Tuesday, December 19, 2006

  • From Bolivia to Baghdad: Noam Chomsky on Creating Another World in a Time of War, Empire and Devastation

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    World-renowned scholar and linguist Noam Chomsky spoke this weekend at an event titled, "What’s Next? Creating Another World in a Time of War, Empire and Devastation." Chomsky spoke about the Iraq Study Group report, recent elections in Latin America, the current situation with Iran and much more. [includes rush transcript]

  • John Mohawk, Iroquois Leader and Scholar, Dead at 61

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    John Mohawk, a leading scholar and spokesman for the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, died in Buffalo, New York on December 12th. He was 61 years old. Mohawk was a leading advocate for the rights of the Iroquois Confederacy and of indigenous people worldwide. We play an excerpt of an address he gave at the Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Economic Globalization. [includes rush transcript]

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