It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and the myths that surround it

London & Sydney
Joined October 2012
The US assault on the National Health Service, legislated by the Johnson govt, is now relentless - but always by 'stealth', as Thatcher planned . Read this rare explanatory piece followed by my ITV film, 'The Dirty War on the NHS'. consortiumnews.com/2021/12/0… johnpilger.com/videos/the-di…
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The leading Australian human rights advocate and activist, Paddy Gibson, a producer on my 'Utopia' film, has been terrorised in his home in Sydney by neo-Nazi thugs. Another warning that 'democracies' with extreme govts offer havens for fascists. theguardian.com/australia-ne…
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Please do not miss Oliver Stone's landmark JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass. It's on Showtime in the US, and iTunes, Amazon, Google, Sky Store, Virgin, BT, Rakuten in the UK, and soon on Sky TV; and in Australia/NZ on Doc Play. Watch the trailer: invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=KH3F7rT_…
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The Guardian has run "rare" China-bashing remarks by the head of MI6, which are not rare at all. The Guardian's obsequious interviews with the heads of the intelligence services are notorious. Mark the different treatment for Julian #Assange. Read on ... mintpressnews.com/a-lot-of-m…
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Prof. David Miller is one of the brave few who have revealed the subversive operation of Israel in the UK behind its anti-Semitic smear campaign. For this public service, he was sacked by Bristol University - in spite of two reports exonerating him. electronicintifada.net/blogs…
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In 2013, the CPS then run by Keir Starmer, secretly blocked freedom for Julian #Assange. Now Starmer - knighted by Cameron - leads the 'resistance' to the extremists Johnson, Patel. But this is a game. There is no resistance. None. Only collusion. theguardian.com/media/2017/n…
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The West's 2011 attack on Libya and the murder of its leader, described below -- cheer-led by the lying Hillary Clinton and David Cameron -- provoked a tide of refugees from Africa, including those still drowning in the English Channel. "Our" holocaust. johnpilger.com/articles/davi…
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While the UK elite wrings its hands over the embarrassment of lives lost in the Channel, the truth is suppressed. The vast majority of refugees seeking safety in Europe come from countries invaded and devastated by the West -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya. "Our" holocaust.
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The Johnson govt's Health & Care Bill will privatise the NHS as never before. It breaks the NHS into 42 'Integrated Care Systems', modelled on the disastrous US for-profit system. I post here my pre-Covid film, which was a warning. Speak out now. johnpilger.com/videos/the-di…
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Read below the outstanding Gideon Levy's homage to the children of Palestine, murdered by Israel. Waste no time - take Sally Rooney's example and join the Boycott, Disinvestment & Sanctions (BDS) campaign of human decency against the apartheid state. haaretz.com/opinion/.premium…
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The roots of modern propaganda lie in the belief that Western imperial power was/is benign. Airbrush the holocausts (India, Africa, Indonesia, Timor). Celebrate the liberal apologists of our parliamentary 'freedom'. Like hell. Read this splendid piece: theguardian.com/commentisfre…
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In the 1930s, famous writers warned us against fascism and war. Today, famous writers are silent, scooping up prizes for self-conscious and self-regarding work - the 'art' of the status quo. I re-print below a 2003 article of mine, relevant today. johnpilger.com/articles/john…
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I first reported Nicaragua in 1979 when the Sandinistas overthrew the dictator Somoza who regarded the country as his 'farm'. The US has since tried its violent best to get back the 'farm'. This week the Sandinistas were re-elected by a landslide vote. covertactionmagazine.com/202…
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On Murdoch's Sky News Australia, it's fine to go the full bigot but not fine to criticise the USA. On 28 Oct, Alan Jones, notorious shock jock, demanded justice for Assange and 'bringing him home'. His show was pulled, and a cowardly silence resumed. skynews.com.au/opinion/alan-…
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In the Australian state of Victoria, Premier Daniel Andrews' new bill gives him police powers whose abuse is trailered in the piece below - powers typical of those seized by opportunist politicians in 'democracies' as Covid prevention. Beware. abc.net.au/news/2020-12-17/l…
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In Australia, there were outbreaks of Covid, never a pandemic. Still, the state of Victoria suffered the world's longest, most draconian lockdowns. Now Lockdown Dan, the Premier, is engineering a power grab that's a model for aspiring 'democratic' despots. spectator.com.au/2020/09/dan…
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Exquisite hypocrisy. Britain hosts Cop26 and jails a disabled climate activist for a year. James Brown, a paralympian, is in Wandsworth Prison for his peaceful, principled and courageous direct action last month. Please read this and support him. theguardian.com/environment/…
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Why wasn't Julian #Assange in court for an historic hearing that means, for him, freedom or end of life? The court was told his medication was the reason. Was it? And if this was true, why? Julian - who had a right to attend - asked to be taken to the court, but this was refused.
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