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Burp! Pepsi Versus Coke

Posted by charliemarks on March 31, 2008

John Pilger’s first collaboration with fellow Australian director Alan Lowery, looks at the worldwide struggle for soft drink supremacy by the Coca Cola company, and illuminates the power of multinational corporations.


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Posted in 1980s, advertising, africa, america, capitalism, chile, civil liberties, consumerism, corporatism, documentary, economics, empire, food, globalisation, hegemony, history, human rights, john pilger, politics, trade, us politics | 2 Comments »

Breaking The Silence

Posted by Dave (The Void) on October 19, 2007

This special report (52 mins) from 2004 sees John Pilger explode the War On Terror myth with revealing interviews and shocking coverage of warzones.  The segments on Afghanistan are particularly illuminating – especially if we bear in mind that, eclipsed by the disaster that is Iraq, the violence has only been escalated there since this film was made – and it’s also the source for that “pre-fascist” quote.

Posted in afghanistan, documentary, empire, human rights, imperialism, john pilger, terrorism, torture, USA, video, war, war on terror | Leave a Comment »

The New Rulers Of The World

Posted by Dave (The Void) on September 28, 2007

In this documentary (53 mins), John Pilger looks at a new informal kind of Empire – that which acts through and on behalf of transnational corporations – and how it can be just as violent and exploitative as the formal empires of the past.

Posted in capitalism, class war, corporatocracy, documentary, empire, exploitation, film, imf, imperialism, indonesia, john pilger, poverty, video | Leave a Comment »

War On Democracy

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 23, 2007

In one of his best and most important films so far (94 mins), John Pilger looks at how the people of Latin America are subjugated to the imperial designs (or, “national interests”) of the United States – and how the people are fighting back.

Posted in bolivia, capitalism, chile, democracy, documentary, empire, film, guatemala, human rights, imperialism, john pilger, latin america, socialism, USA, venezuela, video | 1 Comment »

Stealing A Nation

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 2, 2007

In this award-winning special report (56 mins), John Pilger tells the story of one of the British Empire’s most inhuman and cynical postwar crimes: the dispossession and deportation of two thousand of its citizens from their tropical island paradise, to make room for the largest American airbase outside the U.S., and the sustained conspiracy to whitewash them out of existence.

See also the UK Chagos Support Association and Wikipedia.

Posted in british empire, conspiracy, documentary, empire, ethnic cleansing, human rights, hypocrisy, imperialism, john pilger, uk, USA, video | 3 Comments »

Apartheid Didn’t Die

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 8, 2007

Apartheid was a legal system that allowed South Africa’s white elite to take control of the country’s land, resources and wealth, while keeping the black Africans around for cheap exploitable labour. That legal system was dismantled in 1994, its role taken over by the ANC’s Thatcherite economic policies. White people still control the land, the resources and the wealth, and black Africans still provide cheap exploitable labour. In this 1998 documentary (51 mins) John Pilger asks, did apartheid really die, then, or just change its name?

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Posted in africa, apartheid, capitalism, democracy, documentary, economics, john pilger, south africa, video | 1 Comment »

Freedom Next Time – John Pilger’s Chicago Address

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 3, 2007

What better way to inaugurate this new blog than with John Pilger’s address (44 mins) to the recent Chicago Socialism Conference? Drawing upon his own vast experience, Pilger pulls no punches in this comprehensive account of how the media helps promote the agenda of Empire, covering up and normalising some of the 20th century’s worst crimes.

Transcript follows:

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Posted in empire, imperialism, iraq, john pilger, journalism, media, propaganda, vietnam, war | 27 Comments »