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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02 April 1999
When the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima after Japan had all but surrendered, the front page of the...
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19 March 1999
Whether or not General Pinochet is sent for trial, the question looms: who is next? Henry Kissinger and George Bush...
Society
05 March 1999
Last week, the Guardian devoted three pages to Germaine Greer, who has written a book called The Whole Woman. Other...
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19 February 1999
The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles is to be demolished. "I don't understand," says Mitzi Mogul of the Art Deco Society...
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05 February 1999
I first saw F W de Klerk in action in London a few years ago. He was a guest on Clive Anderson Talks Back, glowing from...
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22 January 1999
The New Statesman last week published a letter from the Defence Secretary, George Robertson, who took exception to my...
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08 January 1999
There was a great deal of publicity and empathy last week for the four tourists, two of them Britons, murdered in Yemen...
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11 December 1998
Sydney Sydney is one of the world's most desirable cities. I grew up here and I keep coming back to my former home at...
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27 November 1998
It was a pity that, in all the recent remembrance of the first world war, there was nothing about the press. In 1917...
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13 November 1998
The meaning of the Pinochet affair appears to have been lost on some. Given critical support by the United States and...

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