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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International Politics
15 November 2004
Edward S Herman's landmark essay, "The Banality of Evil", has never seemed more apposite. "Doing terrible things in an...
Politics
01 November 2004
There is a surreal quality about visiting the United States in the last days of the presidential campaign. If George W...
Books
25 October 2004
In From Oslo to Iraq and the Roadmap, Edward Said is at his most brilliant: analytical, yet steadfastly compassionate,...
Politics
18 October 2004
In spite of its late hour, Stealing a Nation, a documentary of mine aired on ITV on 6 October, has drawn a public...
Culture
04 October 2004
In October 1999, I stood in a ward of dying children in Baghdad with Denis Halliday, who the previous year had resigned...
International Politics
20 September 2004
The world is dividing into two hostile camps: Islam and "us". That is the unerring message from western governments,...
Economics
06 September 2004
The crows beat their wings against the bay windows, waiting to ascend and dive. Their cries are incessant; it is their...
Politics
23 August 2004
On 6 May last, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution which, in effect, authorised a "pre-emptive" attack...
Culture
02 August 2004
For Paul Foot, who died on 18 July, principle was not negotiable, nor was it clubbable, regardless of his wide circle...
Human Rights
12 July 2004
On 8 July, BBC2 showed an outstanding documentary called The Boy from the Block, which deserves to be repeated. It is...
Culture
28 June 2004
First it was Reagan, now it is Clinton. The homage continues. When Reagan died, Gavin Esler, one of the BBC's star...
International Politics
14 June 2004
The D-Day anniversary and the election campaign have been a rich time for the kind of propaganda that marks the limits...
Culture
31 May 2004
Piers Morgan was sacked as editor of the Daily Mirror because he ran the only popular newspaper in Britain to expose...
Australasia
17 May 2004
Since I left Australia, one journey has remained a small dream unfulfilled. It involves going north in New South Wales...
Global Issues
19 April 2004
Four years ago, I travelled the length of Iraq, from the hills where St Matthew is buried in the Kurdish north to the...

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