Articles by John Pilger
Why the British Said No to Europe
John Pilger · The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open...
Silencing America as It Prepares for War
John Pilger · Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when...
A World War Has Begun - Break The Silence
John Pilger · I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, "Where is...
Australia's Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards
John Pilger · On 26 January, one of the saddest days in human history will be celebrated in Australia. It will be "a day for families", say the newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch. Flags will...
Wikileaks vs. the Empire: the Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth
John Pilger · George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” These are dark times, in which the propaganda of deceit touches all our lives...
The Problem of Greece Is Not Only a Tragedy. It Is a lie.
John Pilger · An historic betrayal has consumed Greece. Having set aside the mandate of the Greek electorate, the Syriza government has willfully ignored last week's landslide "No" vote and...
Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue
John Pilger · The US government has repeatedly lied to the public in order to wage war abroad, and control other nations and their resources. The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation...
War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda
John Pilger · Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do the New...
John Pilger on ISIS: Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry
John Pilger · In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves".  As Barack...
The Silent Military Coup that Took Over Washington
John Pilger · Children, many of whose deformities are believed to be the results of the chemical dioxin that the US used in the Vietnam war, play outside a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City...
Dance on Thatcher's Grave, but Remember, There Has Been a Coup in Britain
John Pilger · In the wake of Thatcher’s departure, I remember her victims. Patrick Warby’s daughter, Marie, was one of them. Marie, aged five, suffered from a bowel deformity and needed a...
The Real Invasion of Africa and Other Not-Made-for-Hollywood Holy Wars
John Pilger · The "Islamic terrorism" that is an excuse for the enduring theft of Africa's vast store of minerals was all but invented by US, Pakistani and British intelligence agencies...
Never Forget That Bradley Manning, Not Gay Marriage, Is The Issue
John Pilger · In the week Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he  ordered bombing attacks on Yemen, killing a reported 63 people, 28 of them children. When Obama recently...
Flying the Flag, Faking the News
John Pilger · Edward Bernays, the American nephew of Sigmund Freud, is said to have invented modern propaganda. During the First World War, he was one of a group of influential liberals who...