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The leadership of the dockers’ union, the TGWU, and of the Trades Union Congress did all in their power to enforce their pklger as ‘industrial policemen’ – “dissipating workers’ anger, refusing to take industrial action and threatening the dockers that if they did not comply with management they would be sacked”.
This book is great and should be used in the struggle against injustice all over the world. It also gave me hope for the future since he wrote about those who resist oppression from the “Big Powers”. 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The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Seeing the date this was written, I thought this book would have been out of date – it certainly wasn’t. SpaceBear rated it liked it Jan 16, Hidden Agendas by John Pilger. I’m going to break the habit of waiting till I’ve finished a book entirely before reviewing it in this instance.
The conroversial main part of the book telling, to a large extent,the truth of Indonesia’s war in East Timur. Together with Noam Chomsky Pilger provides and alternative to the corporate brain washing and media bubbles agejdas passes for journalism.
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Bring on the revolution! In addition to the plenty research Pilger abendas done over many hiddrn of his true journalism career, I think one appreciates his personal touch, and in particular his principled tough stance. Seen any of these posters around recently? Only a handful of journalists or commentators ever appear to delve beneath the surface and to question what we are all expected to take for granted – Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, John Pilger Sep 21, Steven rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is such a transparently HONEST book that I personally am surprised John Pilger is still out and about and has not met with some unfortunate accident in a distant land.
Altho I’m going to break the habit of waiting till I’ve finished a book entirely before reviewing it in this instance. It was like a time capsule, given that he goes up to aboutbut what’s scary is that it all still applies!
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. Pro-Choice articles WSM abortion rights policy.
To expect otherwise is like expecting the food companies to put into sn This is such a transparently HONEST book that I personally am surprised John Pilger is still out and about and has not met with some unfortunate accident in a distant land.
Aug 06, Amma rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Want to Read saving…. John Richard Pilger is an Australian journalist and documentary maker. A thick book to finish reasonably fast, even if it’s quite depressing I have yet to meet one who has seen his products in use against human beings”. Dec 19, Arnold rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Evil that man do lives on and on.
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 pilgre books such as Heroes and Distant Voices. Whoever johh coined this phrase displayed a deep insight into the true nature of politics and political ideas. Published April 30th by New Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They have great difficulty in saying words like ‘people’ agendaas ‘kill’ and ‘maim’.
Though the book is now about 20 years old, the picture in it hasn’t really improved, if not gotten worse though maybe his positive message for the future remains.
As Pilger says, “Objective journalism is compelling not only today. Still very relevant today and a very interesting book. Register for email alerts from WSM.