November 28, 2021
From Anarchist News

"We live in a society" - Noam Chomsky, founder of Extinction Rebellion

From Jacobin Magazine

Noam Chomsky: Ending Climate Change “Has to Come From Mass Popular Action,” Not Politicians

An interview with Noam Chomsky

Interview by
Poyâ Pâkzâd
Benjamin Magnussen

Extinction Rebellion

Despite rapidly approaching his ninety-third birthday, Noam Chomsky shows few signs of slowing down. The world-famous public intellectual has published two books in 2021 — Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance (with Marv Waterstone) and The Precipice: Neoliberalism, the Pandemic and the Urgent Need for Social Change (with C. J. Polychroniou) — and his willingness to sit down for interviews on wide-ranging topics remains unflagging.

Chomsky spoke with Poyâ Pâkzâd and Benjamin Magnusson from the Danish magazine Eftertryk in October 2021 about the war in Afghanistan, ongoing US-instigated conflicts with China, climate change, and anarchism. You can watch the conversation on YouTube here. The conversation has been edited for length and clarity.