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Comrade Kurtzman, Tariq Ali sets you right in the latest issue of the New Left Review: New forces and faces are emerging that have something in common. Muqtada, Haniya, Nasrallah, Ahmadinejad: each has risen by organizing the urban poor in … Read More

By / September 6, 2006

Comrade Kurtzman, Tariq Ali sets you right in the latest issue of the New Left Review:

New forces and faces are emerging that have something in common. Muqtada, Haniya, Nasrallah, Ahmadinejad: each has risen by organizing the urban poor in their localities—Baghdad and Basra, Gaza and Jenin, Beirut and Sidon, Tehran and Shiraz. It is in the slums that Hamas, Hizbollah, the Sadr brigades and the Basij have their roots. The contrast with the Hariris, Chalabis, Karzais, Allawis, on whom the West relies—overseas millionaires, crooked bankers, cia bagmen—could not be starker. A radical wind is blowing from the alleys and shacks of the latter-day wretched of the earth, surrounded by the fabulous wealth of petroleum.

And with U.S. fighter jets being re-gifted from Chavez to Ahmadinejad, it's only a matter of time until the Umma International ends false consciousness and petty-bourgeois pillaging as we know it.

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