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Pilger, John

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Works: 210 works in 510 publications in 4 languages and 8,343 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Reporter, Host, Commentator, Editor, Performer, Producer, Author of introduction, Author of dialog, Scenarist, Speaker, pre, Narrator, Other
Classifications: DU117, 070.43
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A secret country : the hidden Australia by John Pilger ( Book )
24 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Denounces the rapacious politicking--keeping Aborigines in system of virtual apartheit--the machinations of politicians to benefit the wealthy and create the homeless--of his beloved Australian homeland.--Blurb
The new rulers of the world by John Pilger ( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Pilger is one of the world's most renowned investigative journalists and documentary film-makers. In this fully updated collection, he reveals the secrets and illusions of modern imperialism. Beginning with Indonesia, he shows how General Suharto's bloody seizure of power in the 1960s was part of a western design to impose a 'global economy' on Asia. A million Indonesians died as the price for being the World Bank's 'model pupil'. Ina shocking chapter on Iraq, he allows us to understand the true nature of the West's war against the people of that country. And he dissects, piece by piece, the propaganda of the 'war on terror' to expose its Orwellian truth. Finally, he looks behind the picture postcard of his homeland, Australia, to illuminate an enduring legacy of imperialism, the subjugation on the First Australians." -- back cover
Tell me no lies : investigative journalism that changed the world ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prison scandals, terrorism, corporate fraud, election rigging---most likely you have heard something of the sort in the last ten minutes. But what is truth and what is part of the great "washout" of biased reporting? A celebration of lucid investigative reporting, selected by titan of the craft John Pilger, could come at no better moment. Pilger's book travels through contemporary history, from war correspondent Martha Gelhorn's wrenching 1945 account of the liberation of Dachau to Edward R. Murrow's groundbreaking excavation of McCarthyism to recent coverage of the war in Iraq. This homage to brave, often unsettling coverage features a range of great writing, from Seymour Hersh's Vietnam-era muckraking to Eric Schlosser's exposé of the fast-food industry to preeminent theorist Edward Said's writing on Islam and terrorism. Unrepentant in its mission to expose the truth behind the messages that politicians, warmongers, and corporate-run media inculcate, Tell Me No Lies is essential for anyone who wants to understand the world around them objectively and intelligently. It's not just a collection of high-quality reporting, but a call-to-arms to all who believe in honesty and justice for humanity
Hidden agendas by John Pilger ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays by a journalist giving a different spin on world events. On Iraq, the purpose of sanctions is not to topple Saddam Hussein, but to prevent Iraqi oil from depressing the price of oil produced by Saudi Arabia, a major arms buyer. On Vietnam, the U.S. did not lose the war, the devastation having stopped the Vietnam "virus" from spreading and countries in the region remain client-states of the U.S
Freedom next time : resisting the empire by John Pilger ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the struggle for freedom in Afghanistan, Iraq, South Africa, Palestine, and the island of Diego Garcia
Freedom next time by John Pilger ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the struggle for freedom in Afghanistan, Iraq, South Africa, Palestine, and the island of Diego Garcia
Tell me no lies : investigative journalism and its triumphs ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new rulers of the world a special report by John Pilger ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Pilger looks at how globalization has increased the gap between the very rich and the very poor. In particular he looks at Indonesia as an example of how globalization and corrupt government has thrown millions of people into poverty and how multinational corporations support the abuse of these poor workers in sweatshops
The war on democracy by John Pilger ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years focusing on the struggle by ordinary people to free themselves from poverty and racism
Breaking the silence truth and lies in the war on terror ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journalist John Pilger investigates the discrepancies between claims by Great Britain and the United States about the War on Terrorism and the facts as he uncovers them in Afghanistan and in the United States. In Afghanistan Pilger illustrates how the people suffer because the old warlords are regaining power, religious fundamentalism is rising, and military skirmishes continue routinely; he concludes that the Taliban is re-emerging and that Al-Qaida is still active. Pilger conducts interviews with William Kristol, Douglas Feith, John Bolton, Wesley Clark, and others. In these interviews he discusses the ideas of pre-emptive military action, the real motives behind the military activities in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the historical context of the United States' military policy
The war you don't see by John Pilger ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The War You Don't See traces the history of 'embedded' and independent reporting from the carnage of World War I to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan. As weapons and propaganda are ever more sophisticated, the very nature of war has developed into an 'electronic battlefield'"--Videodisc container label
Palestine is still the issue ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1977, journalist and film-maker, John Pilger, made a documentary describing how almost a million Palestinians had been forced off their land in 1948, and again in 1967. In 2002, he returned to the West Bank and Gaza, and to Israel, to ask why the Palestinians, whose right of return was affirmed by the United Nations more than half a century ago, are still caught in a terrible limbo -- refugees in their own land, controlled by Israel in the longest military occupation in modern times. "The fate and struggle of the Palestinians are not just critical to the overdue recognition of their basic human rights, but are also central to whether the region, and the wider world, are plunged into war. Israel is one of the biggest military powers in the world. This is a film about a nation of people, traumatized, humiliated and yet resilient. In trying to liberate less than a quarter of historic Palestine, with no army, no air force, and no powerful friends." Pilger speaks to the families of suicide bombers and their victims; he sees the humiliation of Palestinians imposed on them at myriad checkpoints and with a permit system not dissimilar to apartheid South Africa's infamous pass laws. He goes into the refugee camps and meets children who, he says, "no longer dream like other children, or if they do, it is about death." Continually asking for the solution, John Pilger says it is time to bring justice, as well as peace, to Palestine
Death of a nation the Timor conspiracy : a special report by John Pilger ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On December 7, 1975 Indonesia secretly -- but with the complicity of the Western powers including the US, the UK, and Australia -- invaded the small nation of East Timor. Two Australian television crews attempting to document the invasion were murdered. In 1993, with the Indonesian army still occupying the country, John Pilger and his crew including director David Munro, slipped into East Timor and made this film. In the intervening 18 years, an estimated 200,000 East Timorese -- 1/3 of the population -- had been slaughtered by the Indonesian military. The CIA has described it as one of the worst mass-murders of the 20th century. Pilger tells the story using clandestine footage of the countryside, internment camps and even Fretlin guerrillas, as well as interviews with Timorese exiles, including Jose Ramos Horta and Jose Gusmao, and Australian, British, and Indonesian diplomats. Nixon had called Indonesia the "greatest prize in southeast Asia" because of its oil reserves and other natural resources. Even though Indonesia had no historic or legal claim to East Timor, it was convenient for diplomats to declare that East Timor, just gaining its independence from Portugal, would not be a viable state. However the lie was given to this argument when Australia and Indonesia signed the Timor Gap Oil Treaty and carved up the huge oil and gas reserves in the seabed off East Timor. None of the politicians from that period -- President Ford, Henry Kissinger, Daniel Moynihan, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Gough Whitlam -- has clean hands. The Indonesian military used US and British planes to bombard the island, while the defense ministers proclaimed ignorance. As Pilger gets an Australian diplomat to admit, East Timor was considered "expendable." But no one watching the massacre in the Dili cemetery can excuse the geopolitical machinations that led to this genocide
The outsiders by John Pilger ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inside Burma land of fear : a special report by John Pilger ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This news report tells of the opression suffered by the Burmese people and the measures the government took to supress a democracy uprising in 1988. While much of the world has heard of Tiananmen Square in China, the Burmese democracy revolt has had less publicity due to greater censorship in Burma. The film was shot secretly and smuggled out of Burma
Tell me no lies : the best of investigative journalism ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paying the price killing the children of Iraq : a special report ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Journalist John Pilger investigates the effects of sanctions on the people of Iraq and finds that ten years of extraordinary isolation, imposed by the UN and enforced by the US and Britain, have killed more people than the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan"--Container
Aftermath : the struggle of Cambodia and Vietnam by Anthony Barnett ( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stealing a nation by John Pilger ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is about the plight of the people of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, who were secretly expelled from their homeland by the British government, to make way for an American military base
The Secret country the first Australians fight back by John Pilger ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals the often hidden history of Aboriginal Australians from white settlement to the present. The central issue throughout the film is differing perspectives of the land and its uses, providing historical background to the present land rights movement and other areas of Aboriginal activism
 
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Alternative Names
Bilǧir, Ǧūn, 1939-
Pilger, John
Pilger, John Richard, 1939-
بلجر، جون، 1939-
جون بيلجر، 1939-
ピルジャー, ジョン
Languages
English (230)
Turkish (2)
Italian (2)
Estonian (1)
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