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John Pilger grew up in Sydney, Australia. He has been a war correspondent, author and documentary film-maker. He is one of only two to win British journalism's highest award twice, for his work all over the world. On 1 November, he was awarded Britain's highest honor for documentary film-making by the Grierson Trustees, in memory of the documentary pioneer John Grierson.

He has been International reporter of the Year and a recipient of the United Nations Association Peace Prize and Gold Medal. In 2003, he received the prestigious Sophie Prize for "thirty years of exposing deception and improving human rights." In 2009, he was awarded Australia's international human rights award, the Sydney Peace Prize, "for his courage as a film-maker and journalist in enabling the voices of the powerless to be heard "."

For his documentary films, he has won an American television academy award, an Emmy, and the Richard Dimbleby Award for a lifetime's work in factual broadcasting, awarded by BAFTA. His first film, The Quiet Mutiny, made in 1970 for Granada's World in Action, revealed the rebellion within the US Army in Vietnam that led to the American withdrawal. His 1979 documentary, the epic Cambodia Year Zero is credited with alerting the world to the horrors of the Pol Pot regime. Year Zero is ranked by the BFI as among the ten most important documentaries of the 20th century. His Death of a Nation, about East Timor, had a similar impact in 1994. He has made 58 documentary films.
He is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Heroes and A Secret Country, The New Rulers of the World and Hidden Agendas. He is the editor of an anthology, Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs. His latest book is Freedom Next Time.

"John Pilger unearths, with steely attention to facts, the filthy truth and tells it as it is" -- Harold Pinter.

"John Pilger's work has been a beacon of light in often dark times. The realities he has brought to light have been a revelation, over and over again, and his courage and insight a constant inspiration." -- Noam Chomsky[

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(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 26, 2012
You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going To Do About It? The malignancy that Norman Mailer called "pre-fascist" has metastasized. The US attorney-general, Eric Holder, defends the "right" of his government to assassinate American citizens. Israel, the protege, is allowed to aim its nukes at nukeless Iran. In this looking glass world, the lying is panoramic.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The New Propaganda Is Liberal -- The New Slavery Is Digital Today's "message" of grotesque inequality, social injustice and war is the propaganda of liberal democracies. By any measure of human behavior, this is extremism. Whereas a generation ago, dissent and biting satire were allowed in the "mainstream," today their counterfeits are acceptable and a fake moral zeitgeist rules.
Welcome to fascism, From ImagesAttr
(50 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 26, 2015
Why the rise of fascism is again the issue We must identify and expose the reckless lies of warmongers and never to collude with them. It is to re-awaken the great popular movements that brought a fragile civilization to modern imperial states. Most important, it is to prevent the conquest of ourselves: our minds, our humanity, our self respect. If we remain silent, victory over us is assured, and a holocaust beckons.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now The connections between Manning and Assange have been concocted by a secret grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, which allowed no defence counsel or witnesses, and by a system of plea-bargaining that ensures a 90 percent conviction. It is reminiscent of a Soviet show trial.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 10, 2013
From Hiroshima to Syria, the enemy whose name we dare not speak Russia's peace deal over chemical weapons will, in time, be treated with the contempt that all militarists reserve for diplomacy. With Al-Qaida now among its allies, and US-armed coupmasters secure in Cairo, the US intends to crush the last independent states in the Middle East: Syria first, then Iran.
Julian Assange, From WikimediaPhotos
(41 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 20, 2017
Getting Assange: The Untold Story For almost seven years, this epic miscarriage of justice has been drowned in a vituperative campaign against the WikiLeaks founder. There are few precedents. Deeply personal, petty, vicious and inhuman attacks have been aimed at a man not charged with any crime.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Dirty War on WikiLeaks is Now Trial by Media in Sweden Ironically, this circus has performed under cover of some of the world's most enlightened laws protecting journalists, which attracted Assange to Sweden in 2010 to establish a base for WikiLeaks. Should his extradition be allowed, and with Damocles swords of malice and a vengeful Washington hanging over his head, who will protect him and provide the justice to which we all have a right?
Most Aboriginal families live on the edge. Their life expectancy in towns a short flight from Sydney is as low as 37., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 21, 2014
Another stolen generation: how Australia still wrecks Aboriginal families It is happening across Australia in a scandalous and largely unrecognized abuse of human rights that evokes the infamous stolen generation of the last century. Up to the 1970s, thousands of mixed-race children were stolen from their mothers by welfare officials. The children were given to institutions as cheap or slave labor; many were abused.
US nuclear weapons test at Bikini in 1946, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 22, 2016
A world war has begun. Break the silence What has happened to the great tradition of popular direct action, unfettered to parties? Where is the courage, imagination and commitment required to begin the long journey to a better, just and peaceful world? Where are the dissidents in art, film, the theatre, literature? Where are those who will shatter the silence? Or do we wait until the first nuclear missile is fired?
Australia mourns former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. Flags across the nation are flying at half mast, as Australia pays tribute to towering political figure Whitlam., From ImagesAttr
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Forgotten Coup -- How America and Britain Crushed the Government of Their "Ally," Australia On 11 November -- the day Whitlam was to inform Parliament about the secret CIA presence in Australia -- he was summoned by Kerr. Invoking archaic vice-regal "reserve powers," Kerr sacked the democratically elected prime minister. The "Whitlam problem" was solved, and Australian politics never recovered, nor the nation its true independence.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 15, 2012
Australia's Julia Gillard is no feminist hero Promoted by glass-ceiling feminists with scant interest in the actual politics and actions of their hero, Gillard is the embodiment of the Australian Labor Party machine -- a numbers-crunching machine long bereft of principle that has betrayed Australia's most vulnerable people, especially women.
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(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 5, 2013
Forcing Down Evo Morales' Plane Was An Act Of Air Piracy The forcing down of Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane -- denied airspace by France, Spain and Portugal, followed by his 14-hour confinement while Austrian officials demanded to "inspect" his aircraft for the "fugitive" Edward Snowden -- was an act of air piracy and state terrorism. It was a metaphor for the gangsterism that now rules the world and the cowardice and hypocrisy of bystanders who dare not speak its name.
Image from Twitter User DotLogica, From TwitterPhotos
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 16, 2017
The issue is not Trump. It is us. The obsession with Trump is a cover for many of those calling themselves "left/liberal," as if to claim political decency. They are not "left," neither are they especially "liberal." when will a genuine movement of opposition arise? Angry, eloquent, all-for-one-and-one-for all. Until real politics return to people's lives, the enemy is not Trump, it is ourselves.
John Pilger, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 12, 2017
On Nuclear War and Targeting China and Russia John Pilger in a public Q&A in Sydney Australia on the dangers of nuclear war and of continuing to provoke Russia and China.
Regime Change the will of the masses, From ImagesAttr
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 16, 2014
The forgotten coup -- and how the godfather rules from Canberra to Kiev The great game of dominance offers no immunity for even the most loyal US "ally." This is demonstrated by perhaps the least known of Washington's coups -- in Australia. The story of this forgotten coup is a salutary lesson for those governments that believe a "Ukraine" or a "Chile" could never happen to them.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 20, 2012
Apartheid Never Died In South Africa. It Inspired a World Order Upheld by Force and Illusion Economic apartheid is now replicated across the world as poor countries comply with the demands of western "interests" as opposed to their own. The arrival of China as a contender for the resources of Africa, though without the economic and military threats of America, has provided further excuse for American military expansion, and the possibility of world war.
Mushroom Cloud Nuclear Explosion, From GoogleImages
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 4, 2017
On the Beach 2017 The threat is simultaneous. Russia is first, China is next. The US has just completed a huge military exercise with Australia known as Talisman Sabre. They rehearsed a blockade of the Malacca Straits and the South China Sea, through which pass China's economic lifelines. The admiral commanding the US Pacific fleet said that, "if required," he would nuke China.
Julian Assange, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 24, 2019
The Lies About Assange Must Stop Now Newspapers and other media in the United States, Britain and Australia have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely. They are worried by the "Assange effect."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 30, 2012
Rupert Murdoch May Be a Convenient Demon, But the Media is a Junta Consider the junta's rise. In the US, at the end of the second world war, 80 percent of newspapers were independently owned. By 1987, most were controlled by 15 corporations, of which six dominate today. Their ideological message is a mantra. They promote global and domestic economic piracy and the cult of "perpetual war."
The Napalm Girl In Vietnam, From GoogleImages
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 21, 2017
The killing of history The cynical fabrication of "false flags" that led to the invasion of Vietnam is a matter of record -- the Gulf of Tonkin "incident" in 1964, which The Vietnam War director Ken Burns promotes as true, was just one. The lies litter a multitude of official documents, notably the Pentagon Papers, which the great whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg released in 1971.
British PM David Cameron resigns after Brexit vote, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 25, 2016
Why the British said no to Europe On 23 June, the British said no more. The most effective propagandists of the "European ideal" have not been the far right, but an insufferably patrician class for whom metropolitan London is the United Kingdom. Its leading members see themselves as liberal, enlightened, cultivated tribunes of the 21st century zeitgeist, even "cool."
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The revolutionary act of telling the truth an insidious modern fascism is now an accelerating danger. As in the 1930s, big lies are delivered with the regularity of a metronome. Muslims are bad. Saudi bigots are good. ISIS bigots are bad. Russia is always bad. China is getting bad. Bombing Syria is good. Corrupt banks are good. Corrupt debt is good. Poverty is good. War is normal.
From Media and Its Influence On Society, From Images
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 27, 2016
Inside The Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump On November 8th. If the winner is Clinton, a Greek chorus of witless commentators will celebrate her coronation as a great step forward for women. None will mention Clinton's victims: the women of Syria, the women of Iraq, the women of Libya. None will mention the civil defense drills being conducted in Russia. None will recall Edward Bernays' "torches of freedom."
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, From WikimediaPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable Hillary Clinton is being ordained both as the "women's candidate" and the champion of American liberalism in its heroic struggle with the Evil One. This is drivel, of course; Hillary Clinton leaves a trail of blood and suffering around the world and a clear record of exploitation and greed in her own country.
Media Warmongers, From GoogleImages
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Provoking nuclear war by media The stirring of people of all ages around the spectacular rise of Jeremy Corbyn counters this to some extent. His life has been spent illuminating the horror of war. The problem for Corbyn and his supporters is the Labour Party. In America, the problem for the thousands of followers of Bernie Sanders was the Democratic Party, not to mention their ultimate betrayal by their great white hope.
Dreamtime of the Aborigines, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The secret country again wages war on its own people Extraordinary demonstrations of Indigenous women protesting the removal of their children and grandchildren by the state, some of them at gunpoint, are ignored by journalists and patronized by politicians. More Indigenous children are being wrenched from their homes and communities today than during the worst years of the Stolen Generation.
Media Propaganda, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 5, 2014
War by media and the triumph of propaganda The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an "invisible government." It is the government. It rules directly without fear of contradiction and its principal aim is the conquest of us: our sense of the world, our ability to separate truth from lies.
Syria devastation, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 27, 2016
Silencing America as It Prepares for War One of the more violent presidents, Obama gave full reign to the Pentagon war-making apparatus of his discredited predecessor. He prosecuted more whistleblowers -- truth-tellers -- than any president. He pronounced Chelsea Manning guilty before she was tried. Today, Obama runs an unprecedented worldwide campaign of terrorism and murder by drone.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 3, 2016
The Coming War on China Nuclear war is no longer a shadow, but a contingency. The greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well underway. They are in the northern hemisphere, on the western borders of Russia, and in Asia and the Pacific, confronting China.
Is the south more prosperous?, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Discovering The Power Of People's History -- And Why It Is Feared Today England is two countries. One is dominated by London, the other remains in its shadow. When I first arrived from Australia, it seemed no one went north of Watford and those who had emigrated from the north worked hard to change their accents and obscure their origins and learn the mannerisms and codes of the southern comfortable classes.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 7, 2017
Dangerous Times: John Pilger Discusses North Korea, China and the Threat of Nuclear War and Accident The US continues to provoke North Korea with military exercises near its borders. It also fails to live up to diplomatic agreements. Western media continue to distort the chronology of cause and effect, inverting reality to claim that North Korea is provoking the West.
Julian ASSANGE painted portrait, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 16, 2014
The siege of Julian Assange is a farce The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Even the British government clearly believes it must end. On 28 October, the deputy foreign minister, Hugo Swire, told Parliament he would "actively welcome" the Swedish prosecutor in London and "we would do absolutely everything to facilitate that." The Swedish prosecutor, Marianne Ny, has refused to come to London.
pilger, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Never forget that Bradley Manning, not gay marriage, is the issue One of America's true heroes is the gay soldier Bradley Manning, the whistleblower alleged to have provided WikiLeaks with the epic evidence of American carnage in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was the Obama administration that smeared his homosexuality as weird, and it was Obama himself who declared a man convicted of no crime to be guilty.
Aboriginal elders playing cards in their camp near Alice Springs. 'A typical, dilapidated house in an outback Indigenous community must accommodate as many as 25 people. Families, the elderly and disabled people wait years for sanitation that works.', From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Mandela is gone, but apartheid is alive and well in Australia A resistance is growing, yet again, in the Aboriginal heartland, especially among the young. Unlike the US, Canada and New Zealand, which have made treaties with their first people, Australia has offered gestures often wrapped in the law. However, in the 21st century the outside world is starting to pay attention. The specter of Mandela's South Africa is a warning.
Julian Assange, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 17, 2018
Bringing Julian Assange home Assange does not ask for special treatment. The government has clear diplomatic and moral obligations to protect Australian citizens abroad from gross injustice: in Julian's case, from a gross miscarriage of justice and the extreme danger that await him should he walk out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London unprotected.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia For the first time since the Reagan years, the US is threatening to take the world to war. With eastern Europe and the Balkans now military outposts of Nato, the last "buffer state" bordering Russia -- Ukraine -- is being torn apart by fascist forces unleashed by the US and the EU. We in the west are now backing neo-Nazis in a country where Ukrainian Nazis backed Hitler.
John Pilger, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 21, 2019
West's news dominated by Hong Kong while Yellow Vests largely ignored On this season finale special episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and film-maker John Pilger on a round-up of all the latest issues. John describes the current state of global affairs as in a state of world war, warning that the 'coming war on China' he warned about"
Social Media Marketing, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 5, 2014
Is The Media Now Just Another Word For "Control"? Today liberal democracy is being replaced by a system in which people are accountable to a corporate state and not the other way around as it should be. This denial of real democracy is an historic shift. It's why the courage of Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange is such a threat to the powerful and unaccountable.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 16, 2015
Venezuela's Struggle Against "A Common Enemy" Washington is ruled by true extremists, once known inside the Beltway as "the crazies." This has been true since before 9/11. A few are outright fascists. Asserting US dominance is their undisguised game and, as the events in Ukraine demonstrate, they are prepared to risk a nuclear war with Russia.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Liberal Way to Run the World -- "Improve" or We'll Kill You "If we have to use force," said Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State in the liberal administration of Bill Clinton, "it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future." How succinctly she defines modern, violent liberalism.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 11, 2014
The return of George Orwell and Big Brother's war on Palestine, Ukraine and the truth In politics as in journalism and the arts, it seems that dissent once tolerated in the "mainstream" has regressed to a dissidence: a metaphoric underground. Today's grand illusion is of an information age when, in truth, we live in a media age in which incessant corporate propaganda is insidious, contagious, effective and liberal.
A group of fisherfolk staging “jal satyagraha” in the sea, against the Kudankulam nuclear power project at Veerapandianpattinam coast in Tuticorin district on Friday., From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 3, 2014
In India, A Spectre For Us All, And A Resistance Coming The great popular resistance that gave India its independence is stirring. The gang rape of a Delhi student in 2012 has brought vast numbers into the streets, reflecting disillusionment with the political elite and anger at its acceptance of injustice and a modernised feudalism.
British National Health Service, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 6, 2019
The Dirty War on the British National Health Service ...the NHS, the last bastion of a truly people's institution without which so many of us would stumble and fall and perhaps not's a warning...our National Health Service is being undermined and sold off: piece by precious piece...
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Understanding The Latest Leaks Is Understanding the Rise Of A New Fascism Control and dominance are the two words that make sense of what is going on today. These are exercised by political, economic and military designs, of which mass surveillance is an essential part, but also by insinuating propaganda in the public consciousness.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 31, 2019
"Wish You Were Here" for Julian Assange On Monday, 2 September, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd will perform his classic 'Wish You were Here' outside the Home Office (interior ministry) on Marsham Street in the heart of London. I will be be speaking. Join us at 6pm in solidarity with Britain's political prisoner.
A Film by John Pilger -- The War You Don't See, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 11, 2014
Breaking the last taboo -- Gaza and the threat of world war Hamas has repeatedly offered a 10-year truce with Israel and has long settled for a two-state solution. When Medea Benjamin, the fearless Jewish American activist, was in Gaza, she carried a letter from Hamas leaders to President Obama that made clear the government of Gaza wanted peace with Israel. It was ignored.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange is facing extradition to the U.S. for conspiracy to hack into Defense Department computers in 2010., From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 7, 2019
New Fears for Julian Assange Legendary journalist John Pilger has been to see Assange in Belmarsh Prison in London and his report is not encouraging.
From WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, From Images
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 5, 2016
Secrets Of The US Election -- Julian Assange talks to John Pilger WikiLeaks does not publish from the jurisdiction of Ecuador, from this embassy or in the territory of Ecuador; we publish from France, we publish from, from Germany, we publish from The Netherlands and from a number of other countries, so that the attempted squeeze on WikiLeaks is through my refugee status; and this is, this is really intolerable.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Julian Assange Must be Freed, Not Betrayed On Saturday, there will be a march from Australia House in London to Parliament Square, the centre of British democracy. People will carry pictures of the Australian publisher and journalist Julian Assange who, on 24 February, faces a court that will decide whether or not he is to be extradited to the United States and a living death.
Julian Assange arrested, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 29, 2019
Visiting Britain's political prisoner Julian's intellect, resilience and wicked sense of humor all unknown to the low life who defame him are, I believe, protecting him. He is wounded badly, but he is not going out of his mind.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 20, 2017
Clinton, Assange And The War On Truth Wading through the Clinton book, What Happened, is an unpleasant experience, like a stomach upset. Smears and tears. Threats and enemies. "They" (voters) were brainwashed and herded against her by the odious Donald Trump in cahoots with sinister Slavs sent from the great darkness known as Russia, assisted by an Australian "nihilist," Julian Assange.
Theresa May visits Al Madina Mosque, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Terror in Britain: what did the Prime Minister know? The unsayable in Britain's general election campaign is this. The causes of the Manchester atrocity, in which 22 mostly young people were murdered by a jihadist, are being suppressed to protect the secrets of British foreign policy. Critical questions -- such as why the security service MI5 maintained terrorist "assets" in Manchester and why the government did not warn the public of the threat
With great power comes great risk of getting yourself killed., From ImagesAttr
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 17, 2014
NATO's action plan in Ukraine is right out of Dr Strangelove The US air force general who runs NATO forces in Europe -- General Philip Breedlove -- claimed to have pictures of 40,000 Russian troops "massing" on the border with Ukraine. So did Colin Powell claim to have pictures proving there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. What is certain is that Barack Obama's rapacious, reckless coup in Ukraine has ignited a civil war and Vladimir Putin is being lured into a trap.
John Pilger -- Julian Assange Could Barely Speak in Court!, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 26, 2019
Did This Happen in the Home of the Magna Carta? In a special comment written for Consortium News, John Pilger, legendary filmmaker, journalist and friend of Assange, describes the troubling scene inside a London courtroom this week where the WikiLeaks publisher appeared in his U.S. extradition case.
Worried About Perpetual War?, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 8, 2014
From Pol Pot to ISIS: "Anything that flies on everything that moves" ISIS is the progeny of those in Washington and London who, in destroying Iraq as both a state and a society, conspired to commit an epic crime against humanity. Like Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, ISIS are the mutations of a western state terror dispensed by a venal imperial elite undeterred by the consequences of actions taken at great remove in distance and culture.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 13, 2015
The Problem of Greece Is Not Only a Tragedy. It Is a Lie For a small country such as Greece, the euro is a colonial currency: a tether to a capitalist ideology so extreme that even the Pope pronounces it "intolerable" and "the dung of the devil." The euro is to Greece what the US dollar is to remote territories in the Pacific, whose poverty and servility is guaranteed by their dependency.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Political Trial Of A Caring Man And The End Of Justice In America During this year's US presidential campaign, both candidates agreed on sanctions against Iran which, they claimed, posed a nuclear threat to the Middle East. Repeated over and again, this assertion evoked the lies told about Iraq and the extreme suffering of that country. Sanctions are already devastating Iran's sick and disabled.
Julian Assange, From GoogleImages
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 31, 2018
The Isolation Of Julian Assange Must Stop If it was ever clear that the case of Julian Assange was never just a legal case, but a struggle for the protection of basic human rights, it is now. If there is no freedom of speech for Julian Assange, there is no freedom of speech for any of us -- regardless of the disparate opinions we hold.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 5, 2013
In The Lucky Country Of Australia Apartheid Is Alive And Kicking An entire people became prisoners of war in their own country, with settlers calling for their extinction. The cattle industry prospered using indigenous men virtually as slave labor. The mining industry today makes profits of a billion dollars a week on indigenous land.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 20, 2012
History Is The Enemy As "Brilliant" Psy-Ops Become The News Last September, Obama killed a US citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, purely on the basis of hearsay that he was inciting terrorism. "This one is easy," he is quoted by aides as saying as he signed the man's death warrant. On 6 June, a drone killed 18 people in a village in Afghanistan, including women, children and the elderly who were celebrating a wedding.
Julian Assange, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2020
Freedom From Fear T.J. Coles interviews the world-renowned journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger, about the coronavirus crisis in the context of propaganda, imperialism, and human rights.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Pursuit of Julian Assange is an Assault on Freedom and a Mockery of Journalism Among Ecuador's reasons for granting asylum is Assange's abandonment "by the state of which he is a citizen." In 2010, an investigation by the Australian Federal Police found that Assange and WikiLeaks had committed no crime. His persecution is an assault on us all and on freedom.
Soweto, July 1985, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 12, 2014
South Africa: Twenty Years of Apartheid by Another Name Liberation governments can point to real and enduring achievements since 1994. But the most basic freedom, to survive and to survive decently, has been withheld from the majority of South Africans, who are aware that had the ANC invested in them and in their "informal economy," it could have actually transformed the lives of millions.
Nelson Mandela, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 12, 2013
Mandela leaves behind a troubling legacy Mandela fostered crony relationships with wealthy whites from the corporate world, including those who had profited from apartheid. He saw this as part of "reconciliation." Perhaps he and his beloved ANC had been in struggle and exile for so long they were willing to accept and collude with the forces that had been the people's enemy.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Real Invasion Of Africa Is Not News, And A Licence To Lie Is Hollywood's Gift Reminiscent of the Scramble for Africa in the late 19th century, the US African Command (Africom) has built a network of supplicants among collaborative African regimes eager for American bribes and armaments. Last year, Africom staged Operation African Endeavor, with the armed forces of 34 African nations taking part, commanded by the US military.
Screen grab from Video, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 11, 2017
Why the documentary must not be allowed to die Early British film-makers believed that the documentary should speak from below, not from above: it should be the medium of people, not authority. In other words, it was the blood, sweat and tears of ordinary people that gave us the documentary. In survey after survey, when people are asked what they would like more of on television, they say documentaries.
People celebrate after hearing the news of Bangladesh Jamaat-E-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah's execution in Dhaka December 12, 2013., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 15, 2013
The prison that is Bangladesh It is fair to say that Bangladesh's short life has been blighted by almost perpetual conflict between feudalists and democrats and, more recently, fundamentalists. National elections have been called for 5 January. The poet Hasna Jasimuddin Moudud, once told me: "The country is a prison, and the world must know." Bangladesh deserves better.
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ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: John Pilger -- Another Hiroshima is Coming -- Unless We Stop It Now Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target -- China.
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The World War on Democracy Obama likes drones and has joked about them with journalists. One of his first actions as president was to order a wave of Predator drone attacks on Pakistan that killed 74 people. He has since killed thousands, mostly civilians; drones fire Hellfire missiles that suck the air out of the lungs of children and leave body parts festooned across scrubland.
Mideast Israel-Palestine struggle, From FlickrPhotos
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Why Palestine Is Still the Issue What enrages those who colonize and occupy, steal and oppress, vandalize and defile is the victims' refusal to comply. And this is the tribute we all should pay the Palestinians. They refuse to comply. They go on. They wait -- until they fight again. And they do so even when those governing them collaborate with their oppressors.
Jeremy Corbyn, From YouTubeVideos
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The Rising Of Britain's New Politics As Jeremy Corbyn knows, dealing with the US is not about merely "disagreeing." The US is a rapacious, rogue power that ought not to be regarded as a natural ally of any state championing human rights, irrespective of whether Trump or anyone else is President.
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As Gaza is savaged again, understanding the BBC's role requires more than sentiment The Israeli state has successfully intimidated the BBC into presenting the theft of Palestinian land and the caging, torturing and killing of its people as an intractable "conflict" between equals. Standing in the rubble from an Israeli attack, one BBC journalist went further and referred to "Gaza's strong culture of martyrdom."
Julian ASSANGE painted portrait, From ImagesAttr
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Assange: The Untold Story Of An Epic Struggle For Justice Julian Assange has been confined to a small room under Ecuador's protection, without sunlight or space to exercise, surrounded by police under orders to arrest him on sight. The changes in the UK law in 2014 mean that Assange would have won his case and he would not have been forced to take refuge. Yet he does not benefit.
East timor - parade ground church in Kraras, From WikimediaPhotos
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The universal lesson of East Timor "To the capitalist governors of the world, Timor's petroleum smells better than Timorese blood and tears. Who will take this truth to the world? ... It is evident that Indonesia would never have committed such a crime if it had not received favourable guarantees from [Western] governments."
Day 276: We will rule this world..., From FlickrPhotos
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A World War Has Begun. Break the Silence. In 1947, a series of National Security Council directives described the paramount aim of American foreign policy as "a world substantially made over in [America's] own image." The ideology was messianic Americanism. We were all Americans. Or else. Heretics would be converted, subverted, bribed, smeared or crushed.
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Australia's boom is anything but for its Aboriginal people Last year, 40 Aboriginal youngsters killed themselves there, a 100-fold increase. When I first reported on indigenous Australia a generation ago, black suicide was rare. Today, the despair is so profound that the second cause of Aboriginal death is suicide. It is booming.
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The Life And Death Of An Australian Hero, Whose Skin Was The Wrong Color Australia, said Prime Minister Julia Gillard on September 26, deserves a seat at the top table of the United Nations because it ''embraces the high ideals'' of the UN. No country since apartheid South Africa has been more condemned by the UN for its racism than Australia.
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It's Time We Recognized the Blair Government's Criminality Today, another Afghanistan and Iraq beckons in Syria and Iran, perhaps even a world war. Once again, voices such as Crooke's attempt to explain to a media salivating for "intervention" in Syria that the civil war in that country requires skilled, patient negotiation, not the provocations of the British SAS and the familiar, bought-and-paid-for exiles who ride in Anglo-America's Trojan Horse.
Computer programmer and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, From YouTubeVideos
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The prisoner says no to Big Brother The persecution of Julian Assange is the conquest of us all: of our independence, our self respect, our intellect, our compassion, our politics, our culture. So stop scrolling. Organize. Occupy. Insist. Persist. Make a noise. Take direct action. Be brave and stay brave. Defy the thought police.
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Conversations on Palestine: the role and failure of journalism As part of an ongoing series of interviews for the radio show "Le Mur a Des Oreilles; conversations for Palestine," Frank Barat talks to John Pilger, one of the most influencial journalist of the last few decades, about the war in Syria, the colonization of Palestine, the relationship between the corporate media and government propaganda and the actions of a few very brave men, Snowden, Assange and Manning.
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM has been named 2015 Northern Territory Australian of the Year for her humanitarian work., From ImagesAttr
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The dirty secret of Utopia The enduring existence of a people who have survived and resisted more than two colonial centuries of massacre and theft remains a spectre on white Australia: a reminder of whose land this really is. Indigenous people go to prison, are beaten up in custody and die in custody as a matter of routine. In despairing communities, children as young as 10 take their own lives.
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Australia's "stop the boats" policy is cynical and lawless Australia is a signatory to the 1951 refugee convention. Rudd's cowboy actions are not only lawless but weaken international refugee law and the human rights movements that buttress it. Governments have waged a propaganda war on refugees, in alliance with a media dominated by Rupert Murdoch. Vast, sparsely populated Australia demands "protection" from refugees and asylum seekers.
ANZAC Day Parade, From ImagesAttr
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The message of Anzac: Put out more flags, or shut up Politicians and journalists have turned this melancholy ANZAC event into a death cult that puzzles foreigners. Australia, a nation without enemies, is now spending $28 billion a year on the military and war and armaments in order to fulfill a tragic, entirely colonial and obsequious role, now as Washington's "deputy sheriff" in the Asia-Pacific.
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Making The World a More Dangerous Place: The Eager Role of Julia Gillard Washington's other post-cold war obsessions demand the services of Australia. These include the intimidation of Iran and destruction of that country's independence, the undermining of the NPT and prevention of nuclear-free zones that threaten the nuclear-armed dominance of the US and Israel.
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How the Chosen Ones Ended Australia's Olympic Prowess and Revealed a Secret Past In his 1995 book, Obstacle Race, Professor Colin Tatz, who has charted Australia's genocidal history, says that of the 1,200 Aboriginal sportsmen and women he studied, only six -- 0.5% -- had access to the same opportunities and sporting facilities as whites. "A few things are better." he wrote, "The figure now is about one per cent."
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The Accessories To War Crimes Are Those Paid To Keep The Record Straight There is no question that the epic crime committed in Iraq has burrowed into public consciousness. Many recall that Shock and Awe was the extension of a murderous blockade imposed for 12 years by Britain and the US and suppressed by much of the "mainstream" media, including the BBC. Half a million Iraqi infants died as a result, according to Unicef. I watched children dying in hospitals denied basic pain-killers.
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The Courage Of Bradley Manning Will Inspire Others To Seize Their Moment Of Truth The inspiration of future truth-tellers belongs to Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and the remarkable young people of WikiLeaks, whose achievements are unparalleled. Snowden's rescue is largely a WikiLeaks triumph: a thriller too good for Hollywood because its heroes are real.
Journalist legend Robert Parry, From YouTubeVideos
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Robert Parry Wins 2017 Martha Gellhorn Prize For Journalism For his journalism, Robert Parry is the winner of the 2017 Martha Gellhorn Prize. He joins the likes of Robert Fisk, Iona Craig, Patrick Cockburn, Mohammed Omer, Dahr Jamail, Marie Colvin, Julian Assange, Gareth Porter and other honorable exceptions.
Kwementyaye Randall, From ImagesAttr
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Time to celebrate real heroes, like the one just lost If you want to meet the best Australians, meet Indigenous men and women who understand this extraordinary country and have fought for the rights of the world's oldest culture. Theirs is a struggle more selfless, heroic and enduring than any historical adventure non-Indigenous Australians are required incessantly to celebrate.
Henry Kissinger with Tony Blair, From ImagesAttr
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From Pol Pot to ISIS: The Blood Never Dried There is a vapid, almost sociopathic verboseness from Cameron, Hollande, Obama and their "coalition of the willing" as they prescribe more violence delivered from 30,000 feet on places where the blood of previous adventures never dried. They seem to relish their own violence and stupidity so much they want it to overthrow their one potentially valuable ally, the government in Syria.
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Leveson's Punch and Judy Show Masks Hacking on a Scale You Can Barely Imagine For the past four years, working in silence and secrecy, the Obama administration has presided over a technological revolution ... moving the nation far beyond bayonets and battleships to cyber warfare, the weaponization of space [and] a breakthrough in what's called "information warfare."
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Up, Up and Away: How Money Power Works Down Under As in Britain and America, the unions have long been tamed, co-opted and policed by their own leaderships. Gillard's workplace relations minister is Bill Shorten, a former union boss whose political ambitions and boasts of close ties to business elites are highlighted in US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.
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In An Age Of "Realists" And Vigilantes, There Is Cause For Optimism Understanding Kissinger's criminality is vital when trying to fathom what the US calls its "foreign policy." Kissinger remains an influential voice in Washington, admired and consulted by Barack Obama. When Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain commit crimes with US collusion and weapons, their impunity and Obama's hypocrisy are pure Kissinger.
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Why The Assange Case is Important On 30 May, Britain's Supreme Court turned down the final appeal of Julian Assange against his extradition to Sweden. In an unprecedented move, the court gave the defense team of the WikiLeaks editor permission to "re-apply" to the court in two weeks' time.
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The "Carefully Constructed Drama" Of The Latest Anti-Russia Campaign Commentary on the British Government's accusations against Russia over the poisoning of the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, not far from the Porton Down facility where chemical weapons are developed.
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The war on Venezuela is built on lies Should the CIA stooge Guaido and his white supremacists grab power, it will be the 68th overthrow of a sovereign government by the United States, most of them democracies. A fire sale of Venezuela's utilities and mineral wealth will surely follow, along with the theft of the country's oil, as outlined by John Bolton.
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How We Are Gentrified, Impoverished And Silenced -- And What To Do About It The Edward Snowden revelations show the infrastructure of a police state emerging in Europe, especially Britain. Yet people are more aware than ever before; and governments fear popular resistance -- which is why truth-tellers are isolated, smeared and pursued. There is no other way now. Direct action. Civil disobedience. Unerring.
Julian Assange, From YouTubeVideos
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Justice and freedom for Julian Assange mean free speech for us all Assange is denied basic communications; he is refused access to the phone and internet and visitors are forbidden. In forging a new, deferential relationship with the United States, President Lenin Moreno and the Ecuadorean government clearly aim to make life so difficult for Julian that he is silenced completely or he is forced to leave the embassy, into the waiting arms of the police.
Julian ASSANGE painted portrait, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 18, 2015
After Three Years, The Injustice Handed Out To Julian Assange Must End Julian Assange is a refugee under international law and he should be given right of passage by the British government out of the UK, to Ecuador. The nonsense about him "jumping bail" is just that -- nonsense. If his extradition case went through the British courts today, the European Arrest Warrant would be thrown out and he would be a free man.
John Pilger on Julian Assange, From YouTubeVideos
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Assange 'forced' those behind war crimes 'to look in the mirror,' now faces revenge Assange exposed Western hypocrisy and discovered "too much truth," so his trial became a form of "revenge," journalist and filmmaker John Pilger told RT's Going Underground.
If extradited to the US Julian Assange could get up to 170 years imprisonment., From YouTubeVideos
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The Stalinist trial of Julian Assange; whose side are you on? Assange shamed his persecutors. He produced scoop after scoop. He exposed the fraudulence of wars promoted by the media and the homicidal nature of America's wars, the corruption of dictators, the evils of Guantanamo.
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The "getting" of Assange and the smearing of a revolution It is not the Swedish judicial system that presents a "grave danger" to Assange, say his lawyers, but a legal device known as a Temporary Surrender, under which he can be sent on from Sweden to the United States secretly and quickly. Kafka-style justice awaits Assange whether or not Sweden decides to prosecute him.
March for the NHS - UK National Health Service, From FlickrPhotos
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Britain's Covid Suffering is a Crime Against Humanity A rational person would question why Britain has fared so badly in the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a rich country with the sixth largest economy in the world, a proud history of public health and a National Health Service (NHS) arising from the ashes of World War II. This forms the central pillar of the welfare state, providing universal, comprehensive care to all citizens irrespective of ability to pay.
Korean war bombing Wonsan, From ImagesAttr
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"Good" And "Bad" War -- And The Struggle Of Memory Against Forgetting George Orwell wrote: "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." The people of Korea understand this well. The slaughter on their peninsula following the second world war is known as the "forgotten war," whose significance for all humanity has long been suppressed in military histories of cold war good versus evil.
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East Timor: a Lesson in Why the Poorest Threaten the Powerful Visiting Australia last November, President Barack Obama issued another of his veiled threats to China and announced the establishment of a US Marines' base in Darwin, just across the water from East Timor. He understands that small, impoverished countries can often present the greatest threat to predatory power, because if they cannot be intimidated and controlled, who can?
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Dance On Thatcher's Grave, But Remember There Has Been A Coup In Britain In 1997, Thatcher was the first former prime minister to visit Tony Blair after he entered Downing Street. There is a photo of them, joined in rictus: the budding war criminal with his mentor. When Ed Milliband, in his unctuous "tribute," caricatured Thatcher as a "brave" feminist hero whose achievements he personally "honored," you knew the old killer had not died at all.
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The hidden history of the women who rose up Where are those of us prepared to "utter unlawful oaths" and stand up to the authoritarians and charlatans in government, who glorify war and invent foreign enemies and criminalize dissent and who abuse and mistreat vulnerable refugees to these shores and disgracefully call them "illegals."
Julian Assange, From MyPhotos
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Freeing Julian Assange: the last chapter. The decent world owes much to Julian Assange. He told us how indecent power behaves in secret, how it lies and manipulates and engages in great acts of violence, sustaining wars that kill and maim and turn millions into the refugees now in the news. Telling us this truth alone earns Assange his freedom, whereas justice is his right.
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Blair, War, Olympic Deals and a Glimpse of Another Britain None of the health, environmental and economic problems caused by the world's most enduring chemical warfare has been addressed by the US. None of the money allocated by the US Congress has gone directly to the Vietnamese or has reached those most severely disabled from the cancers associated with Agent Orange.
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Palestine, War and the Lethal Role of Journalists Stateless and humiliated for so long, Palestinians have risen up against Israel's huge military regime, although they themselves have no army, no tanks, no American planes, gunships or missiles. he over-riding, routine terror, day after day, has been the ruthless control of almost every aspect of their lives, as if they live in an open prison.
John Pilger -- On freedom of the press., From YouTubeVideos
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John Pilger: Eyewitness To The Agony Of Julian Assange John Pilger has watched Julian Assange's extradition trial from the public gallery at London's Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Str öm of Arena magazine, Australia:
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It's the Other Oscars -- and yet again the winner slips away Assange had written Cumberbatch a personal letter, pointing out that the "true story" on which the film claimed to be based was from two books discredited as hatchet jobs. "Most of the events depicted never happened, or the people shown were not involved in them," WikiLeaks posted. In his letter, Assange asked Cumberbatch to note that actors had moral responsibilities, too.
Wikileaks, Julian Assange arrested, From YouTubeVideos
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The Assange arrest is a warning from history The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.
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Once Again, War is Prime Time and Journalism's Role is Taboo Having beckoned a criminal assault on Iran, the Guardian opined that this "would of course be madness." Similar arse-covering was deployed when Tony Blair, once a "mystical" hero in polite liberal circles, plotted with George W. Bush and caused a bloodbath in Iraq. With Libya recently dealt with ("It worked," said the Guardian), Iran is next, it seems.
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There Is A War On Ordinary People And Feminists Are Needed At The Front The imposition of this criminal debt on ordinary people is a breathtaking scandal. Why has it not been challenged with any seriousness? Where is the political opposition? Class is your answer. This unrepresentative managerial and professional class also exercises power right across the trade union bureaucracy; and it dominates the media.
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The Son of Africa Claims a Continent's Crown Jewels The main reason the US is invading Africa is no different from that which ignited the Vietnam war. It is China. In the world of self-serving, institutionalized paranoia that justifies what General David Petraeus, the former US commander and now CIA director, implies is a state of perpetual war, China is replacing al-Qaeda as the official American "threat."
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The Rape of East Timor: "Sounds Like Fun" In the 17 years since East Timor won its independence, the Australian government has taken nearly $5 billion in oil and gas revenue -- money that belongs to its impoverished neighbor. Australia has been called America's "deputy sheriff" in the South Pacific.
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Hold The Front Page! We Need Free Media, Not An Order Of Mates In the "information age," censorship by omission is a weapon of this power -- the silencing of whistleblowers without whom journalism can never be free, and of a compliant, privileged "left." Militarized policing, displayed recently in Boston, consumes an America waging "perpetual war" and now threatening China. It is no surprise that newspapers in thrall to this corrupt power are ailing.
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WikiLeaks Is A Rare Truth-Teller ... Smearing Julian Assange Is Shameful Assange has been declared an official "enemy" of a torturing, assassinating, rapacious state. This is clear in official files, obtained under Freedom of Information, that betray Washington's "unprecedented" pursuit of him, together with the Australian government's abandonment of its citizen: a legal basis for granting asylum.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 10, 2013
Old Game, New Obsession, New Enemy. Now It's China. NATO's bombing of Libya drove out 30,000 Chinese oil industry workers. More than jihadism or Iran, China is now Washington's obsession in Africa and beyond. This is a "policy" known as the "pivot to Asia," whose threat of world war may be as great as any in the modern era.
WWImontage., From WikimediaPhotos
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The Most Lethal Virus is not Covid, it is War. Some 400 American bases encircle China, "rather like a noose", a former Pentagon planner said to me. In South Korea, a missile system known as Terminal High Altitude Air Defense, or THAAD, is aimed point-blank at China across the narrow East China Sea.
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Mandela's Greatness May Be Assured -- But Not His Legacy Mandela fostered crony relationships with wealthy whites from the corporate world, including those who had profited from apartheid. He saw this as part of "reconciliation." Perhaps he and his beloved ANC had been in struggle and exile for so long they were willing to accept and collude with the forces that had been the people's enemy.
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Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia We must not forget. 1979. The shocking state of Cambodia after Pol Pot's murderous regime.
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War, Circus and Injustice Down Under That Australia has a prime minister who described this country as "unsettled" until the British came indicates the urgency of true reform -- the end of paternalism and the enactment of a treaty negotiated between equals. For until we, who came later, give back to the first Australians their nationhood, we can never claim our own.
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In Mexico, a Universal Struggle Against Power and Forgetting Within a year of embracing Bill Clinton's rapacious North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA), a million jobs were destroyed south of the border, along with Emiliano Zapata's revolutionary triumph, the constitutional protection of indigenous land from sale or privatization. At a stroke, Mexico surrendered its economy to Wall Street.
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Iraqis Can't Turn Their Backs On This Deadly Legacy The "mess" left by George Bush and Tony Blair in Iraq is a sectarian war, the bombs of 7/7 and now a man waving a bloody meat cleaver in Woolwich. Bush has retreated back into his Mickey Mouse "presidential library and museum" and Tony Blair into his jackdaw travels and his money. The catastrophe they ignited has brought violence and abuse into millions of homes.
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Why Bad Movies Keep Coming Out And What To Do About It The hype of public relations -- Edward Bernays' euphemism for propaganda -- is now regarded as truth. The medium has become the message. Films from Europe and the rest of the world account for a tiny fraction. Ironically, in the US, quality film-making has absconded to television.
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The Leveson Inquiry -- Oh, What a Lovely Game the Leveson public inquiry in the British press set-up following the Murdoch phone-hacking revelations exemplifies the "matrix of official and social relations" within which power in Britain is exercised.
Australian flag, From FlickrPhotos
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Australia's day for secrets, flags and cowards On this Australia Day, the "pride of the services" will be on display. This pride extends to the Australian Immigration Department, which commits people to its Gulag for "offshore processing," often arbitrarily, leaving them to grieve and despair and rot. Last week it was announced that Immigration officials had spent $400,000 on medals which they will award their heroic selves. Put out more flags.
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Britain's Highest Documentaries Award Many young documentary-makers are convinced that, to be acceptable, they must produce a form of reality TV. That is not acceptable, and we need independent spirits as never before. Who else will make sense of a semi-permanent state of war, in which the most potent weapon is the drum beat of the mainstream media?
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In a Land of Facades, Mark the First Signs of an Indian Spring Hundreds of thousands of unarmed people have come out to reclaim their cities, their streets and mohallas. They have simply overwhelmed the heavily armed security forces by their sheer numbers, and with a remarkable display of raw courage." An Indian Spring may be next.
The Jarrow March of 5--31 October 1936, also known as the Jarrow Crusade, was an organised protest against the unemployment and poverty suffered in the English town of Jarrow during the 1930s., From FlickrPhotos
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Britain's Class War On Children When I first reported on child poverty in Britain, I was struck by the faces of children I spoke to, especially the eyes. They were different: watchful, fearful.
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Welcome To The Shammies, The Media Awards That Recognize Unsung Talent The Shammies celebrate the finest sham media. The Shammies are not for the tabloid lower orders. Rupert Murdoch has been honored enough. Shammies distinguish respectable journalism that guards the limits of what the best and brightest like to call the "national conversation."
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Julia Gillard's Rise Marks the Triumph of Machine Politics Over Feminism That Gillard has pledged to keep Australian soldiers in Afghanistan indefinitely and that the overwhelming majority of those killed or wounded has happened during her period as prime minister, is beside the point. Gillard's feminist distinction, perversely, is her removal of gender discrimination in combat roles in the Australian army.

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