Tariq Ali with Noam Chomsky on The Julian Assange Show

Appearing on The Julian Assange Show alongside renowned linguist and political theorist Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali argues that the “infectious” Arab Spring has spread to the US and Russia, and is still underway. Criticising the “extreme centre”, a political consensus of centrist neoliberal orthodoxy that destroys political diversity and opposition, Ali talks about how the speed and flair of the Arab Spring caught everyone, from dictators and their sponsors to the Western media, by surprise.

Assange, Ali and Chomsky continue to discuss the “new hope” that resides in South America Bolivarian movements, and the democratic crisis in the Eurozone.

From the archive

  • Tariq Ali’s speech at the National Demonstration for Gaza on 8th August, London.

    August 13, 2014

    Here is a video of Tariq Ali’s speech at the largest UK demonstration for Gaza on 8th August, London.

  • Tariq Ali with Noam Chomsky on The Julian Assange Show

    June 28, 2012

    Appearing on The Julian Assange Show alongside renowned linguist and political theorist Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali argues that the “infectious” Arab Spring has spread to the US and Russia, and is still underway. Criticising the “extreme centre”, a political consensus of centrist neoliberal orthodoxy that destroys political diversity and opposition, Ali talks about how the speed and flair of the Arab Spring caught everyone, from dictators and their sponsors to the Western media, by surprise.

    Assange, Ali and Chomsky continue to discuss the “new hope” that resides in South America Bolivarian movements, and the democratic crisis in the Eurozone.

  • Tariq Ali’s speech at the National Demonstration for Gaza on 8th August, London.

    August 13, 2014

    Here is a video of Tariq Ali’s speech at the largest UK demonstration for Gaza on 8th August, London.

  • ‘Talk to the terrorists, 60s activist urges’ – Tariq Ali in Australia

    October 5, 2010

    Tariq Ali interviewed by Paul Maley for The Australian, October 4, 2010

    More than 40 years after the revolutionary convulsions of the late 1960s, British-Pakistani author, activist and polemicist Tariq Ali has lost none of the anger that sent him to the streets in protest over — among other things — the war in Vietnam.

    “I don’t believe that there’s any group in the world which is waging a fight that can’t be negotiated with,” Mr Ali said yesterday.

    In Sydney to address the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Mr Ali’s talk is perhaps the most dangerous of all. Speaking to The Australian before his talk, titled “What we can learn from terrorists”, Mr Ali accused the West of ignoring the beliefs and motivations of terrorists.

    “I think it’s time, as in previous centuries when there were terrorism attacks and people said,  …