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Empire Files – Abby Martin

The growth of a society into an Empire; how does this occur? is it desirable? if not, how can it be avoided? is it possible to create a set of cultural institutions which makes the probability of this transformation near zero?The study of this transformation is vital for future generations.

Abby Martin has created a series of episodes on YouTube called Empire Files which investigates the American Empire. Perhaps with more study we can answer important questions about this emergent cultural phenomenon which is bigger than any one person.

Hopes and Prospects – Noam Chomsky

A sobering critique of modern history, Noam Chomsky’s Hopes and Prospects shows just how easily the mind can be mislead. Human behavior tends to create herd-like mentalities and if people fail to question and logically investigate everything they are told, it is easy for lies and propaganda to spread. Fortunately, there are people like Chomsky who help lift the blinders from our eyes so that we may better see reality. Most of the time the truth is awful and against self-held morals and ethics. And it is depressing to know the ugly raw reality. However, I think that accurate knowledge of the past is the first step in improving the present and future.

Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order – Noam Chomsky

In Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order, Noam Chomsky critiques the economic vogue held by a large number of economists and government officials during the last quarter of the 20th century and continuing to this day. In truth, it seems as if many of our climate and social problems stem from the concerns raised by Chomsky. If we as a species wish to continue living in a global community on Earth — enjoying the benefits of mutual aid and global economic prosperity to achieve a greater civilization, it seems that it is necessary to address the issues presented by Chomsky. Of course, working towards such an ideal society and generating such sublime goals is always optional. The foundation upon which rests all great civilizations is the confidence and power of its people to see and seize their own destiny. Read the book and you may begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Manufacturing Consent – Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Manufacturing Consent – Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) is a well made documentary on the life and ideas of Noam Chomsky. There are hundreds of videos of Chomsky on YouTube, this one was one of my first and favorites. Despite being released in 1992, the messages of Chomsky are still important in 2014.

ZNet, ZMagazine, ZBlogs, ZCommentaries

Nice source of news and commentary about current topics.



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