Statement of Solidarity from Noam Chomsky, MIT

It is a moral scandal that in one of the wealthiest institutions in the world's wealthiest country it is necessary even to raise the issue of assuring a living wage -- the very minimum of decency -- for working people. The students who have led the campaign to secure these elementary rights deserve our gratitude and full support, and admiration for the courage and integrity they have demonstrated by taking their campaign forward in their honorable actions of civil disobedience. Alone, they and the working people whose rights they are defending cannot win. With growing support on the campus and in the community they can and will -- to the benefit of all of us.