John Pilger

John Pilger

Journalist, film-maker and author, John Pilger is one of two to win British journalism’s highest award twice. For his documentary films, he has won an Emmy and a British Academy Award, a BAFTA. Among numerous other awards, he has won a Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award. His epic 1979 Cambodia Year Zero is ranked by the British Film Institute as one of the ten most important documentaries of the 20th century. 

  • On the Beach 2017
    On the Beach 2017
    The US submarine captain says, “We’ve all got to die one day, some sooner and some later. The trouble always has been that you’re never ready, because you don’t know when it’s coming. Well, now we do know and there’s nothing to be done about it.”

    by John Pilger

  • The universal lesson of East Timor
    The universal lesson of East Timor
    Filming undercover in East Timor in 1993 I followed a landscape of crosses: great black crosses etched against the sky, crosses on peaks, crosses marching down the hillsides, crosses beside the road. They littered the earth and crowded the eye.

    by John Pilger

  • Australia is sleepwalking into confrontation with China
    Australia is sleepwalking into confrontation with China
    Wars can happen suddenly in an atmosphere of mistrust and provocation, especially if a minor power, like Australia, abandons its independence for an "alliance" with an unstable superpower.

    by John Pilger

  • The issue is not Trump. It is us.
    The issue is not Trump. It is us.
    On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation.

    by John Pilger

  • Inside the invisible government: War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump
    Inside the invisible government: War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump
    The American journalist, Edward Bernays, is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda.

    by John Pilger

  • Provoking nuclear war by media – John Pilger
    Provoking nuclear war by media – John Pilger
    The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was buried or suppressed, understandably. It would explain too much about how the rulers of the world rule.

    by John Pilger

  • Why the British said no to Europe
    Why the British said no to Europe
    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 contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy and the media.

    by John Pilger

  • Silencing America as it prepares for war
    Silencing America as it prepares for war
    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 he was shot and I saw his assassin, preparing to kill him.

    by John Pilger

  • The dirty secret of Utopia
    The dirty secret of Utopia
    I had a call from Rosalie Kunoth-Monks the other day. Rosalie is an elder of the Arrernte-Alyawarra people, who live in Utopia, a vast and remote region in the "red heart" of Australia.

    by John Pilger