VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on the Terror attacks in Paris – November 2015

Noam Chomsky Paris Actvism

On the 17th of November, 2015,  Prof.Noam Chomsky took part in an event titled Germany’s role in the European Union and International Affairs: Post War History, Present and Possible futures” hosted by acTVism Munich.

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In this video Prof. Noam Chomsky comments on the recent terror attacks in Paris committed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS/DAESH) .

Summary of the Terror attacks in Paris:

On the 13th of November 2015, a number of terrorist attacks took place in Paris which claimed the lives of 130 people and injured circa 368. Targets included the Stade de France in San Denis, which was struck by three suicide bombers, the Bataclan theathre, where an hostage situation ensued, and around cafes and restaurants in Paris. The self proclaimed “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL/ISIS/DAESH) took responsibility for the attacks stating that it was in retaliation against French air strikes targeted on ISIL in Syria & Iraq. On the 15th of November, 2015, France responded by launching its largest airstrike that involved 12 planes that dropped 20 bombs. This airstrike was conducted under Opération Chammal, which was initially launched on the 19th of September 2014.

These attacks are considered one of the “deadliest” on French soil since the “Paris Massacre on October 17, 1961”, which was committed by the French National Police and that claimed the lives of circa 200 people.


VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on the Terror attacks in Paris

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About Noam Chomsky:

noam-chomsky-black-and-whiteNoam Chomsky is a world-renowned political dissident, anarchist, linguist, author and institute professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he’s taught for more than half a century.

Chomsky has written more than 100 books, his latest being “Because We Say So“.  Chomsky has been a highly influential academic figure throughout his career, and was cited within the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992. His work has influenced a wide range of domains, including artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, logic, mathematics, music theory and analysis, psychology and immunology.

Chomsky also developed the propaganda model of media criticism with Edward S. Herman which they presented in their book “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media“. Chomsky remains a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy, neoliberal capitalism, and mainstream news media.


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