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Tariq Ali

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Going Underground, Tariq Ali: G7 meeting a PR campaign to prepare Western populations for action


On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to author and activist Tariq Ali. He discusses the purpose of the G7 meeting, which he believes is to prepare populations for action against Russia and China, drilling in ideological commitment among their citizens. He also talks about the role of NATO nations in creating multiple refugee crises, and the EU’s alliance with Turkey to stop Syrian refugees coming to Europe. He looks at the uniformity of mainstream media in following the US-NATO line on wars and conflicts, Israel’s recent aerial bombardment campaign against Gaza, the importance of the younger generation learning about the past of Western imperialism in the Middle East in order to understand the crises of today, and much more!


12 Jun 2021

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1971, PDM, PPP and a history of the Left - Tariq Ali - Writer/Intellectual - TPE #098

The Pakistan Experience

Tariq Ali is a British political activist, writer, journalist, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual. He is the author of many books, including Pakistan: Military Rule or People's Power (1970), Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State (1983), Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002).    Tariq Ali comes back on the podcast to discuss dynastic politics, the PPP that was, if there is any reason to be hopeful in PDM, 1971, Fatima Jinnah, and the Pakistani left.    Does the left in Pakistan need to consolidate? Does it need to update its manifesto?  Do we need a revolution in Pakistan?  Did India want to take over West Pakistan in 1971?  Watch on this deep dive podcast with the legend himself, Tariq Ali. There is also a hilarious Hamlet story in there.   Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience  And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience       The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. He can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tinder.     https://www.facebook.com/Shehzadgs/ https://twitter.com/shehzad89 https://instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh

1hr 34mins

3 Apr 2021

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Searching for Socialism: The Spirit of 1945. With Leo Panitch, Colin Leys and Tariq Ali

The World Transformed

After a decade of economic depression and war, Clement Atlee's Labour government laid the foundations for today's welfare state with a program of nationalisations and mass public investment. What may seem natural to us now - be it universal healthcare or widespread council housing - was radical then.How was post-war Labour able to push through collective ownership and control? And what lessons can we learn from its limits for our own democratic ownership agenda? How does our image of Labour’s “Golden Age” affect our understanding of the party today?With Leo Panitch, Colin Leys and Tariq Ali.

1hr 17mins

4 Jun 2020

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From Ayub to Imran through Zia and the Bhuttos - Writer and Intellectual - Tariq Ali - TPE #039

The Pakistan Experience

The intellectual giant that is Tariq Ali - writer, historian, Film maker, dissenter - comes on the The Pakistan Experience to discuss a political history of Pakistan lived through the left.  From inspiring Mick Jagger and John Lennon to write songs to being on the Russell War Crimes Tribunal in Vietnam, From being a child watching Ahmadi shops being burnt down in Lahore to watching Imran Khan cave in to the might of the religious right, Tariq Ali has lived through it all and nobody tells history like he does; a history lived and viewed through the left.  On this episode, Tariq Ali tells stories of informing Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto a coup was being prepared against him and advising Benazir Bhutto multiple times. Tariq Ali also discusses political assassinations in Pakistan, why he thinks the USA got Bhutto killed and the real story behind the Rawalpindi Conspiracy case.  Do yourself a favour and listen to this for two hours; beautiful, articulate and insightful, Tariq Ali informs, as well as delights, with a retelling of his life.

2hr 3mins

6 May 2020

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Tariq Ali speaks out on Assange's case and U.S. wars

The Real News Podcast

In this Feb. 4 speech at a public event for Julian Assange at the Royal National Hotel in London, author, writer, filmmaker, and public intellectual Tariq Ali speaks about Julian Assange's extradition case.


18 Feb 2020

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Alexander Zevin and Tariq Ali: Liberalism at Large

London Review Bookshop Podcast

Alexander Zevin's Liberalism at Large (Verso) is the first critical biography of the Economist newspaper, which, since 1843, has been the most tireless – and internationally influential – champion of the liberal cause anywhere in the world. But what exactly is liberalism, and how has its message evolved?Zevin presents a history of liberalism on the move, confronting the challenges that classical doctrine left unresolved – the rise of democracy, the expansion of empire, the ascendancy of finance – holding a mirror to the politics and personalities that helped shape a liberal world order now under increasing strain. Zevin was in conversation with Tariq Ali. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


22 Jan 2020

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Jacobin Radio: Tariq Ali on the UK Election

Jacobin Radio

Suzi talks to Tariq Ali, author of The Extreme Center, about the UK election, Jeremy Corbyn, and the Labour Party campaign. Unlike the endless US presidential election campaign, the British general election is run on a mercifully concentrated, if intense political timetable of just twenty-five working days once the election is called by Parliament. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and if the Conservatives, the Brexit party. and the Lib Dems have their way, the campaign will focus on Brexit, which has sucked the air out of politics and worse, divided the working class and the Left without addressing what led people to vote to leave in the first place. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has made his campaign about reversing the decades-long night of austerity and the need to commit £400 billion of investment to the twin crises of the climate emergency and social deprivation. We get Ali's insights.

12 Nov 2019

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Interview with author and analyst Tariq Ali (Greek voiceover)

Dialogos Radio

GR - An interview with renowned scholar, author, and analyst Tariq Ali, on the political events in Greece and Europe, his views of the first months of the SYRIZA-led government, and his upcoming visit to Greece. Greek voiceover. Aired June 11-17, 2015.


11 Feb 2019

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Interview with author and analyst Tariq Ali (English)

Dialogos Radio

EN - An interview with renowned scholar, author, and analyst Tariq Ali, on the political events in Greece and Europe, his views of the first months of the SYRIZA-led government, and his upcoming visit to Greece. In English. Aired June 11-17, 2015.


11 Feb 2019

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Tariq Ali discusses May '68 on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking, February 2018

Verso Podcast

1968 was one of the most seismic years in recent history -- Vietnam, the Prague spring, Black Power at the Olympics and protests on the streets of Paris and London. This interview is part commemoration, part reassessment. What remains of that turbulent time and where can we discern its features in our political landscape today?


23 Mar 2018