||2003-04-13 - 2:01 p.m.
War Correspondant Telling It Like It Is
Occassionally I run across journalists online that I have great respect for because they tell the stories like they are, not like some government wants them to be told. John Pilger is one such journalist. I hope you will take the time to read some of his works. The following is his biography and some of the op-eds he has written since this war with Iraq has started:
John Pilger is a renowned journalist and documentary film-maker. A war correspondent and ZNet Commentator, his writings have appeared in numerous magazines, and newspapers such as the Daily Mirror, the Guardian, the Independent, New Statesman, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, and other newspapers and periodicals around the world. His books include Heroes (2001) Hidden Agendas (1998) and Distant Voices (1994).
A Crime Against Humanity
April 10, 2003
A BBC television producer, moments before he was wounded by an American fighter aircraft that killed 18 people with "friendly fire", spoke to his mother on a satellite phone. Holding the phone over his head so that she could hear the sound of the American planes overhead, he said: "Listen, that's the sound of freedom."
The War For Truth
April 07, 2003
We had a great day," said Sgt Eric Schrumpf of the US Marines last Saturday. "We killed a lot of people."
We See Too Much
April 05, 2003
We now glimpse the forbidden truths of the invasion of Iraq. A man cuddles the body of his in-fant daughter; her blood drenches them. A woman in black pursues a tank, her arms outstretched; all seven in her family are dead. An American Marine murders a woman because she happens to be standing next to a man in a uniform. "I'm sorry,' he says, "but the chick got in the way.'
Six Days Of Shame
March 26, 2003
Today is a day of shame for the British military as it declares the Iraqi city of Basra, with a stricken population of 600,000, a "military target".
March 21, 2003
WHEN Bush and Blair begin their illegal and immoral attack on a country that offers us no threat, we all have a choice.
March 14, 2003
The Blair Government has known, almost from the day it came to office in 1997, that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction were almost certainly destroyed following the Gulf War. Of all the pro-war propaganda of Blair and Bush, and their current threats giving Saddam Hussein yet another deadline to disarm, what may be their biggest lie is exposed by this revelation.
March 13, 2003
How have we got to this point, where two western governments take us into an illegal and immoral war against a stricken nation with whom we have no quarrel and who offer us no threat: an act of aggression opposed by almost everybody and whose charade is transparent?
February 28, 2003
Having failed to fabricate a link between Iraq and al-Qaeda, and prove that Iraq has a secret armoury of banned weapons, the warmongers have fallen back on the "moral case" for an unprovoked attack on a stricken country. Farce has arrived.
A People Betrayed
February 23, 2003
Dr Al-Ali is a cancer specialist at Basra's hospital and a member of Britain's Royal College of Physicians. He has a neat moustache and a kindly, furrowed face. His starched white coat, like the collar of his shirt, is frayed.
February 17, 2003
As the world protests against war, we hear again the lies of old. "A painful decision," say the supporters of an invasion.
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