Tariq Ali vs. Christopher Hitchens II – Democracy Now

Tariq Ali and Christopher Hitchens debate the US war on Iraq, the Bush-Kerry race and the neo-conservative movement for Democracy Now!, October 4, 2004

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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.

  • ‘Casualties of another war’

    September 23, 2008

    ‘Casualties of another war’ by Tariq Ali for The Guardian, September 23, 2008

    The Marriott bombing is terrible revenge for the Afghan campaign that has gone so badly wrong

    The deadly blast in Islamabad was a revenge attack for what has been going on over the past few weeks in the badlands of the North-West Frontier. It highlighted the crisis confronting the new government in the wake of intensified US strikes in the tribal areas on the Afghan border.

    Hellfire missiles, drones, special operation raids inside Pakistan and the resulting deaths of innocents have fuelled Pashtun nationalism. It is this spillage from the war in Afghanistan that is now destabilising Pakistan.

    The de facto prime minister of the country, an unelected crony of President Zardari and now his chief adviser, Rehman Malik, said, “our enemies don’t want to  …

  • 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.

  • ‘Not Crushed, Merely Ignored’ – Tariq Ali on Kashmir for the LRB

    July 19, 2010

    ‘Not Crushed, Merely Ignored’ by Tariq Ali for The London Review of Books, July 22, 2010

    A Kashmiri lawyer rang me last week in an agitated state. Had I heard about the latest tragedies in Kashmir? I had not. He was stunned. So was I when he told me in detail what had been taking place there over the last three weeks. As far as I could see, none of the British daily papers or TV news bulletins had covered the story; after I met him I rescued two emails from Kashmir informing me of the horrors from my spam box. I was truly shamed. The next day I scoured the press again. Nothing. The only story in the Guardian from the paper’s Delhi correspondent—a full half-page—was headlined: ‘Model’s death brings new claims of dark side to India’s fashion industry’.  …