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Chomsky Forum report-back: What did Noam say and what does it mean for us?

Sunday, November 20, 2011 -
2:00am to 5:00am

After Noam delivers the 2011 Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, join us for a debrief and discussion. The Chomsky Forum organisers have been lucky enough to be invited to do a short interview with Noam when he is in Sydney. Come along to this debrief to learn what Noam's answers were and discuss how this applies to acitivist causes within Australia.

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Who is Noam Chomsky?

Forum: Chomsky's revolutionary politics

Sunday, October 23, 2011 -
2:00am to 5:00am

As well as being a world-famous activist and thinker, Chomsky is a libertarian socialist - an anarchist. His ideas issue a revolutionary challenge to the illegitimate systems of the State and capitalism. This forum will explore Chomsky's libertarian socialist politics and what they might mean for revolutionary social change in Australia today. There will be two speakers followed by discussion


Essential Reading

Discussion: Chomsky on the media

Sunday, October 2, 2011 -
1:00am to 5:00am

Informed by watching Chomsky's film 'Manufacturing Consent' two weeks previously, this discussion will also be introduced by a short talk. You'll get more out of it if you read the articles below, but you're still welcome to come along if you haven't done the readings or seen the film.


Essential reading

The preface and first chapter of Manufacturing Consent. It's about 35 pages long. Copies available at Jura Books.

Film screening: Manufacturing Consent

Sunday, September 18, 2011 -
1:00am to 5:00am

Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, MANUFACTURING CONSENT explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, world-renowned political activist. In a dynamic collage of new and original footage, biography, archival gems, imaginative graphics and outrageous illustrations, the film highlights Chomsky's probing analysis of mass media.

Discussion: Chomsky and 'humanitarian' interventions

Sunday, September 4, 2011 -
1:00am to 3:00am

Organised by the Chomsky Forum, this reading group and discussion afternoon will begin with a short summary talk about Chomsky's ideas on 'humanitarian' interventions. You'll get more out of the discussion if you do the readings below, but you are still welcome to come along if you haven't.

Essential Reading

- This March 2011 Chomsky interview covers Libya - http://www.chomsky.info/interviews/20110330.htm

Chomsky reading group: Neoliberalism

Thursday, August 18, 2011 -
4:00am to 6:00am

The Chomsky Forum has organised a reading group/discussion on 'Chomsky on neoliberalism and financial crisis'

Come along and be part of the discussion! (You don't have to do the reading, but you'll get a lot more out of the evening if you do!)

Essential reading:

Recently, The 'Great Moderation' and the International Assault on Labor