[Marxism] V for Vendetta star lectures Columbia students

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Sat Apr 1 09:19:15 MST 2006

Louis Proyect wrote:
> http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/06/03/nataliePortman.html 

huh, interesting, the Columbia news article says absolutely nothing
about what Portman had to say, so for purely political reasons (ahem) i
decided to watched the video that was linked to. it was done in true MTV
soundbite fashion, saying almost nothing. But Portman did mention that
Israel was transporting prisoners to other countries for torture (she
was born in israel, she said). she also warned students in the class to
not take personal blame for the fact that the US government was creating
the grounds for future "terrorism" by utilizing torture tactics now.

given the soundbite nature of the clips, i would guess she had more
interesting things to say, but its not to be found on the web text or video.

when the Portman video finished, MTVu finished with a little insignia
showing that the series is sponsored by the US Army.

les schaffer

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