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U.S. Colombia Policy

Program #CHON160. Recorded in Boston, MA on May 12, 2000.

The U.S. is dramatically escalating the drug war in Colombia. The billion-dollar-plus increase in aid will mostly go to the security forces who are implicated in cocaine trafficking and human rights violations. Elite U.S. Special Forces are in Colombia training the military in counterinsurgency tactics. The militarization of the decades long civil conflict will only further destabilize the country and the Andean region. While Colombia gets chemical weapons and helicopter gunships, U.S. drug prevention and rehab programs are starved for funds.

Speaker(s):

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, by any measure, has led a most extraordinary life. In one index he is ranked as the eighth most cited person in history, right up there with Aristotle, Shakespeare, Marx, Plato and Freud. The legendary MIT professor practically invented modern linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for many decades. Chris Hedges says he is “America’s greatest intellectual” who “makes the powerful, as well as their liberal apologists, deeply uncomfortable.” At 87, he still gives lectures all over the world. He is the author of scores of books, including Propaganda & the Public Mind, How the World Works, and Power Systems with David Barsamian.

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