A nice, less-than-20-minute interview with Noam Chomsky, conducted by Laura Flanders of GRITtv.
7:15: US drone operations are terror and they engender terror against us. “It is completely understood at the highest level that as you carry out these [drone] operations you are generating terrorism.”
11:38, on Google Glass representing an invasion of privacy. Quoting Eric Schmidt: “If you’re doing something that you don’t want to have on the Internet, you shouldn’t be doing it.”
15:21: Half the Magna Carta is about preservation of the Commons from the King.
16:27: The “tragedy of the Commons” (which maintains that property held in common will be abused and destroyed, while private property will be preserved) is a completely false dogma. In fact, the opposite is true.
17:48: “Bradley Manning ought to be regarded as a hero. He’s doing what an honest, decent citizen ought to be doing: letting the population know what the people who rule you are doing. … The principle [that Manning is] violating, namely that power has to be protected from scrutiny, is the principle of every autocracy, every dictatorship.…”