Creating people's geographies
Last month Australian journalist John Pilger, recipient of the 2009 City of Sydney Peace Prize, delivered his prize address, The Great Australian Silence (transcript). Pilger focuses here on issues of both Australian and international import, from Iraq to Palestine and US foreign policy, to the Australian federal government’s racist intervention into remote Aboriginal communities. He calls for a breaking of media and public silence and for a peoples fifth estate as an alternative to our corporatist Murdochracies. Also catch his most recent piece Normalising the Crime of the Century. The audio is embedded immediately after the video, which I’m told may have geographic restrictions.
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Read previous Sydney Peace Prize addresses posted at Reclaiming Space: 2003 — Dr Hanan Ashrawi; 2004 — Arundhati Roy; 2005 — Olara Otunnu; 2006 — Irene Khan; 2007 – Hans Blix; 2008 – Pat Dodson (video).
You can also watch the video above at ABC Fora.