Newspapers and other media in the United States, Britain and Australia have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely. They are worried by the “Assange effect”.
Updated: June 8, 2017
And after all the bad things I’ve said about Corbyn (here, here and here) you would think asking the question was redundant, but is it? Should I vote for Corbyn/Labour Party or perhaps abstain? What is at stake here, aside from Corbyn’s political future (and perhaps the future of the Labour Party itself)? He is after all, almost at retirement age and thrust into a position that he never asked for in the first place. Had he been ten or twenty years younger I seriously doubt whether he would have accepted the position.
with Chris Hedges
RT America on Jun 12, 2016
In the first episode of ‘On Contact’, host Chris Hedges discusses the global revolt against corporate capitalism with radical intellectual and author Tariq Ali. Ali talks about how the world banking system got Greece and other European countries in trouble, and how big capital may be behind the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil joins the show with a report on global inequality.
RussiaToday·Mar 19, 2013
At least 56 people have been killed in a series of attacks across Baghdad. The deadly assaults come as Iraq marks ten years since the coalition, led by the US and Britain, invaded the country with their ‘freedom and democracy’ mission. Historian and political campaigner, Tariq Ali, says it’s surprising that no-one has been held responsible for creating havoc in Iraq.
Listened to the live report via Russia TV and just heard the news. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said, “Asylum is a fundamental right to all, held over local law.”
Aug 16, 2012 by RussiaToday
Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – Continue reading
Jun 26, 2012 by RussiaToday
A surprise Arab drive for freedom, the West’s structural crisis and new hope coming from Latin America. That’s the modern world in the eyes of Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali, two prominent thinkers and this week’s guests on Julian Assange’s show on RT.
An uncle of mine, a quite extraordinary individual, used to say that he was privileged to have a ‘ringside seat’ when viewing the rampages of capitalism. To which I must add that the ticket to gain admission has been extremely costly, for the planet, but not for my uncle in spite of his lefty leanings. But privileged he was, as all of us are here in the West, insulated from the worst extremes of Empire by all those dead brown bodies.
All quotes from, ‘‘Assad must go to save Syria from intervention’, RT 15 February 2012.
Today, I see that the well known ‘revolutionary’ Tariq Ali is telling that,
“He [Assad] has to be pushed out,” Tariq Ali insists, for which “the Syrian people are doing their best”.
Updated: added Andy Worthington’s commentary and Obama’s reaction and Naomi Klein on Democracy Now!
US President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Friday, 9 October 2009
The Nobel Committee said he was awarded it for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.
The committee highlighted Mr Obama’s efforts to strengthen international bodies and promote nuclear disarmament.