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John Pilger

Australian-born John Pilger is a multi-award winning journalist and documentary film maker. On November 4, John Pilger received the Sydney Peace Prize, Australia’s international human rights award. A Secret Country, his best-selling history of Australia published 20 years ago, remains in print (Vintage Books).

Author's website: johnpilger.com


 
The siege of Julian Assange is a farce
Law & Liberties - 19/11/2014 - 11 comments
The forgotten coup: how America and Britain crushed the government of the 'ally' Australia
Domestic Politics - 24/10/2014 - 13 comments
From Pol Pot to ISIS: 'Anything that flies on everything that moves'
International - 10/10/2014 - 20 comments
War, circus and injustice down under
International - 22/09/2014 - 15 comments
Breaking the last taboo: Gaza and the threat of world war
International - 12/09/2014 - 30 comments
The return of George Orwell and Big Brother's war on Palestine, Ukraine and truth
Media - 14/07/2014 - 14 comments
Break the silence: a world war is beckoning
International - 15/05/2014 - 19 comments
The Strangelove effect: how we are hoodwinked into accepting a new world war
International - 24/04/2014 - 68 comments
Once again, Australia is stealing its indigenous children
Indigenous Affairs - 25/03/2014 - 42 comments
'Good' and 'bad' war and the struggle of memory against forgetting
Media - 14/02/2014 - 9 comments
The accessories to war crimes are those paid to to keep the record straight
International - 10/02/2014 - 1 comment
It's the Other Oscars - and yet again the winner slips away
Law & Liberties - 3/02/2014 - 6 comments
Is the media now just another word for control?
Media - 10/01/2014 - 28 comments
In India, a spectre for us all, and a resistance coming
International - 7/01/2014 - 9 comments
Mandela is gone, but apartheid is alive and well in Australia
Indigenous Affairs - 20/12/2013 - 48 comments
Mandela's greatness may be assured, but not his legacy
International - 13/12/2013 - 6 comments
The power of people's history
Society - 5/12/2013 - 5 comments
The brutal past and present are another country in secret Australia
Indigenous Affairs - 14/11/2013 - 20 comments
Why bad movies keep coming out and what to do about it
The Arts - 18/10/2013 - 26 comments
Old game, new obsession, new enemy. Now it's China.
International - 14/10/2013 - 12 comments
In an age of 'realists' and vigilantes, there is cause for optimism
International - 20/09/2013 - 12 comments
From Hiroshima to Syria, the enemy whose name we dare not speak
International - 12/09/2013 - 33 comments
The courage of Bradley Manning will inspire others to seize their moment of truth
Law & Liberties - 9/08/2013 - 13 comments
How we are impoverished, gentrified and silenced
Society - 26/07/2013 - 17 comments
Mandela's greatness may be assured - but not his legacy
International - 12/07/2013 - 8 comments
Forcing down the Bolivian president's plane was an act of piracy
International - 8/07/2013 - 11 comments
There is a war on ordinary people and feminists are needed at the front
Society - 7/06/2013 - 33 comments
From Iraq a tragic reminder to prosecute the war criminals
Law & Liberties - 28/05/2013 - 6 comments
Hold the front page! We need free media, not an Order of Mates.
Media - 10/05/2013 - 20 comments
State of imprisonment
Law & Liberties - 1/05/2013 - 3 comments
Dance on Thatcher's grave, but remember there has been a coup in Britain
International - 29/04/2013 - 5 comments
The new propaganda is liberal. The new slavery is digital.
International - 18/03/2013 - 6 comments
Abandoning Julian
Law & Liberties - 18/02/2013 - 28 comments
The real invasion of Africa is not news, and a licence to lie is Hollywood's gift
International - 1/02/2013 - 37 comments
Welcome to the Shammies, the media awards that recognise truly unsung talent
Media - 17/01/2013
Leveson's Punch and Judy show masks hacking on a scale you can barely imagine
Law & Liberties - 6/12/2012 - 2 comments
Impartial only through an imperial lens
Media - 26/11/2012 - 33 comments
The political trial of a caring man and the end of justice in America
International - 9/11/2012 - 8 comments
Making the world a more dangerous place: the eager role of Julia Gillard
International - 26/10/2012 - 16 comments
Australia's Julia Gillard is no feminist hero
Society - 17/10/2012 - 27 comments
An Australian hero whose skin was the wrong colour
Indigenous Affairs - 4/10/2012 - 4 comments
Apartheid never died in South Africa: it inspired a world order upheld by force and illusion
International - 24/09/2012 - 3 comments
Liberalism’s old world order
Law & Liberties - 12/09/2012 - 9 comments
War and the Olympics
International - 30/07/2012 - 6 comments
History is the enemy as 'brilliant' psy-ops become the news
International - 29/06/2012 - 13 comments
The Leveson Inquiry: what a lovely game
Media - 5/06/2012 - 15 comments
Never forget that Bradley Manning, not gay marriage, is the issue
International - 22/05/2012 - 3 comments
East Timor: a lesson in why the poorest threaten the powerful
International - 13/04/2012 - 1 comment
Up, up and away: how money power works Down Under
Economics - 30/03/2012 - 9 comments
The cost of Gillard's war
Domestic Politics - 12/03/2012 - 9 comments
It's time we recognised the Blair government's criminality
International - 20/02/2012 - 7 comments
The Assange case means that we are all suspects now
Law & Liberties - 3/02/2012 - 20 comments
The world war on democracy
International - 23/01/2012 - 8 comments
In a land of facades, mark the first signs of an Indian Spring
International - 6/01/2012 - 4 comments
Once again, war is prime time and journalism’s role is taboo
Media - 5/12/2011 - 8 comments
In Mexico, a universal struggle against power and forgetting
International - 14/11/2011 - 4 comments
The Son of Africa claims a continent's crown jewels
International - 24/10/2011 - 5 comments
The 'getting’ of Assange and the smearing of a revolution
International - 10/10/2011 - 5 comments
War and shopping: the extremism that never speaks its name
International - 26/09/2011 - 33 comments
Hail to the true victors of Rupert’s revolution
International - 12/09/2011 - 4 comments
In Cuba, the revolution continues, softly, as times change
International - 9/08/2011 - 6 comments
Amid the Murdoch scandal, there is the acrid smell of business as usual
Media - 22/07/2011 - 23 comments
The invasion of Australia – official, at last
Indigenous Affairs - 4/07/2011 - 64 comments
Brainwashing the corporate way
Economics - 28/06/2011 - 39 comments
Welcome to the violent world of Mr Hopey Changey
International - 30/05/2011 - 32 comments
How the Murdoch press keeps Australia’s dirty secret
Indigenous Affairs - 17/05/2011 - 98 comments
David Cameron's gift of war and racism, to them and us
International - 12/04/2011 - 10 comments
How the so-called guardians of free speech are silencing the messenger
Law & Liberties - 14/03/2011 - 11 comments
Behind the Arab revolt is a word we dare not speak
International - 25/02/2011 - 66 comments
Why are wars not being reported honestly?
Media - 16/12/2010 - 19 comments
Vietnam: the last battle
International - 10/12/2010 - 30 comments
The Conservatives and collaborating Lib Dems can't be allowed to gut Great Britain
International - 5/11/2010 - 17 comments
Chile’s ghosts are not being rescued
International - 15/10/2010
Why Murdoch and the BBC are on the same side
Media - 5/10/2010 - 5 comments
C’mon, time to re-brand your life!
Sport - 22/09/2010 - 6 comments
Flying the flag, faking the news
Political Philosophy - 8/09/2010 - 19 comments
Why Wikileaks must be protected
Law & Liberties - 26/08/2010 - 4 comments
Tony Blair must be prosecuted
International - 18/08/2010 - 18 comments
The new warlord of Oz
Domestic Politics - 23/07/2010 - 25 comments
The charge of the media brigade
Media - 12/07/2010 - 7 comments
The black art of ‘master illusions’
International - 4/06/2010 - 6 comments
The heresy of the Greeks offers hope
International - 24/05/2010 - 13 comments
Why sharks should not own sport
Sport - 29/04/2010 - 1 comment
Have a nice world war, folks
Political Philosophy - 31/03/2010 - 17 comments
Welcome to the world’s first murdochracy
Media - 15/03/2010 - 6 comments
Listen to the heroes of Israel
International - 26/02/2010 - 25 comments
Why the Oscars are a con
The Arts - 16/02/2010 - 11 comments
The kidnapping of Haiti
International - 3/02/2010 - 22 comments
Welcome to Orwell's world 2010
International - 15/01/2010 - 14 comments
Normalising the crime of the century
International - 17/12/2009 - 9 comments
Returning to a secret country
Indigenous Affairs - 4/12/2009 - 41 comments
Free the forgotten bird of paradise
International - 25/11/2009 - 4 comments
Thirty years on, the holocaust in Cambodia and its aftermath is remembered
International - 13/11/2009 - 4 comments
A postal strike in Britain is the war at home
International - 29/10/2009 - 17 comments
War is peace. Ignorance is strength
International - 21/10/2009 - 12 comments
The lying game: how we are being groomed for another war
International - 5/10/2009 - 24 comments
Lockerbie: Megrahi was framed
Law & Liberties - 7/09/2009 - 5 comments
'Balibo' cover-up: a film’s travesty of omissions
International - 21/08/2009 - 50 comments
Exceptionalism: America’s right to rule and order the world
International - 10/08/2009 - 39 comments
Back to the point of departure
Society - 3/07/2009
Smile on the face of the tiger
International - 15/06/2009 - 8 comments
The depth of corruption
International - 1/06/2009 - 9 comments
Distant voices, desperate lives
International - 21/05/2009
Obama's change you can believe in - the mad men did well
International - 5/05/2009 - 15 comments
The reds down under are revolting
Environment - 28/04/2009 - 8 comments
Hollywood's new censors
The Arts - 2/03/2009 - 20 comments
The power and corruption that makes unpeople of an entire nation
International - 10/12/2008 - 4 comments
Beware of the Obama hype: what 'change' in America really means
International - 17/11/2008 - 54 comments
Under cover of racist myth, a new land grab in Australia
Indigenous Affairs - 3/11/2008 - 20 comments
Australia's hidden Empire
Domestic Politics - 3/10/2008 - 36 comments
Don't forget Yugoslavia
International - 20/08/2008 - 4 comments
The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today
International - 14/08/2008 - 32 comments
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