Should I Vote For Corbyn? I Mean Labour? By William Bowles + Tariq Ali: Election Time in Britain + Tasting the Bitter Pill of History by William Bowles

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Updated: June 8, 2017

by William Bowles
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Investigating Imperialism
London, England
June 7, 2017

And after all the bad things I’ve said about Corbyn (here, here and here) you would think asking the question was redundant, but is it? Should I vote for Corbyn/Labour Party or perhaps abstain? What is at stake here, aside from Corbyn’s political future (and perhaps the future of the Labour Party itself)? He is after all, almost at retirement age and thrust into a position that he never asked for in the first place. Had he been ten or twenty years younger I seriously doubt whether he would have accepted the position.

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Tariq Ali: The Basis For Trump’s Victory Was Laid By Obama’s Policies

Resist sign, Supreme Court news conference to call for the reversal of President Trump’s travel ban on refugees and immigrants from several Middle East countries

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teleSUR English on Feb 1, 2017

Tariq Ali discusses the first few days of Trump’s presidency and provides an analysis of the state of politics in countries around the world.

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John Pilger: The Empire Feels Shocked and Threatened with Trump’s Victory, Parts 1 & 2

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teleSUR English on Dec 16, 2016

Tariq Ali talks to the award winning Journalist and Filmmaker John Pilger about the state of the world.

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Tariq Ali: Is Trump Any Worse Than Clinton? I’d Vote For Jill Stein

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teleSUR English on Oct 12, 2016

Tariq Ali considers the US election campaign and asks, is Trump any worse than Clinton? Is this a case of electing the lesser of two evils, or is there another option?

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John Bellamy Foster: The Anthropocene and Socialist Politics + Tariq Ali: The American Empire and its Discontents

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swpTvUk on Jul 12, 2016

John Bellamy Foster discusses the theoretical and programmatic challenges that the Anthropocene, a dangerous new epoch in planetary history, poses for socialists in the 21st century.

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Chris Hedges and Tariq Ali: A Recipe For Fascism

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RT America on Jun 12, 2016

In the first episode of ‘On Contact’, host Chris Hedges discusses the global revolt against corporate capitalism with radical intellectual and author Tariq Ali. Ali talks about how the world banking system got Greece and other European countries in trouble, and how big capital may be behind the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil joins the show with a report on global inequality.

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Tariq Ali: US, UK Never Faced Justice for Iraq War Crimes + Deadly Blasts Rock Iraq

Bush and Blair Wanted for War Crimes, Iraq Inquiry, London

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RussiaToday·Mar 19, 2013

At least 56 people have been killed in a series of attacks across Baghdad. The deadly assaults come as Iraq marks ten years since the coalition, led by the US and Britain, invaded the country with their ‘freedom and democracy’ mission. Historian and political campaigner, Tariq Ali, says it’s surprising that no-one has been held responsible for creating havoc in Iraq.

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Ecuador’s Decision on Julian Assange’s Request For Asylum: YES!

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Listened to the live report via Russia TV and just heard the news. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said, “Asylum is a fundamental right to all, held over local law.”

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Empire, Republic and The Neocons w/Michael Parenti, Tariq Ali and Peter Dale Scott (2008)

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Dr. Agha Saeed speaks with authors Michael Parenti, Tariq Ali, and Peter Dale Scott on neocons and the future of the American Empire.

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The Julian Assange Show: Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali (E10)

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A surprise Arab drive for freedom, the West’s structural crisis and new hope coming from Latin America. That’s the modern world in the eyes of Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali, two prominent thinkers and this week’s guests on Julian Assange’s show on RT.

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Syria: Feeding off the carcase By William Bowles

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16 February 2012

An uncle of mine, a quite extraordinary individual, used to say that he was privileged to have a ‘ringside seat’ when viewing the rampages of capitalism. To which I must add that the ticket to gain admission has been extremely costly, for the planet, but not for my uncle in spite of his lefty leanings. But privileged he was, as all of us are here in the West, insulated from the worst extremes of Empire by all those dead brown bodies.

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Tariq Ali says Assad has to go: I’m depressed – no, I’m outraged By William Bowles

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15 February 2012

All quotes from, ‘‘Assad must go to save Syria from intervention’, RT 15 February 2012.

Today, I see that the well known ‘revolutionary’ Tariq Ali is telling that,

“He [Assad] has to be pushed out,” Tariq Ali insists, for which “the Syrian people are doing their best”.

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Oliver Stone Tackles Latin America’s Political Upheaval in South of the Border

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June 21, 2010

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Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize + OK, He’s A Nice Guy, But … by Andy Worthington

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Updated: added Andy Worthington’s commentary and Obama’s reaction and Naomi Klein on Democracy Now!

US President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

BBC
Friday, 9 October 2009

The Nobel Committee said he was awarded it for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.

The committee highlighted Mr Obama’s efforts to strengthen international bodies and promote nuclear disarmament.

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via BBC NEWS | Europe | Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

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