Saturday, November 14, 2009

Industrial Worker interviews Noam Chomsky

Spotted over at Mind Glow blog:

The editor of the Industrial Worker, Diane Krauthamer, spoke to Noam Chomsky at his MIT office in Cambridge, MA, on October 9th, 2009.
The Industrial Worker is the official newspaper of the IWW (the Industrial Workers of the World), a radical union.

For more info, please visit: The IWW official website


http://www.iww.org

The interview is in 4 parts on YouTube:

  • Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRlbLETWLwo
  • Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y673_j2x_g
  • Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttqwp30lKCc
  • Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67k4EgRT-ak
  • A word of warning; I found the sound in the videos a bit spotty but that may just be me. An interesting enough interview with Chomsky discussing the revival of sit down strikes, his father's 'membership' of the IWW and the rise of the populist right, amongst other things.

    Hat tip to Jason for the links.

    7 comments:

    stuart said...

    So lovely, so wise. I hope he's eating his five a day because I don't know of anyone who could replace him. Love and respect to the man.

    Darren said...

    You're right. (Tho' he did seem a bit tetchy in the interview.)

    stuart said...

    He always seems miraculously calm to me given how generous he is with his time and how many times he must have answered the same questions!

    Darren said...

    I attributed his miraculous calmness to the fact that he realised that any sudden moments in that office of his might result in him being crushed under a hundredweight of papers and books.

    stuart said...

    I can just see it, an avalanche of books, with a pair of glasses and his rather fetching satchel on top of it.
    I also love his films, particularly Annie Hall.

    Darren said...

    "fetching satchel"?

    Sorry mate, you're behind the times. It should have read "fetching Ronan Seamus".

    stuart said...

    :-)