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Noam Chomsky: Looking Back on 9/11 a Decade Later

Tuesday 13 September 2011 by: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Interview Ten years ago, at a time when lawmakers from both sides of the aisle joined together to authorize endless war, Noam Chomsky’s was the leading voice to call for the United...

The debasement of public debate

By Dr Ken Macnab Dr Ken Macnab is an historian and President of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) at the University of Sydney. John Stuart Mill argued in On Liberty (1859) that it was 'imperative that human beings should...

Silencing David Hicks is absurd and shameful

By Jeff Sparrow. Jeff Sparrow is the editor of Overland literary journal and the author of Killing: Misadventures In Violence. If there was nothing wrong about how David Hicks was treated, why won't they let him talk about it? Whenever a government...

America in Decline, OpEd by Noam Chomsky

Friday 5 August 2011 by: Noam Chomsky, Truthout | Op-Ed “It is a common theme” that the United States, which “only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world as a colossus with unparalleled power and unmatched appeal is...

The language of derision: targeting Noam Chomsky

By Professor Stuart Rees, Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation Current political debate and radio talkback exchanges - about asylum seekers, about the carbon tax or the influence of the Greens - is characterised by abuse. Similar habits have been adopted...

Justice for Bradley Manning or the Culture of Revenge?

By Professor Stuart Rees, Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation On August 2nd in the theatrette of the NSW parliament, the Australian support group Sydney Solidarity for Bradley Manning will take a major step in their campaign for justice for this...

Greek ports no friend to the Freedom Flotilla

How sad that a country concerned with understanding and freedom should be sending commandos to stop the current Freedom Flotilla to Gaza. Not only are the boats being hindered from leaving Greek ports, but the skipper of the American boat Audacity of...

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