John Pilger

<Guest Post by John Pilger> The Rising of Britain's 'New Politics' Vijay Prashad Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:10

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[John Pilger, veteran journalist, returns to the blog with a searing essay on the British Labour Party's equivocation on Britain's role as an adjutant to US imperialism. John gets to the heart of the problems within British political culture. The essay opens with BAE Systems,

The Killing of History (Guest Post by John Pilger)

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:08
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John Pilger is an Australian journalist, author of a number of important articles and maker of some crucial documentaries (including about Cambodia, Indonesia and the indigenous peoples of Australia). I have long been a fan of John Pilger's work - it is well-researched, honest and powerful without being sensational. There is a dignity to his prose that I very much admire. In a lecture he gave at Columbia University, Pilger spoke of 'censorship by omission'. In that lecture, Pilger pointed to the terrible omissions of Western culpability in the wars of South-East Asia and Central America,

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