Growing occurences of violence and militaristic intervention is a new state of being in the world and America today. As the media focuses our attention on terrorism – and the growing violent acts experienced in war and in civilian society – it is important for us to consider where this violence originates from. Revealing oppression and inequality, speaking truth to power, and pledging to be nonviolent activists – is one way to change the growing trend. To do this requires deep introspection and an awareness of the growing global crises.

Uploaded on Dec 10, 2009

Noam Chomsky discussing the global economic crisis, environment, wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, resistance to American empire, at Riverside Church, NY, June 12, 2009, camera: Joe Friendly