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Recent reports that the Ecuadoran government has blocked internet / phone access and disallowed visitors to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange – who has been holed up in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London for five and a half years - point to the latest in a series of moves apparently generated by US ...
“Since 1945, by deed and by example,” the great Australian author, commentator and filmmaker John Pilger wrote nearly nine years ago: “The U.S. ..... of his inauguration, Obama's rapidly accumulating record of atrocities in the Muslim world would include the bombing of the Afghan village of Bola Boluk.

John Pilger Q&A: 'US missiles are pointed at China'. The rise of China is viewed in Washington as a threat to American dominance. To counter this, President Barack Obama announced a "pivot to Asia", meaning that almost two-thirds of all US naval forces would be transferred to Asia and the Pacific, their ...
He supported Bill Clinton's and Tony Blair's illegal assault on Yugoslavia in 1998 and the invasions of Afghanistan, Syria and Libya, as well as Barack Obama's campaign of terrorism by drone. He backs the provocation of Russia and agrees that the whistleblower Edward Snowden should stand trial.
An Australian by nationality, John Pilger has been a working journalist for more than half a century. He has covered numerous wars, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Biafra and the Middle East . He marched alongside America's poor following the assasination of Dr. Martin Luther ...
The invader is pitied and purged of guilt while 'searching for some meaning in this terrible tragedy'.” What is your initial response to the framework of the film? John Pilger: That quote, “searching for some meaning in this terrible tragedy,” is from Lynn Novick, who is Ken Burns' collaborator on this series on ...

This glossing over of U.S. neocolonialism and its deadly consequences angered John Pilger, who cut his journalistic teeth covering the Vietnam War for a ... John Pilger: That quote, “searching for some meaning in this terrible tragedy,” is from Lynn Novick, who is Ken Burns' collaborator on this series on the ...
The winners get to write history, they say. And yet America – which has started and lost many wars – is still talking and spinning its way to a deafening silence. John Pilger explains. One of the most hyped “events” of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are ...
On Tuesday, investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger spoke with RT America's Natasha Sweatte about the seemingly ... Or the same thing would have happened, something similar would have happened to North Korea as happened to Libya and Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan.
Or the same thing would have happened, something similar would have happened to North Korea as happened to Libya and Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan. RT: Will China help enforce the UN sanctions, and do you think the country feels alarmed over the recent actions coming out of Pyongyang? JP: No ...
Republicans and Democrats – along with a complicit mainstream media – are plunging ahead toward war with Russia, a mad groupthink that could end life on the planet, observes John Pilger. By John Pilger. The U.S. submarine captain says, “We've all got to die one day, some sooner and some later.
They are the product of the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the destruction of modern Libya. And yet, the longest occupation and resistance in modern times is not recognised. When the United Nations suddenly stirs and defines Israel as an apartheid state, as it did this year, there is outrage — not ...
Almost six decades on, there's an enduring silence by those in the halls of power – and in the media – on Palestine, writes John Pilger. .... the beneficiaries, the so-called rebels, are dominated by jihadist fanatics, the product of the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and the destruction of modern Libya.
The forced removal of Daud enjoyed popular support in Afghanistan's urban centers, with John Pilger reminding us of how the Wall Street Journal reported at the time that "150,000 persons marched to honor the new flag," while the Washington Post reported that "Afghan loyalty to the new government can ...
In two speeches at the close of the decade, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner affirmed that peace was no longer peace, but rather a permanent war that "extends well beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan" to "disorderly regions, failed states, diffuse enemies". He called this "global security" and invited our gratitude ...
There's only one way to vote against the wars and war provocations the United States is conducting around the world, in the local primary on March 20: vote for Democrat David Gill, the only candidate in the election who calls for an end to US war-making. Gill is running for the Democratic party's nomination ...
GREGORY WILPERT: When Sweden dropped the case, filmmaker John Pilger argued why he thinks the bail violation should be dropped. ... Assange's , only " crime " seems to be presenting information that exposed the phony war in Afghanistan for being what it is : unnecessary . That anyone should be ...

By August 2011, even Rawnsley had to acknowledge the 'searing experiences of Afghanistan and Iraq,' above all the 'horrors of Iraq' with its 'slide into bloody anarchy'. Remarkably, this revised opinion appeared in an article that lauded the 'liberation' of Libya and mocked everyone who had been, once ...
As a senior British intelligence official noted of the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan: 'It is always helpful for governments who want to get the Guardian .... His targets have included Noam Chomsky, Edward Herman, John Pilger, university professors Tim Hayward and Piers Robinson, and Media Lens.
No lessons learned or seemingly even cared about, from the horrors inflicted on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and indeed the former Yugoslavia ... for two Award winning documentaries on Iraq, John Pilger's Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq and Denis Halliday Returns for RTE (Ireland.) ...
CAPE TOWN - Internationally renowned journalist and documentary filmmaker, John Pilger will be delivering a talk on the current political situation in South Africa in Cape Town on Monday night. The title of his lecture will be: "South Africa: how a nation was misled and became a model for the world, and ...
He supported Bill Clinton's and Tony Blair's illegal assault on Yugoslavia in 1998 and the invasions of Afghanistan, Syria and Libya, as well as Barack Obama's campaign of terrorism by drone. He backs the provocation of Russia and agrees that the whistleblower Edward Snowden should stand trial.
An Australian by nationality, John Pilger has been a working journalist for more than half a century. He has covered numerous wars, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Biafra and the Middle East . He marched alongside America's poor following the assasination of Dr. Martin Luther ...
The invader is pitied and purged of guilt while 'searching for some meaning in this terrible tragedy'.” What is your initial response to the framework of the film? John Pilger: That quote, “searching for some meaning in this terrible tragedy,” is from Lynn Novick, who is Ken Burns' collaborator on this series on ...
The winners get to write history, they say. And yet America – which has started and lost many wars – is still talking and spinning its way to a deafening silence. John Pilger explains. One of the most hyped “events” of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are ...
On Tuesday, investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger spoke with RT America's Natasha Sweatte about the seemingly ... Or the same thing would have happened, something similar would have happened to North Korea as happened to Libya and Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan.
Or the same thing would have happened, something similar would have happened to North Korea as happened to Libya and Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan. RT: Will China help enforce the UN sanctions, and do you think the country feels alarmed over the recent actions coming out of Pyongyang? JP: No ...
Or the same thing would have happened, something similar would have happened to North Korea as happened to Libya and Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan. RT: Will China help enforce the UN sanctions, and do you think the country feels alarmed over the recent actions coming out of Pyongyang? JP: No ...
They are the product of the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the destruction of modern Libya. And yet, the longest occupation and resistance in modern times is not recognised. When the United Nations suddenly stirs and defines Israel as an apartheid state, as it did this year, there is outrage — not ...
Almost six decades on, there's an enduring silence by those in the halls of power – and in the media – on Palestine, writes John Pilger. .... the beneficiaries, the so-called rebels, are dominated by jihadist fanatics, the product of the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and the destruction of modern Libya.
The forced removal of Daud enjoyed popular support in Afghanistan's urban centers, with John Pilger reminding us of how the Wall Street Journal reported at the time that "150,000 persons marched to honor the new flag," while the Washington Post reported that "Afghan loyalty to the new government can ...
In two speeches at the close of the decade, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner affirmed that peace was no longer peace, but rather a permanent war that "extends well beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan" to "disorderly regions, failed states, diffuse enemies". He called this "global security" and invited our gratitude ...
Washington's position on Venezuela is comparable to the Trump administrations rejection of negotiations between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban in spite of the fact that the protracted civil war in that nation is at a deadlock with no end in sight. Both sides lack popular support and so it's hard to ...
The defense bill will pump nearly US$634 billion into the fiscal year 2018 for key Pentagon operations, with about US$66 billion alone for the war operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other countries. Sales of arms and military services world over increased by 38 percent since SIPRI started its analysis ...
Illustrative photo: A B1-B Lancer depicted flying to a combat mission in Afghanistan. December 7, 2001. | Photo: Reuters. Previous; Next. Published 6 December 2017. 0. Comments. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Gmail Share to Google+ Share to Pinterest Share to Email. Increases ...
For context, only one journalist has been killed in the UK during the same period, four in the USA, two in China even in Afghanistan, a country that has ... Salmond joins such company as George Galloway and John Pilger both of whom have helped push the debunked While Helmets conspiracy theory, and ...
For context, only one journalist has been killed in the UK during the same period, four in the USA, two in China even in Afghanistan, a country that has ... Salmond joins such company as George Galloway and John Pilger both of whom have helped push the debunked While Helmets conspiracy theory, and ...
The International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor has announced she will seek to start an official investigation into possible war crimes during the war in Afghanistan. "Following a meticulous preliminary examination of the situation, I have come to the conclusion that all legal criteria required under ...
The latest wave of Taliban attacks calls into question both US strategy and the Afghan government's capabilities. It's two months since US President Donald Trump unveiled a new American strategy in Afghanistan. His announced intention was to give military commanders more flexibility, while increasing ...
At least 71 people have been killed in a series of attacks by the Taliban in Paktia and Ghazni provinces, officials in Afghanistan say. Of them, up to 41 people have died in a suicide bombing and gun battle, which injured 150 others, at a police training centre in Gardez, Paktia's provincial capital. At least 30 ...
He supported Bill Clinton's and Tony Blair's illegal assault on Yugoslavia in 1998 and the invasions of Afghanistan, Syria and Libya, as well as ...
As journalist John Pilger has noted, the so-called “liberal” media ... of the 'Mother of All Bombs' shortly after it was dropped on Afghanistan.
As the Afghan military attempts to push back Taliban fighters, an air raid has killed 10 security personnel in Helmand province, according to an official. At least nine Afghan police officers were wounded in the "erroneous" air attack in Gereshk district and an investigation is under way, Hayatullah Hayat, ...
The Taliban has targeted US defence secretary James Mattis with a rocket attack on Kabul airport after he arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit, officials said. Mattis landed in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, alongside NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, and was met with several rockets landing in ...
Journalist and author, John Pilger was quite astute when he – as ... their country's military invasions of Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003).
The winners get to write history, they say. And yet America – which has started and lost many wars – is still talking and spinning its way to a deafening silence. John Pilger explains. One of the most hyped “events” of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are ...
The winners get to write history, they say. And yet America – which has started and lost many wars – is still talking and spinning its way to a deafening silence. John Pilger explains. One of the most hyped “events” of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are ...
... infamous war crimes that the US committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. ... and journalists Glenn Greenwald, John Pilger and Michael Moore.
... Trump's bellicose continuing with the deployment in Afghanistan? ... of international affairs from a leftist perspective, John Pilger does not ...
On Tuesday, investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger spoke with RT America's Natasha Sweatte about the seemingly ... Or the same thing would have happened, something similar would have happened to North Korea as happened to Libya and Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan.


 

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