John Pilger

John Pilger is a renowned war correspondent, filmmaker and author. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, he has produced numerous documentaries, including “Utopia” (2013), “The War You Don’t See” (2010) and “Palestine is Still the Issue” (2002). Pilger has won an Emmy and a BAFTA for his documentaries, which have also received numerous American and European awards, such as the Royal Television Society's Best Documentary. His articles appear worldwide in newspapers such as The Guardian, The Independent, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. He also writes a regular column for New Statesman.

The Coming War on China

Dec 04, 2016

A major US military build-up is underway in the Asia Pacific, with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an underreported and dangerous provocation. When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a...

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Talks to John Pilger

Nov 07, 2016

In this guest edition of The Interview, John Pilger talks to Julian Assange, the founder and editor of WikiLeaks. Julian Assange, the founder and editor of WikiLeaks, gave this interview to John Pilger in the embassy of Ecuador in London where he has lived as a political refugee for more...

Inside America’s Invisible Government

Nov 01, 2016

Those in power in America do not like to see the status quo challenged. The American journalist Edward Bernays is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psychoanalysis, it was Bernays who coined the term “public relations” as a euphemism for...

Provoking Nuclear War by Media

Aug 23, 2016

The nuclear risk is obvious, though suppressed by the media across “the free world,” says John Pilger. The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission...

Why the British Said No to Europe

Jun 27, 2016

Pro-Brexit voters have struck a blow for real peace and democracy in Europe, says John Pilger. The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union (EU) was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed...

Silencing America as it Prepares for War

May 28, 2016

The election of Trump or Clinton is the old illusion of choice that is no choice: two sides of the same coin. Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert...

Australia’s Treatment of Aboriginal People is Its Dirty Secret

Apr 09, 2016

There is a criminal silence around Australia’s treatment of its indigenous people. I had a call from Rosalie Kunnoth-Monks the other day. Rosalie is an elder of the Arrernte-Alyawarra people who lives in Utopia—a vast and remote region in the “red heart” of Australia. The nearest town is Alice Springs,...

A World War Has Begun

Mar 24, 2016

At present, it’s a war of propaganda, lies and distraction, says John Pilger. But this can change in an instant. I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask,...

The Rape of East Timor

Feb 25, 2016

East Timor won its independence in 1999 with the blood and courage of its people. But the tiny democracy was then bullied by Australia, says John Pilger. Secret documents found in the Australian National Archives provide a glimpse of how one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was...

Freeing Julian Assange: The Last Chapter

Feb 04, 2016

The Julian Assange affair is rooted in America. The time to free the WikiLeaks founder is now, says John Pilger. One of the epic miscarriages of justice of our time is unraveling. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention—the international tribunal that adjudicates and decides whether governments comply with...

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