Tariq Ali on Greece

Diary Tariq Ali LRB July 2015 In the early hours of 16 July, the Greek parliament voted overwhelmingly to give up its sovereignty and become a semi-colonial appendage of the EU. A majority of the Syriza Central Committee had already come out against the capitulation. There had been a partial general strike. Tsipras had threatened to resign if fifty of his MPs voted against him. In the event six … Read more Tariq Ali on Greece

Another EU policy statement will not stop Israel's colonization

With our political eyes and ears  on Obama’s  Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech and the notion of a “just” and/or necessary “war,” it seems a good moment to bring back to mind another pseudo non-war situation and reflect on the general US-held belief that Israel is a “peace-loving” nation fighting “murderous terrorists,” aka the Palestinians.   As Obama said to justify US intervention in Afghanistan: “The belief that peace is … Read more Another EU policy statement will not stop Israel's colonization