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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Politics
08 May 2008
When I first came to live in Britain, much of ordinary life was premised on a sense of community. It was mostly...
International Politics
24 April 2008
Beyond the sound and fury of its conquest of Iraq and campaign against Iran, the world's dominant power is waging a...
Politics
10 April 2008
When I returned to South Africa following the fall of apartheid, I asked Ahmed Kathrada to take me to Robben Island....
World Affairs
27 March 2008
I would stroll past the Hotel Royale in Saigon and look up at the corner balcony on the first floor and see him there,...
Politics
06 March 2008
When the outside world thinks about Australia, it generally turns to venerable clichés of innocence - cricket, leaping...
Culture
21 February 2008
Perhaps journalism, for me, began on a Bondi tram on a Saturday. This was the day Bondi's adult males would vanish....
International Politics
14 February 2008
The recent breakout of the people of Gaza provided a heroic spectacle unlike any other since the Warsaw ghetto uprising...
North America
24 January 2008
The former president of Tanzania Julius Nyerere once asked, "Why haven't we all got a vote in the US election? Surely...
Politics
10 January 2008
"To me, I confess, [countries] are pieces on a chessboard upon which is being played out a game for dominion of the...
International Politics
13 December 2007
When Gordon Brown spoke recently about his government's devotion to the United States, "founded on the values we share...
Politics
29 November 2007
What has changed in the way we see the world? For as long as I can remember, the relationship of journalists with power...
Politics
15 November 2007
On Remembrance Day 2007, the great and the good bowed their heads at the Cenotaph. Gen erals, politicians, newsreaders...
Politics
01 November 2007
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Politics
18 October 2007
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International Politics
04 October 2007
As the people of Burma rise up again, we have had a rare glimpse of Aung San Suu Kyi. There she stood, at the back gate...

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