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Freedom Next Time

Freedom Next Time

Resisting the Empire
May 2007
Trade Paperback · 384 Pages
$18.00 U.S. · $21.00 CAN
ISBN 9781568583266
Nation Books

 

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Description

In Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Africa there have been promises of hope, and even of official freedom, but in their divided societies, real freedom remains elusive. In Palestine, the world's longest occupation continues with no resolution in sight. And the little-known island of Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean, has become a microcosm of the ruthlessness of great powers. The island—sold by the British to the U.S. military in the 1960s, the indigenous population forced out—remains the United State's third largest military base in the world.
Yet across these places, people find ways to resist. In Freedom Next Time, John Pilger gives voice to the millions affected by imperial adventures across the globe, illuminating in gripping detail, who are the true enemies of freedom, and saluting those who refuse to be victims.
John Pilger is a world-renowned journalist and author who began his career in his native Australia before moving to London in the 1960s. He has been a foreign correspondent and award-winning documentary filmmaker and writes for The New Statesman and the Guardian.

About the Author

John Pilger is a world-renowned journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, who began his career in 1958 in his homeland, Australia, before moving to London in the 1960s.
He regards eye-witness as the essence of good journalism. He has been a foreign correspondent and a front-line war reporter, beginning with the Vietnam war in 1967. He is an impassioned critic of foreign military and economic adventures by Western governments.
It is too easy, he says, for Western journalists to see humanity in terms of its usefulness to 'our' interests and to follow government agendas that ordain good and bad tyrants, worthy and unworthy victims and present 'our' policies as always benign when the opposite is usually true. It's the journalist's job, first of all, to look in the mirror of his own society.
He believes a journalist also ought to be a guardian of the public memory and often quotes Milan Kundera: The struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
His website is: www.johnpilger.