Blair Is A Coward

Written shortly before the invasion of Iraq, John Pilger’s observations are more relevant now than ever

The Blair Doctrine: Blood and Money

The ‘War on Terror’ should be called the ‘War on Democracy’, writes John Pilger. In Britain and elsewhere, journalism has been systematically appropriated as the new order’s management class, and democratic ideas have been emptied and refilled

No News Is Slow News

News that doesn’t make the front pages or the BBC bulletins is ‘slow news’. For example, resistance to foreign power by the Palestinians, ordinary Iraqis and Afghans is ‘slow news’ while the internecine machinations of Bush and Blair is ‘regular news’

The Betrayal of Afghanistan

As the Anglo-American occupation of Iraq now unravels, the forgotten disaster in Afghanistan, the first “victory” in the “war on terror”, is perhaps an even more shocking testament to power

The real threat we face is Blair

By any measure of international law, writes John Pilger, Tony Blair is a prima facie war criminal

Empire and Israel

Propaganda and the hypocritical abuse of language has reached a nadir in recent weeks. An Israeli soldier belonging to an invasion force was captured and held, legitimately, as a prisoner of war. Sparking further slaughter in reprisal for his “kidnapping”

The War on Children

A 2004 British Medical Journal reported that, “Two-thirds of the 621 children killed (by Israelis 2000-2004), died from small arms fire, directed in over half the cases to the head, neck and chest – the sniper’s wound.”

Iran: the Salvador Option

The American public is being prepared. If the attack on Iran does come, there will be no warning, no declaration of war, no truth, writes John Pilger

The War Lovers

Pick up the Sunday papers and there they are, egocentrics of little harsh experience, other than a Saturday out shopping. Turn on the television and there they are again, every night, intoning not so much their love of war as their sales pitch for it

The Quiet Death Of Freedom

A man emerged from the fog, carrying a small wreath. “I intend to place this at the Cenotaph and read out the names of the dead in Iraq,” he said. With his head bowed, he laid the wreath. 30 years earlier I’d seen something similar outside the Kremlin

Web Alternative

In trying to make sense of a dangerous world, millions of people are turning away from the conventional sources of news and information and to the world wide web, convinced that mainstream journalism is the voice of rampant power

The Rise Of The Democratic Police State

Muslim people all over Britain report the presence of police “video vans” cruising their streets, filming everyone. “We have become like ghettoes under siege,” said one man too frightened to be named.

“The bombs belong ultimately to Blair and Bush”

The awarding of the 2012 Olympics to London created the fleeting illusion that all was well, regardless of messy events in a faraway Iraq. Yet the bombings on Thursday brought it home, writes John Pilger, along with more of Tony Blair’s unctuous lies

The G8 Summit: A Fraud and a Circus

The illusion of an anti-establishment crusade led by pop stars — a cultivated, controlling image of rebellion — serves to dilute a great political movement of anger. In summit after summit, not a single significant “promise” of the G8 has been kept

The BBC: apologising to torturers

I described how journalists often produced veiled propaganda for Western power, writes John Pilger, by accepting “our” version or by omitting the unpalatable. Predictably perhaps my comments did not appear

Be Proud of what you have Achieved

You may think that you are a nobody, says John Pilger, but take heart in the fact that power-mongers such as Bush and Blair are actually afraid of you and your kind

John Pilger names the real killers in Columbia

The UK government finds it convenient to blame Colombia’s huge murder rate on the drugs trade. The reality is that most of the killings are being done by a regime it supports

The BBC and Iraq: Myth and Reality

Far from being a bastion of journalistic integrity, the BBC has a long history of conveniently forgetting basic journalistic honesty whenever the established order is threatened

BBC Machinations

Far from being a paragon of journalistic integrity, the BBC has a history of suspending its impartiality whenever the establishment is threatened

Blair’s Bloody Hands

A member of the public asked: “Bearing in mind that tens of thousands of innocent men, women, and children have died as a result of the invasion of Iraq, how do you sleep at night, Mr. Blair?” When did you hear a journalist ask such a pointed question?