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John Pilger: “Gaza is a metaphor for the ME, and for the world”

Investigative journalist and filmmaker John Pilger talks about the occupation in Palestine, the war in Iraq, the state of mainstream journalism, and his new book Freedom Next Time on Flashpoints radio.

A worthwhile listen; interview starts 5 minutes in, after the news bulletin. Flashpoints .mp3 link

Flashpoints also features a ten minute snippet from Israeli historian and dissident Ilan Pappe as he talks in Amsterdam about the events of 1948 and Israel’s ideological infrastructure. It runs in the second half hour after the first thought-provoking and insightful interview with Camilo Mejia, one of the first Iraq War vets to refuse further service on conscientious objector grounds:

One comment on “John Pilger: “Gaza is a metaphor for the ME, and for the world”

  1. Jack
    22 May, 2007

    Hi Ann!

    Your site is quickly becoming my “one-stop shopping” site for this issue! I have learned more than I could imagine–and thank you for it. You are indeed an educator, dedicated not only to your paid students, but people like me who DO want to learn about this topic. Your posts take some time to absorb (I’m a little slow), but I am reading every one.

    BTW, I usually comment on something I know something about. Don’t take my silence on these posts as not being read–I am just absorbing. :)


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