The Jeff Farias Show: John Pilger + Jan Ruhman

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The Jeff Farias Show
March 15, 2010

00:00 John Pilger returns to discuss his recent article:

Welcome To The World’s First Murdochracy …Murdoch’s most unabashed, if entertaining retainer is Greg Sheridan, foreign editor of The Australian. On one his adoring trips to the United States, home of Murdoch HQ, Sheridan wrote, “The US is the greatest possible argument for media deregulation. Every morning, I flick between Fox, CNN and MSNBC as I eat my cereal … why did it take so long for pay TV to get to Australia? …” He was referring, as if instinctively, to his master’s pay TV company, Foxtel. As for terrorism, Sheridan blames “Pilgerist Chomskyism” for “ideologically fuelling the followers of Osama bin Lenin, sorry Laden.”

John Pilger is an Australian journalist and documentary maker based in London. He has twice won Britain’s Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries have received academy awards in Britain and the US.

Noam Chomsky said of Pilger: “John Pilger’s work has been a beacon of light in often dark times. The realities he has brought to light have been a revelation, over and over again, and his courage and insight a constant inspiration.”

At 01:30 – Jan Ruhman from Vets Speak.

Jan Ruhman is VetSpeak Operations Coordinator, VVAW SoCal Organizing Coordinator, and 2010 President of Veterans For Peace, San Diego. We will discuss his work with Banished Veterans.

A group made by deported veterans and supporters to network, inform, and advocate for all members of all branches of the U.S. Military who serve or have served our nation who face deportation or have been deported by our government.

  • To advocate for the amendment of the Immigration and Nationality Act to include the following: “The following shall be nationals*, but not citizens of the United States:

A person who, by conscription or enlistment, entered any branch of the United States armed forces. This shall be retroactive to servicepersons previously removed from the United States.”

  • Repatriation “Welcome them home”
  • Educational outreach programs to the American People and veterans organizations nationally


Welcome To The World’s First Murdochracy By John Pilger