Noam Chomsky: Palestinian Hunger Strike A Protest Against “Violations of Elementary Human Rights”

We begin our hour-long interview with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky by discussing the Palestinian hunger strike. A tentative deal has reportedly been reached to end a landmark action that’s seen an estimated 2,000 jailed Palestinians go without food to pressure Israeli prison authorities to end the use of solitary confinement and ease a wide range of restrictions. “The hunger strikes are a protest against violations of the elementary human rights,” Chomsky says. He is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of dozens of books, most recently, “Occupy.” [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]

via Noam Chomsky: Palestinian Hunger Strike A Protest Against “Violations of Elementary Human Rights”.

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