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

  • ‘A prolific author’

    April 18, 2011

    By Jean McKeowin for Rhodes University, April 11  2011

    Tariq Ali brought his charismatic presence and gift for oratory to the Rhodes University Faculty of Science’s Graduation ceremony last week. In his speech, before he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate by the University, Ali showed that none of his fire has died out, although it is over forty years since he gained his reputation as one of the twentieth century’s most outspoken activists.

    Born in 1943 in Lahore, now in Pakistan, into a family of some privilege, he grew up as both an atheist and a communist. As a student at Punjab University, Ali was elected President of the Young Students Union, and led several public demonstrations against Pakistan’s military dictatorship. This resulted in his being banned from further participation in student politics and his parents sent him to  …

  • ‘An Isolated Regime’

    July 19, 2005

    ‘An Isolated Regime’ by Tariq Ali for Counterpunch, July 19, 2005

    On 8 July I wrote that the London bombings were the result of Blair’s participation in the Iraq war. The next day the entire media was united in refusing to accept there was any link. They loyally echoed the Government. Blair said there was no link and tried to prove it by arguing that ‘President Putin opposed the war in Iraq but his country has been subjected to terrorism’. He must have thought that British citizens had never heard of Chechnya (Blair had supported Putin’s offensive against the Chechens and applauded Russia).

    But why did these attacks happen? That is the key question which the entire media and the entire political class in this country tried to ignore. They did so because the government and the main  …