09/07/2012

Are democracy and marketing compatible?

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher and activist. Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the MIT —Massachusetts Institute of Technology—, he is considered one of the leading figures in this field thanks to his work on linguistic theory and cognitive science, as the Chomsky Hierarchy. Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de la Frontera de Chile and the Universidad Autónoma de México, The New York Times once defined him as ‘one of the most important contemporary thinkers’.

But perhaps the most popular aspect of Chomsky is his strongly committment to politics that began in the years of the Vietnam War and led him to join the union IWW / Industrial Workers of the World. His activism is characterized by a strong criticism of contemporary capitalism, the United States’ and Israel foreign policy and the manipulation of the population by the economic elites and governments.

One of its main intellectual contributions in the field of politics has been the analysis of the media and biased approaches, or even cheating, that he perceives behind his supposed neutrality. This is a work of disinformation that has inspired many other authors and has been reflected in works like the essay ‘Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media’, written in 1988 in collaboration with the economist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Edward S. Herman.

This video questions whether members of a democratic society, bombed with marketing techniques, may be able to choose freely.

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Tanto la Convención para la Prevención y la Sanción del Delito de Genocidio de 1948 como el Estatuto de Roma de la Corte Penal Internacional de 1998 recogen una idéntica definición: Se entenderá por 'genocidio' cualquiera de los actos mencionados a continuación, perpetrados con la intención de destruir total o parcialmente a un grupo nacional, étnico, racial o religioso como tal: 1 —Matanza de miembros del grupo. 2 —Lesión grave a la integridad física o mental de los miembros del grupo. 3 —Sometimiento intencional del grupo a condiciones de existencia que hayan de acarrear su destrucción física, total o parcial. 4 —Medidas destinadas a impedir nacimientos en el seno del grupo. 5 —Traslado por la fuerza de niños del grupo a otro grupo.The work of Jose Carlos Meirelles is to document the existence of uncontacted tribes in the Amazon and protect them from contact with non-Indians. 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