Chomsky to JNU V-C: why did you allow police on campus?

Maintains there is no credible evidence of seditious activities in the academic institution. Renowned thinker and academician Noam Chomsky has questioned the way administration at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) handled the recent controversy on campus In an e-mail to Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar, Mr. Chomsky has questioned the decision to allow police on the campus. “Many of us remain very concerned about the crisis in … Continue reading Chomsky to JNU V-C: why did you allow police on campus?

NOAM CHOMSKY, ROMILA THAPAR & IRFAN HABIB IN SOLIDARITY WITH TEESTA AND JAVED

Politics of Vendetta Shall not Defeat the Cause of Justice   Statement in Solidarity with Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand,who have fought a long and heroic battle to advance the cause of justice for Gujarat’s 2002 pogrom, face possible prosecution on charges of financial misappropriation. We see this as a clear case of the politics of vendetta launched with explicit … Continue reading NOAM CHOMSKY, ROMILA THAPAR & IRFAN HABIB IN SOLIDARITY WITH TEESTA AND JAVED

Can Civilization Survive Capitalism? – Noam Chomsky

The term “capitalism” is commonly used to refer to the U.S. economic system, with substantial state intervention ranging from subsidies for creative innovation to the “too-big-to-fail” government insurance policy for banks. The system is highly monopolized, further limiting reliance on the market, and increasingly so: In the past 20 years the share of profits of the 200 largest enterprises has risen sharply, reports scholar Robert … Continue reading Can Civilization Survive Capitalism? – Noam Chomsky

What is striking in India is the indifference of the privileged: Chomsky

At 84, Noam Chomsky remains the sharpest, most acute, most unrelenting critic of power, particularly American power. He speaks to Priyanka Borpujari about the evolution of protest; the disconnect between the misery he sees on the streets of Delhi and our elites’ chest-thumping pride; the narrow concerns of mainstream media; and his starring role in a Gangnam Style parody. Noam Chomsky, 84, Linguist & Activist, … Continue reading What is striking in India is the indifference of the privileged: Chomsky

The Cruelty That Keeps Empires Alive

Like many other oppressive countries, Israel’s chief tools of control are through humiliation, degradation and terror. Editor’s Note:This article is adapted from the Edward W. Said lecture given by Noam Chomsky in London on March 18, 2013. The Swedish novelist Henning Mankell tells of an experience in Mozambique during the civil war horrors there 25 years ago, when he saw a young man walking toward … Continue reading The Cruelty That Keeps Empires Alive