John Pilger, renowned investigative journalist and documentary film-maker, is one of only two to have twice won British journalism's top award; his documentaries have won academy awards in both the UK and the US. In a New Statesman survey of the 50 heroes of our time, Pilger came fourth behind Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela. "John Pilger," wrote Harold Pinter, "unearths, with steely attention facts, the filthy truth. I salute him."

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Politics
11 July 2005
Over the past two weeks, the contrast between two related "global" events has been salutary. The first was...
Politics
27 June 2005
The front page of the Observer on 12 June announced, "$55bn Africa debt deal 'a victory for millions'...
Politics
13 June 2005
The National Union of Journalists and the Blair government are planning a "launch" ceremony, at which they...
Politics
30 May 2005
From the air, there appeared to be nobody, no movement, not even an animal, as if the great population of Asia had...
Politics
16 May 2005
In 1987, the sociologist Alex Carey, a second Orwell in his prophesies, wrote "Managing Public Opinion: the...
Politics
25 April 2005
A familiar, if desperate media push is under way to convince the British people that the main political parties...
Culture
11 April 2005
Can you imagine the BBC apologising to a rogue regime that practises racism and ethnic cleansing; that has "...
Politics
21 March 2005
While apologists for Bush and Blair's murderous adventure in Iraq see a "silver lining" in pseudo-...
Politics
07 March 2005
Almost eight years ago, the choir of British liberalism celebrated a new age. Tony Blair, wrote Hugo Young, "...
World Affairs
21 February 2005
How does thought control work in societies that call themselves free? Why are famous journalists so eager, almost as...
Human Rights
07 February 2005
National myths are usually partly true. In Australia, the myth of an egalitarian society, or "fair go",...
Politics
24 January 2005
I tried to phone her the other day. I still have a number she gave me, which I could call infrequently to exchange a...
International Politics
10 January 2005
The west's crusaders, the United States and Britain, are giving less to help the tsunami victims than the cost...
Politics
13 December 2004
Muted by the evidence of the Anglo-American catastrophe in Iraq, the "humanitarian" war party ought to be...
Culture
22 November 2004
When he received one of his dozen Tony awards for the musical reincarnation of The Producers in New York three years...

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