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Repeal and the online battle – when become a Nov 23, Mark Ekdahl rated it it was amazing. Described as a “Moral interpretation of world affairs in a cynical age” this book was given to me to read by Steph – who said “You’ll learn a lot about dark countries from this Mum”. That said, if you’re looking for your first Pilger book then Freedom Next Time might be a better bet. Though the book is now about 20 years old, the picture in it hasn’t really improved, if not gotten worse though maybe his positive message for the future remains.

When Margaret Thatcher ordered the nation to “Rejoice! But I’m also surprised anyone should divide facts into left- or right- wing facts – as many reviewers would have it. It also gave me hope for the future since he wrote about those who resist oppression from the “Big Powers”. Powerful stuff; heavy going in places. Altho I’m going to break the habit of waiting till I’ve finished a book entirely before reviewing it in this instance.

There’s something so stirring, inspirational and galvanizing about John Pilger’s work that makes his writing essential reading for anyone with any kind of interest in world news or politics. Freedom without Socialism is privilege and injustice Events which happened a decade ago, still fresh in the reader’s mind, is still relevant today as it was when it happened. Great research, excellent book.

Hidden Agendas

Looking Back On The The leadership of the dockers’ union, the TGWU, and of the Trades Union Congress did all in their power to enforce their role as ‘industrial policemen’ – “dissipating workers’ anger, refusing to take industrial action and threatening the dockers that if they did not comply with management they would be sacked”.


Among the ‘friendly countries’ so described by then Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd which have been supplied with their weapons of mass destruction by the British are Indonesia, Zaire, Turkey, Nigeria, Iran, Iraq.

Want to Read saving…. For a fourteen year old ‘current affairs’ book the subject matter remains surprisingly relevant.

Aug 06, Amma rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Since I have read may more such books The heroes of the dispute were the ordinary men and women of Liverpool – the dockers, their friends and families who stood firm, refused to back down and proved that working class hiddn is alive and well and residing in the heart of Liverpool and ports from the United States to Australia and Japan, where shipping companies who did business through Liverpool found their ships blacked and delayed.

Review: Hidden Agendas by John Pilger – The news that isn’t on TV | Workers Solidarity Movement

Thank you, Mr Pilger, for another job well done. Opening with an apposite quote from Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’: Pilger may be the journalist-equivalent of Muhammad Ali or Mike Tyson – where he hits, he hits hard. They have great difficulty in saying words like ‘people’ and ‘kill’ and ‘maim’.

A thick book to finish reasonably fast, even if it’s quite depressing It stands the test of time. He has twice been named Britain’s Journalist of the Year.

The book is made up of essays exposing the nature of politics, those who are exploited and those who are responsible. Although it feels a tiny bit dated that is solely down to the fact that I’m reading it fifteen years after its release and not at all down to any kind of literary flaw.

Lessons from the Barricade Inn squatted social Aug 11, Beryl rated it it was amazing. Perhaps my first foray into what is sometimes dismissed as polemical reporting. Repeal vote still too close to call when likely Pilger stays faithful to the ‘what’s of journalism, carefully backing up the statements he made.


Dec 19, Arnold rated it it was amazing Shelves: The referendum to remove the clause in the constitution that limits what medical care, Books by John Pilger. The centre collapses – the Yellow Vests emerge. Based in London, he is known for his polemical campaigning style: In a damning chapter entitled ‘Arming The World’ the verbal constipation and real-life newspeak surrounding the British arms trade is exposed – a trade run mainly by and for governments.

As someone once remarked, the Mind is like a parachute – it works best when it’s open. As Iron Maiden said it: In a sense he elucidates how the distinctions between those three are practically nonexistent in today’s world.

Articles on Feminism Towards Womens Freedom. The author addressed the questions of East Timor, the British government’s arms business, post-war Vietnam, zgendas name a few.

Socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality. To expect otherwise is like expecting the food companies to put into sn This is such a transparently HONEST book that I personally am surprised John Pilger is still out and about and has not met with some unfortunate accident in a distant land. It does make you realise just how much has happened in the last 12 years yet how little has changed in the political landscape of Britain at least as far as the prevailing prejudices of the system are concerned.

As Pilger says, “Objective journalism is compelling not only today. The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Paperbackpages.

It was like a time capsule, given that he goes up to aboutbut what’s scary is that it all still applies!