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 ...
WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society
has reviewed Jan Willem Stutje's Ernest Mandel: A Rebel's Dream Deferred—the first ever biography of this leading revolutionary thinker of late capitalism. The reviewer notes the book's "powerful ability to move the reader," calling it an "invaluable and stimulating work ... a clear, concise, and riveting account of one of the most dynamic political figures in world history."
The jailed Chinese human rights activist and writer Liu Xiaobo has been awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Liu was sentenced to 11 years in prison last year after spearheading a petition calling for freedom of assembly, expression and religion in China. For the first time since the 1930s, a representative of the winner is not on hand to collect the award. Democracy Now!
broadcast live from the ceremony.