World-renowned linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky will be giving the keynote address at this October’s Rebellious Media Conference.

A leading critic of the mainstream media, Chomsky is the author of “Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies” and (with Edward Herman) “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media”.

“Arguably the most important intellectual alive today” [1], Chomsky has written that those wishing to play a meaningful role in influencing public policy must begin with honest inquiry, and education of themselves and others, and that the means to carry out these first steps include “media and publishers who do not bend to state and private power” [2].

Other confirmed Conference speakers include documentary-maker John Pilger (The War You Don’t See), blogger Laurie Penny, radical publisher and activist Michael Albert (ZNet), and journalist Amira Hass (Haaretz).

Conference co-organiser Milan Rai (Peace News) said: “We’re honoured that Noam Chomsky will be speaking at this October’s Rebellious Media Conference. A conference about radical media without Chomsky would be like Wimbledon without Nadal.”

ENDNOTES

[1] Paul Robinson, New York Times, February 25, 1979

[2] Noam Chomsky, Radical Priorities (1985), p.394

June 12th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “Noam Chomsky to speak at Rebellious Media Conference”

  • [...] activist Michael Albert (ZNet), and journalist Johann Hari (The Independent).<br/><br/> See more June 12th, 2011 Posted in feature | No Comments [...]

  • clive says:

    I am also pleased that you have got Chomsky.

    Have you invited Michel Chossudovsky? or anyone from ‘Global Research’?

    Does my ability to do simple arithmetic prove that I am not a machine?

  • [...] Noam Chomsky to speak at Rebellious Media Conference   [...]

  • Criticality says:

    Do you plan to invite Media Lens to the event or are they already on the list?

    • adminRMC says:

      Dear Brendan,

      We’ve had quite a few inquiries re. Media Lens. They were one of the first groups to be invited (last year) but declined due to other pressing commitments.

      Best wishes,

      Gabriel

  • jmp says:

    “Conference co-organiser Milan Rai (Peace News) said: “We’re honoured that Noam Chomsky will be speaking at this October’s Rebellious Media Conference. A conference about radical media without Chomsky would be like Wimbledon without Nadal.””

    Nadal is known as the King of Clay, because despite having in later years won significant tournaments on faster surfaces, clay is his favourite surface. Wimbledon on the other hand is played on grass, which is a very fast surface in comparison. In other words, a very uninformed example!

  • Chi says:

    Just to confirm: Johann Hari isn’t still in the line-up, is he??? Tell me it isn’t true?