Tariq Ali, the acclaimed writer, filmmaker and author of The Obama Syndrome: Surrender At Home, War Abroad delivered a riveting talk at Brooklyn's Galapagos Art Space entitled "From Cairo to Madison: The Arab Revolution and a World in Motion." The sold-out event was co-sponsored by Verso and Haymarket Books. Delivering his usual sharp and insightful commentary, Tariq traced past and contemporary patterns of resistance in North Africa and the Middle East that accompanied imperial interference. It comes as no surprise then to discover commonalities between the so-called Arab Spring and resistance to anti-democratic assaults, like the ongoing attacks on public sector workers, in the imperial heartland.
Thanks are due to WeAreMany.org for shooting the event. You can watch the full video on their website.