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John Pilger – Vietnam The Last Battle

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John Pilger Interviews Julian Assange

January 2, 2011 Leave a comment

John Pilger – The Truth Game

December 31, 2010 Leave a comment
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John Pilger ‘Do You Remember Vietnam’

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John Pilger – Stealing A Nation

December 27, 2010 Leave a comment
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John Pilger – Breaking the Silence – Truth And Lies In The War On Terror

December 27, 2010 Leave a comment
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John Pilger – The New Rulers of the World (4 Part Playlist)

December 27, 2010 Leave a comment
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John Pilger – The War You Don’t See (Video Documentary – 10 part playlist)

December 16, 2010 1 comment
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John Pilger: Global Support for WikiLeaks is “Rebellion” Against U.S. Militarism, Secrecy

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment
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Remembering Richard Holbrooke’s Overlooked Diplomatic Record in East Timor, Iraq, and Balkans

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

John Pilger – Obama and Empire

December 4, 2010 Leave a comment
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Death of a Nation – East Timor

December 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Nicaragua – A Nation’s Right To Survive

December 4, 2010 Leave a comment

John Pilger – Vietnam: The Last Battle

December 4, 2010 Leave a comment

From Truthout:

Vietnam: The Last Battle

Friday 03 December 2010

by: John Pilger, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis

Vietnam: The Last Battle?
Looking down on a Saigon street from a second floor café window (2009). (Photo: Yves. / Flickr)

The rain sheeted down; time washed away. I looked down from the rooftop in Saigon where, more than a generation ago, in the wake of the longest war of modern times, I had watched silent, sullen streets awash. The foreigners were gone, at last. Through the mist, like little phantoms, four children ran into view, their arms outstretched. They circled and weaved and dived; and one of them fell down, feigning death. They were bombers.

This was not unusual, for there is no place like Vietnam. Within my lifetime, Ho Chi Minh’s nationalists had fought and expelled the French, whose tree-lined boulevards, pink-washed villas and scaled-down replica of the Paris Opera were facades for plunder and cruelty; then, the Japanese, with whom the French colons collaborated; then, the British, who sought to reinstall the French; then, the Americans, with whom Ho had repeatedly tried to forge an alliance against China; then, Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, who attacked from the west; and, finally, the Chinese who, with a vengeful nod from Washington, came down from the north. All of them were seen off at immeasurable cost.

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John Pilger – The Party Game Is Over. Stand and Fight

November 6, 2010 Leave a comment

From Truthout:

The Party Game Is Over. Stand and Fight
John Pilger, Truthout: “Born of the ‘never again’ spirit of 1945, social democracy in Britain has surrendered to an extreme political cult of money worship. This reached its apogee when 1 trillion [pounds] of public money was handed unconditionally to corrupt banks by a Labour government whose leader, Gordon Brown, had previously described ‘financiers’ as the nation’s ‘great example’ and his personal ‘inspiration.’ This is not to say Parliamentary politics is meaningless. They have one meaning now: the replacement of democracy by a business plan for every human activity, every dream, every decency, every hope, every child born.”
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