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
05 April 2004
Ten years ago, I filmed secretly in East Timor, a small country in south-east Asia whose brutal occupation was largely...
International Politics
22 March 2004
The current threat of attacks in countries whose governments have close alliances with Washington is the latest stage...
Politics
08 March 2004
A myth equal to the fable of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction is gaining strength on both sides of the Atlantic. It...
International Politics
23 February 2004
Sydney Once again, the neat, placid surface of white Australia is disturbed by those who owned and cared for this...
Politics
09 February 2004
Shortly after the collapse of the Iraqi regime, the BBC's Today programme sent Andrew Gilligan to Baghdad. Gilligan's...
Politics
12 January 2004
The disaster in Iraq is rotting the Blairite establishment. Blair himself appears ever more removed from reality; his...
TV and Radio
08 December 2003
Greg Dyke, the BBC's director general, has attacked American television reporting of Iraq. "For any news organisation...
Politics
24 November 2003
Shortly before the disastrous Bush visit to Britain, Tony Blair was at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. It was an...
Politics
10 November 2003
In 1935, the first Congress of American Writers was held at the Carnegie Hall in New York, followed by another two...
Politics
13 October 2003
An epic shame and silence covers much of liberal England. Shame and silence are present in a political theatre of...
Culture
29 September 2003
The Australian novelist Richard Flanagan was recently asked by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to read a...
Politics
15 September 2003
For the past few weeks, I have been watching videotapes of the attack on Iraq, most of them not shown in this country....
International Politics
18 August 2003
I first visited Hiroshima 22 years after the atomic bombing. Although the city had been completely rebuilt with glass...
International Politics
04 August 2003
We're above nations. We control the controlI'll eat you all in the end. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, on America In Baghdad,...
International Politics
07 July 2003
The conscious nature of Tony Blair's lies and distortions over Iraq is now clear. Collectors will have their favourites...

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