New World of Indigenous Resistance

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The Responsibility of Intellectuals, Redux

"The pattern of praise and punishment is a familiar one throughout history: those who line up in the service of the state are typically praised by the general intellectual community, and those who refuse to line up in service of the state are punished."

-Noam Chomsky, Boston Review Oct 1, 2011

Lois Meyer on KPFK Insighters

Lois Meyer in an interview with Maria Armoudian at KPFK on New World of Indigenous Resistance. Interview starts at 27:55.

-Maria Armoudian, KPFK Radio Aug 12, 2010

The Fourth Principle: Comunalidad

"The history of Oaxaca has been interwoven with principles and values that display its deeply rooted comunalidad. For the Oaxacan people across many centuries, this has meant integrating a process of cultural, economic, and political resistance of great importance. Since the Spanish conquest—individualist and mercantilist as it was—Oaxaca has responded with a form and reason for being communal that has permitted it to survive even in the face of an asphyxiating globalizing process."

Reality Sandwich features an essay by Jaime Martinez from The Fourth Principle.

-Jaime Martinez, Reality Sandwich Jul 29, 2010

Presidential 'Peacemaking' in Latin America

"Barack Obama, the fourth U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize, joins the others in the long tradition of peacemaking so long as it serves U.S. interests.

All four presidents left their imprint on 'our little region over here that has never bothered anybody,' as U.S. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson characterized the hemisphere in 1945.

Given the Obama administration's stance toward the elections in Honduras in November, it may be worthwhile to examine the record."

-Noam Chomsky, In These Times Jan 5, 2010

Chomsky Book Barred from Gitmo Detainee Library

"Noam Chomsky's book, Interventions, has been banned at the Guantanamo Bay prisoners' library. The book by the noted linguist was released by City Lights Books and features op-eds published between 2002 and 2007. An Arabic-language copy of the book was donated by a Pentagon lawyer, but officials at the detention facility refused to add Interventions to the collection of materials available to detainees. Reporter Aura Bogado spoke with Professor Chomsky about the decision."

-Aura Bogado, Free Speech Radio News Oct 19, 2009