Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali on the Julian Assange show.

Noam Chomsky: that the April 6 movement in Egypt began as a group of tech savvy people working with workers on strike. They were squashed by the regime.

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.

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Another phenomena that struck me is the speed of the spread of the consciousness of change tips from hidden to visible.


Note industrialization that traditional Marxism addresses is perhaps more prevalent in China than in the USA.  Design, IT development is separated from the material production.  Perhaps the real motivation is that if all forms of creativity are integrated and work together the capitalist control can’t be maintained.

Chomsky:  China is the assembly plant for the advanced state capitalist counties.

Assange:  Internet radicalised youth.





Tariq Ali on Islam, the US China – Pakistan – Kim Hill interviews

Tariq Ali on Islam, the US China – Kim Hill interview

Very good to hear this interview today. It is incredible that a broad left perspective can be voiced so clearly but so little heeded. Listen to this interview, it is rare to get such crisp insight into world dynamics. It hard enough to understand the world, let alone when most of what we hear is designed to insulate us from insight. If people in New Zealand listened to these perspectives and engaged fully, even to challenge, then we would not be in Afganistan. No one wants a US empire and their assassinations, drones, war machine, and other antics of an empire in its death throws.

It is only a revolutionary socialist’s perspective that ever makes sense to me, but it is one that is largely invisible. Chomsky might be another speaker who has a world perspective worthy of discussion. The dominant media creates a climate where these voices are side-lined and certainly not discussed seriously. It is wonderful that this is in the public domain on New Zealand national Radio – I respect Kim Hill for at least listening without ridicule.

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