[Marxism] Re: Tariq Ali: What's next in Iraq?

Einde O'Callaghan einde at gmx.de
Mon Apr 12 06:10:26 MDT 2004

lshan at bcn.net wrote:
> At the end of the Eric Ruder's interview with Tariq Ali, there is a
> discussion of the "insurgents" violence in Falluja.
> The interviewer asks:
> Q: THE MEDIA is playing up the killings of the U.S. contractors in Falluja
> as evidence of the barbarism of the Iraqi "insurgents." How do you think we
> should respond to this?
> In his answer Tariq first points out that the western media didn't want to
> show how bold the opposition to the U.S. is. This was why they held back the
> most gruesome images. Of course, our media said that it was because they
> were being tasteful.
> On the question of "barbarism", Tariq replies that "I've always argued that
> when you have ugly occupations, you cannot have a pretty resistance. It's
> the character and form of the occupation that determines the nature of the
> resistance."
> Since this is a British paper interviewing a British citizen,

Actually this interview is from the American Socialist Worker (you can 
find it at http://socialistworker.org/2004-1/494/494_07_TariqAli.shtml) 
and I'll be posting it shortly on my site, REDS - Die Roten.

Einde O'Callaghan

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