Tag: John Pilger

John Pilger: Global Support for WikiLeaks is “Rebellion” Against U.S. Militarism, Secrecy

John Pilger talks with Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow.org and with Julian Assange – and talks about mainstream media coverage of WikiLeaks…



DemocracyNow.org – December 15, 2010

about 15 minutes

..transcript below..

John Pilger – Obama and Empire

Well worth the look in light of Obama’s escalation in Afghanistan.

The Last Taboo, and Seeds Beneath The Snow

John Pilger – July 4, 2009

Empire, Obama and the Last Taboo


A 5 minute excerpt

from the full 32 minute talk – on the flip

Obama’s 100 Days – The Mad Men Did Well

from John Pilger, April 30, 2009

The BBC’s American television soap Mad Men offers a rare glimpse of the power of corporate advertising. The promotion of smoking half a century ago by the “smart” people of Madison Avenue, who knew the truth, led to countless deaths. Advertising and its twin, public relations, became a way of deceiving dreamt up by those who had read Freud and applied mass psychology to anything from cigarettes to politics. Just as Marlboro Man was virility itself, so politicians could be branded, packaged and sold.

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Much of the American establishment loathed Bush and Cheney for exposing, and threatening, the onward march of America’s “grand design”, as Henry Kissinger, war criminal and now Obama adviser, calls it. In advertising terms, Bush was a “brand collapse” whereas Obama, with his toothpaste advertisement smile and righteous clich├ęs, is a godsend. At a stroke, he has seen off serious domestic dissent to war, and he brings tears to the eyes, from Washington to Whitehall. He is the BBC’s man, and CNN’s man, and Murdoch’s man, and Wall Street’s man, and the CIA’s man. The Madmen did well.

A new round of nuclear lies

Original article by John Pilger via socialistworker.org and originally published in the Guardian.  Subheaded: A look at the “progression of lies” surrounding the August 6, 1945, dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima provides insight into how those lies are being repeated for new wars today.