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John Pilger: Chelsea Manning Locked Down Again

Why aren’t they massing in support of Chelsea Manning? This is the most significant act of principle, an inspiration to all decent people. People should be in the streets

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John Pilger: The Assange Arrest is a Warning from History

The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage

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John Pilger: The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

A war has been declared on Venezuela, of which the truth is “too difficult” to report

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John Pilger: The Power of Documentaries

In survey after survey, when people are asked what they would like more of on television, they say documentaries

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John Pilger: Terror in Britain

The Manchester atrocity lifts the rock of British foreign policy to reveal its Faustian alliance with extreme Islam, especially the sect known as Wahhabism or Salafism, whose principal custodian and banker is the oil kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Britain’s biggest weapons customer.

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John Pilger: A World War Has Begun

Few seem aware that the bikini swimsuit was named to celebrate the nuclear explosions that destroyed the Bikini island.

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John Pilger: Old Game, New Enemy

Countries are “pieces on a chessboard on 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: From Iraq A Tragic Reminder

The dust in Iraq rolls down the long roads that are the desert’s fingers. It gets in your eyes and nose and throat; it swirls in markets and school playgrounds, consuming children kicking a ball; and it carries, according to Dr. Jawad Al-Ali, “the seeds of our death.” An internationally respected cancer specialist at the Read more…

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John Pilger: You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going To Do About It?

You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia, or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished. Turn on your computer and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center may monitor whether you are typing not merely “al-Qaeda,” but “exercise,” “drill,” “wave,” “initiative,” and “organization”—all Read more…

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John Pilger: Hidden Agendas

Pilger NY: New Press, 1999, pbk. 424 pp. Review by Anthony Arnove John Pilger is perhaps best known in the United States for his documentary Death of a Nation, a stunning expose on the genocide in East Timor. He has written numerous books and articles and is currently working on a documentary for ITV in Read more…

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