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Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali

    Casualties of another war
    Casualties of another war
    The deadly blast in Islamabad was a revenge attack for what has been going on over the past few weeks in the badlands of the North-West Frontier....
    Inside the Bhutto clan
    Inside the Bhutto clan
    Six hours before she was executed, Mary, Queen of Scots wrote to her brother-in-law, Henry III of France: "As for my son, I commend him to you in...
    A fact that is conveniently forgotten
    A fact that is conveniently forgotten
    It was symbolic that 2006 ended with a colonial hanging -- most of it shown on state television in occupied Iraq. It has been that sort of year in...
    The war in Iraq is already lost
    The war in Iraq is already lost
    Once a war goes badly wrong and its justifications are shown to be lies, to insist that a "democratic" Iraq is visible on the horizon and that "we...
    Beacon of hope for rebirth of Bolívar's dream
    Beacon of hope for rebirth of Bolívar's dream
    Daniel Ortega, blessed by the church, flanked by a former Contra as his vice-president and still loathed by the United States ambassador, may be a...
    Beacon of hope for rebirth of Bolívar's dream
    Beacon of hope for rebirth of Bolívar's dream
    Daniel Ortega, blessed by the church, flanked by a former Contra as his vice-president and still loathed by the United States ambassador, may be a...
    The al-Qaeda puzzle in pieces
    The al-Qaeda puzzle in pieces
    Forty years ago, in a scathing and prescient manifesto against consumer capitalism and celebrity culture entitled The Society of the Spectacle, the French situationist philosopher Guy Debord described everyday life as "a permanent opium war''. Modern capitalism was an "immense...
    Nepal: No rah-rah revolution
    Nepal: No rah-rah revolution
    Something refreshingly old-fashioned has taken place in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal: a genuine revolution.
    This is the real outrage ...
    This is the real outrage ...
    The latest round of culture wars does neither side any good. The Western civilisational fundamentalists insist on seeing Muslims as the other --...
    Divide and rule
    Divide and rule
    There is now near-universal agreement that the Western occupation of Iraq has turned out to be an unmitigated disaster; first for the people of...