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John Pilger: Wishful Thinking for 2009

The good news for the new year is as follows…   January: Tony Blair is arrested at Heathrow Airport as he returns from yet another foreign speaking engagement (receipts since leaving office: £12m). He is flown to The Hague to stand trial for war crimes for his part in the illegal, unprovoked attack on a Read more…

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John Pilger: In The Cause Of Ignorance And Fear

The British lawyer Gareth Peirce, celebrated for her defence of miscarriage of justice victims, wrote recently: "Over the years of the conflict, every lawless action on the part of the British state provoked a similar reaction: internment, ‘shoot to kill’, the use of torture . . . brutally obtained false confessions and fabricated evidence. This Read more…

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