Tariq Ali on Hugo Chavez, the Axis Of Hope and His New Book ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ – Democracy Now

Tariq Ali interviewed about Hugo Chavez, the Axis Of Hope and his new book Pirates of the Caribbean for Democracy Now!, October 10, 2007

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From the archive

  • Tariq Ali—Jottings on the Islam Quintet

    November 16, 2011

    Lahore: Fifties

    When I was growing up in Lahore the last thing that interested me was the history of Islam. No. That was for dullards, for wooden headed patriots, for boys in the grip of religious parents or mullahs. One of my young uncles had begun to sport a beard. He sought refuge in religion to atone for some sin he had committed. Imagined or real? I didn’t care.  He would arrive at our house. My parents who found him a complete bore would disappear to play tennis. I had to walk with him in the garden for long hours or so it seemed at the time. With a glow in his eyes, he used to tell tales of early Islam and the greatness of the first Caliphs. Not a word about the assassinations and why they happened or the  …

  • Tariq Ali brings South of the Border to the Bristol Latino Film Festival 2010

    October 15, 2010

    Saturday 30 October, Bristol Latino Film Festival 2010 @ The Tobacco Factory

    Tariq Ali, writer, filmmaker and co-writer of the documentary, will be giving a special talk at the Bristol Latino Film Festival 2010 at 2pm. He will chair a discussion following the screening of Oliver Stone’s South of the Border later on in the evening.

    There’s a revolution underway in South America: Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the regions.


    291 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JP Map and directions

    Tickets sold at the door.