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Posts Tagged ‘Noam Chomsky’

Plagued by bad memories? Call Death Bear

TOP STORIES

Letter sent to alleged drug kingpin details DEA surveillance

CPB’s new local journalism centers initiative from New Public Media

FCC removes gender from advertising nondiscrimination rules

Victim-blaming is alive in the school paper at American University

HEALTH REFORM

Ten things you didn’t know were in the health bill by Emily Badger

David Frum on health reform: ‘Repeal is literally impossible’

Insurers find loophole in health bill, say they don’t have to cover sick kids

The strange tale of ‘black liquor’ and $25B from The Takeaway

CLIMATE AWARENESS

Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change, says James Lovelock

Landmarks went dark worldwide to mark fourth annual Earth Hour

The Yes Men trick the world from Campus Progress

Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood promises bicyclists will finally have a voice

POLITICALLY SPEAKING

Nader on Attention deficit democracy from Common Dreams

Obama is ‘delivering, but for financial institutions’ says Chomsky

CNN claims only Dems want to close Guantanamo Bay prison

Watchdog files complaint against ‘deceptive and illegal’ Hannity concerts

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No mail on Saturday? Americans say OK

No mail on Saturday? Americans say OK from True/Slant

TOP STORIES

Van Jones: ‘I feel like I’m just getting started’ from Grist

Civil rights & media justice from Prometheus Radio

Ian Tomlinson family waits for answers one year after G20 protests

Indebted UC students: Put down the soy lattes by Allison Kilkenny

FREE PRESS

The war on WikiLeaks and why it matters by Glenn Greenwald

Wikipedia to undergo fundamental changes in April

1 in 4 kids aged 8-12 on Facebook despite age restrictions

Google goes it alone in China censorship fight

GEEKY TECH

Digital divide will ensure a broadband ghetto from GigaOm

Blair Levin: Reclaiming spectrum puts FCC on ‘right side’ of history

New RFID tag could mean the end of bar codes from Wired

Why isn’t my house out-thinking my dog yet? from Wired

TRULY GREEN

Conservation icon Stewart Udall dies from New West

Climate bill could face threats from the left from The Hill

Sen. Tom Udall’s goal: ’10 Republicans on the climate bill’ from Grist

Van Jones: Clean energy ‘will be increasingly safe political ground for both parties’

HEALTHY THINKING

Not feeling well? Perhaps you’re marijuana deficient by Paul Armentano

In drug war, failed old ideas never die by Bernd Debusmann

Ask Umbra chews the fat with Moby about his new book Gristle

Celebrities climb Kilimanjaro to awaken world to water crisis from Treehugger

POLITICS USA

Court strikes limits on contributions to independent political groups

The horrible prospect of Supreme Court Justice Cass Sunstein

Tea Party harbors a dwindling, confused demographic by Allison Kilkenny

Will Greenwald be labeled a ‘terrorist’ and assassinated? from Antiwar Radio

RIGHT WING

How a visionary author became a target of right-wing conspiracy theory

The banishment of David Frum: The revolution devours its children

Where were all these ‘freedom-loving’ right wingers during the Bush years?

Michael Chertoff joins defense firm that defrauded the US government

CORPORATE POWER

Clear Channel spent $1.6M lobbying Congress & FCC in 2nd half of 2009

Chomsky: Popular outrage not challenging corporate power from In These Times

Viva la student revolution: Part of reform corporations couldn’t buy

Afghanistan spy contract goes sour for Pentagon from CorpWatch

MIDDLE EAST

US intent on dragging Israel to negotiating table from Electronic Intifada

Chomsky: Obama spat over Netanyahu’s ‘insulting manner, not settlements’

NPR misleads and misinforms on East Jerusalem from Mondo Weiss

KBR mechanics worked as little as 43 minutes per month by John Byrne

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Black Panthers offer plan for saving Detroit from itself from Campus Progress

Detroit schools offer class in how to work for Walmart by Muriel Kane

Vancouver Olympics protest takes violent turn by Stephen C Webster

Dick Cheney exposes US torture conspiracy from Consortium News

NPR on Drug War’s underbelly: $350m paid to snitches annually from NORML

Insurers enjoy record-breaking profits as they cut 2.7m people from rolls

ZNet proposes participatory socialist International (signed by Chomsky!)

American coup d’etat: ‘Military thinkers’ discuss the unthinkable

Burma/Myanmar releases democracy activist Tin Oo

Student detained for Arabic flash cards from Raw Story

Tom Trancedo hates my mother by Lorenzo Carcaterra from True/Slant

Historic speech by Sen. John Kerry begins: ‘A Salaam Alaikum’ from FDL

The Iraq Veterans Against the War’s antiwar Super Bowl party

Security guards in Seattle do nothing as 15-year old girl beaten

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Ansel Herz, US journalist on the ground in Haiti, interviewed by Wolf Blitzer

As aid efforts flounder, Haitians rely on each other by Ansel Herz

Exiled in S. Africa, former president Aristide wants to return from Democracy Now

IMF leverages crisis, offering loans with neoliberal conditions from The Nation

Naomi Klein: Stop disaster capitalists before they strike again

How Washington’s plot worsened the earthquake disaster by Max Blumenthal

Control & exploitation: Our role in Haiti’s plight from The Guardian UK

What you’re not hearing about Haiti but should be from Common Dreams

Bush is responsible for destroying Haitian democracy from Democracy Now

George W Bush joins relief effort, despite ordering coup! from Think Progress

UPS not shipping for free, American Airlines not flying for free from CNN

As wallets open for Haiti, credit card companies take a big cut from Huff Po

Truth about Wyclef Jean’s shady Yele Haiti Foundation from The Smoking Gun

NBA’s only Haitian player Sam Dalembert gives $100,000 from Democracy Now

Fox News has no idea how to cover the Haiti crisis by Eric Boehlert

Haiti ambassador shames ‘utterly stupid’ Pat Robertson from Raw Story

George Clooney and MTV Networks working on Haiti telethon for Jan. 22

Max Blumenthal on Dubya’s role in Haitian coup from Democracy Now (2004)

JG on The Haiti boomerang from Counterpunch (2004)

Noam Chomsky on The tragedy of Haiti from Truthout (1993)

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Columbus Day: The myth of ‘America’ by Dahr Jamail

A Columbus Day meditation by Thom Hartmann

Israel will not allow war crime trials over Gaza from AFP

Honduras: Coup troops raid TV station from Narco News

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I first met David Barsamian, the founder of Alternative Radio, at the Boston Social Forum 2004. Since then I’ve been a frequent listener to his program, which airs on over 200 radio stations in North America and beyond. He is invited to speak at Evergreen State College every so often, so I caught up with him there last time at least to say hello. But last week we were both at KGNU Boulder to hear Antonia Juhasz speak about her new book Tyranny of Oil. He said he would have time to meet with me, so yesterday we talked for about an hour at Laughing Goat Coffee House in downtown Boulder before I flew back to Boise. He was supportive and excited about Boise Community Radio going FM next year.

Barsamian is calm and cool, always working. He had a huge pile of books and articles while he sipped espresso, and gave me his latest interviews with Noam Chomsky and Andrew Bacevich. He has been writing extensively about Pakistan and India, and is preparing to visit there for the third time in a year. I mentioned to him that after researching and writing about murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya for an entire quarter last year at Evergreen, my journalism adviser told me I ought to have focused on local reporting. David replied, “I don’t want to cover Boulder. I want to cover the world.”

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