John Pilger

John Pilger - 2017-12-11 - Original post - cached version

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.

John Pilger - 2017-11-23 - Original post - cached version

Returning to South Africa, John Pilger delivers an inaugural lecture in Cape Town in memory of the anti-apartheid campaigner, Abdulhay Ahmed Saloojee. He asks why the struggle for freedom has yet to be won, why a form of apartheid still rules and why this oppression has become a model...

John Pilger - 2017-11-09 - Original post - cached version

The British Library has acquired John Pilger's entire written archive, with work reaching back to the 1960s, along with hundreds of his interviews.The official announcement can be found on the British Library website.To mark the acquisition of the Pilger archive, 'The Power of the...

John Pilger - 2017-11-06 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger's film, The Coming War on China, proves more relevant with every day of the Trump presidency. There are two special screenings coming up in London...Rio Cinema, Tuesday 28 November, 6pm: Fundraiser screening for Stop the War Coalition. Followed by a Q&A with John Pilger. ...

John Pilger - 2017-10-20 - Original post - cached version

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. He analyses her attacks of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, whose disclosures of her...

John Pilger - 2017-10-06 - Original post - cached version

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.

John Pilger - 2017-09-21 - Original post - cached version

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...

John Pilger - 2017-08-04 - Original post - cached version

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.

John Pilger - 2017-07-23 - Original post - cached version

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.

John Pilger - 2017-07-10 - Original post - cached version

Read the abridged version of John Pilger's address to the Palestinian Expo 2017 in London in July 2017.

John Pilger - 2017-06-28 - Original post - cached version

Read John Pilger's remarks in presenting the 15th Martha Gellhorn Prize to the American journalist Robert Parry at a dinner in London on 27 June 2017.

John Pilger - 2017-05-31 - Original post - cached version

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.

John Pilger - 2017-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Following the news that Sweden has dropped its case against Julian Assange, John Pilger draws together his investigations into the pursuit and persecution of the founder of WikiLeaks.

John Pilger - 2017-05-08 - Original post - cached version

On May 5, John Pilger was presented with the Order of Timor-Leste by East Timor's Ambassador to Australia, Abel Gutteras, in recognition of his reporting on East Timor under Indonesia's brutal occupation, especially his landmark documentary film, Death of a Nation: the Timor Conspiracy....

John Pilger - 2017-04-12 - Original post - cached version

Australia is sleep-walking into a confrontation with China. Wars can happen suddenly in an atmosphere of mistrust and provocation, especially if a minor power, like Australia, abandons its independence for an "alliance" with an unstable superpower.

John Pilger - 2017-03-21 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger has been awarded the International Journalism Prize by the Press Club of Mexico in the XLIV National and International Competition of Journalism, founded in 1951 by Antonio Saenz de Miera. The citation reads, "The exclusive interview with WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange,...

John Pilger - 2017-02-17 - Original post - cached version

I wrote this obituary of my brother Graham for the Sydney Morning Herald.

John Pilger - 2017-01-17 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger argues that the obsession with Donald Trump, as the liberals' ultimate demon, masks an enduring complicity in creating him and his predecessor in the White House.

John Pilger - 2016-11-29 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger says: "I am delighted to be back in the New Internationalist as guest editor. This issue's keynote and supporting articles are the result of two years' work on a documentary film about the shift of the world's economic power east, to China, and the US reaction to this...

John Pilger - 2016-11-19 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger's new film - The Coming War on China - was in UK cinemas throughout December 2016 and will shortly be screened in Australian cinemas and on SBS TV. Find out moreWATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER

John Pilger - 2016-11-05 - Original post - cached version

In this exclusive, revealing and moving filmed interview, Julian Assange discloses the truth behind the investigation of Hillary Clinton, and his own political refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London. The interview was filmed on 30 October 2016.Watch the full interview hereRead the...

John Pilger - 2016-10-27 - Original post - cached version

In an address to the Sheffield Festival of Words, in Sheffield, John Pilger describes the 'invisible' and all-powerful role of media propaganda.

John Pilger - 2016-08-23 - Original post - cached version

In describing the exoneration of one of the West's demons, John Pilger argues that a western media campaign to demonise and goad Russia is leading inexorably to war.

John Pilger - 2016-06-25 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger argues that the referendum result represents a deeper, more dynamic anger than the reasons rehearsed by politicians and the media and offers a glimpse of hope.

John Pilger - 2016-05-27 - Original post - cached version

Writing from the United States, John Pilger joins a momentous election campaign - his fourth as a reporter - and suggests that the sound and fury may not be as it appears.

John Pilger - 2016-05-21 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger's acclaimed film on Indigenous Australia joins his archive for public viewing. Watch now.

John Pilger - 2016-04-11 - Original post - cached version

In this latest report on the vast Indigenous region in Australia known as Utopia, John Pilger reveals a dirty secret.

John Pilger - 2016-03-29 - Original post - cached version

A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is being ordained both as the "women's candidate" and the champion of American liberalism in its...

John Pilger - 2016-03-20 - Original post - cached version

In an address at the University of Sydney, John Pilger describes the beckoning danger of a nuclear war and the propaganda that smothers dissent.

John Pilger - 2016-02-25 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger, whose film, Death of a Nation, revealed the atrocities and political machinations that befell tiny East Timor reports on the discovery of documents that reminds us of the enduring piracy of great power.

John Pilger - 2016-02-05 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger describes a landmark judgement in the Julian Assange case that may see the WikiLeaks founder walk free after five years.

John Pilger - 2016-01-26 - Original post - cached version

On 26 January 2016, John Pilger spoke at a rally at Sydney Town Hall on the hidden meaning of 'Survival Day'.

John Pilger - 2016-01-21 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger describes the real meaning of 'Australia Day', a national day celebrated and mourned.

John Pilger - 2015-11-26 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger is interviewed on Russia Today's 'Going Underground' on the unmentionables in western political and media life and the rapid drumbeat for a major war.

John Pilger - 2015-09-30 - Original post - cached version

In London, John Pilger launched 'The WikiLeaks Files: the World According to the US Empire', with an introduction by Julian Assange.

John Pilger - 2015-07-31 - Original post - cached version

This is an updated version of John Pilger's 2014 investigation which tells the unreported story of an unrelenting campaign, in Sweden and the US, to deny Julian Assange justice and silence WikiLeaks: a campaign now reaching a dangerous stage.Read the Spanish version of this article / ...

John Pilger - 2015-07-31 - Original post - cached version

Ésta es una versión actualizada de la investigación de John Pilger en 2014, que describe la historia de la que no se ha escrito sobre una campaña implacable en Suecia y los Estados Unidos de América para denegar acceso a la Justicia a Julian Assange y silenciar a Wikileaks.

John Pilger - 2015-07-13 - Original post - cached version

An historic betrayal has consumed Greece. Having set aside the mandate of the Greek electorate, the Syriza government has willfully ignored last week's landslide "No" vote and secretly agreed a raft of repressive, impoverishing measures in return for a "bailout" that means sinister...

John Pilger - 2015-05-15 - Original post - cached version

If you want to meet the best Australians, meet Indigenous men and women who understand this extraordinary country and have fought for the rights of the world's oldest culture. Theirs is a struggle more selfless, heroic and enduring than any historical adventure non-Indigenous Australians...

John Pilger - 2015-04-28 - Original post - cached version

In this article for the Sydney Morning Herald, John Pilger compares the heroism of those with moral courage with the 'sludge' of fake patriotism.

John Pilger - 2015-04-22 - Original post - cached version

In a major article for the Guardian, John Pilger follows the release of his film 'Utopia' with an investigation into a new attack on Australia's indigenous people, which has been called 'cultural genocide'.

John Pilger - 2015-02-26 - Original post - cached version

In a major essay, John Pilger describes a 'Faustian Pact' that allows the suppression of a modern fascism in the West and its reliance on propaganda as news, and the beckoning of a war that rarely speaks its name.

John Pilger - 2015-02-17 - Original post - cached version

Children in Venezuela benefit from the country's first free universal education. With a 'slow motion coup' under way in Venezuela, John Pilger is interviewed for Telesur, the Latin American TV network, by Mike Albert.

John Pilger - 2014-12-11 - Original post - cached version

'Journey' is an overworked word these days, but I can think of none other to describe the making of a documentary film. Ten years ago, a film of mine could be made in six months, even less. The main work was the research, the journalism.Whenever I felt confident I had the basis of a '...

John Pilger - 2014-12-05 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger's address to the Logan Symposium, 'Building an Alliance Against Secrecy, Surveillance & Censorship', organised by the Centre for Investigative Journalism, London, 5-7 December, 2014. You can also watch the address here

John Pilger - 2014-11-16 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger investigates the rise of WikiLeaks and the Kafkaesque saga that has enveloped its founder, Julian Assange, since he blew the whistle on the dangers and lies of great power and its courtiers.

John Pilger - 2014-10-23 - Original post - cached version

In an article for the Guardian, John Pilger marks the death of former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam with the one story missing from the 'tributes' to a man whose extraordinary political demise is one of America's dirtiest secrets.

John Pilger - 2014-10-08 - Original post - cached version

In his latest essay, John Pilger evokes the US bombing of Cambodia in the 1970s, which gave rise to Pol Pot and the genocidal Khmer Rouge, in examining the rise of the equally fanatical ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the role of Western governments, and the urgent need for solutions that...

John Pilger - 2014-09-19 - Original post - cached version

In an article for the Guardian, John Pilger reports on how the Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, seeks to regain his lost popularity with an outback circus in which he performs in the role of war leader.

John Pilger - 2014-09-11 - Original post - cached version

In this essay based on his Edward Said Memorial Lecture in Adelaide, John Pilger argues that the assault on Gaza represents a wider threat to us all, and with episodic dangers in Ukraine, and the accompanying propaganda, we are drawn closer to world war.


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