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John Pilger: Break The Silence: A World War Is Beckoning

Why do we ¬tolerate the threat of ¬another world war in our name? Why do we allow lies that justify this risk?

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John Pilger: The Strangelove Effect

Or how we are hoodwinked into accepting a new world war

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John Pilger: Paid To Keep The Record Straight

The Faustian pacts that contrived a world war a century ago resonate today across the Middle East

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John Pilger: 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 Read more…

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John Pilger: The Brutal Past And Present Are Another Country In Secret Australia

The corridors of the Australian parliament are so white you squint. The sound is hushed; the smell is floor polish. The wooden floors shine so virtuously they reflect the cartoon portraits of prime ministers and rows of Aboriginal paintings, suspended on white walls, their blood and tears invisible. The parliament stands in Barton, a suburb Read more…

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John Pilger: Old Game, New Obsession, New Enemy. Now It’s China.

Countries are “pieces on a chessboard upon which is being played out a great game for the domination of the world,” wrote Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, in 1898. Nothing has changed. The shopping mall massacre in Nairobi was a bloody façade behind which a full-scale invasion of Africa and a war in Asia are Read more…

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John Pilger: In an Age of ‘Realists’ and Vigilantes, there is Cause for Optimism

The most important anniversary of the year was the 40th anniversary of 11 September 1973 – the crushing of the democratic government of Chile by General Augusto Pinochet and Henry Kissinger, then US secretary of state. The National Security Archive in Washington has posted new documents that reveal much about Kissinger’s role in an atrocity Read more…

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John Pilger: From Hiroshima To Syria, The Enemy Whose Name We Dare Not Speak

On my wall is the front page of Daily Express of September 5, 1945 and the words: “I write this as a warning to the world.” So began Wilfred Burchett’s report from Hiroshima. It was the scoop of the century. For his lone, perilous journey that defied the US occupation authorities, Burchett was pilloried, not Read more…

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John Pilger: Forcing Down The Bolivian President’s Plane Was An Act Of Piracy

Imagine the aircraft of the President of France being forced down in Latin America on “suspicion” that it was carrying a political refugee to safety – and not just any refugee but someone who has provided the people of the world with proof of criminal activity on an epic scale. Imagine the response from Paris, Read more…

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John Pilger: Understanding The Latest Leaks Is Understanding The Rise Of A New Fascism

In his book, Propaganda, published in 1928, Edward Bernays wrote: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.” In 1971, whistleblower Read more…

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