EDITORIAL PICK: “Two Minutes to Midnight” with Prof. Noam Chomsky
On 12th of May 2018 a conference “Two Minutes to Midnight, How do we move from Geopolitical Conflict to Nuclear Abolition?” was convened at Judson Memorial Church, New York City to analyze and warn about the current nuclear dangers, to raise the UN Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty and other disarmament initiatives, and to build the US and world movement for peace and complete nuclear disarmament. The keynote speech was held by Prof. Noam Chomsky with the title “The Future of Humanity”. acTVism’s editorial team picked this video to publish and also translate into the German language given the important issues that were surfaced within this speech.
VIDEO: “Two Minutes to Midnight” with Prof. Noam Chomsky
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ABOUT NOAM CHOMSKY:
Noam 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.