John Pilger

The judicial kidnapping of Julian Assange

Britain's high court showed no hesitation in sending Julian Assange to his death, living or otherwise.

Julian Assange: A day in the death of British justice

John Pilger examines the latest arguments presented by the US in its bid to extradite Julian Assange, and the continuing persecution of the whistleblower and his partner Stella Moris

Hollywood’s new censors

Film critics rarely question the corporate control exhibited in movies such as <i>Munich</i>, which endorse Israeli policy.

Obama — we should dry our eyes quickly

The histrionics of Obamamania have permitted no scrutiny of liberal democracy's shift towards a corporate dictatorship.

The art of lying

In 1992 Mark Higson, the UK foreign office official responsible for Iraq, appeared before an inquiry into arms sold illegally to Saddam Hussein.

The downfall of Mbeki: The hidden truth

The political rupture in South Africa is being presented in the outside world as the personal tragedy and humiliation of one man, Thabo Mbeki.

E-squire? Magazine woos readers with electronic ink

Esquire has sought to brush aside the gloom pervading the print industry by unveiling a genuine first: a cover partly of electronic ink.

The real nuclear threat

The US and its allies pose the biggest danger to world peace

The way Britain wages war

The British public remains largely unaware of the industrial killing of civilians in Britain's modern colonial wars.

The silent war on Africa

In South Africa, the Mbeki government has been suckered by British arms companies into buying 24 Hawk fighter jets at £17-million each.

Barack Obama’s truth and lies

Had he not been assassinated 40 years ago this week, Robert Kennedy would have been elected president of the United States. Kennedy's campaign is a model for Barack Obama.

Australia’s secret, dirty empire

When the outside world thinks about Australia, it generally turns to venerable clichés of innocence -- cricket, leaping marsupials, endless sunshine, no worries. Australian governments actively encourage this. Witness the recent "G'Day USA" campaign, in which Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman sought to persuade Americans that, unlike the empire's problematic outposts, a gormless greeting awaited them Down Under.

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