Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Speech by John Pilger: 'War by media and the triumph of propaganda' - New Cold War: Ukraine and Beyond

“The suppression of the truth about Ukraine is one of the most complete news blackouts I can remember.”

Introduction by New Cold War.org editors: The following is a speech by Australian independent journalist John Pilger, delivered to the Logan Symposium of the Center for Investigative Journalism, at the Barbican Center, London UK, on Dec. 5, 2014. The symposium was part of the three-day, inaugural, annual conference of the Center for Investigative Journalism, Dec 5-7, 2014. The theme of the conference was Building an Alliance Against Secrecy, Surveillance and Censorship‘.

Pilger opens his speech by noting, “The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war, with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China. This truth is being turned upside down and inside out by journalists, including those who promoted the lies that led to the bloodbath in Iraq in 2003.”

A portion of Pilger’s speech is dedicated to Ukraine. He tears into liberal media who he accuses of acting as handmaidans to a new cold war. He says their “inversion of reality is so pervasive that Washington’s military encirclement and intimidation of Russia is not contentious”.

Enclosed is the full text of his speech; the section devoted to Ukraine and the new cold war is highlighted.

Complete story at - Speech by John Pilger: 'War by media and the triumph of propaganda' - New Cold War: Ukraine and Beyond

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