Tag: Chomsky

Noam Chomsky: “If you don’t push the lever for the Democrats, you are assisting Trump” | Salon.com

Noam Chomsky | Biography, Books, & Facts | Britannica

Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals, has provided the international left with wisdom, guidance and inspiration for nearly 60 years. Proving that he operates at the locus where argumentation and activism meet, he demonstrates indispensable intellectual leadership on issues of foreign policy, democratic socialism and rejection of corporate media bromides.

Noam Chomsky: “If you don’t push the lever for the Democrats, you are assisting Trump” | Salon.com

Noam Chomsky: The Real Election Meddling Isn’t Coming From Russia

Noam Chomsky: The Real Election Meddling Isn't Coming From Russia

We looked at the institutional structures of the [mainstream] media. What are they? They are major corporations, that are often parts of bigger, mega-corporations. They have a product that they sell to a market. The product is readers of newspapers, or viewers on television, and the market is advertisers.

So they are corporate institutions that sell readers to advertisers. They are all closely linked to government. There is a lot of flow, in and out, of personnel, with a lot of influence.

And we asked a simple question, that anyone who believes in free markets would ask at once: Do the structure of the producer, of the market, and the links to other power structures, does that affect the media content? That is the propaganda model. There is nothing arbitrary about it. That is just elementary. And if you believe in free markets, that is exactly what you would look at.

via Noam Chomsky: The Real Election Meddling Isn’t Coming From Russia

Turkey Detains Academics as Chomsky Takes Aim at Erdoğan’s Brutality, Hypocrisy | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Global outcry over academic freedom and human rights has erupted following news on Friday that the Turkish government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has arrested at least 18 academics and scholars for signing an open letter last week calling for the end of Turkey’s brutal treatment of the country’s Kurdish people.

Source: Turkey Detains Academics as Chomsky Takes Aim at Erdoğan’s Brutality, Hypocrisy | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community