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Noam Chomsky in the New York Times!*


Okay, there's a catch--it was on the letters page. Still, it was a surprise to see Noam Chomsky's name in the Newspaper of Record. In a joint letter from Howard Friel and Chomsky's longtime co-author Edward Herman, readers were exposed to an argument mostly unheard in the media frenzy for military strikes in Iraq and Syria: Such strikes are illegal under the United Nations charter. US media don't spend much time dwelling on the requirements of international law, which is why the letter was so important. As the press pushes for more war, FAIR wants to be here to fight […]


Noam Chomsky on Arab Spring, Monica Novoa on Drop the I Word


Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Where things stand with the Arab Spring and drive for democracy in the region. U.S. interests have always been prioritized over human rights and democratic values; the people-powered uprisings have threatened the status quo and scrambled some of the usual media narratives. But how much? We'll hear from MIT professor about longtime activist and critic Noam Chomsky about what has changed—and what hasn't—over the past few months. Chomsky's speech was part of FAIR's 25th anniversary celebration. Also on CounterSpin today, the remarkable story of Jose Antonio Vargas has brought discussions of immigration—and how it's […]


Noam Chomsky on 'Failed States'

Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: a special conversation with long-time author, activist and linguist Noam Chomsky. His latest book is called Failed States; we'll talk about the state of democracy here in the United States, the so-called Bush doctrine of democracy promotion overseas, and we'll get his thoughts on the current Mideast crisis. All of that in an extended interview this week on CounterSpin. Links: — Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy


Noam Chomsky--Saying What Media Don't Want Us To Hear

"If liberty means anything at all," George Orwell wrote, "it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." From all indications, the gatekeepers for big media in the United States don't want to hear what Noam Chomsky has to say — and they'd prefer that we not hear him either. Mainstream journalists in other nations often interview Chomsky. Based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he's a world-renowned analyst of propaganda and global politics. But the chances are slim that you'll ever find him on a large network here at home. Chomsky is ill-suited to […]


Ritually Denouncing Chomsky

It’s a rare day when Noam Chomsky’s name surfaces in mainstream media. But Anthony Lewis’ June 23 New York Times column on the reported arrest of Pol Pot took a passing swipe at the MIT linguist and social critic. “A few Western intellectuals, notably Prof. Noam Chomsky, refused to believe what was going on in Cambodia,” Lewis wrote. “At first, at least, they put the reports of killing down to a conspiratorial effort by American politicians and press to destroy the Cambodian revolution.” In fact, Chomsky did acknowledge that massive atrocities had taken place in Cambodia, but questioned whether they […]


The Alteration of Alt Weeklies

Corporatization in Columbus

John F. Wolfe, Dispatch CEO and Publisher

The demise of the Columbus alternative press wasn’t due to dried-up print advertising revenue, Craigslist or stiff competition from the hyper-local blogosphere, progressives say. Instead, the papers were deliberately silenced or lobotomized.


Whose Police State?

National media focus on 2nd Amendment over 4th Amendment


National media focus on 2nd Amendment over 4th Amendment.


What Journalists, Scholars and Activists Are Saying

Barbara Ehrenreich "I promote FAIR wherever I go. It is one of the most important pro-democracy projects in the United States." Noam Chomsky “What the FAIR collective, and the emphasis should be on the word collective, what it has accomplished in these years is quite remarkable. There are many people, and I’m definitely one of them, who are looking forward with eager anticipation to what’s sure to come next, to the insightful correctives, information, general enlightenment that doubtless lie ahead. I would just like to congratulate the collective on its wonderful achievements and hope that many others will be encouraged […]