John Pilger: War by Other Means (1992)

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Originally posted Aug. 7, 2011

John Pilger on Nov 19, 2013

John Pilger and David Munro examine the policy of First World banks agreeing to loans with Third World countries, who are then unable to meet the crippling interest charges.

Won Geneva International TV Award at the North-South Media Encounters event, Geneva, 1993; Gold Medal in the ‘Best Documentary Production category’ of the International Television Movie Festival, Mount Freedom, New Jersey 1993; Gold Award in the ‘Political/International Issues category’ at WorldFest-Houston (Houston International Film & Video Festival), 1993; Silver Hugo Award in the ‘Documentary – Social/Political category’ of the 29th Chicago International Film Festival, 1993.

from the archives:

Michael Hudson: Finance Really is a Mode of Warfare

Michael Hudson: How Long are People Going to be Willing to Live in this Illusion?

Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff: Capitalism in Crisis

Noam Chomsky and Yanis Varoufakis: The Neoliberalism Assault on the World

The 1% Economy: A Global Inequality Crisis

8 thoughts on “John Pilger: War by Other Means (1992)

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  6. Poverty is the result of incompetent corrupt politicians that when elected solve all personal problems at a great cost to their voters by siding with the greedy capitalists and it is called democracy repeated every few years without the voters noticing what is going on.

  7. Very few have managed to walk such an honorable straight line, figuratively speaking, as John Pilger.

    I remember 1992 very well. No internet back then. My principle source of solace was the Covert Action Information Bulletin & all I had to write with was a manual typewriter; even that had been a challenge to get hold of.

    I remember exactly what I was doing at that time, & I remember Susan George’s work very well that dates back to the ‘seventies; we had emerged from the repellent ‘eighties, and I recall the abject contempt in which I held the despicable William Casey, everything seemed like a prolonged rear-guard action.

    So after nearly 23 years in Canada I was working really hard in France, that made life bearable ~ where they still identified very good and less good years in terms of the quality of the vintage.

    This film spelled out the iniquitous truth and of course, little or nothing changed. In fact, the criminality and abuse of power grew exponentially, to arrive at this horrific, lethal state of affairs today, twenty five years later; all directly due to the unrestricted ecocidal plundering of city-slick pin-stripe pirates, & those vile and opportunistic parasites of progress, who have predated everything that lives and moves ~ including the very sacred ground under our feet.

    What a steep elliptical climb it has been to reach this apogee of Western corruption. All is not yet lost, but make no mistake, old time has run out. The hour glass is empty. We have dreamed all our ‘night for morn’ as Joyce intoned in Finnegans Wake. There is no more sleep for us now, until true enlightenment breaks and we can rest secure in the knowledge that all will be set to rights and life for once, will be ‘allowed’ to be well.

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