There has always been a struggle by the people against the gratuitous accumulation of wealth and power. So the inequality we live with today is a problem that humanity has been grappling with since is inception. Tariq Ali explains how in this passage:
In Sparta in the third century BCE, a fissure developed . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Wealth Inequality – A Historical Problem.
*Update – The election results are in.
There might be hope for the people of Greece in their upcoming elections. Excerpts of an interview of Tariq Ali hosted by Kostas Vlahopoulos and Thomas Giourgas.
“3. What is your view of the current sociopolitical situation in Greece?
Tariq Ali: The situation is polarised. The fascists of . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Tariq Ali on the Upcoming Greek Election
Tariq Ali is one of the new left’s better thinkers. His writing is clear and often wittily incisive and thus has forced me to purchase several of his works. This is a interview snippet from Counterpunch on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher.
Q: What is Mrs Thatcher’s legacy?
TA: Her legacy is clearly visible . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Tariq Ali on Thatcher
The neoliberal Harper economy at work: a Toronto street scene, last week. Below: Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper and Margaret Thatcher.
Here’s some free advice for a couple of would-be Canadian prime ministers who are both in the news these days, the NDP’s Tom Mulcair and the Liberals’ Justin Trudeau: Hammer Prime . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Advice for Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau: Hammer Stephen Harper on the economy
The RT network offers content you won’t find elsewhere online. It has been accused of a pro-Kremlin bias and while there is some truth to that, it can also be a subjective evaluation. What some people view as pro-Kremlin content might be seen by someone else as coverage that offers an alternative to the . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Julian Assange talks with Tariq Ali and Noam Chomsky