In a video published by Al Jazeera English on Saturday, MIT professor and activist Noam Chomsky slammed President Barack Obama for using aerial drones to kill suspected terrorists.
Chomsky said that a black activist had recounted a story in which a group of African American women visited the President following his inauguration in 2009. After the meeting, the disappointed women told the black activist, “this man has no moral center.”
“I think they’re right,” Chomsky said. “If you look at his policies, I think that is what they reveal. Just some nice rhetoric here and there. If you look at the actual policies, they’re pretty shocking. The drone assassination campaign is a perfectly good example. I mean, that’s just a global assassination campaign.”
Critics of the use of drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan and Yemen worry the practice violates international law and kills civilians.
The well-known leftist activist also downplayed Obama’s efforts to block Israel settlements into Palestinian territory. Though the Obama administration has repeatedly criticized Israel’s settlement activity, they had not imposed any actual penalties, unlike previous presidents, Chomsky said.
“In fact, Obama is actually the first president who hasn’t really imposed restrictions on Israel,” he added.
Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by Al Jazeera English, below:
Mask-free UFC fighter punches and hurls racial slurs at older man for ‘touching’ him at restaurant
UFC fighter Mike Perry was seen on video punching an older man for allegedly touching him. Perry, who is white, can also be heard using the N-word multiple times.
According to ESPN, the incident occurred at Table 82 in Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday.
In a video shared on social media, Perry appears irate as he is ushered out of the restaurant.
Lubbock police officers who arrived on the scene declined to arrest Perry but said that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
‘All lives matter’: Church hangs ‘no trespassing’ sign above Black woman for sitting in the grass
Officials at a California church were accused this week of harassing a Black woman who was sitting in the grass on the property.
A Facebook post claimed that the incident occurred at St. Paul's First Lutheran Church in North Hollywood.
"My friend Alex was sitting under a tree in the shade when this happened," the post explained. "This is deeply disturbing and contrary to Lutheran values and basic human decency."
A video shared by Chris Macke shows a man, who is presumably a Church official, hanging a "no trespassing" sign on a tree above where the woman is sitting.
Video catches woman claiming to be ‘doctor’ refusing to wear mask at Costco: ‘Do you understand science?’
A woman who claimed to be a doctor was chastised for not wearing a mask at a Costco store.
Video of the incident was shared on Twitter on Tuesday.
In the video, a man encourages the woman to put on her mask, which she is holding in her hand. The woman's elderly mother also appears mask-free in the video.
"Call the police," the woman says in a mocking tone. "Shame me like an ass, go ahead."
"You can put it on right now, ma'am," the cameraman insists.
"I'll do that when I'm ready," she replies. "Do you understand science?"
"Science?" the man remarks. "Maybe better than you do. Apparently, I'm the one protecting other people by wearing a mask."