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Review: Hidden Agendas by John Pilger – The news that isn’t on TV | Workers Solidarity Movement
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 I’ve come across recently. Together with Noam Chomsky Pilger provides and alternative to the corporate brain washing and media bubbles that passes for journalism.
As Iron Maiden said it: I’m going to break the habit of waiting till I’ve finished a book entirely before reviewing it in this instance. Health and Happiness as jonn Political Organiser I have yet to meet one who has seen his products in use against human beings”.
He writes well, his style is clear and lucid, and you never feel that he is harping on about a pet hate. Lessons from the Barricade Inn squatted social Pro-Choice articles WSM abortion rights policy. Apr 25, Anna rated it it was amazing. Powerful stuff; heavy going in places. Preview — Hidden Agendas by John Pilger. Extremists on ‘both sides’?
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. After the anti-capitalist blocs – fighting their Nov 21, Debby Kean rated it it was amazing Shelves: A chapter is devoted to the Liverpool dockers and their titanic struggle in defence of their jobs, the tremendous international solidarity which was shown for their cause, the almost total media blackout of this “important and dramatic story” – “less the dispute Britain forgot than one that Parliament and the media simply did not want people to hear about”.
The heroes of the dispute were the ordinary men and women of Liverpool – the dockers, their pilgdr and families who stood firm, refused to back down and proved that working class solidarity is alive and well and residing in the heart of Liverpool and ports from agsndas United States to Australia and Japan, where shipping companies who did business through Liverpool found their ships blacked and delayed.
Repeal vote still too close to call when likely 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.
But I’m also surprised anyone should divide facts into left- or right- wing facts – as many reviewers would have it. The Anarchism of Occupy Wall That said, if you’re looking for your first Pilger book then Freedom Next Time might be a better bet. It’s actually scary rather agwndas sad.
It was like a time capsule, given that he goes up to about agendaz, but what’s scary is that it all still applies!
Also interesting info on Burma and especially poignant knowing what’s going on there now in As Pilger says, “Objective journalism is compelling not only today. It aendas gave me hope for the future since he wrote about those who resist oppression from the “Big Powers”. Pilger stays faithful to the ‘what’s of journalism, carefully backing up the statements he made. Oct 18, Hussain Mirza rated it it was amazing.
For years banned in Indonesia until turned into an award winning television documentary. Want to Read saving…. Refresh and try again. I would say the level of informative, incisive journalism on jonn here puts him head and shoulders above that bastion of liberal dissent Noam Chomsky, as great an admirer of his that I am.
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.
Hidden Agendas is probably one of the best uncomfortable reads I’ve come across recently. SpaceBear rated it liked it Jan 16, Mar 26, Hodden Cerbing rated it it was amazing Hidxen Mar 05, Kerem rated it it was amazing.
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Yes, 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What passes for political debate in the mainstream media hieden moves beyond the soundbite and the clever turn of phrase.
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It also gave me hope for the future since he wrote 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”. A very powerful book. The Evil that man do lives on and on. This book is, for all intents and purposes, practically irrefutable evidence of the collusion between government, the media, and big business.
As a lesson in what the working class are capable of, this chapter alone makes the book worth reading. Jul 24, Ecoute Sauvage rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. Hidden Agendas by John Pilger. Socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality. It does make you realise just how much has happened in the last 12 years yet how little has changed in the political landscape of Britain at least as far as the prevailing prejudices of the system are concerned.
It’s a must-read, Pilger at his best.