‘Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Ongoing US Role in Regional Turmoil’ – Democracy Now

‘Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Ongoing US Role in Regional Turmoil’, Amy Goodman interviews Tariq Ali for Democracy Now!, October 10, 2007

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From the archive

  • ‘The Not So Lone Gunman’

    March 13, 2012

    ‘The Not So Lone Gunman’ by Tariq Ali for the London Review of Books blog, 12 March, 2012

    In most colonial wars people are arrested, tortured at random and killed. Not even a façade of legality is considered necessary. The ‘lone’ American gunman who butchered innocents in Afghanistan in the early hours of Sunday morning was far from being an exception. For this is not the act of a deranged maniac killing schoolchildren in an American city. The ‘lone’ killer is a sergeant in the US army. He’s not the first and won’t be the last to kill like this.

    The French did the same in Algeria, the Belgians in the Congo, the British in Kenya and Aden, the Italians in Libya, the Germans in South West Africa, the Boers in South Africa, the Israelis in Palestine, the US  …

  • 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.

  • ’1968: The year that changed the world’

    January 5, 2008

    ‘The year that changed the world’ by Tariq Ali for The Sydney Morning Herald, January 5, 2008

    There has never been a year like it: unrest, rebellion and revolution. Tariq Ali, at the forefront of the action 40 years ago, looks at how we still live with the consequences of 1968

    After the shallow, fading Cold War decades—the middle period—of the last century, an invigorating fever gripped the world.

    Its effect was so strong that even today, 40 years later, conferences are being organised, and essays, documentaries and books are being produced to mark the event.

    The tale has been told many times and in many languages, but it refuses to go away. Why? A banal reason could simply be biology: the ’60s generation is now in its 60s and some of its members are big in publishing,  …