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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Society
24 January 2000
The Blair government's resumption of arms sales to Indonesia ends an unreported hoax. The four-month "ban", supposedly...
Society
10 January 2000
The recent announcement by the British government that it is to "cancel third world debt" was a propaganda triumph....
Society
13 December 1999
The siege of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle shocked those who speak for western power. "The violence," said...
Society
29 November 1999
Steve Bell's Guardian cartoon of Ken Livingstone disporting himself before Tony Blair while Blairite functionaries,...
Society
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...
Society
20 September 1999
During Australia's bicentenary in 1988, an editorial in Rupert Murdoch's Sun described Aborigines as "treacherous and...
Politics
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...
Society
06 September 1999
Following the "moral crusade" in the Balkans, there were calls for heretics to apologise. It was reminiscent of the...
Society
09 August 1999
Following the election of Tony Blair, British liberalism's leading journalists were, it is fair to say, beside...
Society
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...
Society
28 June 1999
In Newsweek last week Tony Blair described the "new moral crusade" that is to follow Nato's attack on Yugoslavia. "We...
Society
31 May 1999
As Nato announces another "heaviest night yet" of bombing, with paralysed hospital patients among the latest victims,...
Society
17 May 1999
The justification for Nato's attack on Serbia, now the outright terror bombing of civilians, was the Serbs' rejection...
Society
03 May 1999
On 26 March the New Statesman published a letter by Derek Fatchett, the Foreign Office minister, objecting to my...
Society
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...

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