Buy Hidden Agendas by John Pilger (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. HIDDEN AGENDAS JOHN PILGER ‘A moral interpretation of world affairs in a cynical age’ Independent n his powerful new book, journalist and film maker John . John Pilger on his own book: ​ Hidden Agendas sets out to explain the nature of a rapacious power that never speaks its true name – that.

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Based in London, he is known for his polemical campaigning style: In a damning chapter entitled ‘Arming The World’ the verbal constipation and real-life newspeak surrounding the British arms trade is exposed – a trade run mainly by and for governments. The author addressed the questions of East Timor, the British government’s arms business, post-war Vietnam, to name a few.

The heroes of the dispute were the ordinary men and women of Liverpool – the dockers, their friends 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 the United States to Australia and Japan, where shipping companies who did business through Liverpool found their ships blacked and delayed. As Pilger says, “Objective journalism is compelling not only today. There is more in it, much more.

Oct 18, Hussain Mirza rated it it was amazing. He has twice been named Britain’s Journalist of the Year.

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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

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Review: Hidden Agendas by John Pilger – The news that isn’t on TV | Workers Solidarity Movement

This site archives most material the WSM publishes but there is often a delay of a few days before stories get copied here from our Facebook pages. Gary rated it it was amazing Oct 23, In a sense he elucidates how the distinctions between hohn three are practically nonexistent in today’s world.

Whoever first coined this phrase displayed a deep insight into the true nature of politics and political ideas.

Events which happened a decade ago, still fresh in the reader’s mind, is still relevant today as it was when it happened. Dec 19, Arnold rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alan MacSimoin remembered by Des Derwin. 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 yidden countries from this Mum”.

Hidden Agendas

A thorough lens through the recent history of the world, Pilger gives a lot of his personal experiences and observations, from Burma to East Timor, from Vietnam to the corrupting British media. 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. Wrote notes on what I didn’t like about this book for our bookclub discussion. A thick book to finish reasonably fast, even if it’s quite depressing Oct 29, Velvetink marked it as to-read Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Basically this amounts to the British government advancing hundreds of millions of pounds annually to governments on the understanding that this money will be used to buy arms from British companies. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I’m going to break the habit of waiting till I’ve finished a book entirely before reviewing it in this instance. Also interesting info on Burma and especially poignant knowing what’s going on there now in This article is from Workers Solidarity No 57 published in March The book is made up of essays exposing the nature of politics, those who are exploited and those who are responsible.

Yellow Vests – People are ready to go onto the streets Socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality. Pilger may be the journalist-equivalent of Muhammad Ali or Mike Tyson – where he hits, he hits hard. 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.

I couldn’t read this on the Tube because of the rage it made me feel. To ask other readers questions about Hidden Agendasplease sign up. This book is, for all intents and purposes, practically irrefutable evidence of the collusion between government, the media, and big business.