Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

June 21, 2016

Tariq Ali joins with Smears against Jo Cox.

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 6:12 pm

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Tariq Ali: Better off tilting at Windmills than engaging in Politics.

Recently former Marxist Tariq Ali made a return to British politics.

He starred at the 13th of June Camden “rally of shame” calling for Brexit, or as they tried to call it, Lexit (left Exit, geddit?).

London says #Lexit: The Left Case Against the EU – Tariq Ali.

Ali stood on the same platform as Caroline Tacchella, a representative of the Parti ouvrier indépendant démocratique, a French Trotksyist group, whose historical record even a genial codger like Tariq must remember with loathing.

The group from which this micro-party originates (the ‘Lambertists’) are famous for opposing the French students in 1968.

In a celebrated confrontation hundreds of this sect’s Service d’ordre  paraded in military style, demanding that the petty bourgeois intellectuals not build barricades in the Sorbonne but wait for the working class and its vanguard (not unrelated…

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2 Comments »

  1. Disappointed you would post any suggestion that Tariq Ali would smear Jo Cox. No one is above criticism but this headline is sensationalism at its very worst.

    Comment by John Kaufmann — June 21, 2016 @ 6:58 pm

  2. John, you can’t be serious. He posted a link on FB to an article that claimed Jo Cox was supporting al-Nusra because she supported the White Helmets. It was this kind of article I was attacking yesterday.

    Comment by louisproyect — June 21, 2016 @ 8:12 pm


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