Articles are ordered by the year they were published. Show intro In his foreword to a powerful new book by David Edwards and David Cromwell, the founders and editors of Media Lens, Propaganda Blitz, John Pilger asks what happened to an age of eyewitness reporting and to journalism that relied on evidence. Show intro Listen to John Pilger interviewed on KPFA by Dennis Bernstein and Randy Credico.
Also, listen to this interview on Sputnik Radio. Show intro John Pilger describes a women’s rebellion in which his own ‘intractable’ forebear took part and which leads us to ask: where is such a spirit of resistance today? Australia has a long history of presenting a sunny, sporty picture of itself, complete with Indigenous icons and ‘celebrating’ native people. Show intro In this letter, twenty-seven writers, journalists, film-makers, artists, academics, former intelligence officers and democrats call on the government of Ecuador to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech. Show intro An edited version of an address John Pilger gave at the British Library on 9 December 2017 as part of a retrospective festival, ‘The Power of the Documentary’, held to mark the Library’s acquisition of Pilger’s written archive.
Show intro John Pilger describes the obsequious media support for Hillary Clinton’s score-settling book about her failed attempt to win the US presidency – title, What Happened – notably by the ABC in Australia. Show intro As the Tories plot to get rid of Prime Minister Theresa May, John Pilger analyses the alternative Labour Party, specifically its foreign policy, which may not be what it seems. Show intro Reporting from New York, John Pilger describes the re-writing of the history of the Vietnam War in the 10-part television series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Millions died “in good faith”, they say. And so yet more wars are justified – as President Trump tells the world he is prepared to “totally destroy” North Korea and its 25 million people.
Show intro In a new essay, John Pilger recognises Nevil Shute’s novel, On the Beach – on which a Hollywood film was based – as a forgotten masterpiece, which conveys an urgent warning of how close we may be to nuclear war in 2017. Show intro Chris Graham reports on the trial in Perth, Australia of the white man who killed Elijah Doughty, an Aboriginal teenager, and the litany of killings and injustice that preceded it and mark the other Australia behind the sunny mask. Show intro Read the abridged version of John Pilger’s address to the Palestinian Expo 2017 in London in July 2017. TERROR IN BRITAIN: WHAT DID THE PRIME MINISTER KNOW? Show intro In this investigation, John Pilger raises questions about the role of the British ‘deep state’ in the atrocity that killed 22 in Manchester on 22 May 2017.
And the beckoning of a war that rarely speaks its name. Such as the New York Times and the BBC, and a resistance building. With the cry of “Liberté – show intro The festive edition of the New Statesman offers a menu of good news to celebrate in 2009.