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

BBC Machinations

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

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

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?

A People Betrayed: The 10-year Holocaust in Iraq

John Pilger reports on the steady and ongoing genocide in Iraq that until recently the mainstream media have largely ignored

Iraq: The Unthinkable as Normalcy

On 9/11 Donald Rumsfeld, having failed to act against those who had just attacked the US, told his aides to prepare an attack on Iraq when the evidence was non-existent. 18 months later, the invasion of Iraq, based on lies now documented, took place

Denouncing Imperialism

The headline originally read “Denouncing Americanism” but we changed it. For the problem is not with America or its people but with the forces that use and exploit US power for their own ends

The Warlords of America

No matter who wins the forthcoming presidential election, writes John Pilger, the years ahead are shaping up to be some of the most dangerous in history

The Media’s Culpability for Iraq

For nearly 10 years the mainstream media was virtually silent about the Anglo-American embargo on Iraq. It is the reason why Iraqi’s are so angry with the current occupiers, the crippling sanctions they had imposed prevented Iraqis from toppling Saddam

The Warlords of America

Don’t be fooled. No matter what the media says or how it is portrayed, between the two candidates, George W. Bush may be the lesser of the two evils

The Crime Committed in Our Name

Saddam Hussien’s WMD were a hollow threat that the Anglo-American leadership cynically exploited. According to one senior CIA analyst: “It was 95 per cent charade. And they all knew it: Bush, Blair, Howard.”

Blair’s Mass Deception

In the wake of the Hutton fiasco, one truth remains evident: Tony Blair ordered an unprovoked invasion of another country on a totally false pretext, and that lies and deceptions from London and Washington caused the deaths of up to 55,000 Iraqis

American Terrorist

Forget the Hutton Inquiry into the death of Dr Kelly, writes John Pilger. It will not reveal what the US and UK authorities really don’t want you to know: that radiation illnesses caused by uranium weapons are now common in Iraq