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Global Left Midweek - October 10, 2018

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Brazil Election: Landless Workers, Chomsky Meets Lula, French Left Leader, El Salvador Left vs Right, Transforming the UK, South Asia Women's Movements, Weekly Protest in Austria

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Workplace Safety: Gun Edition. What Is the Tragedy of the Commons? Movie | Won't You Be My Neighbor? Exposed: Betsy DeVos’s Record Of Dismantling Student Protections. Noam Chomsky: From Geopolitical Conflict to Nuclear Abolition.

Noam Chomsky: From Geopolitical Conflict to Nuclear Abolition

Acclaimed writer and activist Noam Chomsky delivered the keynote address to a meeting titled Two Minutes to Midnight: How Do We Move from Geopolitical Conflict to Nuclear Abolition? Co-organized by the International Peace Bureau and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office

Noam Chomsky: On Trump and the State of the Union

George Yancy and Noam Chomsky New York Times
Over the past few months, as the disturbing prospect of a Trump administration became a disturbing reality, I decided to reach out to Noam Chomsky, the philosopher whose writing, speaking and activism has for more than 50 years provided unparalleled insight and challenges to the American and global political systems. Our conversation, as it appears here, took place as a series of email exchanges over the past two months. - George Yancy

Trump's America and the New World Order: A Conversation With Noam Chomsky

C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout
Are Donald Trump's selections for his cabinet and other top administration positions indicative of a man who is ready to "drain the swamp?" Is the president-elect bent on putting China on the defensive? What does he have in mind for the Middle East? And why did Barack Obama choose at this juncture -- that is, toward the end of his presidency -- to have the US abstain from a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements?

American Power Under Challenge Masters of Mankind (Part 1)

Noam Chomsky TomDispatch
This piece, the first of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books). Part 2 will be posted on May 10, 2016. Noam Chomsky is still writing with the same chilling eloquence about the updated war-on-terror version of this American nightmare. At a moment when the Vietnam bomber of choice, the B-52, is being sent back into action in the war against the Islamic State, Chomsky, too, is back in action.

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Interest in New Noam Chomsky Documentary Has Grown So Large That Even the NY Times Ran a Review—and Praised It!

Alexandra Rosenmann AlterNet
The New York Times, which historically tends to ignore Chomsky, ran a prominent review in its Arts section, going so far as to praise the film and calling Requiem a "well-paced and cogent seminar." Reviewer Daniel Gold writes, "citing Aristotle, Adam Smith and James Madison, among others, he melds history, philosophy and ideology into a sobering vision of a society in an accelerating decline.

Movie 'Requiem For The American Dream'

Constructed from four years worth of interviews with Noam Chomsky, this documentary explores the growing inequality in the country and what that means for stability, democracy, and more.

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