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Noam Chomsky: Looking Back on 9/11 a Decade Later | Democracy Now- Daily Digest for 09/13/11

Democracy Now! Daily News Digest
September 13, 2011
Noam Chomsky: Looking Back on 9/11 a Decade Later
Ten years ago, at a time when lawmakers from both sides of the aisle joined together to authorize endless war, Noam Chomsky’s was the leading voice to call for the United States to rethink its actions in the Middle East and across the globe. His 2001 book, simply titled "9-11," became a surprise bestseller. The book collected a series of interviews Chomsky had given on the roots of the 9/11 attacks and his prescription for a just response. A decade later, Chomsky has just released an updated version titled "9-11: Was There an Alternative?" which refers to the U.S. assassination of Osama bin Laden and the continuity Chomsky sees between the Bush administration’s foreign policy and President Obama’s. Watch/Listen/Read
Noam Chomsky on the U.S. Economic Crisis: Joblessness, Excessive Military Spending and Healthcare
President Obama sent his new jobs proposal to Congress on Monday with a plan to pay for the $447 billion package by raising taxes on the wealthy. Noam Chomsky says, "The healthcare system...the huge military spending, the very low taxes for the rich [and corporations]...those are fundamental problems that have to be dealt with if there’s going to be anything like successful economic and social development in the United States." Watch/Listen/Read
Noam Chomsky: U.S. to Veto Palestinian Statehood Bid Despite "Overwhelming International Consensus"
President Obama publicly confirmed Monday that the United States will oppose any attempt by the Palestinians to achieve statehood at the United Nations, but Palestinians leaders are still vowing to move ahead with their bid for statehood this week. What will the ramifications of a U.S. veto be? For more, we speak with Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky. Watch/Listen/Read
Today's Headlines

Taliban Launches Coordinated Attack on U.S. Embassy, NATO Headquarters in Kabul
Report: Iran to Release Detained American Hikers in Two Days
Obama Proposes to Cut $467 Billion in Tax Breaks for Companies, Wealthy Americans
Bank of America Announces Plan to Cut 30,000 Jobs
Libyan Opposition Leader Addresses 10,000 Supporters in Martyrs’ Square in Tripoli
Amnesty International Alleges War Crimes on Both Sides of Libya Conflict
Palestine Plans to Seek Statehood Next Week, Despite U.S. Veto Threat
Romney Takes Perry to Task on Social Security, Jobs Record
Number of Borrowers Defaulting on Student Loans Jumps Significantly
Officials: No Radioactive Leaks Following Explosion at Nuclear Facility in France
Oakland Children’s Museum Cancels Palestinian Youth Art Exhibit
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