The Strange Silencing of Liberal America by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
www.johnpilger.com
July 7, 2011

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How does political censorship work in liberal societies? When my film, Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia, was banned in the United States in 1980, the broadcaster PBS cut all contact. Negotiations were ended abruptly; phone calls were not returned. Something had happened. But what? Year Zero had already alerted much of the world to the horrors of Pol Pot, but it also investigated the critical role of the Nixon administration in the tyrant’s rise to power and the devastation of Cambodia.

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An open letter to Noam Chomsky and the general public – RE: Film Banned in U.S. by John Pilger

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Updated: June 14, 2011

by John Pilger
Information Clearing House
June 10, 2011

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Paper...

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Dear Noam,

I am writing to you and a number of other friends mostly in the US to alert you to the extraordinary banning of my film on war and media, ‘The War You Don’t See’, and the abrupt cancellation of a major event at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe in which David Barsamian and I were to discuss free speech, US foreign policy and censorship in the media.

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