Following the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, Tariq Ali has written a piece for the London Review of Books Blog in which he reminds us of the hypocrisy of what he call's "The Nobel War Prize" and points to Liu Xiaobo's own neo-conservative leanings ...
Writing today for the London Review of Books Blog, Tariq Ali, author most recently of The Obama Syndrome, says the new round of Wikileaks simply "confirm what we already know about Af-Pak," namely that:
Pakistan is a US satrapy: its military and political leaders constitute a venal elite happy to kill and maim its people at the behest of a foreign power.
A young Tariq Ali, Robin Blackburn and Regis Debray in Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album, a documentary film showing the recording sessions and evolution of the album.
Pulse Media sings the praises today of The Verso Book of Dissent, alongside an online posting of Tariq Ali's preface to the book:
To commemorate 40 years of radical publishing Verso Books has published The Verso Book of Dissent: From Spartacus to the Shoe-Thrower of Baghdad. I have just finished reading this brilliant collection of historical passages of resistance and dissent taken from ca. 1800 BCE to the present and am delighted to have the words of Ali Ibn Muhammad, Marquis de Sade, Audre Lorde and Harold Pinter in one place. This is a must-have volume.
Visit Pulse Media to read Ali's preface—please note the competition to win a copy of the book has now ended ... but watch this space for further copies up for grabs.