It was an extreme provocation to keep the Pentagon and its demented brass happy. Historically, the pattern is familiar. Meticulous in their research, they are respectful and polite when they ask why a journalist why he or she produced such a one-sided report, or failed to disclose essential facts or promoted discredited myths.
Pilger expects all black and brown people to be revolutionary brothers and sisters, and if they veer away from that stereotype, it can only be because they are pawns of a wider conspiracy. As Robbie Graham and Mark Alford pointed out in their New Statesman enquiry into corporate control of the cinema 2 Februaryin minutes of Steven Spielberg's Munich, the Palestinian cause is restricted to just two and a half minutes.
And yet East Timor broke free. Not a single member of Obama's team demurred from Obama's support for Israel's barbaric actions in Gaza. May Break the silence: The thought that the State has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. Moreover, their source is inevitably the official terrorism for which there is no media language.
If you should survive such action, what you have to say about it afterwards is the truth, is necessary and real, and it will last. Having set aside the mandate of the Greek electorate, the Syriza government has willfully ignored last week's landslide "No" vote and secretly agreed a raft of repressive, impoverishing measures in return for a "bailout" that means sinister foreign control and a warning to the world.
In this way, the "war on terror" — the conquest and subversion of resource rich regions of the world, whose ramifications and oppressions touch all our lives — is almost excluded from the popular cinema. John Pilger describes the surreal experience of a Westfield mega mall.
That had happened almost two years before Pol Pot came to power in In France, 80 organizations are working to bring war crimes indictments against Israel's leaders. How respectfully their official lies are received; how minimally they are challenged. John Pilger is an Australian-British journalist based in London.
John Pilger describes reporting Margaret Thatcher's many wars, at home and abroad, from the side of her enemies - such as miners and Vietnamese children.
The land of Magna Carta is now the land of secret gagging orders, secret trials and imprisonment. A BBC headline said: He pointed to previous BBC appeals for the Disasters Emergency Committee that were not only made in the midst of "an ongoing news story" in which humanitarian issues were "contentious," but demonstrated how the BBC took sides.
He is a man who has known where he belonged.
John Pilger recalls his return to South Africa after his banning and a concern that apartheid did not die. Welcome to the Shammies, the media awards that recognise truly unsung talent 17 January Show intro Censorship by omission is virulent.
Pilger said at the time: Obama, the constitutional lawyer, prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other president in history, even though the U. They and the rest of us deserve the respect of the greatest popular medium.
Police can willfully shoot to death an innocent man, lie and expect to get away with it. A Media Tenor study placed the BBC at the bottom of a league of western broadcasters in the time they gave to opponents of the invasion. In an article for the Guardian, John Pilger describes the suppression of Australia's bloodied history while veneration for its colonial wars and the rise of militarism excludes the true story of the 'the greatest expropriation of land in world history'.
The dangers and ironies ought to be clear. Declassified files reveal that the CIA was in little doubt of the effect. Dissent tolerated when I joined a national newspaper in Britain in the s has regressed to a metaphoric underground as liberal capitalism moves towards a form of corporate dictatorship.
The partisans who tunnel out of their prison in Gaza, bringing in food, clothes, medicines and weapons with which to defend themselves, are no less heroic than the celluloid-honored POWs and partisans of the s.
Writing from the United States, John Pilger joins a momentous election campaign - his fourth as a reporter - and suggests that the sound and fury may not be as it appears.
In a New Statesman survey of the 50 heroes of our time, Pilger came fourth behind Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela. "John Pilger," wrote Harold Pinter, "unearths, with.
In his zeal, Tony Blair has come closer to an announcement of real intentions than any British leader since Anthony Eden. This article by Pilger is an excellent one which should be disseminated as widely as possible.
It fully exposes the spuriousness of the fascism that is peddled as “progressive” thought in the. more by john pilger The return of George Orwell and Big Brotherâ€™s war on Palestine, Ukraine and the truth The forgotten coup - and how the godfather rules from Canberra to Kiev.
Excellent article by John Pilger. Besides missing reporters, also missing is rational thought, replaced by mass hysteria. The Kavanaugh nomination debacle epitomizes how insane this nation has gone. Only by recognising the terrorism of states is it possible to understand, and deal with, acts of terrorism by groups and individuals which, however horrific, are tiny by comparison.
Moreover, their source is inevitably the official terrorism for which there is no media language.A comparison of magazine articles by john pilger and tony parsons