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Aug 21, 2018

Tariq spoke to Arundhati Roy in December 2014 about the state of Indian politics, six-months into the reign of current PM Narendra Modi. They discussed Modi's neoliberal reforms, inequality, the caste-system, and the newly formed anti-corruption movement.


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...