Noam Chomsky

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Chomsky to Occupy: move to the next stage

Noam Chomsky has advice for the Occupy movement, whose encampments all over the country are being swept away by police.
Words from the guru
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  December 16, 2011
Occupy Bookstores: Trotsky at the Train Station

Occupy Bookstores: Trotsky at the Train Station

 Barbara's Bookstore, a retail kiosk about the size of the Cheeseboy grilled-cheese stand it sits next to in South Station, has become an improbable locus...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  December 14, 2011

Weekend Warriors: Chomsky Speech Inspires Night Action at #OccupyBoston [Storify Round-Up with Pics]

  [View the story "#OccupyBoston Post-Chomsky March" on Storify]
By Chris Faraone  |  October 23, 2011
Our Kanye: Noam Chomsky to visit #OccupyBoston today (UPDATE: event postponed until Saturday, 10/22)

Our Kanye: Noam Chomsky to visit #OccupyBoston today (UPDATE: event postponed until Saturday, 10/22)

Almost immediately after #OccupyBoston began, people started wondering when NOAM CHOMSKY would show up. Short of Howard Zinn or my old BU prof Murray Levin...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 19, 2011

High-octane coverage

Despite admirable wall-to-wall coverage from the national mainstream press and unusually in-depth reports from network television and cable, the Huffington Post has emerged as perhaps the single best go-to source for developing news and wide-ranging com
The Huffington Post owns Gulf coverage; plus, that Hitchens memoir
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 04, 2010

Radical night out in Portland

“People are upset about Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib,” Noam Chomsky told 750 people packed into the Woodfords Congregational Church last Saturday night, “but if you’re concerned about human rights, take a walk into a maximum-security prison.”
 Activism Optimism
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 30, 2010


Rocky Mountain low

Ever since Steven Soderbergh put what was a grade-Z resort town on the film-business map with sex, lies, and videotape in 1989, the Indies and foreigners essentially hijacked the Oscars.
A little frayed, the Sundance brand endures
By HARLAN JACOBSON  |  February 12, 2010

Radio Free Maine revs up

In the past couple days, we've gotten a few announcements from Roger Leisner over at Radio Free Main...
By Jeff Inglis  |  March 03, 2009

Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War

Is there some poison in the air of the Balkans, as one individual asserts, that breeds eternal ethnic bloodletting?  
A ruminative experimental mosaic
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 16, 2008

Activist leads criminal-justice reform festival

When Bruce Reilly was released from the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) in 2005 he had serious plans for how he intended to make up for lost time.
Justice or just us?
By ARIEL WERNER  |  May 08, 2008

The dictator slayer

According to some people — including at least one sitting head of state — East Boston’s Gene Sharp is a dangerous dude.
East Boston's Gene Sharp is soft-spoken, but he makes bad guys from Caracas to Beijing cringe
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 05, 2007


Lake of Fire

We still have the right to choose, Kaye seems to say, but we should know what that choice looks like.
Seeing choice, in shades of gray
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  October 24, 2007

Heat waves

“Summer joys are spoilt by use,” wrote John Keats, meaning the less you do between June and August, the better.
Summer reads to cool off with
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  June 28, 2007

Letters to the Portland editor: February 2, 2007

In addition to my flip comment that I personally didn’t have a clue about how to solve the horrific human tragedy we call the Iraq War, I provided Sara Donnelly with several comments in our ten-minute conversation that were constructive potential solutio
Peace needs our help

Sound off

Anyone who wants to understand the perils of being a citizen journalist in an age of DIY media should consider the case of Freeman Z.
One citizen journalist’s saga may bode poorly for the new arm of the press
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 13, 2006

The anti-Borat

Like many who’ve found Borat the movie uproariously funny, I ran to my video store for more: the first and second seasons of Da Ali G Show , the British telly program transferred to, and reshot for, HBO, with American sequences replacing English ones.
Ali G  on DVD; Sergei Dvortsevoy at the HFA
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 02, 2006

Penny for your thoughts

I strongly support  getting rid of pennies.
Letters to the Boston editor: October 20, 2006
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 18, 2006

My Chomsky

Had Groucho Marx been a Marxist and stopped in the middle of A Night at the Opera to praise Karl Marx, the effect might have been a little like that which greeted Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez after he lauded Noam Chomsky at the UN General Assembly
As the lefty linguist’s most recent book rises to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list, a partisan explains why Noam Chomsky’s all that
By GEORGE SCIALABBA  |  September 27, 2006

Life, examined

Solo performer Mike Daisey has been described as a cross between Noam Chomsky and Jack Black, Spalding Gray and Robin Williams and — my favorite — “Jackie Gleason meets Franz Kafka.”
Delving deeper with Mike Daisey
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 26, 2006

Apartheid, Bush style

More pitiable than being a Democrat in President George W. Bush’s America is to be an African-American Democrat.
The Republican rape of New Orleans. Plus, Rumsfeld and Romney
By EDITORIAL  |  April 19, 2006
Chomsky N&F list photo 2/3/06

Maine-ufacturing consent

Typical of the exposure given 77-year-old MIT linguistics professor and philosopher Noam Chomsky by most American news media, he was blanked out by the Portland Press Herald , and there was no coverage by the Portland TV news shows or Maine Public Radio
Noam Chomsky himself is filtered by the news
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 02, 2006

Here we go again

Thinking about Black History Month.  
Portland Diverse-City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 11, 2006