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Blair, Olympic deals and the glimpse of another Britain

John Pilger johnpilger.com This is a story of two letters and two Britains. The first letter was written by Sebastian Coe, the former athlete who chairs the London Olympics Organising Committee. He is now called Lord Coe. In the New … Continue reading

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History is the enemy as ‘brilliant’ psy-ops become the news

John Pilger johnpilger.com Arriving in a village in southern Vietnam, I caught sight of two children who bore witness to the longest war of the 20th century. Their terrible deformities were familiar. All along the Mekong river, where the forests … Continue reading

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John Pilger: War, Truth & the Media

John Pilger was born and grew up in Bondi, Sydney, Australia. He launched his first newspaper at Sydney High School and later completed a four year cadetship with Australian Consolidated Press. Read More

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The Leveson Inquiry into the British press – oh, what a lovely game

John Pilger johnpilger.com Rupert Murdoch is a bad man. His son James is also bad. Rebekah Brooks is allegedly bad. The News of the World was very bad; it hacked phones and pilloried people. British prime ministers grovelled before this … Continue reading

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Never forget that Bradley Manning, not gay marriage, is the issue

John Pilger johnpilger.com In the week Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he  ordered bombing attacks on Yemen, killing a reported 63 people, 28 of them children. When Obama recently announced he supported same-sex marriage, American planes … Continue reading

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The ‘getting’ of Assange and the smearing of a revolution

Source: John Pilger The High Court in London will soon to decide whether Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual misconduct. At the appeal hearing in July, Ben Emmerson QC, counsel for the defence, … Continue reading

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East Timor: a lesson in why the poorest threaten the powerful

John Pilger johnpilger.com Milan Kundera’s truism, “the struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”, described East Timor. The day before I set out to film clandestinely there in 1993, I went to Stanfords map shop … Continue reading

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Up, up and away: how money power works Down Under

John Pilger John Pilger.com One of my first jobs as a junior reporter was to meet flights bringing famous people to Australia. Growing up in a country far from everywhere (except, as my father would say, “where you come from”), … Continue reading

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Julia Gillard’s rise marks the triumph of machine politics over feminism

John Pilger John Pilger In 1963, a senior Australian government official, A.R. Taysom, deliberated on the wisdom of deploying women as trade representatives. “Such an appointee would not stay young and attractive forever [because] a spinster lady can, and very … Continue reading

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Hail to the true victors of Rupert’s revolution

Source: John Pilger On 13 September, one of the world’s biggest arms fairs opens in London, backed by the British government. On 8 September, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a preview entitled “Middle East: A vast market … Continue reading

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