Tariq Ali tells the BBC why there is so much anger about its biased Gaza reporting

Tariq Ali tells the BBC on 09/08/14, when 150,000 marched in the biggest ever UK demonstration for Gaza, why there is such widespread criticism of the Israeli bias in its reporting.

 

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Tariq Ali’s speech at the National Demonstration for Gaza on 8th August, London.

Here is a video of Tariq Ali’s speech at the largest UK demonstration for Gaza on 8th August, London.

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Tariq Ali on The World Today

Watch Tariq Ali on Telesur’s The Day Today, talking about the current Israel-Palestine conflict. Click here for more information and to watch the programme.

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Can Democracy Co-exist with Contemporary Capitalism?

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Tariq Ali: The Independence Lectures

Tariq Ali discusses the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence in Glasgow.

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From the archive

  • V40 Politics / The Obama Syndrome at the Free Word Centre

    October 15, 2010

    25 October 2010

    What is the future of the American Empire? And Obama’s prospects in the mid-terms?

    As mid-term elections loom under the shadow of the insurgent Tea Party, join a panel of eminent speakers including Tariq Ali, Mehdi Hasan, DD Guttenplan and Patrick Cockburn to discuss how much Obama’s first two years in office will cost him at the most expensive elections in history.

    The hopes aroused during Obama’s election campaign have rapidly receded-the honeymoon has been short. At home, a Wall Street bailout and thwarted hopes for healthcare and financial reform. Abroad, the “war on terror” continues: Guantanamo the ‘broken promise’, torture on a daily basis in the horror chamber that is Bagram, and more troops to Afghanistan and more drone attacks in Pakistan than under Bush.

    Will the fact that Obama has proved incapable of shifting the  …

  • 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.

  • An Ugly Stalemate: The Uprising in Syria in CounterPunch

    September 13, 2012

    Angered by the non-stop, one-sided propaganda on CNN and BBC World, usually a prelude to NATO bombing campaigns (including the six-month onslaught on Libya, the casualties of which are still hidden from the public) or direct occupations, I was asked to explain my views on RTV. I did so, denouncing the promotion of the Syrian National Council by western media networks and pointing out that some of the armed-struggle opposition were perfectly capable of carrying out their own massacres and blaming them on the regime.

    There were doubts about Houla, which at that time there were. No longer. It’s now clear that the regime was responsible. That in no way invalidates my general point, but has led to a lot of confusion regarding my views and worried and sometimes angry e-mails from Syrian friends and outright slander (accusations by frothing  …