On Blasphemy, Free Speech and Religion

Lately, we've been hearing a lot about this trade-off between freedom of speech and freedom of religion like there is some kind of balance to be struck. I'd would like to make that case that this trade-off is completely false and that there is absolutely no balance to be struck. Freedom of speech never infringes …

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Obama vs. Abdulelah Haider Shaye

Part of the transcript of recent speaking event featuring Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, and Jeremy Scahill (on the occasion of the publication of Scahill's book DIRTY WARS) JEREMY SCAHILL: Just a couple of things in response to that. I was remembering, when you were talking about David Hicks' story, this case that I came across …

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Palestine 2012 — Gaza and the UN resolution

By Noam Chomsky, December 1, 2012 http://chomsky.info/articles/20121201.htm An old man in Gaza held a placard that reads: “You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bombard my country, starve us all, humiliate us all but I am to blame: I …

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Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Future

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Crisis Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Other Players Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Recent History Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Looking Backwards Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Future What is the "Road Map" that President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on the eve of the Iraq war, seem so convinced …

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Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Recent History

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Crisis Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Other Players Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Recent History Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Looking Backwards Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Future This whole thing happened after the famous handshake on the White House lawn. Wasn't that supposed to end the conflict between Israel and the …

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Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Other Players

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Crisis Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Other Players Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Recent History Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Looking Backwards Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Future Why is the Israel-Palestine conflict so important on the global stage? Why does the rest of the world care, and get so involved, in …

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Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Crisis

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Crisis Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Other Players Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Recent History Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Looking Backwards Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Future Why is there so much violence in the Middle East? Isn't there violence on both sides? The violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian …

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