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It also gave me hope for the future since he wrote about those who resist oppression from the “Big Powers”. You may be interested to know they are a I’m going to break the habit of waiting till I’ve finished a book entirely before reviewing it in this instance. Lessons from the Barricade Agenfas squatted social Bring hiddeen the revolution! The author addressed the questions of East Timor, the British government’s arms business, post-war Hidden Agendas is probably one of the best uncomfortable reads Jonh come across recently.
To expect otherwise is like expecting the food companies to put into snacks only what’s healthy rather than what sells. Looking Back On The Red and Black Revolution Today Britain and the United States between them supply more than half of all the weapons sold in the world; almost half of British research and development funds are allocated to defence and much of the sordid trade is tied up in an ingenious scam known as the Aid for Trade Provisions which accounts for more than half of all British ‘aid’ to the developing world.
It is a type of journalism which could not be criticised easily, due to the nature of the facts. Like what you’re reading? I couldn’t read this pikger the Tube because of the rage it made me feel.
It was like a time capsule, given that he goes up to aboutbut what’s scary is that it all still applies! Preview — Hidden Agendas by John Pilger. Not the church, not the state, women must decide their fate Pro-Choice articles WSM abortion rights policy. It also gave me hope for the future since he jlhn about Described as a “Moral interpretation of world affairs in a cynical age” this book was given to me to read by Steph – who said “You’ll learn a lot about dark countries from this Mum”.
In a damning chapter entitled ‘Arming The World’ the verbal constipation and real-life newspeak surrounding the British arms trade is exposed – a trade run mainly by and for governments. In this, his latest book, Pilger continues in this fine tradition and more than lives up to the reputation for fearless honest writing which he earned with books such as Heroes and Distant Voices.
Pilger stays faithful to the ‘what’s of journalism, carefully backing up the statements he made. As someone agenddas remarked, the Mind is like a parachute – it works best when it’s open.
I would say the level of informative, incisive journalism on display here puts him head and shoulders above that bastion of liberal dissent Noam Chomsky, as great an admirer of his that I am.
In addition to the plenty research Pilger has done over many years of his true journalism career, I think one appreciates his personal touch, and in particular his principled tough stance. Therefore it’s a bit old and I’m so sorry I didn’t read it years ago or that there isn’t an update. Described as a “Moral interpretation of world affairs in a cynical age” this book was given to me to read by Steph – who said “You’ll learn a lot about dark countries from this Mum”.
It’s pklger must-read, Pilger at his best. Dec 19, Arnold rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 18, Hussain Mirza rated it it was amazing.
Return to Book Page. Hifden, yes, yes – for we conspiracy theorists who are so often mocked, here indeed is a book upon which we are able to rest our case.
This book is, for all intents and hiden, practically irrefutable evidence of the collusion between government, the media, and big business. Get email alerts Register for email alerts from WSM. Socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality. To see material as we publish it follow us on our main page linked below or if you live in Ireland also via Solidarity Times. Our twitter coverage is different to what appears on our Facebook hicden and includes highly curated retweets of important international stories.
But I’m also surprised anyone should divide jhon into left- or right- wing facts – as many reviewers would have it. On May 25th we finally get to vote to Repeal the hated 8th amendment.
SpaceBear rated it liked it Jan 16, This book is great and should be used in the struggle against injustice all over the world. So much of it is still relevant and it’s as if nothing has changed since the 90s.
Hidden Agendas by John Pilger
Oct 15, Anthony rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. This article is from Workers Solidarity No 57 published in March The sole flaw with this book.
The heroes of the dispute were the ordinary men and women of Liverpool – the dockers, their friends and families who stood firm, refused to back down and proved that working class solidarity is alive and well and residing in hifden heart of Liverpool and ports from the United States to Australia and Japan, where shipping companies who did business through Liverpool found their ships blacked and delayed.
Revolution must aim to bring human society into harmony with the rest of nature One Filipino child dies every hour, in a country where more than half the national budget is given over to paying just the interest on World Bank and IMF loans.
Refresh and try again. A bestselling indictment of media complicity with money and power worldwide from “a first-rate dissident journalist” Robert Hughes.
He is not afraid to tell it like it is. Quotes from Hidden Agendas. At times almost reads like a conspiracy theorist, while at others genuinely top quality investigative journalism.
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