Tariq Ali: Anti-Imperialist Struggles After 9/11

On October 27-28, the conference on Anti-Imperialist Struggles After 9/11 takes place in Copenhagen.

Tariq Ali will be speaking about anti-imperialist stuggles and counter attacks at 10.30-11.30 on October 27th. Other speakers include Omar Shehada and Cesar Taguba. At 16.15 on Saturday there will be a roundtable debate attended by all the speakers of the day.

For more information, visit the Internationalt Forum.

The full timetable is as follows:

Saturday:

10.00 – 10.30 Welcome

10.30 – 11.30 Tariq Ali: Antiimperialist struggles and imperialisms counterattacks worldwide after 9/11

11.30 – 11.45 Break

11.45 – 12.45 Colombia: Dolly. Antiimperialist struggle in Colombia and the region after 9/11

12.45 – 13.45 Lunch

13.45 – 14.45 Palestine: Omar Shehada: The Palestinian Liberation Struggle in the light of the War on Terror and the Arab Revolt

14.45 – 15.00 Break

15.00 – 16.00 Philippines: Cesar Taguba: The antiimperialist struggle in the Philippines and the region after 9/11

16.00 – 16.15 Break

16.15 – 17.45 Panel Debate among the four speakers: The continued anti-imperialist struggle – Questions from the floor

19.00 Dinner

21.00 – 00.00 Palestine Solidarity Festival

Music Bands (Darg Team and others) and DJ Mescal

From the archive

  • ‘After Benazir’

    July 17, 2008

    ‘After Benazir’ by Tariq Ali for The London Review of Books, July 17, 2008

    To recapitulate. After Benazir Bhutto was assassinated last December, her will was read out to the family’s assembled political retainers. Her 19-year-old son, Bilawal, inherited the Pakistan People’s Party, but until he came of age her husband, Asif Zardari, would act as regent. The general election, postponed following her death, took place in February. The immediate impact of the stunning electoral defeat suffered by General Musharraf’s political party and his factotums was to dispel the disillusionment of the citizenry. Not for long. Musharraf is still clinging on to the presidency; Zardari is running the government with the help of his old cronies; the judges dismissed by Musharraf have still not been reinstated; the economy is a mess; and the US Air Force has started  …

  • ‘Keeping the Leftist Spirit Alive’

    October 18, 2011

    Tariq Ali interviewed by Mariel Grazella for The Jakarta Post, October 18, 2011

    For Tariq Ali, Britain’s foremost leftist, democracy in Indonesia is comparable to a rolling walnut hollowed out by self-serving politicians who have failed to cater to their people over the years.

    Instead of working on real solutions to tackle the chronic problems plaguing the country, including rampant corruption, the “political and money elite”, regardless of their political color, seek to further forge their dominance over the nation.

    “And that makes democracy itself just an empty shell,” the editor of The New Left Review said.

    “You take a walnut and roll it on the ground and there’s nothing in it. That is what democracy is today.”

    He points out that the fretting of the elites over money and power were symptoms of the global triumph of capitalism, which has been  …

  • ‘The American War Moves to Pakistan’

    September 16, 2008

    ‘The American War Move to Pakistan’ by Tariq Ali for TomDispatch, September 16, 2008

    The decision to make public a presidential order of last July authorizing American strikes inside Pakistan without seeking the approval of the Pakistani government ends a long debate within, and on the periphery of, the Bush administration. Senator Barack Obama, aware of this ongoing debate during his own long battle with Hillary Clinton, tried to outflank her by supporting a policy of U.S. strikes into Pakistan. Senator John McCain and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin have now echoed this view and so it has become, by consensus, official U.S. policy.

    Its effects on Pakistan could be catastrophic, creating a severe crisis within the army and in the country at large. The overwhelming majority of Pakistanis are opposed to the U.S. presence in the region,  …