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Aug 15, 2018

Socialism has been a dirty word in the United States’ politics since time immemorial. However, a new generation of politicians and activists, emboldened by Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, are willing to call themselves Democratic Socialists. Tariq spoke to one of these activists, Jeremy Gong, of...


Aug 10, 2018

This week Tariq speaks to New York University scholar Ella Shohat about the history of Jewish people in the Middle East and North Africa, using her Baghdadi heritage as a starting point. Ella tackles the dominant, Western narrative on Jewishness, asserting that Jewish history, culture and opinion aren’t monolithic....


Aug 2, 2018

Earlier this year, Oxford scholar Simukai Chigudu gave Tariq an account of his recent trip to Zimbabwe, following the fall of long-time President Robert Mugabe.

Chigudu spoke about the mood among ordinary people, the interim president Emmerson 'Crocodile' Mnangagwa, and weighed up the effectiveness of the main...


Jul 24, 2018

This week, Tariq explores the topic of immigration. Focussing on how recent migration - namely the movement of African and Middle Eastern people to Europe - has resulted in a particularly nasty racist backlash among politicians of all stripes in the EU and US.

The topic of migration and migrants in mainstream discourse...


Jul 17, 2018

Pakistan will go to the polls again later this month. In a welcome development, a new movement, the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), has forced the politicians seeking election to confront the plight of the Pashtun people in Pakistan. Based mostly in the tribal areas, the Pashtuns bare the brunt of drone attacks,...