It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and the myths that surround it

London & Sydney
Joined October 2012
On 27/28 October, justice itself will be on trial at the High Court in London when two judges decide if Julian #Assange, the epic truth-teller, is to be extradited to America. Below is my first interview with Julian 11 years ago. Others will be posted. johnpilger.com/videos/julian…
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The daily rate of Covid infections in Britain has risen to 50,000. The malign Johnson has deliberately "normalised" what one of the letter-writers below correctly refers to as "social murder". Why is the ultimate crime against thousands acceptable? theguardian.com/world/2021/o…
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Why do so many Britons buy Boris Johnson's fake libertarianism? No masks. Lethal crowds. Anything goes. 40,000 plus infected day after day. This is how Johnson and Hancock condemned 18,000 care home residents to death. \Don't wait till it comes for you. amnesty.org/en/latest/press-…
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Australia's lockdown is over but not for the outback town of Wilcannia. Police and soldiers have forced poor Indigenous people to remain in their overcrowded slums. With almost half now infected with Covid, govt officials are blocking support. Read this: newmatilda.com/2021/09/29/le…
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As parliamentary politics regress - throwing up Neanderthals like Johnson - progress comes from the brilliant creators of the first ever malaria vaccine: a lifeline to the world's poorest children. And now this astonishing cancer breakthrough .... theguardian.com/society/2021…
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Since the shame of Ian McEwan's acceptance of Israel's Jerusalem Prize, a silence on Palestine has hung over the drawing-room literati. The safety of identity 'issues' is preferred. Now Irish author Sally Rooney has had the guts to speak out. I salute her. bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment…
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I post this as a striking example of the kind of 'journalism' the BBC dispense as unabashed PR. This monstrous, dated warship has been sent to provoke China, which is not our enemy but is nuclear armed. Not a single challenge to the 'commodore' as he rattles off his nonsense.
Yesterday was spent on board the @HMSQNLZ where it’s commodore @smrmoorhouse told me how important this trip is for the UK’s pivot to Asia - as well as the other @RoyalNavy ships on their way (thanks to @UKinSingapore for organising)
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The Nobel Peace Prize is an instrument of Western propaganda. Recipients include Henry Kissinger, war criminal emeritus, and Barack Obama, drones assassin. Now Nobel appropriates journalism. Current recipients are fully US-approved. And Julian #Assange remains alone in his cell.
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The ex Newcastle United star Rob Lee says of Saudi Arabia's takeover: "Football club owners are not always squeaky clean." Be there, Rob, for a blood-soaked beheading on a football pitch. Or observe the cowardly Saudis bomb Yemen's starving children. aljazeera.com/news/2020/3/9/…
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Watch Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton give a model demonstration here of real journalism that exposes Western media/govt propaganda -- from phoney whistleblowers to a coming scare fest called a cyberpandemic - all aimed at destroying your right to know. piped.kavin.rocks/watch?v=ilOl9bLf…
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Bristol University has sacked Prof David Miller, renowned pioneer of the study of propaganda, whom I have worked with and admire. Offering no credible evidence, the craven Bristol has shockingly colluded in another Israeli-run witch hunt. Speak out! electronicintifada.net/blogs…
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The ICIJ, which leaked the Pandora Papers, reportedly identified 336 corrupt politicians but failed to find a single corrupt American politician. The ICIJ is supported by the Ford Foundation, Georges Soros and has links to USAID and the State Dept. wsws.org/en/articles/2021/10…
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Fifteen years ago WikiLeaks was founded by Julian #Assange. Now a counterfeit version appears in the Guardian, a 'huge leak' they boast, called the Pandora Papers. Blair and the King of Jordan use tax havens; Luke Harding 'reveals' more evidence-free gossip about Russia. And?
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As the United States is the world's enemy, so its imperial predecessor, Britain, maintains its selected victims, notably Palestine. Please read this by Ilan Pappe, outstanding historian and truth-teller .... consortiumnews.com/2021/09/2…
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Shame on Queens University, Belfast, for making Hillary Clinton its 'first female chancellor' - the woman who rejoiced in the destruction of modern Libya, causing 20,000 dead and gloating over the grisly murder of its leader; whose 'foundation' backed terrorist states. Shame!
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