Noam Chomsky on fascism, war, climate, Assange


This 5 July 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More

On April 12, 2019, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky’s speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.

Britain: AN angry protest by supporters of Julian Assange yesterday morning denounced a Tory government conference titled ‘Defend Media Freedom’. Maxine Walker from the Julian Assange Defence Committee told News Line: ‘We are here because this is a fraudulent conference organised by the Foreign Office and hosted by Jeremy Hunt, who has already said he wants to extradite Julian Assange. ‘We are here to tell delegates there is no media freedom while Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning are in prison’: here.

UK government holds “media freedom” conference while imprisoning Assange: here.

Noam Chomsky, others denounce Assange arrest


This 12 April 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is “Scandalous” and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S.

Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange’s arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

This 11 April 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Glenn Greenwald calls Julian Assange’s arrest “a grave threat to press freedoms

“It’s the criminalization of journalism by the Trump Justice Department and the gravest threat to press freedom, by far, under the Trump presidency,” says Glenn Greenwald responding to the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. “Every journalist in the world should be raising their voice as loudly as possible to protest and denounce this.”

This 13 April 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

U.S. trying to make Assange “suffer” for publishing secrets, his former lawyer says

British human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, who formerly represented Julian Assange, says the Wikileaks founder has made many enemies, including the governments of Ecuador, Australia, the U.K. and U.S. “At the end of the day, you come down to the question of free speech, whether it’s right that a publisher who has received information from sources who want it published … should be jailed and punished for the efforts he’s made on behalf of free speech,” says Robertson.

Noam Chomsky on United States ‘Russiagate’ conspiracy theory


This 24 March 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

In March 2019, weeks before the Mueller Report was finalized, acclaimed scholar and “Manufacturing Consent” author Noam Chomsky explained in an interview why accusations of Russian meddling and Trump-Russia collusion were “a joke”.

Noam Chomsky: The real election meddling isn’t coming from Russia: here.

All the energy which the United States Democratic party put in the ‘Russiagate’ conspiracy theory should instead have gone to real opposition against Trump’s militarism, his destruction of the environment, his racism, his homophobia, etc.

DEMOCRATS: TRUMP HAS HANDED US A GIFT Democrats say the Trump administration will regret taking an extreme position on a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act, an issue they say will matter far more to voters in 2020 than anything coming out of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential election. [HuffPost]

Mueller’s report, after a sprawling investigation lasting nearly two years, has exposed the entire anti-Russia narrative as a hoax, perpetrated on the American people in pursuit of reactionary political ends. Journalist Matt Taibbi published an article on Saturday headlined “It’s official: Russiagate is this generation’s WMD”, in which he wrote: “The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press. Russiagate just destroyed it… As a purely journalistic failure, however, WMD was a pimple compared to Russiagate”: here.

Mueller testimony: Another debacle for the Democrats’ anti-Russia campaign: here.

Wednesday’s testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller before Congress, staged by the Democrats in the hope of reviving their discredited anti-Russian campaign and presentation of Trump as a stooge of Putin, turned into a debacle: here.

Noam Chomsky on Trump’s nuclear escalation


This 5 November 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty

President Donald Trump recently announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles.

We speak to world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky about the significance of the INF treaty and the impact of Trump’s plan to pull out.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a blunt ultimatum to Moscow Tuesday, vowing that the US will unilaterally abrogate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, one of the last remaining arms control agreements from the Cold War, within 60 days unless Russia submits to what Washington defines as compliance with the pact. The move represents a major escalation of the threat of global nuclear war: here.

Noam Chomsky on corporate media’s ‘Russia’ obsession


This 27 July 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Noam Chomsky on Mass Media Obsession with Russia & the Stories Not Being Covered in the Trump Era

The New York Times reports special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing President Trump’s tweets as part of Mueller’s expanding probe into Trump’s ties to Russia. This latest revelation in the Mueller investigation is part of a nearly 24-hour stream of headlines about Trump, Russia and the administration’s various scandals. But is the mainstream media missing the real stories amid its obsession with “Russiagate”? For more, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and professor Noam Chomsky on media manipulation in the Trump era.

A comment on this video says:

MSM [Main Stream Media] Isn’t Covering Climate Change, Teacher’s Strike, Income Inequality, Police Terror, illegal Foreign Wars, The Effect Of The Tax Cuts, Student Debt Crisis, Homelessness, Electoral College, Super Delegates, Gerrymandering [three factors helping Trump ‘win’ the 2016 election, apart from the Clinton factor], Supreme Court Hurting Worker’s Right Joining Unions

I might add the recent passing of Trump’s Pentagon budget, the biggest military budget in United States history, by the United States House of Representatives. Apart from the Republicans, 139 Democratic representatives voted for Trump’s budget; only 49 against.

I might add Donald Trump’s attack on ‘Dreamer’ immigrant young people; let down by corporate Democratic politicians, who, instead of attacking Trump from the left, prefer screaming ‘Russia! Russia!

In the early summer, the Clinton Foundation released hundreds of pages of newly declassified documents about conversations between US president Bill Clinton and Russian president Boris Yeltsin between 1996 and 1999. The documents show the extent of US meddling in Russian domestic politics in the 1990s, and are a stark testimony to the groveling of the Russian oligarchy, personified by Boris Yeltsin, before US imperialism. Under conditions of a thoroughly hypocritical and right-wing media hysteria about alleged Russian “meddling” in the 2016 US elections, and a massive NATO military build-up against Russia, these documents acquire special significance. It is telling that hardly any US newspaper reported on the newly declassified records which contradict almost every element of their anti-Russian propaganda: here.

New York Times’ fraudulent “election plot” dossier escalates anti-Russia hysteria: here.