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Pilger, John

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Tell me no lies : investigative journalism that changed the world( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prison scandals, terrorism, corporate fraud, election rigging---most likely you have heard something of the sort in the last ten minutes. But what is truth and what is part of the great "washout" of biased reporting? A celebration of lucid investigative reporting, selected by titan of the craft John Pilger, could come at no better moment. Pilger's book travels through contemporary history, from war correspondent Martha Gelhorn's wrenching 1945 account of the liberation of Dachau to Edward R. Murrow's groundbreaking excavation of McCarthyism to recent coverage of the war in Iraq. This homage to brave, often unsettling coverage features a range of great writing, from Seymour Hersh's Vietnam-era muckraking to Eric Schlosser's exposé of the fast-food industry to preeminent theorist Edward Said's writing on Islam and terrorism. Unrepentant in its mission to expose the truth behind the messages that politicians, warmongers, and corporate-run media inculcate, Tell Me No Lies is essential for anyone who wants to understand the world around them objectively and intelligently. It's not just a collection of high-quality reporting, but a call-to-arms to all who believe in honesty and justice for humanity
A secret country : the hidden Australia by John Pilger( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denounces the rapacious politicking--keeping Aborigines in system of virtual apartheit--the machinations of politicians to benefit the wealthy and create the homeless--of his beloved Australian homeland.--Blurb
The new rulers of the world by John Pilger( Book )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Pilger's television film The New Rulers of the World was, among much else, a debunking of the myth of globalisation. Reporting from Indonesia, he revealed how General Suharto's bloody seizure of power in the 1960s was part of a western design that was just the beginning of the imposition of a 'global economy' upon Asia." "Now, he has collected both original work and expanded versions of his recent essays on power, its secrets and illusions in a book that illuminates the nature of modern imperialism. He discloses how up to a million Indonesians died as the price for being the World Bank's 'model pupil', and the price paid by the people of Iraq for the West's decade-long embargo on that country. He returns to his homeland, Australia, to look behind the hype that led up to the Millenium Olympics in Sydney and to reflect on Australia's continuing subjugation of its Aboriginal people. And, following the September 11 attacks on America and the bombing of Afghanistan, he describes the new thrust of American power and its goal of 'world order', as well as the propaganda that justifies and drives it."--BOOK JACKET
Freedom next time : resisting the empire by John Pilger( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Freedom Next Time, John Pilger looks at five countries where a long struggle for freedom has taken place, and in which the people - having shed blood and dreams - are still waiting."--Jacket
The new rulers of the world a special report by John Pilger( Visual )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Pilger looks at how globalization has increased the gap between the very rich and the very poor. In particular he looks at Indonesia as an example of how globalization and corrupt government has thrown millions of people into poverty and how multinational corporations support the abuse of these poor workers in sweatshops
The war on democracy by John Pilger( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years focusing on the struggle by ordinary people to free themselves from poverty and racism
The war you don't see by John Pilger( Visual )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The War You Don't See traces the history of 'embedded' and independent reporting from the carnage of World War I to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan. As weapons and propaganda are ever more sophisticated, the very nature of war has developed into an 'electronic battlefield'"--Videodisc container label
Palestine is still the issue( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Pilger travels to Israel and the West Bank of Jordan and Gaza to ask why the Palestinians are still refugees in their own land. In a series of interviews with both Palestinians and Israelis, he explores the issue of Palestine and presents the Palestinians as a nation of people, traumatized, humiliated and yet resilient. He asks for a solution that will bring justice and peace to Palestine
Inside Burma land of fear : a special report by John Pilger( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This news report tells of the opression suffered by the Burmese people and the measures the government took to supress a democracy uprising in 1988. While much of the world has heard of Tiananmen Square in China, the Burmese democracy revolt has had less publicity due to greater censorship in Burma. The film was shot secretly and smuggled out of Burma
Death of a nation the Timor conspiracy : a special report by John Pilger( Visual )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 7, 1975 Indonesia secretly -- but with the complicity of the Western powers including the US, the UK, and Australia -- invaded the small nation of East Timor. Two Australian television crews attempting to document the invasion were murdered. In 1993, with the Indonesian army still occupying the country, John Pilger and his crew including director David Munro, slipped into East Timor and made this film. In the intervening 18 years, an estimated 200,000 East Timorese -- 1/3 of the population -- had been slaughtered by the Indonesian military. The CIA has described it as one of the worst mass-murders of the 20th century. Pilger tells the story using clandestine footage of the countryside, internment camps and even Fretlin guerrillas, as well as interviews with Timorese exiles, including Jose Ramos Horta and Jose Gusmao, and Australian, British, and Indonesian diplomats. Nixon had called Indonesia the "greatest prize in southeast Asia" because of its oil reserves and other natural resources. Even though Indonesia had no historic or legal claim to East Timor, it was convenient for diplomats to declare that East Timor, just gaining its independence from Portugal, would not be a viable state. However the lie was given to this argument when Australia and Indonesia signed the Timor Gap Oil Treaty and carved up the huge oil and gas reserves in the seabed off East Timor. None of the politicians from that period -- President Ford, Henry Kissinger, Daniel Moynihan, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Gough Whitlam -- has clean hands. The Indonesian military used US and British planes to bombard the island, while the defense ministers proclaimed ignorance. As Pilger gets an Australian diplomat to admit, East Timor was considered "expendable." But no one watching the massacre in the Dili cemetery can excuse the geopolitical machinations that led to this genocide
Utopia : an epic story of struggle and resistance( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia is an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger. Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth. 'This film is a journey into that secret country,' says John Pilger in Utopia. 'It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance - from one utopia to another'. Pilger begins his journey in Sydney, where he grew up, and in Canberra, the nation's capital, where the national parliament rises in an affluent suburb called Barton, recently awarded the title of Australia's most advantaged community. Barton is named after Edmund Barton, the first prime minister of Australia, who in 1901 introduced the White Australia Policy. 'The doctrine of the equality of man,' said Barton, 'was never intended to apply to those who weren't British and white-skinned.' He made no mention of the original inhabitants who were deemed barely human, unworthy of recognition in the first suburban utopia. A global campaign illuminated apartheid in South Africa. No such opprobrium has been directed at Australia, where black Australians are imprisoned at up to eight times the rate of blacks in apartheid South Africa. Instead, Australia's post card image is that of the 'lucky country'; and indeed few societies are as wealthy, if you leave out the original inhabitants is that of a third world country. In the town of Wilcannia, New South Wales, the average life expectancy of men is 37. This is the secret of apartheid Australia. Utopia is both a personal journey and universal story of power and resistance and how modern societies can be divided between those who conform and a dystopian world of those who do not. Utopia draws on people and places Pilger filmed 28 years ago during his long association with the indigenous people of his homeland. The evidence he produces is often deeply moving and shocking
The outsiders by John Pilger( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambodia by John Pilger( Visual )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sequel to Pilger's "Year zero" briefly reviews the events that led to the rise of the Khmer Rouge and the Pol Pot regime in 1975 and chronicles the political history of Cambodia since that time. It includes the Vietnamese liberation/occupation in 1978, the foreign policies of China and the West, the exclusion from the UN and the World Health Organization, the departure of the Vietnamese and the creation of a coalition "government in exile."
Documentaries that changed the world by John Pilger( Visual )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve documentaries by Australian film-maker and journalist John Pilger, produced between 1970 and 2000
Aftermath : the struggle of Cambodia and Vietnam by Anthony Barnett( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the war in Cambodia and Vietnam
Paying the price killing the children of Iraq : a special report( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journalist John Pilger investigates the effects of sanctions on the people of Iraq and finds that ten years of extraordinary isolation, imposed by the UN and enforced by the US and Britain, have killed more people than the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan"--Container
Stealing a nation by John Pilger( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is about the plight of the people of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, who were secretly expelled from their homeland by the British government, to make way for an American military base
John Pilger's Australia by John Pilger( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal study of the changing face of Australia. Filmed over 15 years these films offer an uncompromising look at the social and political shifts for both Aboriginal and white Australians and the changing perceptions of Australia on the domestic and international stage
The Secret country the first Australians fight back by John Pilger( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the often hidden history of Aboriginal Australians from white settlement to the present. The central issue throughout the film is differing perspectives of the land and its uses, providing historical background to the present land rights movement and other areas of Aboriginal activism
Distant voices by John Pilger( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The new rulers of the world
Alternative Names
Bilǧir, Ǧūn 1939-

Ioannes Pilger

John Pilger australischer Journalist und Dokumentarfilmer

John Pilger giornalista australiano

John Pilger oorlogsverslaggever uit Australië

Pilger, John

Pilger, John Richard 1939-

Pīljir, Jān, 1939-

Τζον Πίλτζερ

Пилджер, Джон

بلجر، جون، 1939-

جان پیلگر

جون بيلجر

جون بيلجر، 1939-

پيلجر، جان، 1939-

জন পিলজার


ピルジャー, ジョン


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