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Since its appearance in Zucotti Park, New York, in September 2011, the Occupy movement has spread to hundreds of towns and cities across the world. No longer occupying small tent camps, the movement now occupies the global conscience as its messages spread from street protests to op-ed pages to the highest seats of power. From the movement's onset, Noam Chomsky has support ...more
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Amr Mohamed

كتاب صغير به ثلاث او اربع مقابلات لتشومسكي يتكلم بها عن حركة

فتشومسكي يشيد بالحركة انتشارها فى أماكن كثيرة بالولايات المتحدة , وينصح الحركة بعدم اختراع زعيم لها فهم من يجب أن يقرروا , ويجب ان ينضموا لبقية الحركات فى باقي الولايات حتى يقوموا بالتنظيم وعمل مظاهرة او اضراب بالتنسيق مع بعضهم .

فيقول لهم ان يقوموا بعمل حوارات ومناقشات مع العامة فى الشوارع لإيضاح الصورة لهم وان الوعي الذى اصاب أفراد الحركة يجب نقله لبقية العامة مثل نقل الشعب من واقع الاستهلاك والرخاء والالهاء الذى اغرقتهم به الحكو
May 01, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is not written by Noam Chomsky per se, but is rather a compilation of transcripts from interviews he has done and speeches he has given relating to the Occupy Movement. There is a lot of information and insight in this book for anyone who is interested in the Occupy Movement and sympathises somewhat with its political direction, but anyone wanting a more in-depth analysis of the movement will not find it here. This is a mere pamphlet.
There is some repetition of points made in the few s
Rhys Parry
I have a similar set of reservations about this pamphlet as I do other Penguin specials that have been a compilation of transcripts (Ai Wewei Speaks). There is a certain level of redundancy with some of the transcripts and no unifying narrative.

This however can be overlooked because Chomsky is a commanding orator and his views on the Occupy movement are compelling. Occasionally there is a superficiality to his answers, and while he is excellent at showcasing the failings of the economic governe
Sham Al-Ghazali
Nov 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
Oh look it's captain obvious again pointing out shit we already know. Also what's up with page 94 and him saying chemical warfare wasn't used in Iraq the way it was in Vietnam? Hello? Fallujah? I'm sick of this guy now
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: english
I bought this book on 23rd of May 2013, just a week before Gezi protests, totally by chance.. And now exactly 2 years later I finished it today..

This book is a transcript of Naom Chomsky interviews at different times but for Occupy act.

I've underline a lot of sentences and again it is very sad that history is reoccuring and nothing has been changed..

But somehow "the countless small actions of unknown people" that lie at the roots of "those great moments" that enter the historical record. (with r
Malsam  - ملسم
تأملات قيمة جدًا ... لا سيما بالانفتاح على تجارب الدول والشعوب الأخرى .. فلست وحدك من تقاوم !

الكتاب مفيد للحركات النضالية والأشخاص أيضا .. يحوي نصائح وتوجيهات لكيفيةالتمرد والمقاومة السلمية.. فنتعلم من خلال التجربة الامريكية الكثير ... وهو يقدم نقاطا عملية للتعامل مع الاحتجاجات بطريقة لا تعرّض الحركة للخطر

أهم الأفكار التي يعرضها الكتاب برأي - فكرة النضال الشعبي (فلا بد من مشاركة طبقات الشعب كافة للحصول على التغيير المرجو) وذلك لا يتم عن طريق التنظير والتعليم إنما المشاركة بحق!
فكرة أخرى هامة تتم
Abdelmjid Seghir
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I bought the book a week ago in Rabat, I thought it was written by Noam Chomsky. When I started flipping thorough its first pages on the bus, I discovered it wasn’t actually written but SPOKEN by Chomsky. This pamphlet is a collection of Chomsky’s speeches and discussions with some Occupy militants where he answers their questions and provides insights for the movement.

The book is divided into 5 main sections: Occupy, After Thirty Years of Class War, InterOccupy, Occupying Foreign Policy an
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Independientemente de que consiguieran ser un acicate posterior al movimiento Occupy, estas pocas páginas son, cinco años después de aquella primavera, un buen recordatorio de lo que todavía nos queda por avanzar. Además, también son una buena invitación a reflexionar acerca del papel de los libros (ésos cuya extinción tanto se presagia) como “armas cargadas”, que al fin y al cabo es el lema de nuestra web. Reseña completa:
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: سياسة
يقدم لنا نعوم تشومسكي في هذا الكتاب إضاءات حول البنية الهيكلية والشكلية لحركة احتلوا بمنظور بيوغرافي- جيوبوليتكس.
عبر الإجابة عن الأسئلة الرجراجة في الذهن من خلال محادثات ومناقشات أجراها مع أنصار الحركة.

احتلوا،، حركة ثورية لاعنفية استمدت قواها من الشعب، و انطلقت في 17 أيلول 2011 في مدينة نيويورك. والمظهر الأكثر اثارة لهذه الحركة تمثل في إنشاء حلقات اتصال متشعبة في كل أنحاء أميركا مما ساهم في تقوية نفوذها ومطالبها . تشكلت هذه الحركة بهدف تعرية النظام الاجتماعي الثقافي الأميركي الذي هيمنت عليه الرأ
Simon Wood
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"Occupy" is a selection of speeches (as well as one interview) made by veteran radical Noam Chomsky at Occupy events in the U.S. late last year.

The speeches are a mixture of Chomsky putting events into context, an extremely brief history of the Neoliberal era (the "Thirty Years of Class War" referred to in the title of this review), a eulogy for the late Howard Zinn (of "A People's History of the United States" fame) and some rel
Radhia Tanit
مبدئيا؛ هي قراءتي الأولى لنعوم تشومسكي..
كل ما في الكتاب، هو مجموعة قصيرة من حوارات أجريت مع البروفيسور، أو محاضارات ألقاها، وختمها برأيه حول شخصية هوارد زين.
ذكر البروفيسور عدة افكار حساسة ومهمة إضافة لتأملات قيمة، لكن بصفة سريعة وسطحية، وهذا معقول مادام يتحدث أمام الجمهور في محاضرة محددة بتوقيت معين، بالتالي لا يمكنه شرح كل ما أريد فهمه...

تلك الأفكار ستدفعني حتما لقراءة كتب أخرى له علني أجد فيها التوضيح العميق.

أهم الأفكار التي خرجت بها من الكتاب:
"لا يعني التثقيف مجرد ابلاغ الناس بما عليهم أن يؤ
May 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: política
Noam Chomsky nos entrega un pequeño libro donde describe el porque del movimiento Occupy en Estados Unidos.

Se realiza una critica al neo liberalismo y sus políticas económicas como responsables de la creciente desigualdad en la sociedad y la acumulación de riqueza fuera de control que lleva a una acumulación de poder político y de la misma forma a generar ciertas hegemonías culturales que resultan no estar en beneficio la gran mayoría de la población y perpetúan e incrementan la desigualdad daña
Христо Блажев
Окупирай настоящето в името на бъдното:
От трибуната на своята репутация Чомски сипе огън и жупел връз политическата класа, нагласените избори, изчезващата демокрация, разпалването на консумеризма, на оглупяващия стремеж към забавления и всички други добре познати недостатъци на САЩ. На няколко места той все пак признава, че американците като цяло са далеч по-добре от повечето страни в света, но утвърждава някакво хипотетично щастливо състояние, което може
Miguel David
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Occupy" is one of those books that has a lot of juice. I knew this when I found myself underlining on every second page. It's a small book by Noam Chomski though it is not written by him as it consists of a couple on interviews (of him) and his speech at the Occupy Boston a year ago.
Noam Chomski is a Linguistics professor at MIT and that comes out in the extremely concise and clear way with which he writes and speaks. His ideas, though sometimes tagged as "anarchist" are brave, clear and constr
Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it
This doesn't exactly have a narrative, but it's essentially Chomsky's point-of-view of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement (which obviously became more than just Wall Street) told mainly through different interviews he did whilst at Occupy events. It's what it says on the tin! But, because it's a non-fiction political book, of course it includes references to many other issues -- with quick snapshots of things like the Vietnam War, the meaning of democracy, and the importance of taking action for ...more
Occupy is a brief recap of some of Chomsky's speeches and thoughts at the time of the 2011 Occupy movement in the US. If you're already familiar with Chomsky's political mindset, then this is much of the same, but if you're new to it, you'll find it a good little introduction to his ideas on anarchism and how people can organise for change in society.

At the end of this edition, there's a particularly moving tribute to the wonderful Howard Zinn and a brief Q&A offering legal advice to activi
May 05, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So stimulative, although very short. Largely focused on the Occupy movement in the US, but is applicable to ones in else where or any other grass-root activities. Made me think of how I could take an active role to change system in my home country that is equally depressed -- and the world ultimately. Also I got to be wanting to know more about current affairs worldwide.
Thomas Nilsen
Dec 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chomsky gives examples of successful outcomes of previous popular struggles and advice that the Occupy movement and others can make use of in this important present protest. Many important questions were asked and Chomsky delivered useful answers to most of them. Book also includes a tribute to Howard Zinn.
Karlo Mikhail
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
great discussion on the potentials of the occupy movement. but some of parts on the political economy of the roots of the present crisis (i.e. everything was okay until neoliberal assault 30 years ago) misses its mark
Manos Vasileiou Aronis
Το Occupy περιλαμβάνει κυρίως σκέψεις του Τσόμσκι (από συνεντεύξεις και ομιλίες του) πάνω στα ζητήματα της αλληλεγγύης, της αυτοδιαχείρισης και της συλλογικότητας με κατεύθυνση την ενίσχυση του κινήματος Occupy, παρά μια ανάλυση ή αφήγηση της δράσης του ίδιου του κινήματος.
Βέβαια περιέχει διάφορα αρκετά ενδιαφέροντα ιστορικά στοιχεία για το αμερικάνικο εργατικό κίνημα, αλλά και σχόλια για την οικονομική και πολιτική συγκυρία, που αξίζει να διαβάσει κανείς. Όμως παραμένουν κατά κύριο λόγο διάσπα
Heidi Archer
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“... he encourages the movement to continue spreading ideas about a ‘different way of living’ that is based not on maximizing how much we can buy, but on ‘maximizing values that are important for life.’”

Yes!! What is important for human life? What shall bind us together? What do we value? Let us be “the ones we have been waiting for .”
Sara Abdulaziz
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
يضم هذا الكتاب سلسلة من المحاضرات والحوارات التي تمّت مع نعوم تشومسكي لمناقشة حركة "احتلوا" التي ابتدأت أمريكية، وباتت عالمية، والتي يتمثل مطلبها الأساسي في محاربة الطبقية المتواجدة بين الأغنياء والفقراء في المجتمعات الرأسمالية.
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That’s a great movement. I heard, just coming out here this evening, that the first Occupy the
’Hood action took place just yesterday in Boston. And it’s been happening in other places, New
York, and elsewhere. That’s perfect. It’s just the kind of reaching out in the general community that makes sense. People have to do it themselves. I can’t tell people at an Occupy in Roxbury what to do, and if I did, they shouldn’t listen to me. They know how to do it. We should work hard to get this integrate
Malcolm Hebron
Occupy is a gathering of various interviews and transcripts of speeches by Chomsky on the ideas and aspirations of the Occupy movement. Briefly, the sage of MIT sees Occupy as a result of a 30-year class war, which started with the adoption by the US and other Westrn powers of neoliberal policies in the 1970s, overturning the post-war decades with their focus on industrial development and the pursuit of common gain. In a reversal of this economic policy, industrial jobs were exported, and 'finan ...more
دايس محمد

ملايين من الأفعال الصغيرة لأناسٍ مجهولين*
بهذه الجملة يبدأ نعوم تشومسكي واحدة من محاضراته و هو يتذكر هوارد زن، و أبرز إنجازاته على مستوى تأريخ المجتمع الأمريكي و الدفاع عن المضطهدين ليس في الولايات المتحدة فقط، بل على مستوى الإنسانية، هوارد الذي تغيرت حياته في سيرته و هي رائعة بالفعل في حوض لبناء السفن ثم في الحرب العالمية الثانية.
غير أن تشومسكي يصر على أن أفعال الناس تأتي أولاً ثم التنظير و النقد لها، و أن النقد و التنظير و ابتكار الأفكار وحده غير كافٍ، ففي كتابه هذا و هو محاضرات و حوارات خصصها
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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what can I say other than with the name Noam Chomsky associated with any printed material it must be relevant and this little pamphlet is not a disappointment. Living in Vermont, I admit that I feel estranged from most of the world - I am unable to articulate how that happens, it just does. It is such an amazing place: full of small towns and clean air. So as Mr. Dick Cheney said - we create our own reality, this is my reality and I have no real connection with out there except when I read littl ...more
Michael Palkowski
Very quick read covering Chomsky's speeches and interviews around the occupy movement. A critique that is clear within any book writing on a movement still in progress, still 'becoming' is the immediate obsolescence it gains months, hours, minutes later. 'Occupy' ostensibly has lost a lot of momentum but it has ventured into other areas of community organization and mobilization in ruptured centrifugal collectives. "Occupy Sandy" is a fantastic example whereby volunteers got together to help vic ...more
محمود هشام
هذه حوارات مع تشومسكي مع حركة احتّلوا ""، وهي حركة تغيير اجتماعي تعتمد على العمل الشعبوي والحراك الجماهيري من خلال اعتصامات وتفعيل مدرسة العمل اليساري في العمالي في طلب المساواة بين الطبقات وإرجاع حقوق الملكية للناس بعد أن أصبحت في إيدي الشركات العابرة للقارات وفئة لا تتعدى 1% من الأفراد، في حين ال 99% يعانون من سياسات احتكار وتقشف وساعات عمل طويلة لكسب حياة عادلة بما فيه الكفاية للنفس والآسر.

يقول تشومسكي: "توجد إيدولوجية يتطلب تطبيقها الكثير من الجهد
Robert Strandquist
Despite the fact that this brief text is the transcription of a speech followed by Q&A, its fire burns long and bright sending its light all around the country and to Europe where the 99%ers are protesting against the unbalance in our nation's economy and the demonizing of pubic institutions. Obviously what's missing are the sounds of Chomsky's voice and those in the audience. The speech begins with rather general comments that aim to validate and inspire the efforts of those involved in the ...more
Feb 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: bookclublove
This book is not exactly written by Chomsky, it's a pamphlet-style collection of transcripts of lectures and interviews, so it's a bit repetitive at times. It provided a simple overview of the US Occupy movement for me, which was interesting in parts, in the light of recent political developments. I particularly liked the hopeful tone of discussion about how changing the narrative can lead to action.
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Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century. H
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