John Pilger

John Pilger was born and educated in Sydney, Australia. He has been a war correspondent, film-maker and playwright. Based in London, he has written from many countries and has twice won British journalism's highest award, that of "Journalist of the Year," for his work in Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 3:00pm
The Siege of Julian Assange is a Farce - A Special Investigation
The siege of Knightsbridge is a farce. For two years, an exaggerated, costly police presence around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state. Their quarry is an Australian charged with no crime, a refugee from gross injustice whose only...
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A baby in a Baghdad hospital in July 2003. 'Half a million Iraqi infants died as a result of sanctions, according to Unicef.' (Photograph: Joseph Barrak/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
The Truth about the Criminal Bloodbath in Iraq Can't Be 'Countered' Indefinitely
The BBC's Today programme is enjoying high ratings, and the Mail and Telegraph are, as usual, attacking the corporation as leftwing . Last month a single edition of the Radio 4 show was edited by the artist and musician PJ Harvey . What happened was illuminating. Harvey's guests caused panic from...
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 3:22pm
More Than Jihadism or Iran, China's Role in Africa is Obama's Obsession
Countries are "pieces on a chessboard upon which is being played out a great game for the domination of the world", wrote Lord Curzon , the viceroy of India, in 1898. Nothing has changed.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 7:18am
The Silent Military Coup That Took Over Washington
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Friday, July 5, 2013 - 8:00am
Forcing Down Evo Morales's Plane was an Act of Air Piracy
Imagine the aircraft of the president of France being forced down in Latin America on "suspicion" that it was carrying a political refugee to safety – and not just any refugee but someone who has provided the people of the world with proof of criminal activity on an epic scale.
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Iraq's ministry of social affairs estimates 4.5 million children have lost one or both parents. This means 14% of the population are orphans. (Photograph: Reuters) Views
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 8:30am
We've Moved on from the Iraq War – But Iraqis Don't Have that Choice
The dust in Iraq rolls down the long roads that are the desert's fingers. It gets in your eyes and nose and throat; it swirls in markets and school playgrounds, consuming children kicking a ball; and it carries, according to Dr Jawad Al-Ali , "the seeds of our death". An internationally respected...
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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 4:22pm
The Dirty War on WikiLeaks
War by media, says current military doctrine, is as important as the battlefield. This is because the real enemy is the public at home, whose manipulation and deception is essential for starting an unpopular colonial war. Like the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, attacks on Iran and Syria require a steady drip-effect on readers' and viewers' consciousness.
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Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 12:53pm
'The War You Don't See': A Film You Won't See
Dear Noam,
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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 11:42am
WikiLeaks Defies the “War on Hi-Tech Terror”
The attacks on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are a response to an information revolution that threatens old power orders, in politics and in journalism. The incitement to murder trumpeted by public figures in the United States, together with attempts by the Obama administration to corrupt the law and send Assange to a hell-hole prison for the rest of his life, are the reactions of a rapacious system exposed as never before.
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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 11:31am
WikiLeaks: The Emperor Wears No Clothes
We are writing this statement in support of democracy.
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