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  • Noam Chomsky on Life & Love: Still Going at 86, Renowned Dissident is Newly Married

    3 March 2015, 8:52 am

    At the age of 86, Noam Chomsky remains as active as ever in his work as a world-renowned political dissident and pioneering linguist. He has also opened a new chapter in his life, recently celebrating a one-year anniversary with his new wife, Valeria Wasserman…
  • Noam Chomsky on Black Lives Matter: Why Won't U.S. Own Up to History of Slavery & Racism?

    3 March 2015, 8:47 am

    Noam Chomsky weighs in on the Black Lives Matter movement across the United States, calling it a response to the unresolved consequences of slavery and racism dating back hundreds of years. "[Slavery] is a large part of the basis for our wealth and privilege,"…
  • Chomsky: Greece's Syriza & Spain's Podemos Face "Savage Response" Taking on Austerity "Class War"

    3 March 2015, 8:43 am

    Following its election in January on a pledge to confront the austerity program that's decimated Greece's economy, the Syriza government has faced a major pushback from international creditors led by Germany. Days after Greece secured a four-month extension to…
  • Chomsky on Snowden & Why NSA Surveillance Doesn't Stop Terror While the U.S. Drone War Creates It

    3 March 2015, 8:39 am

    World-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky discusses why National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden should be welcomed back to the United States as a hero and why those who authorized the government surveillance he exposed…
  • Noam Chomsky: As Venezuela Struggles to Fix Economy, U.S. Should Stop Trying to Undermine Its Gov't

    3 March 2015, 8:32 am

    Tensions are growing between the United States and Venezuela as the government of President Nicolás Maduro grapples with an economic crisis and a right-wing opposition calling for his removal from office. Venezuela has announced the arrest of an unspecified…
  • Chomsky on Cuba: After Decades of U.S. Meddling & "Terrorism," Restoring Ties is Least We Could Do

    3 March 2015, 8:26 am

    The United States and Cuba have held a second round of talks as part of the effort to restore full diplomatic ties for the first time in more than half a century. The two sides could reopen embassies in Havana and Washington in time for a regional meeting next…
  • Noam Chomsky: To Deal with ISIS, U.S. Should Own Up to Chaos of Iraq War & Other Radicalizing Acts

    3 March 2015, 8:09 am

    We air the second part of our two-day interview with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author. Chomsky is institute professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for more than 50 years. As…
  • Headlines for March 3, 2015

    3 March 2015, 8:00 am

    Iraq: No U.S. Strikes in Iran-Backed Bid to Retake Tikrit, Syria: U.S.-Backed Rebel Group Dissolves, In 2009 Audio, "Jihadi John" Condemns 9/11, Afghan War, Netanyahu to Stress Purported Iran Threat Before Congress, Obama: Bond with Israel "Unbreakable",…
  • Noam Chomsky on How the Iraq War Birthed ISIS & Why U.S. Policy Undermines the Fight Against It

    2 March 2015, 8:54 am

    As Iraq launches a new military operation to retake the city of Tikrit from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, thousands of Iraqi forces and militia fighters have converged in the city Samarra to strike nearby ISIS strongholds. The United States is expected to…
  • Noam Chomsky: After Dangerous Proxy War, Keeping Ukraine Neutral Offers Path to Peace with Russia

    2 March 2015, 8:40 am

    The recent ceasefire in Ukraine continues to hold after a shaky start, days after Secretary of State John Kerry publicly accused Russian officials of lying to his face about their military support for separatist rebels. The United Nations says the death toll…
  • Noam Chomsky: Despite Iran Spat, U.S. Support for Israeli Occupation Continues Without Pause

    2 March 2015, 8:34 am

    Six months after the end of a devastating Israeli assault on Gaza, aid agencies have condemned the lack of progress in rebuilding Gaza, saying reconstruction of tens of thousands of destroyed homes, schools and hospitals has been "woefully slow," with 100,000…
  • Noam Chomsky: Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel's Goal Isn't Survival -- It's Regional Dominance

    2 March 2015, 8:14 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the United States as part of his bid to stop a nuclear deal with Iran during a controversial speech before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. Dozens of Democrats are threatening to boycott the address, which…
  • Headlines for March 2, 2015

    2 March 2015, 8:00 am

    Russia: 50,000 Rally over Death of Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov, Kerry in Geneva for Ukraine Talks as Conflict Toll Tops 6,000, Iraq Launches Operation to Retake Tikrit from ISIS, Syrian Opposition Groups Reject U.N. Ceasefire Plan, ISIS Frees 21 Christians;…
  • Republican Presidential Contender Scott Walker Compares ISIS Fighters to Wisconsin Protesters

    27 February 2015, 8:55 am

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made headlines Thursday when he compared the Islamic State to pro-labor protesters in Wisconsin. A top Republican presidential contender, Walker made the comment at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) when asked…
  • 17 Shots: Police Killing of Unarmed Mexican Farmworker in Washington State Sparks Protest

    27 February 2015, 8:41 am

    Authorities in Pasco, Washington, have revealed police fired 17 shots at Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican farmworker who was shot dead on February 10. Cellphone video shows Zambrano turning to face police and raising his hands before he is shot. The…
  • Antiquities Scholar: Islamic State's Destruction of Museum & Library is Cultural & Ethnic Cleansing

    27 February 2015, 8:28 am

    Video has surfaced showing militants from the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts at a museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Men are seen toppling statues and using sledgehammers and drills to destroy the artifacts. The Guardian reports one of the statues…
  • "A Historic Decision": Tim Wu, Father of Net Neutrality, Praises FCC Vote to Preserve Open Internet

    27 February 2015, 8:08 am

    Advocates of a free and open Internet are celebrating a vote Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission to approve strong net neutrality rules. The move bans "paid prioritization" by Internet service providers who seek to charge extra fees from content…
  • Headlines for February 27, 2015

    27 February 2015, 8:00 am

    FCC Passes Historic Rules for Open Internet, Congress to Postpone DHS Showdown for 3 Weeks, CAGE: "Jihadi John" "Radicalized" by U.K. Security Agencies, U.N. Finds Torture at U.S. Military Facilities in Afghanistan, European Court: Iraq War Resister Must Give…
  • Who Bankrolls the Islamic State? Private Donors in Gulf Oil States Cited as Key to ISIS Success

    26 February 2015, 8:44 am

    Militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State have reportedly abducted at least 220 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria during a three-day offensive. Meanwhile, the Islamic State militant nicknamed "Jihadi John," who has been…
  • Exporting Torture: Former Chicago Police Detective Tied to Brutality at Guantánamo

    26 February 2015, 8:32 am

    A former Guantánamo Bay interrogator involved in torture was also a longtime Chicago police officer known for abusing people of color. According to The Guardian, Richard Zuley spent three decades as a notoriously brutal detective on the Chicago police force.…
  • A Black Site in Chicago? Police Accused of Running Secret Compound for Detentions & Interrogations

    26 February 2015, 8:15 am

    An explosive new report in The Guardian claims the Chicago police are operating a secret compound for detentions and interrogations, often with abusive methods. According to The Guardian, detainees as young as 15 years old have been taken to a nondescript…
  • Headlines for February 26, 2015

    26 February 2015, 8:00 am

    Iraq: U.S.-Led Airstrikes Kill 20 Civilians, ISIS Militant "Jihadi John" Identified, ISIS Captures Up to 300 Christian Hostages, HRW Condemns Syria's Use of Barrel Bombs, Afghanistan: Suicide Bomber Targets NATO Envoy's Car, Avalanches Kill Over 200 amid Heavy…
  • On National Adjunct Walkout Day, Professors Call Out Poverty-Level Wages & Poor Working Conditions

    25 February 2015, 8:53 am

    Today is National Adjunct Walkout Day. Adjunct professors on campuses across the country hope to draw attention to what many say are poverty-level wages, with no chance to advance to a tenured track position. We are joined by Louisa Edgerly, an adjunct…
  • Students Launch Historic Debt Strike, Refusing to Pay Back Predatory College Loans

    25 February 2015, 8:44 am

    Students and activists are taking direct action over what some have called the nation's next financial crisis: the more than $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. The massive cost of U.S. college tuition has saddled millions with crushing debt and priced many…
  • Spy Cables: Greenpeace's Kumi Naidoo Targeted by Intelligence Agencies as "Security" Threat

    25 February 2015, 8:34 am

    Al Jazeera has obtained leaked diplomatic cables showing a number of foreign requests to South African intelligence to spy on activists, NGOs and politicians. One document shows South Korea sought out a "specific security assessment" of Greenpeace…
  • Climate Deniers Exposed: Top Scientist Got Funding from ExxonMobil, Koch Brothers, Big Coal

    25 February 2015, 8:27 am

    A new investigation exposes how one of the top scientists involved in denying climate change has failed to disclose his extensive funding from the fossil fuel industry. Dr. Wei-Hock Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has downplayed global…
  • Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, But Fight over Climate-Threatening Oil Pipeline Isn't Over

    25 February 2015, 8:23 am

    President Obama has vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. The White House says the move is not a judgment on the pipeline's merits, but a bid to see through a State Department review that will determine whether the project…
  • Could a Former Activist Unseat Mayor 1%? Rahm Emanuel Faces Chicago Runoff Despite Vast Outspending

    25 February 2015, 8:11 am

    Chicago's mayoral race is heading to a runoff election after incumbent Rahm Emanuel failed to win 50 percent of the vote. Emanuel raised roughly $16 million, more than four times his challengers combined. Could the second-place challenger, Jesús "Chuy"…
  • Headlines for February 25, 2015

    25 February 2015, 8:00 am

    Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill in order to Finish State Dept. Review, Dept. of Homeland Security Risks Shutdown Despite GOP Move for Separate Vote, ISIS Reportedly Kidnaps Dozens in Iraq after Capture of Christians in Syria, Eurozone Ministers Approve 4-Month…
  • 50 Years After Murder, Malcolm X Remembered by Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz & Friend A. Peter Bailey

    24 February 2015, 8:43 am

    As Democracy Now! continues to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, we are joined by his daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and friend, A. Peter Bailey. Both were inside the Audubon Ballroom on Feb. 21, 1965, the day Malcolm X was shot dead.…

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