Monday, April 13, 2009

13 Apr 2009: Today's Democracy Now!

Noam Chomsky on the Global Economic Crisis, Healthcare, US Foreign Policy and Resistance to American Empire
Part II of our conversation with MIT professor and author Noam Chomsky on the global economic crisis, healthcare, the media, US foreign policy, the expanding wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, resistance to American empire, and more.
“As far as policy is concerned, unless [Obama] is under a lot of pressure from activist sectors, he’s not going to go beyond what he’s presented himself as in actual policy statements or cabinet choices and so on: a centrist Democrat who’s going to basically continue Bush’s polices in a more modulated way,” says Chomsky. [includes rush transcript–partial]

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Prominent Afghan Women’s Rights Activist Killed
Obama Follows Bush Policy on Limiting Detainee Access to Courts
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70 Thai Protesters Injured as Troops Open Fire on Demonstrators
Larry EchoHawk Tapped to Lead Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Connecticut Student Paper Editor Dismissed for Activist Ties
19 Arrested at New School Occupation Protest

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