Shows featuring Tariq Ali

  • Tariq Ali on a People’s Victory in Pakistan, Obama’s Escalation of Afghanistan War, and 6 Years of US Occupation in Iraq Tariq-ali-web
    Pakistani British author Tariq Ali, author of the The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power, reacts to the Pakistani government’s reinstatement of dismissed Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry following massive public outcry. Ali also talks about what he calls President Obama’s "inexplicable" expansion of the US occupation of Afghanistan and...
    March 19, 2009 | Story
  • As Economy Reels, Tariq Ali Calls for "Reimagining Socialism" Trader-web
    The British author Tariq Ali weighs in on the economic crisis with an appeal to reject the taboos on discussing socialism in the United States. Ali says the popular movements in South America provide a model for US activists to follow in pushing for changes such as socialized healthcare. [includes rush transcript]
    March 19, 2009 | Story
  • Toll from Deadly Coordinated Mumbai Attacks Tops 170, Two Top Indian Officials Resign, Tensions Rise Between India and Pakistan Mumbaiwebdouble
    We host a roundtable discussion on the attacks in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, that has left nearly 200 people dead and hundreds wounded. Indian officials claim that as few as ten gunmen coordinated attacks that began late Wednesday night on multiple targets, including a crowded railway station, two luxury hotels, a popular cafe, a Jewish center, a hospital, and a...
    December 01, 2008 | Story
  • Tariq Ali on "The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power" Alibkweb
    Pakistani border troops allegedly foiled a US raid on Pakistani territory Monday. Details of the incident remain unclear, but according to an anonymous Pakistani intelligence official, the troops fired warning shots at American helicopters near the border after US soldiers got out of them and tried to cross into Pakistan. The US military has denied the operation. This follows weeks of strikes...
    September 16, 2008 | Story
  • 1968, 40 Years Later: Tariq Ali Looks Back on a Pivotal Year in Global Struggle for Social Justice Aliweb
    We continue our series "1968, Forty Years Later" with the political activist, novelist and historian, Tariq Ali. Back in the 1960s, with the Vietnam War at its height, Tariq Ali earned a national reputation through debates with figures like Henry Kissinger and then-British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart. He protested against the Vietnam War, led the now-infamous march on the...
    May 29, 2008 | Story
  • Pakistan in Turmoil after Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination Bhutto3web
    Hundreds and thousands of Pakistanis attend the funeral of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Pakistan’s political future remains unclear and riots erupted as news of Bhutto’s assassination spread across the country. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has blamed Islamic militants for carrying out the assassination, but several associates of Bhutto have accused...
    December 28, 2007 | Story
  • As 250 Killed in Clashes Near Afghan Border, British-Pakistani Author Tariq Ali on Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Ongoing U.S. Role in Regional Turmoil Aliweb1
    The acclaimed British-Pakistani historian, novelist, political campaigner and commentator Tariq Ali joins us with his analysis of the latest from Pakistan. Days after General Pervez Musharraf’s re-election in a boycotted contest, at least 250 people have been killed in clashes along the Afghan border. Musharraf and his policies have generated a maelstrom of opposition from a broad...
    October 10, 2007 | Story
  • British Author Tariq Ali on the Resignation of Tony Blair: "The Fact That He’s Leaving is Because He’s So Hated" Blair1
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced his plans to resign next month after more than a decade in power. British author Tariq Ali talks about Blair’s legacy, his fatal decision to follow the Bush administration into Iraq, and his likely successor, Finance Minister Gordon Brown. [includes rush transcript]
    May 11, 2007 | Story
  • Michael Parenti On Ancient Rome, the Bush Administration and Nader’s Presidential Bid Perenti
    We speak with renowned author, political analyst and activist Michael Parenti. His latest book is "The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People’s History of Ancient Rome." [includes transcript]
    February 23, 2004 | Story
  • Haiti in Crisis: Armed Gangs Capture Second Largest City Haiti22a
    Armed gangs captured Haiti’s second-largest city Cap-Haitien and are threatening to march on the Haitian capital Port au-Prince within 15 days. We go to Haiti to hear a report from the ground. [includes transcript]
    February 23, 2004 | Story
    The crisis in the New York police department sparked by the allegations of a brutal torture of a Haitian immigrant deepened yesterday. The two top officers of the station house at the center of the controversy were reassigned and ten other officers were placed on desk duty. One officer, Justin Volpe, faces charges of aggravated sexual abuse and first-degree assault.
    August 15, 1997 | Story