>Chomsky on the U.S. elections, oil politics, and the current state of resistence

>Inside USA, an English language program on Al Jazeera recently did an interview with Noam Chomsky. I have never watched or read anything from Al Jazeera, that I know of. I did not realize they had an English version, but I guess that makes sense.

From the website, Inside USA says this about its mission:

Inside USA’s mission is to strip away the spin, and highlight some of the real issues in America – poverty, violence, race, health, and immigration.

We will be speaking to people on the ground – not television pundits, but real people with stories to tell – a full spectrum assault of American voices -young, old, white, black, immigrant, rich, and poor.

Here is the interview with Noam Chomsky:

Part one:

Part two:

I have always found Chomsky fascinating. His work on East Timor and Latin America is groundbreaking. So is his work on US politics. Maybe his biggest contribution is his relentless focus on power, that is, political, social, imperial, military power, and its role in shaping how the world functions. This focus puts him somewhere else than simply “left” in terms of politics. The great irony is that although he most likely should be labeled as a radical his views are very close to what most ordinary people think, even if they think they must disagree with Chomsky.

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Filed under American history, anarchism, economics, government, Politics, Socialism

2 responses to “>Chomsky on the U.S. elections, oil politics, and the current state of resistence

  1. >It’s funny how timely your posts have been. I was recently pointed in the direction of http://www.breakthematrix.com/I like the idea.

  2. >Brian, I looked at that web site, very interesting. I will have to peruse more.

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