John Pilger

John Pilger is one of the world's most renowned investigative journalists and documentary film-makers. , who began his career in 1958 in his homeland, Australia, before moving to London in the 1960s. He regards eye-witness as the essence of good journalism. He has been a foreign correspondent and a front-line war reporter, beginning with the Vietnam war in 1967. He is an impassioned critic of foreign military and economic adventures by Western governments. His other books include Freedom Next Time, Heroes, Distant Voices and Hidden Agendas.

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John Pilger, The New Rulers of the World. Verso 2002.


New Cold War & looming threats by John Pilger, Jipson John and Jitheesh P.M., ZNet, 9 December 2018

The Power of the Documentary - Breaking the Silence,, 28 November 2018

John Pilger On ‘Approved News,' Syria, Iran, Austerity And Julian Assange, Information Clearing House, 4 October 2018 (video)

Hold the Front Page: The Reporters are Missing, Consortium News, 19 September 2018

World Scholars, Artists, Activists Call for Demilitarization of Okinawa by Noam Chomsky, Marjorie Cohn, John Pilger and others,, 9 September 2018

Pilger Excoriates Media on Assange Silence by Dennis J. Bernstein and Randy Credico,, 7 August 2018

The hidden history of the women who rose up, ZNet, 7 July 2018

A Call to Bring Julian Assange Home,, 18 June 2018

Real Journalism, Information Clearing House, 31 May 2018 (video)

Sixty dead in Gaza and the end of Israeli conscience, 17 May 2018

Palestine Is Still the Issue, Information Clearing House, 17 May 2018 (text and video)

Ecuador's Talks With UK Over Assange 'Defame Country's Good Name' Interview with John Pilger, Sputnik, 15 May 2018

‘A Very Different Journalist': John Pilger's Tribute to Bob Parry,, 15 April 2018

John Pilger and Julian Burnside denounce silencing of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange by Niles Niemuth, World Socialist Web Site, 12 April 2018

On the Silencing of Julian Assange by John Pilger, Christine Assange, Dennis J Bernstein and Randy Credico,, 9 April 2018

Aboriginal people have a right to protest the Commonwealth Games as stolen wealth by John Pilger, 6 April 2018

Breaking the Silence: THE ISOLATION OF JULIAN ASSANGE IS THE SILENCING OF US ALL by Noam Chmsky, John Pilger and others., 1 April 2018

John Pilger : "We Are Headed For War", RT/Information Clearing House, 30 March 2018 (text and video)

“We Don't Even Know if a Novichok Program Existed!”, RT/Information Clearing House, 18 March 2018 (video)

Mainstream Media and Imperial Power,, 24 January 2018

Silencing of Courageous Documentaries,, 12 December 2017

John Pilger: BBC is one of world's most refined propaganda services, RT/YouTube, 8 December 2017 (video)

John Pilger Special - NATO Wars, Nelson Mandela and Mainstream Journalism, RT/YouTube, 4 December 2017 (video)

South Africa: How A Nation Was Misled Video Documentary By John Pilger, Information Clearing House, 27 November 2017

Hillary Clinton Keeps Pointing Fingers by John Pilger and Dennis J Bernstein,, 28 October 2017

Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth,, 20 October 2017

The Rise of Britain’s ‘New Politics’,, 6 October 2017

Pilger Criticizes Ken Burns’s ‘The Vietnam War’ by Dennis J Bernstein,, 3 October 2017

John Pilger with RT America, 22 September 2017 (video)

The Killing of History,, 21 September 2017

‘The Problem is not North Korea, Russia or China, the Problem is the US' ~ John Pilger, RT/21st Century Wire, 13 September 2017 (text and video)

Dangerous Times: North Korea, China and the Threat of Nuclear War and Accident

Taking Nuclear War Seriously by John Pilger and Dennis J Bernstein,, 16 August 2017

Exclusive: Chomsky, Pilger Slam Trump Threats Against Venezuela, teleSUR, 13 August 2017

Major pillars of US power, including Democrats & media, want Trump out – John Pilger, RT, 12 August 2017 (text and video)

How the World May End,, 4 August 2017

The Coming War On China by John Pilger and Thom Hartmann, RT, 2 August 2017

The Brutal Realities of Israel's Iron-fisted Occupation by Dennis J Bernstein and John Pilger, Information Clearing House, 19 July 2017 (text and audio)

Why Palestine Is Still the Issue, ZNet, 10 July 2017

Robert Parry wins 2017 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism,, 28 June 2017

John Pilger, Vanessa Beeley: The Age of Media Mass Deception by Neil Clark, RT/Information Clearing House, 19 June 2017 (video)

Cause and Effect: John Pilger on Terror in Britain, RT/Information Clearing House, 4 June 2017 (video)

Terror in Britain: What Did the Prime Minister Know? CounterPunch, 31 May 2017

‘It's an awful event': John Pilger talks to RT about Manchester bombing, RT, 25 May 2017 (text and video)

John Pilger: Julian Assange is Cleared of Rape Allegations, but Far From Free by Kim Brown, The Real News Network, 22 May 2017 (video and transcript)

Getting Julian Assange: The untold story,, 20 May 2017

WikiLeaks staff are in danger’: Pilger, Kiriakou discuss Assange’s ongoing legal battle, RT, 19 May 2017 (text and video)

East Timor's Suffering and Survival,, 8 May 2017

On The Eve of Destruction: A Conversation with John Pilger by Jerry Robinson, Information Clearing House, 18 April 2017 (audio)

Pushing Australia into War with China,, 12 April 2017

Disastrous Consequences if US Proceeds with “Policy of Provocation”, Information Clearing House, 31 March 2017 (video)

John Pilger Awarded, International Journalism Prize by the Press Club of Mexico Julian Assange in conversation with John Pilger, RT/Information Clearing House, 21 March 2017 (vido and transcript)

On the Dangers of Nuclear War, Global Research, 13 March 2017 (video)

Journalist, film-maker and author John Pilger gives the best description of Obama's presidency you will ever hear by Alex Christoforou, RT/The Duran, 16 January 2017 (text and video)

The Issue Is Not Trump, It's Us, teleSUR, 16 January 2017

Filmmaker John Pilger Warns of ‘The Coming War on China’ in New Documentary, Sputnik, 9 December 2016

The Coming War On China: Humanity At The Edge Of Precipice by Ben Chacko, Morning Star, 6 December 2016

The Coming War on China, CounterPunch, 2 December 2016

John Pilger: "I made this film to break a silence about nuclear war" by Alex Anfruns, Investig'action, 28 November 2016

Why Trump's Victory Wasn't a Surprise by Dennis J Bernstein and John Pilger,, 16 November 2016

John Pilger: ‘The Truth Is... There Was No One To Vote For', RT/Information Clearing House, 9 November 2016 (video)

Mainstream Media Running 'Campaign to Discredit Julian Assange and Wikileaks, Sputnik, 6 November 2016

The secrets of the US election: Julian Assange talks to John Pilger,, 5 November 2016 (full transcript)

Assange: Clinton resisted FBI, and now they’re out for payback (JOHN PILGER EXCLUSIVE), RT, 5 November 2016

Assange: Clinton is a cog for Goldman Sachs & the Saudis (JOHN PILGER EXCLUSIVE VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT), RT, 5 November 2016

Secret World of US Election: Julian Assange talks to John Pilger, RT, 5 November 2016 (video)

Assange: Clinton & ISIS funded by same money, Trump won’t be allowed to win (JOHN PILGER EXCLUSIVE), RT, 4 November 2016 (text and video)

Assange: WikiLeaks did not receive Clinton emails from Russian govt, RT, 3 November 2016 (text and video)

Whether Clinton or Trump, Tensions Will Escalate with China and Russia Under Next U.S. President, The Real News, 2 November 2016 (video)

“Confronting China”, Information Clearing House, 28 October 2016

Inside the Invisible Government, Information Clearing House, 27 October 2016

Provoking nuclear war by media, ZNet, 23 August 2016

A Preview of The Coming War on China, Foreign Policy in Focus, 19 July 2016

John Pilger . Episode 47 by Eric Draitser, CounterPunch Radio, 5 July 2016 (audio)

Why the British said no to Europe,, 25 June 2016

John Pilger on the Threat of World War Three by Afshin Rattansi, RT, 4 June 2016 (video)

Eerie Silence about a New World War,, 27 May 2016

Starvation in Australia: Utopia's dirty secret, ZNet, 11 April 2016

Nuclear War if Necessary: An Interview With Frontline Filmmaker, John Pilger by Dennis Bernstein,, 8 April 2016

Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable, ZNet, 29 March 2016

The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger by Edu Montesanti, CounterPunch, 25 March 2016

Start of a New World War,, 22 March 2016

John Pilger Webcat -As It Happened, Information Clearing House, 25 February 2016

The rape of East Timor: “sounds like fun”, ZNet, 25 February 2016

Extremists Run The US And The UK, Information Clearing House, 17 February 2016 (audio)

Freeing Julian Assange: The Last Chapter,, 5 February 2016

Australia’s Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards, CounterPunch, 22 January 2016

John Pilger on Wars of the Future and Past by Afshin Rattansi, Information Clearing House, 21 December 2015 (video)

“Those bombs on the 7th of July 2005 were Blair's bombs”- John Pilger on Modern Western Warfare, RT/YouTube, 25 November 2015 (video)

From Pol Pot to ISIS: "Anything that flies on everything that moves",, 16 November 2015

The revolutionary act of telling the truth,, 30 September 2015

Time to stop bombing and make peace in Syria and Yemen, Letter by Tariq Ali, John Pilger and others, The Guardian, 25 September 2015

John Pilger on Wikileaks, Julian Assange & Jeremy Corbyn, Information Clearing House, 13 September 2015 (audio)

Julian Assange: the Untold Story of an Epic Struggle for Justice, CounterPunch, 31 July 2015

Fascism and a new holocaust beckon if we remain silent, Stop the War, 18 July 2015

The Problem of Greece is Not Only a Tragedy: It is a Lie, CounterPunch, 13 July 2015

After Three Years, the Injustice Handed out to Assange Must End, teleSUR, 18 June 2015

Celebrating real heroes like the one we've just lost, teleSUR, 16 May 2015

We call on Fifa to suspend the Israel Football Association by Noam Chomsky, Aki Kaurismäki, John Pilger, Ahdaf Soueif and others, The Guardian, 15 May 2015

John Pilger at the second National Day of Action (1 May 2015) - in Sydney, Respect and Listen, 3 May 2015 (video)

The litmus test of Palestine by Asa Winstanley, Middle East Monitor, 28 April 2015

What Australian Elites Don't Understand About Freedom, CounterPunch, 28 April 2015

Intensity of US Propaganda ‘Very Dangerous', Sputnik, 22 April 2015

The secret country again wages war on its own people,, 22 April 2015

Fascism has been in borderland western Ukraine for a long time', Radio Sputnik, March 2015

Why the rise of fascism is again the issue,, 26 February 2015

Venezuela's coup plot must be condemned internationally by John Pilger, Tariq Ali and others, Letters, The Guardian, 18 February 2015

Support Venezuela by John Pilger and Michael Albert, ZNet, 16 February 2015

John Pilger Interview: White Australians Would Like Aboriginal People to Disappear by Mark Karlin, Truthout, 18 January 2015

'Real Possibility of Nuclear War' - Ukraine Crisis Could Start World War 3, Information Clearing House, 22 December 2014 (video)

John Pilger gives his views on CIA torture report, RT, 10 December 2014

Logan Symposium, YouTube, 5 December 2014

War by media and the triumph of propaganda,, 5 December 2014

Real Media: John Pilger on the ABC of Media Power, Real Fare, 26 November 2014

The siege of Julian Assange is a farce - a special investigation,, 16 November 2014

The forgotten coup - how America and Britain crushed the government of their 'ally', Australia,, 23 October 2014

From Pol pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves”, ZNet, 8 October 2014

What the US Did to Cambodia was an Epic Crime by Daniel Pye and John Pilger, CounterPunch, 2 October 2014

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: John Pilger Masterclass, YouTube, 1 October 2014

Tony Abbott in Arnhem Land: a display of farce and cynicism, The Guardian, 19 September 2014

Gaza and the Threat of World War, CounterPunch, 12 September 2014

Going Underground: John Pilger talks Gaza, Ukraine & Western media bias, RT, 2 August 2014

Chomsky, Pilger and Loach call on BBC to reflect reality of Gaza's occupation, Palestine Solidarity Campign, 14 July 2014

The return of George Orwell and Big Brother's war on Palestine, Ukraine and the truth,, 11 July 2014

Living Black, YouTube, 20 May 2014

In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia, The Guardian, 13 May 2014

The Strangelove Effect, ZCommentaries, 18 April 2014

Another stolen generation: how Australia still wrecks Aboriginal families, The Guardian, 21 March 2014

The Forgotten Coup, ZNet, 16 March 2014

Hostility to John Pilger's film a denial of nation's brutal past by Adam Goodes, The Sidney Morning Herald, 3 March 2014

Violent protest will not help Venezuela, Letter, The Guardian, 23 February 2014

‘Good' And ‘Bad' War, ZNet, 13 February 2014

The truth about the criminal bloodbath in Iraq can't be 'countered' indefinitely, The Guardian, 7 February 2014

It's the other Oscars - and yet again the winner slips away by John Pilger,, 29 January 2014

John Pilger: Utopia is one of the most urgent films I have made by Oliver Laughland, The Guardian, 8 January 2014

India has become a dystopia of extremes. But resistance is rising, The Guardian, 3 January 2014

Is media just another word for control?, 2 January 2014

Pilger: 'We have been misled', BBC/Radio 4/Today, 2 January 2014

Mandela is Gone, but Apartheid is Alive and Well in Australia, Information Clearing House, 18 December 2013

The prison that is Bangladesh, The Guardian, 15 December 2013

On The Stream: World-renowned filmmaker and war correspondent John Pilger, YouTube, 2 December 2013 (video)

Discovering The Power Of People's History – And Why It Is Feared Today, ZCommentaries, 28 November 2013

John Pilger's video message about Utopia,, 18 November 2013

Utopia – review by Frank Kermode, The Observer, 17 November 2013

In the lucky country of Australia apartheid is alive and kicking by John Pilger, The Guardian, 5 November 2013

One Of The Truest Journalists Is A Cartoonist Armed With A Penguin, ZNet, 31 October 2013

Why Bad Movies Keep Coming Out And What To Do About It, ZNet, 17 October 2013

More than jihadism or Iran, China's role in Africa is Obama's obsession, The Guardian, 9 October 2013

The Party Game is Over. Stand and Fight, ZNet, 5 October 2013

Q and A: The Modern Day Heroes of Investigative Journalism by John Pilger and Frank Barat, Al Jazeera, 22 September 2013

In an Age of ‘Realists' and Vigilantes, there is Cause for Optimism, ZCommentaries, 19 September 2013

Exclusive interview with John Pilger by Frank Barat, Conversations pour la Palestine, 16 September 2013 (audio)

The silent military coup that took over Washington, The Guardian, 10 September 2013

The courage of Bradley Manning will inspire others to seize their moment of truth,, 8 August 2013

Australia's 'stop the boats' policy is cynical and lawless, The Guardian, 29 July 2013

How we are impoverished, gentrified and silenced - and what to do about it,, 25 July 2013

Mandela's Greatness May Be Assured -- But Not His Legacy, ZNet, 11 July 2013

Forcing down Evo Morales's plane was an act of air piracy, The Guardian, 4 July 2013

Understanding the Latest Leaks Is Understanding the Rise of a New Fascism,, 20 June 2013

There is a war on ordinary people and feminists are needed at the front,, 6 June 2013

We've moved on from the Iraq war – but Iraqis don't have that choice, The Guardian, 26 May 2013

Hold The Front Page! We Need Free Media, Not An Order Of Mates,, 9 May 2013

Australia's boom is anything but for its Aboriginal people, The Guardian, 28 April 2013

You are all suspects now. What are you going to do about it?, 26 April 2013

Dance on Thatcher's grave, but remember there has been a coup in Britain,, 25 April 2013

The New Propaganda Is Liberal -- The New Slavery Is Digital,, 14 March 2013

The View From The Ground John Pilger interviewed by Michael Albert, Mostly Water, 16 February 2013

WikiLeaks is a rare truth-teller. Smearing Julian Assange is shameful, New Statesman, 14 February 2013

The Real Invasion Of Africa Is Not News, And A Licence To Lie Is Hollywood's Gift, ZNet, 30 January 2013

Welcome To The Shammies, The Media Awards That Recognize Truly Unsung Talent,, 17 January 2013