Nazi bombing of Guernica in Spain, is still considered a symbol of the destruction and devastation that war leaves in its wake. According to Mar Hamis, his e-mail was intended to awaken the...
  • Hamas Policies Lauded by Left-Wing Wacko

    06/08/2006 11:52:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies · 210+ views
    azconservative ^ | 1 June 2006 | John Semmens
    America’s most loony left-wing wacko, Noam Chomsky, says that Hamas' program of murder and mayhem is preferable to the policies promoted by the U.S. and Israel. "Hamas is more forthcoming and more dedicated to a final solution of the conflict than the United States or Israel," said Chomsky. "The U.S. and Israel are attempting to force a peaceful co-existence on the Muslims. This merely strings out the conflict. Hamas' plan to murder all the Jews would remove one side of the conflict and, thereby, end it." "Hamas' anti-Semitism is closer to the international consensus than the U.S.'s idiosyncratic support for...
  • The far Left and radical Islamist international

    06/07/2006 2:34:10 PM PDT · by Fair Go · 10 replies · 354+ views
    The Australian ^ | 8 June 2006
    Tzvi Fleischer, in The Review, on left-wing radical Noam Chomsky's camaraderie with terror group Hezbollah FOR anyone who doubts that there is a growing international alliance between the far Left and radical Islamists (the "red-green" alliance), leftist icon Noam Chomsky has provided categorical proof. He has just given a great big bear-hug to Hezbollah. Chomsky travelled to southern Lebanon in mid-May and met Hezbollah secretary general Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah. He appeared repeatedly on Al-Manar TV, Hezbollah's blatantly anti-Semitic and pro-terrorist TV propaganda arm, being shown around by Hezbollah minders. He toured their "hall of martyrs" and announced "that the victory...
  • Noam Chomsky,Pride Of The Left,Patriarch Of New World Order Addresses Cadets At West Point.Why?

    06/04/2006 10:31:03 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 18 replies · 1,184+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/04/2006 | JoeClarke.Net
    C-SPAN aired a repeat appearance of Mr. Chumpsky at West Point Military Academy April 20. Chomsky was evidently invited by a gushing West Point philosophy professor, Robert Tully, who had such reverence for Noam that I wondered why my tax dollars were supporting such an America hater as Chomsky as well as the salary for the leftist professor at West Point. The young, impressionable cadets offered Chomsky a little bit extra applause and a gift at the end of his address. The speech seemed shorter than the overly ingratiating introduction given by the anti-military West Point professor Tully. Chomsky blasted...
  • Chomsky: Hamas Policies Are More Conducive to a Peaceful Settlement than Those of the U.S. or Israel

    05/30/2006 3:25:05 PM PDT · by Alouette · 67 replies · 1,246+ views
    MEMRI ^ | May 23, 2006 | Noam Chomsky
    Following are excerpts from an interview with the American linguist Noam Chomsky, which aired on LBC TV on May 23, 2006. Interviewer: Do you consider Hizbullah to be a terrorist organization? Chomsky: The United States considers Hizbullah a terrorist organization, but the term terrorism is used by the great powers simply to refer to forms of violence of which they disapprove. So the U.S. was of course supporting the Israeli invasions and occupation of southern Lebanon. Hizbullah was instrumental in driving them out, so for that reason they are a terrorist organization. [...] It's an interesting dilemma. Personally I'm very...
  • Noam Chomsky on Book TV (His Appearance at West Point!?)

    05/29/2006 8:21:16 PM PDT · by AmericaUnite · 15 replies · 1,079+ views ^ | 5-29-06 | CSPAN2
    Noam Chomsky: Failed States: The Abuse Of Power and the Assault on Democracy 11:00PM CSPAN2 60mins. In an appearance at West Point, MIT professor Noam Chomsky ("Failed States") talks with cadets about war theory and the invasion of Iraq.
  • The Left Revisionists (Balkans Revisionism)

    06/01/2004 1:13:25 PM PDT · by GeraldP · 63 replies · 516+ views
    Journal of Genocide Research ^ | November 2003 | Marko Attila Hoare
    In 2001 two events at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague put the subject of genocide in the former Yugoslavia back on the front pages of newspapers. Firstly, Bosnian Serb General Radislav Krstic was convicted of genocide against the Muslim population of the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, the first conviction at the ICTY for this gravest of crimes. Secondly and more spectacularly, former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was indicted and put on trial for genocide against the Muslim and Croat population of Bosnia-Herzegovina as a whole. These events at the ICTY inflamed the bitter...
  • 35 OF NOAM CHOMSKY'S BIGGEST WHOPPERS --35 'Big Lies' By The Biggest Leftist Liar Of Them All!

    05/24/2006 5:53:33 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 65 replies · 3,074+ views
    A. Top 10 Chomsky Lies About Communist Mass Murderers 10. THE LIE: “in comparison to the conditions imposed by US tyranny and violence, East Europe under Russian rule was practically a paradise.” THE TRUTH: The communists murdered 4.5-5 million people in Ukraine; 400,000 in Poland; 360,000 in Romania; 300,000 in Belarus; 200,000 in Hungary; 100,000 in East Germany; 100,000 in Lithuania; 70,000-100,000 in Yugoslavia; 30,000-40,000 in Bulgaria; 20,000 in Czechoslovakia; and 5,000 in Albania. Other atrocities included the murder of over 500,000 POWs in Soviet captivity and the mass rape of at least 2 million women by the Red Army...
  • Chomsky hails Hezbollah on TV

    05/17/2006 4:09:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 309+ views ^ | May 17, 2006 |
    Chomsky hails Hezbollah on TV Leftist American professor says U.S. leading terrorist state May 17, 2006 Noam Chomsky with Hezbollah leader Nabil Qauq Hosted by Hezbollah, leftist professor Noam Chomsky ended his visit to Lebanon with a tour of Al-Khiam Prison where he declared the terrorist group's success in removing Israel from the south was "a victory for all the peoples that fight injustice and oppression." In a broadcast by Hezbollah's Al Manar television Sunday, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, Chomsky was shown embracing Hezbollah leader Nabil Qauq at Al-Khiam, where Israel kept prisoners during its...

    05/11/2006 12:10:18 PM PDT · by veronica · 75 replies · 1,516+ views
    Drudge ^ | 5-11-06 | Matt Drudge
    Radical American thinker and MIT professor Noam Chomsky met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut today and branded the U.S. a terrorist state. "I think that Nasrallah has a reasoned argument and a persuasive argument that they (the weapons) should be in the hands of Hizbollah as a deterrent to potential aggression and there is plenty of background and reasons for that. So, I think his position, if I am reporting it correctly, and it seems to be a reasonable position, is that until there is a general political settlement in the region and the threat of aggression and...
  • Do As I Say....

    04/26/2006 4:42:34 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 32 replies · 1,435+ views
    front page magazine ^ | 26 april 2006 | Peter Schweizer
    If you go to a college campus, watch television or go into a bookstore, you’re like to see these suspects: people like Al Franken, Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, and Ralph Nader. They talk about a whole host of issues. They talk about affirmative action. They talk about economic justice. They talk about the importance of regulating corporations and avoiding entanglements with corporations. We also have people like Hillary Clinton, Barbara Streisand or Nancy Pelosi. Some of these people on the liberal left actually are in positions of power and authority. When it comes to debating them and arguing with them,...
  • NOAM CHOMSKY: OUTSTANDING LINGUIST/HYPOCRITE-- More Greed & Hypocrisy Among The Altruist Left!

    03/21/2006 1:44:16 PM PST · by Apolitical · 18 replies · 2,033+ views
    One of the most persistent themes in Noam Chomsky's work has been class warfare. The iconic MIT linguist and left-wing activist frequently has lashed out against the "massive use of tax havens to shift the burden to the general population and away from the rich," and criticized the concentration of wealth in "trusts" by the wealthiest 1%. He says the U.S. tax code is rigged with "complicated devices for ensuring that the poor -- like 80% of the population -- pay off the rich." But trusts can't be all bad. After all, Chomsky, with a net worth north of US$2-million,...
  • Eventually, our society will appreciate Chomsky

    03/19/2006 9:42:27 AM PST · by rface · 101 replies · 1,802+ views
    The Columbia, Missouri Daily Tribune ^ | Sunday, March 19, 2006 | Paul Blackwell
    Editor, the Tribune: The Feb. 28 headline on Page 12A reads "Critic packs den of dissent."Really? The Missouri Theatre a den of dissent? Would you have called it this if the event had been a Mozart concert or if Noam Chomsky had stuck to talking about linguistics? And such choice wording. Is a "den of dissent" anything like a den of wolves or an opium den? Chomsky is in many ways the living successor to Bertrand Russell. Russell, now revered as the genius he was, was reviled while alive. Russell is not the only example. Thinkers such as Copernicus and...
  • Slobo’s Stooges

    03/16/2006 10:33:46 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 76 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | March 15, 2006 | Jacob Laksin
    "No one now disputes that stopping Slobodan Milosevic was the right thing to do,” wrote the Wall Street Journal this week, several days after the deposed Serbian strongman expired in his cell in The Hague. It’s an appealing sentiment, suggesting as it does that the man who presided over the deaths of 250,000 people in Yugoslavia in the 1990s died unsung and unmourned. In reality, however, even Slobodan Milosevic had his defenders. What is more, they are the same voices--largely on the far Left but also on the isolationist Right--who have now taken up the cause of Saddam Hussein. Many...
  • Hundreds of Iraqi academics and professionals assassinated by death squads (Socialist Claptrap)

    03/06/2006 8:15:27 PM PST · by George - the Other · 22 replies · 448+ views
    World Socialist Website ^ | March 6, 2006 | Sandy English
    Hundreds of Iraqi academics and professionals have been assassinated since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to a petition to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions from the European peace group BRussells [sic] Tribunal on Iraq ... ... This is a part of a program of cultural destruction, and it emanates from Washington ... ... The goal now, encouraged or allowed by Bush administration, and implemented by its stooges in Iraq, is to destroy the historical consciousness of the Iraqi people, as a means of further subjugating them to US imperialism and its Iraqi supporters ...
  • Jafari Likes Noam Chomsky

    03/02/2006 6:33:58 AM PST · by Austin Willard Wright · 2 replies · 297+ views
    This Modern World ^ | February 24, 2006 | Jonathan Schwarz
    On the day the preliminary results of December’s elections were announced, [Iraq’s Prime Minister Ibrahim] Jafari invites the election commissioners for dinner. The liberal activist Mustafa Al Kadhimiy wrangles two invitations… As a television in the corner of the room conveys images of the carnage outside, Jafari admits to being partial to the works of Noam Chomsky. Why won’t Chomsky come to Iraq? he asks.
  • Noam Chomsky: Venezuela is an Example of True Solidarity (mega barf alert)

    02/19/2006 6:58:15 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 61 replies · 1,688+ views
    "Venezuela, by sending heating oil free of charge for poor and homeless people and at very low prices for those that can pay, is giving a great example of cooperation and solidarity with the American people; and the whole world is bearing witness to it," said the outstanding scholar, historian and university professor Noam Chomsky during a presentation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The event brought together professors, researchers, politicians, scholars, journalists, and social leaders from that city. Chomsky, who is also well-known in the field of linguistics, has lashed out the Bush administration foreign policy through his books...
  • War on Terror Smokescreen Created By The Ultimate Terrorist, US: Observer (Barf Alert Level Red)

    07/15/2002 4:54:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 1,235+ views
    Islam Online ^ | July 15 2002
    Disclaimer: Reading this following article can be dangerous to your health. People with a heart condition should not attempt to read it. Also do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery. Do NOT open windows, but rather us a bucket to vomit. Opening the window may result in jumping out of it after reading several passages. LONDON, July 15 (IslamOnline & News Agencies) - Following the attack by U.S. author Gore Vidal on U.S. President George W. Bush’s so-called war on terror, John Pilger launched yet another attack in his book ‘The New Rulers of the World.’ “The rulers...
  • "Joining the military is hazardous to your humanity" says group sponsored by fmr. Dem. Congressman

    06/18/2005 2:42:01 PM PDT · by nwrep · 44 replies · 1,381+ views
    The "Central Committee of Conscientious Objectors" is an organization which "supports and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war", according to its website. Among the resources available on the website are How-to guides on being AWOL, various reasons for getting out of the military, as well as a list of reasons one should not join the US military. The following picture on its website illustrates the goal of the organization: This organization lists among its sponsors former Democratic congressman Ronald Dellums of California. Dellums was an anti-war, anti-military radical who created a stir during the Vietnam...
  • Who Killed Pat Tillman?

    12/26/2005 3:38:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 94 replies · 6,641+ views
    The Humanist ^ | January/February 2006 | Michael I. Niman
    The American mass media are like tired old dogs, dutifully fetching official lies on command and dropping them like bones at the feet of an unsuspecting public. We in turn reward them by buying both the products and the myths they sell us. Eventually, however, the products fail and the myths unravel. When the government's popularity wanes sufficiently, despite the support of a compliant press, even old dogs can come up with new tricks, reviving the lost art of investigative reporting. Take the Pat Tillman story. Remember him? He was the star National Football League defensive back who, after the...
  • NY Times Reviews 'Condi vs Hillary'

    12/25/2005 7:05:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,412+ views
    NewMax ^ | December 25, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Hillary Clinton is most certainly not the scheming, bitter, partisan portrayed in Dick Morris and Eileen McGann's bestselling book "Condi vs Hillary," which the New York Times derides in a Sunday book review as "a Fox News fairy tale." Times Washington correspondent Robin Toner insists that the Morris-McGann tome is more parody than reality, dismissing their claims that Hillary is filled with "rage" at Republicans; along with the assertion that Clinton, "at her core . . . believes in income redistribution." So when Mrs. Clinton bellows - as she did at a Democratic fundraiser in 2003 - that she's "sick...
  • Dershowitz and Chomsky Battle It Out

    12/01/2005 8:19:25 AM PST · by aug645 · 41 replies · 1,234+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 1, 2005 | Matt Rand
    Dershowitz and Chomsky Battle it Out MATT RAND, THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 30, 2005 Two noted academics offered vastly different views on the history and path forward in the Arab-Israeli conflict recently as Alan Dershowitz and Noam Chomsky debated each other at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Whereas Chomsky claimed "Israeli rejectionism" was the source of Arab-Israeli tensions, Dershowitz derided the Palestinian rejection of the peace offer made to Yasser Arafat by Ehud Barak at Camp David. Dershowitz also called on academics to stop demonizing Israel. "At the moment, I am sad to report that many academics around...
  • The Greatest Intellectual?

    11/27/2005 4:10:49 PM PST · by Hunden · 41 replies · 1,865+ views
    The Guardian ^ | October 31, 2005 | Emma Brockes
    Despite his belief that most journalists are unwitting upholders of western imperialism, Noam Chomsky, the radical's radical, agrees to see me at his office in Boston. He works here as a professor of linguistics, a sort of Clark Kent alter ego to his activist Superman, in a nubbly old jumper, big white trainers and a grandad jacket with pockets designed to accomodate a Thermos. There is a half-finished packet of fig rolls on the desk. Such is the effect of an hour spent with Chomsky that, writing this, I wonder: is it wrong to mention the fig rolls when there is undocumented suffering going...
  • Mandela wins BBC's 'global election'

    10/03/2005 3:24:29 AM PDT · by LwinAungSoe · 22 replies · 1,309+ views
    BBC News ^ | 30 September 2005
    Mandela wins BBC's 'global election'   Mandela was selected by more than half the players Former South African President Nelson Mandela has topped a BBC poll to find the person most people would like to lead a fantasy world government.More than 15,000 people worldwide took part in the interactive Power Play game, in which players were invited to choose a team of 11 to run the world from a list of around 100 of the most powerful leaders, thinkers and other high-profile people on the planet. The second choice was former US President Bill Clinton. The winning 11 were...
  • Noam Chomsky, A Controlled Asset ForEstablishing - The New World Order

    09/30/2005 5:37:23 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 15 replies · 908+ views ^ | By Daniel L. Abrahamson
    Noam Chomsky is often hailed as America's premier dissident intellectual, a fearless purveyor of truth fighting against media propaganda, murderous U.S. foreign policy, and the crimes of profit-hungry transnational corporations. He enjoys a slavish cult-like following from millions leftist students, journalists, and activists worldwide who fawn over his dense books as if they were scripture. To them, Chomsky is the supreme deity, a priestly master whose logic cannot be questioned. However as one begins to examine the interviews and writings of Chomsky, a different picture emerges. His books, so vociferously lauded in leftist circles, appear to be calculated disinformation designed...
  • Chomsky Wrecks His Train Set

    09/13/2005 5:47:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies · 1,963+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 9-13-05 | John Williamson
    With one sentence, Chomsky repudiates all of the major principles of Chomskyan linguistics. Suppose that you had been following the work of a scholar or researcher working and publishing in the field of, say, evolution – one who had been doing so for several decades. Assume this scholar to be renowned for his defense and explication of Darwin’s theory, and that all of his or her writings shored up previous writings in support of this theory. And then suppose that, perhaps for the purpose of memorializing his own career, this scholar publishes a review of his work, outlining the progress...
  • Requiem for the Left: They're All Stalinists (and Hypocrites) Now

    08/06/2005 6:19:16 AM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 55 replies · 2,507+ views ^ | August 5, 2005 | Barry Loberfeld
    Requiem for the Left: They're All Stalinists (and Hypocrites) NowBy Barry | August 5, 2005 Primo: The Cerberean Conception Since it's almost become a cliché to observe that Marxism is dead in practice – that is, if you overlook its authoritarian half-life in China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam – but thriving in theory, we can at least ask exactly what that theory is, a question that returns three very different answers: Some should get all of the pie. This is classic manual-labor theory of value Marx: Since the manual laborers produce all wealth, anyone else who has any wealth...
  • An interview with Christopher Hitchens ("Moral and political collapse" of the Left in the US)

    08/05/2005 12:06:43 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 80 replies · 3,948+ views
    Washington ^ | June 16, 2005
    Christopher Hitchens is one of America's and the English speaking world's leading public intellectuals. He is the author of more than ten books, including, most recently, A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq (2003), Why Orwell Matters (2002), The Trial of Henry Kissinger (2001), and Letters to a Young Contrarian (2001). He writes for leading American and British publications, including The London Review of Books, The New Left Review, Slate, The New York Review of Books, Newsweek International, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Washington Post. He is also a regular television and radio commentator. For many years,...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Hate-America Lies For Kids

    07/21/2005 5:42:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 917+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-21-05 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    A new “children’s” book teaches that Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn are “Americans who tell the truth.” “Give me a child for the first seven years and you may do what you like with him afterwards.” This cynical defense of the brainwashing of children has been attributed variously to Stalin, Lenin and several religions and cults. Robert Shetterly, the author of a new book for young adolescents, apparently believes that propaganda is just as effective with impressionable boys and girls in their early teens. His seductive picture book entitled Americans who Tell the Truth, published by Dutton Children’s Books, would...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Thoughtful ripostes lead to thoughtful replies

    07/13/2005 5:02:07 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 118+ views
    A bit about Guantánamo, terrorism, due process, US foreign policy blunders in Latin America, Noam Chomsky, pathological guilt, and the Devil. Folks, my latest newspaper column, Gitmo facility necessary for national security has been triggering reactions from friends, relatives, and perfect unknowns for the last three days. I'm moved by the thoughtful ones, which usually result in thoughtful responses. I want to share with you the following exchange. The original note came from a Mr. Gavin Hymes, via e-mail. I present my own remarks slightly edited for Vivificat's readers:I read your editorial in the Tribune-Democrat last Sunday, and was taken...
  • Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’

    07/02/2005 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Alia · 253 replies · 4,596+ views
    People's Weekly World ^ | 06-30-05 | Tim Wheeler
    WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “” “They offer these trinkets to lure our children to enlist,” Watson said in a phone interview from her home in Bolinas, Calif. “This is very aggressive, demographic targeting to have conversations with our kids that should not be happening.” All branches of the military are falling short of recruiting goals as parents say, in effect, “Hell no! My kids won’t go!” Watson blasted the...
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.'s response to Bush: Hit the Streets September 24! [Treason & Sedition]

    06/29/2005 5:23:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 69 replies · 2,757+ views
    email | June 28, 2005 | ANSWER
    A.N.S .W.E.R.'s response to Bush:Hit the Streets September 24!Recognizing that the people of the United States have turned dramat ically against the war and occupation of Iraq, Bush went on national televi sion tonight to defend his imperial foreign policy. He repea tedly invoked September 11 as a pretext for the criminal and illegal war ag ainst Iraq. Bush took to the airwaves tonight because the antiwar m ovement is growing in strength. Our power poses a major poli tical obstacle to the continuation of the war and occupation. Now Bush has taken on the additional role of Recruiter-in-Chi ef, urging young people to sign up for military...