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."
Kosovo, close to being a Mafia state, is littered with unexploded bombs. That's the result of ethical Blairism
24 January 2000
The Blair government's resumption of arms sales to Indonesia ends an unreported hoax. The four-month "ban", supposedly...
Don't be fooled by debt relief: it's just another way of reshaping the third world to the demands of capital
10 January 2000
The recent announcement by the British government that it is to "cancel third world debt" was a propaganda triumph....
13 December 1999
The siege of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle shocked those who speak for western power. "The violence," said...
29 November 1999
Steve Bell's Guardian cartoon of Ken Livingstone disporting himself before Tony Blair while Blairite functionaries,...
There is as yet no evidence that genocide took place in Kosovo. But that fact is nigh impossible to find in the press
15 November 1999
Kosovo is today's slow news. Slow news is news that is ignored or minimised. It is a highly effective, though generally...
Typical of the Murdoch press: if you disagree with something, subject it to falsehoods and distortions
20 September 1999
During Australia's bicentenary in 1988, an editorial in Rupert Murdoch's Sun described Aborigines as "treacherous and...
13 September 1999
It had been a long night of waiting for the Indonesian troop convoy to pass. Two of us then crossed the border into...
As British bombs rain down daily on Iraq, the Blair intelligentsia worries about Martin Amis turning 50
06 September 1999
Following the "moral crusade" in the Balkans, there were calls for heretics to apologise. It was reminiscent of the...
Tony Blair, supposedly the great social revolutionary, is corroding democracy, yet his fan club in the press still worships him
09 August 1999
Following the election of Tony Blair, British liberalism's leading journalists were, it is fair to say, beside...
12 July 1999
On 17 June, the Guardian published a letter by Ben Bradshaw MP, a new Labour bomber. "In one radio discussion I did...
"Humanitarian intervention" is the latest brand name for imperialism as it begins a return to respectability
28 June 1999
In Newsweek last week Tony Blair described the "new moral crusade" that is to follow Nato's attack on Yugoslavia. "We...
What really happened at Rambouillet? And what else is being kept under wraps by our selective media?
31 May 1999
As Nato announces another "heaviest night yet" of bombing, with paralysed hospital patients among the latest victims,...
17 May 1999
The justification for Nato's attack on Serbia, now the outright terror bombing of civilians, was the Serbs' rejection...
In Baghdad, the babies are dying: there's no anaesthetic, no antibiotics, no clean water, and sometimes no breast milk
03 May 1999
On 26 March the New Statesman published a letter by Derek Fatchett, the Foreign Office minister, objecting to my...
Journalists are not giving us the real story: the greatest expansion of US military influence since 1945
19 April 1999
At the height of the first world war the prime minister, David Lloyd George, confided to C P Scott, editor of the...