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Trump And Decline Of The US Superpower

Noam Chomsky spoke at the 20th anniversary of Democracy Now!, the independent global radio news show, at a celebratory meeting on December 6 in Riverside, Manhattan, recalling memories of the spread of fascism under Hitler and Mussolini across Europe in the 1930s.

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(1) Εκδ. “Ελεύθερος Τύπος” [Μια Συζήτηση Με Τον Γ. Γαρμπή) – YouTube

(1) Εκδ. “Ελεύθερος Τύπος” [Μια Συζήτηση Με Τον Γ. Γαρμπή)

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(2) (18-5-2013) Εκδ. “Ελεύθερος Τύπος” [Μια Νέα Συζήτηση Με Τον Γ. Γαρμπή] – YouTube

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Interview With Noam Chomsky: Is European Integration Unraveling?

When the Greek government suggested asking the people of Greece to express their opinions on their fate, the reaction of European elites was utter horror at the impudence. How can Greeks dare to regard democracy as a value to be respected in the country of its origin? The ruling Eurocrats reacted with utter sadism, imposing even harsher demands to reduce Greece to ruins meanwhile, no doubt, appropriating what they can for themselves. The target of the sadism is not the Greek people specifically, but anyone who dares to imagine that people might have rights that begin to compare with those of financial institutions and investors. Quite generally, the measures of austerity during recession made no economic sense, as recognized even by the economists of the IMF (though not its political actors). It is difficult to regard them as anything other than class war, seeking to undo the social democratic gains that have been one of Europe’s major contributions to modern civilization.

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Noam Chomsky | Security and State Power

For example, President Obama’s drone-driven global assassination program, by far the world’s greatest terrorist campaign, is also a terror-generating campaign. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan until he was relieved of duty, spoke of “insurgent math”: For every innocent person you kill, you create 10 new enemies.This concept of “innocent person” tells us how far we’ve progressed in the last 800 years, since the Magna Carta, which established the principle of presumption of innocence that was once thought to be the foundation of Anglo-American law.Today, the word “guilty” means “targeted for assassination by Obama,” and “innocent” means “not yet accorded that status.”

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