22 January 2024

John Pilger 1939-2023


(John Rees obituary)


(filmography with additional video links)


The Quiet Mutiny (1970)  (His first.. "the first documentary to show the open rebellion within the drafted ranks of the US military [in Vietnam] that led to the withdrawal of the land army in 1973. "When I flew to New York and showed it to Mike Wallace the star reporter of CBS 60 Minutes he agreed. "Real shame we can't show it here"" Pilger said in an interview with the New Statesman.")


The Most Powerful Politician in America (1974) (George Wallace) 

Zap! The Weapon is Food (1976) (Kissinger’s policy of refusing aid to countries that do not support his government in the United Nations and the existence of a “Zap Office” specially set up in the State Department to monitor voting patterns...  American Secretary of Agriculture Dr Earl Butts says that he is “not very sympathetic with the food needs of a nation where their governments and their leaders are constantly demeaning the United States”.)


Do You Remember Vietnam? (1978) 


Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979)


The Mexicans (1980) (Stark assessment of the Mexican economy during the CIA-backed administration of the PRI's José López Portillo)


The Search for Truth in Wartime (1983) 


Nicaragua: A Nation's Right to Survive (1983)


The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back (1985) 


Japan Behind the Mask (1987) 


War By Other Means (1992) (Third World debt)


Death of a Nation: The East Timor Conspiracy (1994) 


Apartheid Did Not Die (1998)  


Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq (2000) (Effects of sanctions) 


The New Rulers of the World (2001) (IMF, World Bank, WTO) 


Palestine is Still the Issue (2002)  (Updated with Ilan Pappé conversations)  


Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War of Terror (2003)


Stealing a Nation (2004)  (Britain's removal of the Chagossian peoples from the Chagos Islands)  


Latin America: The War on Democracy (2007) 


The War You Don't See (2010)  (War propaganda)


Utopia (2013) (Indigenous Australians)


The Coming War on China (2016) 


"The Coming War - It's Time to Speak Up" (2023 editorial):  "Post-modernism is in charge now.. Democracy is notional now; there is the all-powerful elite of the corporation merged with the state and the demands of “identity.”.. The rise of fascism in Europe is uncontroversial..."

Prabha Atre 1932-2024

14 January 2024