John Pilger: ‘Silencing Assange is Part of Aggressive US-UK War on Free Speech’

John Pilger: ‘Silencing Assange is Part of Aggressive US-UK War on Free Speech’:

The following is an interview with award-winning international journalist John advocating here on behalf of Wikileak’s founder Julian Assange – who has been arbitrarily detained for the last 5 years in the basement of Ecuadorian embassy in London. Under pressure from the US and UK governments, the Ecuadorian government has now cut off Assange’s communications with the outside world. 

“Julian Assange his organization WikiLeaks have done so much to expose the true nature of this war – the rapacious side to this war, and the dangers that it presents. Silencing him, taking away this basic freedom of speech is part of that. It’s part of the propaganda war.”

“That’s what this propaganda war is about – it is a war on speaking out. It is a war on dissent… it’s a war on journalism and it requires collaborators like in The Guardian.”

Read moreJohn Pilger: ‘Silencing Assange is Part of Aggressive US-UK War on Free Speech’

John Pilger Unmasks Corporate Media at Holberg Debate 2017 (Video)

John Pilger Unmasks Corporate Media at Holberg Debate 2017:

John Pilger gives his customary, masterful talk during the 2017 Holberg Debate. He unmasks the corporate media as willing and criminal accomplices in the deadly war games played by successive world governments in their march towards supremacy over the prey nations in their crosshairs. Pilger reminds his audience, it is up to them to DO something to change the world they live in. We are all responsible for what is done “in our name.” 

Taken from the Holberg Debate report on this groundbreaking event:

“At the 2017 Holberg Debate, Julian Assange, John Pilger and Jonathan Heawood discussed the presence of propaganda in news and social media, and its democratic implications.

About 00:11:00 Julian Assange About 00:56:00 Questions for Julian Assange About 01:19:00 Jonathan Heawood About 01:43:00 John Pilger About 02:17:11 Las Q&A Session

The event took place at the University of Bergen, Norway, on December 2nd, 2017.

About the speakers:

Read moreJohn Pilger Unmasks Corporate Media at Holberg Debate 2017 (Video)

John Pilger speaks out on Julian Assange and Sweden

H/t reader squodgy:

Self explanatory headline of a jew owned Zionist puppet newspaper…..

What a creep! After leaking secrets, dodging sex charges and costing the UK £13m, Julian Assange marks end of rape probe by giving world a human rights lecture

Self explanatory article by an honest man on the same subject.

John Pilger speaks out on Julian Assange and Sweden

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Trump Blurts Out the Truth about US Killings and the Media Goes Wild

H/t reader squodgy:

The claims in this article can be verified in John Pilger’s WORLD IN ACTION DOCUMENTARY about the Nixon/Kissinger annihilation of innocent Cambodia & Laos, a war based on lies…again.

Trump Blurts Out the Truth about US Killings and the Media Goes Wild:

The furor unleashed by the remarks of President Donald Trump in response to Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly’s calling Russian President Vladimir Putin “a killer” during an interview broadcast Sunday has continued to reverberate, drawing hypocritical condemnations from leading figures in both the Republican and Democratic parities.

In response to O’Reilly’s denunciation of Putin, Trump stated: “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country’s so innocent?”

Trump went on to cite Iraq in support of his statement. O’Reilly’s face went slack. He clearly did not know what to say. The new leader of the “Free World” had wandered seriously off message.

Read moreTrump Blurts Out the Truth about US Killings and the Media Goes Wild

Assange: Clinton & ISIS funded by same money, Trump won’t be allowed to win (JOHN PILGER EXCLUSIVE)

Trump and Clinton are both Rothschild puppets …

Rothschild Puppet Donald Trump Wants Former Goldman Partner And Soros Employee To Serve As Treasury Secretary

Whether Clinton or Trump wins doesn’t matter, Lord Rothschild always wins.


And Wikileaks?

Well, you decide.

 I’ve posted this in 2010….

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange on 9/11 and Bilderberg:

If you run a website like Wikileaks, then you cannot possibly be that ignorant, unless you are highly paid to be that ignorant.

What about 9/11?

“I’m constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud.”

What about the Bilderberg conference?

“That is vaguely conspiratorial, in a networking sense. We have published their meeting notes.”

Source: The Belfast Telegraph

Assange: Clinton & ISIS funded by same money, Trump won’t be allowed to win (JOHN PILGER EXCLUSIVE):

In the second excerpt from the John Pilger Special, to be exclusively broadcast by RT on Saturday, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, Julian Assange accuses Hillary Clinton of misleading Americans about the true scope of Islamic State’s support from Washington’s Middle East allies.

In a 2014 email made public by Assange’s WikiLeaks last month, Hillary Clinton, who had served as secretary of state until the year before, urges John Podesta, then an advisor to Barack Obama, to “bring pressure” on Qatar and Saudi Arabia, “which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL [Islamic State, IS, ISIS] and other radical Sunni groups.”

“I think this is the most significant email in the whole collection,” Assange, whose whistleblowing site released three tranches of Clinton-related emails over the past year, told Pilger in an exclusive interview, courtesy of Dartmouth Films.

“All serious analysts know, and even the US government has agreed, that some Saudi figures have been supporting ISIS and funding ISIS, but the dodge has always been that it is some “rogue” princes using their oil money to do whatever they like, but actually the government disapproves. But that email says that it is the government of Saudi Arabia, and the government of Qatar that have been funding ISIS.”

Read moreAssange: Clinton & ISIS funded by same money, Trump won’t be allowed to win (JOHN PILGER EXCLUSIVE)

John Pilger: War By Media And The Triumph Of Propaganda


War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda (Truthout, Dec 15, 2014):

The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an “invisible government.” It is the government.

Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practices? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do The New York Times and The Washington Post deceive their readers?

Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what’s called the mainstream media is not information, but power?

Read moreJohn Pilger: War By Media And The Triumph Of Propaganda

John Pilger: In Ukraine, The US Is Dragging Us Towards War With Russia

Washington’s role in Ukraine, and its backing for the regime’s neo-Nazis, has huge implications for the rest of the world

US Meal Ready to Eat pack in Ukraine
A pro-Russian activist with a shell casing and a US-made meal pack that fell from a Ukrainian army APC in an attack on a roadblock on 3 May in Andreevka, Ukraine. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia (Guardian, May 13, 2014):x

Why do we tolerate the threat of another world war in our name? Why do we allow lies that justify this risk? The scale of our indoctrination, wrote Harold Pinter, is a “brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis”, as if the truth “never happened even while it was happening”.

Every year the American historian William Blum publishes his “updated summary of the record of US foreign policy” which shows that, since 1945, the US has tried to overthrow more than 50 governments, many of them democratically elected; grossly interfered in elections in 30 countries; bombed the civilian populations of 30 countries; used chemical and biological weapons; and attempted to assassinate foreign leaders.

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John Pilger: The Strangelove Effect … Or How We Are Hoodwinked Into A New World War

The Strangelove effect — or how we are hoodwinked into a New World War (PressTV, April 21, 2014):

I watched Dr. Strangelove the other day. I have seen it perhaps a dozen times; it makes sense of senseless news. When Major T.J. “King” Kong goes “toe to toe with the Rooskies” and flies his rogue B52 nuclear bomber to a target in Russia, it’s left to General “Buck” Turgidson to reassure the President. Strike first, says the general, and “you got no more than 10 to 20 million killed, tops.”

President Merkin Muffley: “I will not go down in history as the greatest mass-murderer since Adolf Hitler.”

General Turgidson: “Perhaps it might be better, Mr. President, if you were more concerned with the American people than with your image in the history books.”

Read moreJohn Pilger: The Strangelove Effect … Or How We Are Hoodwinked Into A New World War

John Pilger: South Africa: 20 Years Of Apartheid By Another Name

South Africa - Twenty Years of Apartheid by Another Name
Soweto, July 1985 (image by Photo: Paul Weinberg)South Africa: 20 years of apartheid by another name (John Pilger, April 13, 2014):

On my wall in London is my favourite photograph from South Africa. Always thrilling to behold, it is Paul Weinberg’s image of a lone woman standing between two armoured vehicles, the infamous “hippos”, as they rolled into Soweto. Her arms are raised, fists clenched, her thin body both beckoning and defiant of the enemy.

It was May Day 1985; the last great uprising against apartheid had begun. Twelve years later, with my thirty-year banning from South Africa lifted, there was a pinch-me moment as I flew into Jan Smuts and handed my passport to a black immigration officer. “Welcome to our country,” she said.

Read moreJohn Pilger: South Africa: 20 Years Of Apartheid By Another Name

Top Censored Stories Corporate Media Won’t Dare Touch (RT Video)

YouTube Added: Nov 7, 2013


Abby Martin speaks to the director of Project Censored, Mickey Huff, about the organization’s release of ‘Censored: 2014’ the annual publication of the top most censored stories in the corporate press, from the trial of Chelsea Manning to the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Interview With John Pilger: Israel’s Gaza Rampage: It’s Not Just War

Interview With John Pilger: Israel’s Gaza Rampage: It’s Not Just War (CounterPunch, Nov 21, 2012):


Dennis Bernstein:  Noted Documentary Filmmaker, John Pilger,  is somebody who knows a great deal about  the Gaza Strip, and about the extreme conditions Palestinians there have been forced to endure under a Brutal Israeli Occupation. Pilger has actually made two films about it with the same name, twenty-five years apart: “Palestine is Still the Issue.”  Pilger, a London based Australian journalist, is a widely respected, Emmy award winning documentarian. His articles regularly appear world-wide in newspapers such as the Guardian of London, the Independent, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times.

JP:  Thank you Dennis.

DB:  You know a great deal about the situation.  You’ve made not one film, Palestine is the Issue, but two.  Let me get your initial response to we’re continuing to hear reports of massive bombing and injury, and death to civilian life, to children.

JP:  Well, the first thing is the….we should be disgusted.  That is a normal, human response, to this.  And the second is that we ought not to be surprised, but we should understand this has nothing to do with Hamas, or rockets.  It is an ongoing assault on the Palestinian people.  And especially the people of Gaza, which began a very long time ago and the plan is to effectively get rid of them as an entity.   And I’m not exaggerating, it’s often difficult to reach back to the history in times like this, but it’s very important that we contextualize it.

The infamous Plan D that was executed in the late 1940s  just before Israel came into being was to expel the population of Palestine; to get rid of them.  And 369 villages were attacked, the people thrown out, the record is there.  Historical record is very clear, Israeli historians, Benny Morris through, have documented this, the Hebrew archives have thrown it up.

The sum of it is that we see a form of genocide under way in Palestine.   And this is the later stage.  And what your listeners should be in no doubt about is that although Israelis  are doing the bombing, it’s really the United States that is really pushing the buttons.  Because it’s only Israelis who are flying, the American planes.  Those are American planes supplied for this very exercise, and if you look at the response of President Obama you understand that this is, in effect, an American/Israeli assault on a people who live in effectively in an open prison.

The United Nations special reporter, Richard Falk has likened their situation to the Warsaw Ghetto.  When in Warsaw and Poland the Jewish Ghetto there rose up against the Nazis, who were crushed.  These days fascism is not a word easily used, nor should it be.  But we have as close to a fascist state in Israel, and those historic parallels that Faulk draws, actually to be correct.  So we’re seeing an historical process at work here, and it is up to the rest of the world to recognize that, and do something about it.

Read moreInterview With John Pilger: Israel’s Gaza Rampage: It’s Not Just War

John Pilger: You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going to Do About It?

See also:

Interview With Jim Marrs, Author Of ‘The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy’ (Video)

‘We Are This Far From A Turnkey Totalitarian State’ – Big Brother Goes Live September 2013 … And Nobody Cares

You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going to Do About It? (truthout, April 28, 2012):

You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished. Turn on your computer and the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center may monitor whether you are typing not merely “al-Qaeda,” but “exercise,” “drill,” “wave,” “initiative” and “organization”: all proscribed words. The British government’s announcement that it intends to spy on every email and phone call is old hat. The satellite vacuum cleaner known as Echelon has been doing this for years. What has changed is that a state of permanent war has been launched by the United States and a police state is consuming Western democracy.

What are you going to do about it?

In Britain, on instructions from the CIA, secret courts are to deal with “terror suspects.” Habeas Corpus is dying. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that five men, including three British citizens, can be extradited to the US even though none except one has been charged with a crime. All have been imprisoned for years under the 2003 US/UK Extradition Treaty which was signed one month after the criminal invasion of Iraq. The European Court had condemned the treaty as likely to lead to “cruel and unusual punishment.” One of the men, Babar Ahmad, was awarded 63,000 pounds compensation for 73 recorded injuries he sustained in the custody of the Metropolitan Police. Sexual abuse, the signature of fascism, was high on the list. Another man is a schizophrenic, who has suffered a complete mental collapse and is in Broadmoor secure hospital; another is a suicide risk. To the Land of the Free they go – along with young Richard O’Dwyer, who faces ten years in shackles and an orange jump suit because he allegedly infringed US copyright on the Internet.

Read moreJohn Pilger: You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going to Do About It?

US Censors John Pilger Documentary ‘The War You Don’t See’

Watch the trailer below.

John Pilger replies on Lannan ban of his film (John Pilger, June 16, 2011)

Patrick Lannan has issued a statement breaking almost a week’s silence since his sudden and unprecedented cancellation of my visit to the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe for the US premiere of my film, The War You Don`t See.

The reason that Lannan gives for the cancellation is that too few seats were sold for the event on June 15 planned a year ago, in which David Barsamian and I were to be in conversation about the media, US foreign policy and freedom of speech. “In our opinion,” writes Lannan, “to have Mr. Pilger travel thousands of miles from London to Santa Fe to face such a low turn-out would have been embarrassing for him.”

This is specious at best, absurd in reality. On 9 June, Barbara Ventrello, Lannan`s Director of Cultural Freedom Special Projects, with whom I had been in contact on almost a daily basis in preparation for the event and the screening of my film, emailed me:

Read moreUS Censors John Pilger Documentary ‘The War You Don’t See’

John Pilger: Barack Obama is a Corporate Marketing Creation

And all marketing is based on LACK!

Read Joseph Goebbels favorite book to understand how Obama is manipulating the masses:

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (Author Gustave Le Bon)

– In German: Psychologie der Massen (Autor Gustave Le Bon)

John Richard Pilger is an Australian journalist and documentary maker. He has twice won Britain’s Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries have received academy awards in Britain and the US.

Added: August 13, 2009