World renowned theorist and writer Noam Chomsky has sent a message of support to the Vita Cortex workers describing their struggle as ‘courageous’ and ‘honourable’. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) professor and author of acclaimed works such as Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (with Edward Herman) and Pirates and emperors, old and new: international terrorism in the real world heard of the worker’s situation through the The Support Vita Cortex Workers online campaign.
The text of the message is as follows:
To the workers of Vita Cortex, Cork, Ireland.
I have just learned of your struggle and occupation, and your determination to carry on in the face of suffering and repression — and the unconscionable failure of the state to act on its responsibilities to you and other working people, symptomatic of all too much that is happening around the world today. I hope that your courageous and honorable actions will be a model that will inspire others as well to act instead of succumbing passively, and wish you the greatest success in this just and crucial campaign for basic rights.
Professor Chomsky is also known as a political activist suspicious of big media, big business and big government.