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Interesting exchange about Iran between Amy Goodman and Noam Chomsky

Except from today’s Democracy Now show: AMY GOODMAN: The documents’ revelations about Iran come just as the Iranian government has agreed to a new round of nuclear talks beginning next month. On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the cables vindicate the Israeli position that Iran poses a nuclear threat. Netanyahu said, “Our region has been hostage to a narrative that is the result of sixty years of propaganda,

Israel’s “FUCK YOU!” to the world

Last year, the lunatics who run the “Jewish state” in occupied Palestine had already deported Norman Finkelstein alleging that he had not provided his interrogators a full account of his travels to Lebanon. This decision was seen by most commentators as both stupid and petty. It might possibly also be illegal because the Law of Return specifically is designed to make it possible for Jews not only to enter, but

The Election, Economy, War, and Peace

by Noam Chomsky for ZnetThe Election The word that immediately rolled off of every tongue after the presidential election was “historic.” And rightly so. A Black family in the White House is truly a momentous event. There were some surprises. One was that the election was not over after the Democratic convention. By usual indicators, the opposition party should have had a landslide victory during a severe economic crisis, after

We Own The World

By Noam Chomsky for “ZNet“ You all know, of course, there was an election — what is called “an election” in the United States — last November. There was really one issue in the election, what to do about U.S. forces in Iraq and there was, by U.S. standards, an overwhelming vote calling for a withdrawal of U.S. forces on a firm timetable.As few people know, a couple of months