Agitation: The Essence of Democracy
Program #HIGJ005. Recorded in Grand Junction, CO on October 08, 2005.
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Changing the System
With Donald Trump in the White House we may have entered a post-truth era. As Orwell wrote in his great essay “Looking Back on the Spanish War:” “If the Leader...
Noam Chomsky - Utopia In the darkest of times we have to imagine that a world of equality and environmental and social justice is possible. Are we dreamers? Not practical?...
Beginnings: Movements of Possibility
In times of crisis one can simultaneously see danger and opportunity. Today there is nostalgia for an imagined past and a desire to recreate it. It’s a seductive tale. Things...
The Fight for Free Speech on Campus
The political landscape is increasingly intolerant of opposing views. Campuses are sometimes a battleground. Author Charles Murray was shouted down and prevented from speaking at Middlebury. Condoleezza Rice declined to...
What It Takes to Win
In times of despair and distress there may be the temptation to succumb to apathy and cynicism. What’s the use? Who cares?, etc. That should not be your response. Finding...
Activism: Lessons from Mississippi
Mao said, “A single spark can start a prairie fire.” Indeed it can. Rosa Parks is a perfect example of that. Her refusal to sit in the back of the...
It wasn't that long ago when the U.S. labeled the African National Congress as a terrorist organization. Its leader, Nelson Mandela languished for years in prison. Then because of massive...
Chomsky, in this interview with Barsamian recorded at KGNU studios in Boulder, describes the impact and influence of activists and solidarity movements. He says, e.g., Because of opposition "the Reagan...
Academic Freedom 2-Pack
First program: Geoffrey Stone - The Fight for Free Speech on Campus The political landscape is increasingly intolerant of opposing views. Campuses are sometimes a battleground. Author Charles Murray was shouted down...