The week ahead: Tariq Ali on Barack Obama and Adam Ferguson on his war photography in Afghanistan

The Republican’s gain of control of the House of Representatives in last week’s midterms was a clear demonsration that Obama-mania has lost its shine. But how much has America changed since President Barack Obama took control? Renowned author, filmmaker and international commentator Tariq Ali will tonight be explaining to Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara why he believes only the mood music has changed.

There’s an interview with Tariq Ali about his recent book The Obama Syndrome Surrender at Home, War Abroad here and more interviews and details on Verso’s website.

Then at Wednesday’s In the Picture, on the eve of Remembrance Day, award-winning photographer Adam Ferguson will be joining us to discuss his work covering the war in Afghanistan. You can read more about Adam Ferguson and his work here.

Looking ahead to Monday there is a screening of Africa United a film about three Rwandan children and their incredible journey to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg.

The focus will again be on the people of Rwanda next Wednesday when survivor of the Rwandan genocide Leah Chishugi will be telling her story to the BBC’s  Razia Iqbal. More details of her book A Long Way From Paradise are on publisher Virago’s website here.