Shows featuring John Pilger

  • Richard Holbrooke Dies at 69: Remembering Veteran Diplomat’s Overlooked Record in East Timor, Iraq and the Balkans Holbrooke
    Since his death this week at the age of 69, veteran U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke has been remembered for a storied career that includes brokering the 1995 Dayton peace accords that ended the war in Bosnia. But little attention has been paid to his role in implementing and backing U.S. policies that killed thousands of...
    December 15, 2010 | Story
  • John Pilger: Global Support for WikiLeaks is "Rebellion" Against U.S. Militarism, Secrecy Johnpilger
    The award-winning investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger is one of many high-profile public supporters of Julian Assange and his organization WikiLeaks. Pilger has attended Assange’s court proceedings in London and has offered to contribute funds for his more than $300,000 bail. Pilger’s latest...
    December 15, 2010 | Story
  • John Pilger: There Is a War on Journalism Jon-pilger
    It’s been a week since Rolling Stone published its article on General Stanley McChrystal that eventually led to him being fired by President Obama. Since the article came out, Rolling Stone and the reporter who broke the story, Michael Hastings, have come under attack in the mainstream media for violating the so-called...
    June 29, 2010 | Story
  • John Pilger on Honduras, Iran, Gaza, the Corporate Media, Obama’s Wars, and Resisting the American Empire Pilger
    Award-winning investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger joins us for a wide-ranging conversation on Honduras, Iran, Gaza, the media, healthcare, and Obama’s wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pilger has written close to a dozen books and made over fifty documentaries on a range of subjects, including struggles around the world for a more just and peaceful society and...
    July 06, 2009 | Story
  • John Pilger Calls UK National Health Service a Treasure, Blasts US Lawmakers for Being "in Bed with Powerful Interests" and Neglecting "Their Own People’s Basic Human Rights" Pilger-web
    We play an excerpt of an extended interview with Australian investigative journalist, John Pilger. Speaking about the US healthcare system, Pilger says, "What is it about US legislators that they appear to be so in bed with such powerful interests, such as the insurance companies, that they can’t represent their own people’s needs, their own people’s basic human...
    July 02, 2009 | Story
  • President-Elect Obama and the Future of US Foreign Policy: A Roundtable Discussion Obamaforeignpolicywebnew
    Congratulations pour in from around the world for President-elect Barack Obama after his historic victory Tuesday night. But what are Obama’s foreign policy positions, and what are the concerns for those living in countries at the target end of US foreign policy? We host a roundtable discussion with filmmaker and investigative journalist John Pilger in Britain, Columbia University...
    November 06, 2008 | Story
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy’s Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination Rfktriple
    Forty years ago today, on June 5, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy had just won the California Democratic primary, a major boost in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Just after midnight, Kennedy addressed supporters at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, in what would be the last moments of his life.

    Today, we spend the hour playing excerpts of rare Robert F. Kennedy speeches and...

    June 05, 2008 | Story
  • Freedom Next Time: Filmmaker & Journalist John Pilger on Propaganda, the Press, Censorship and Resisting the American Empire Pilgerweb
    "Liberal Democracy is moving toward a form of corporate dictatorship. This is an historic shift, and the media must not be allowed to be its façade, but itself made into a popular, burning issue and subjected to direct action," said John Pilger. "That great whistleblower Tom Paine warned that if the majority of the people were denied the truth and the ideas of truth, it was time...
    August 07, 2007 | Story
  • "Resisting the Empire": Documentary Filmmaker John Pilger on Struggles for Freedom in Israel-Palestine, Diego Garcia, Latin America and South Africa Pilger20070607
    The renowned investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger has spent the better part of his life documenting American empire and the resistance it has met. Pilger has made over 50 documentaries and is the author, most recently, of "Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire," which looks at ongoing struggles in Afghanistan, Diego Garcia, India, Palestine and South...
    June 07, 2007 | Story
  • The Dark Side Mother Teresa
    Mother Teresa is thought of as a great friend of the poor. Christopher Hitchens makes the case that she is a fraud, crook and deciever. He claims that Mother Teresa is a "specimen" of the strictest mideival Cathalicism and should not be applauded as a humanitarian.
    June 06, 1997 | Story
  • Conditions at Nike in Vietnam
    Workers in Vietnam, mostly women as young as 14 years old, toil to make over a million Nike shoes a month and earning $1.60 per day. The cost of simple meals is over $2.00 per day. Corporal punishment is common in these factories. Nike officials are reluctant to change conditions in these contract factories. Nguyen and Ballinger discuss experiences with workers at Nike factories and Nike public...
    March 28, 1997 | Story