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THE TRUE BETRAYERS OF JULIAN ASSANGE ARE CLOSE TO HOME

John Pilger | johnpilger.com This is an abridged version of an address by John Pilger in Sydney on 10 March to mark the launch in Australia of Davide Dormino’s sculpture of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, ‘figures of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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