2000 Harvard Trade Union Program
Program #CHON154. Recorded in Cambridge, MA on February 04, 2000.
In his annual presentation at the Harvard Trade Union Program, Chomsky speaks to trade union organizers from around the world, presenting an historical account of the declining power of unions. He maintains that a propaganda war conducted by the powers that be is inducing a philosophy of futility and consumerism which keeps people under the control of their financial debt. Labor, however corrupt, still poses a threat to the status quo. In the Q&A session, Chomsky addresses the use of the Internet as a tool, the current ideology of free capital flow and the promise of the Seattle movement against the WTO.
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