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Free read Distant Voices ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ò Throughout his distinguished career as a journalist and film maker John Pilger has looked behind the 'official' versions of events to report the real stories of our timeThe centrepiece of this new expanded edition of his bestselling Distant Voices is Pilger's reporting from EaThroughout his distinguished career as a journalist and film maker John Pilger has looked behind the 'official' versions of events to report the real stories of our timeThe centrepiece of this new expanded edition of his bests. This one is hard to put a rating to and three is pretty parsimonious of me A lot about the book is still relevant and well worth reading even after all this time Some of the earlier sections contain repetition with two or articles written about the same thing so that you get overloaded and they lose punch but they are very punchy articles to begin with I would love to dismiss a lot of what Pilger says as paranoia and go back to a naive and secure view of the world but sadly a lot of this stuff is corroborated widely enough essentially unless you are determined not to you can tell he is telling the truthAt times his language is sort of sensationalist but then he is a journalist and he talks a lot about people mostly men mostly I dare say white men who he really admires although there is one tribute to his parents mainly focussing on his mum He gratuitously describes every little girl as pretty and every young woman as beautiful oh please and he verges on narcissism at times as well as constantly promoting his movies in a braggy way I dare say they are probably excellent documentaries for all thatThere is much about his voice that irritates me but the substance of what he is saying is very important and the way he finishes on racism against Indigenous Australians in this country is particularly astute I remember growing up in the 90s hearing names like Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot bandied around and now thanks to Pilger I know about what all that was about And yet there is not just 90s stuff the first half of the book holds many observations that are chillingly true and relevant for today Since neoliberalism is a project that is not completed and not yet inevitable it is past time we read and were informed by long time critics such as Pilger Another plus is that he is eually critical of left and right wing extremists None of what he says is about wings it is about human rights So a lot of excellent observation and analysis and some irritating traits But good than not

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S well as all the original essays from the myth making of the Gulf War to the surreal pleasures of Disneyland Breaking through the consensual silence Pilger pays tribute to those dissenting voices we are seldom permitted to he. A real eye opener into what's really going on as regards the foreign policies of the British and US governments

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Distant VoicesElling Distant Voices is Pilger's reporting from East Timor which he entered secretly in 1993 and where a third of the population has died as a result of Indonesia's genocidal policies This edition also contains new material a. The main reason I bought this book and Noam Chomsky's Rogue State was because I was fascinated and wanted to know what 'actually' happened in Timor Having heard a third hand account from friends who went there as the Observers at the time of the Public Opinion's Poll time I found some of the stories just didn't match hence the books I'd have to say that it's an eye opener and uite a horrifying account of what the military can do and how 'filtered' the news actually came to the rest of the Indonesians Or how one sided were the stories that came back Some things just don't match up Though after I read this I discussed the book with a very good friend whose uncle was involved in the army and was assigned there and sadly it seemed like us Indonesians really are not what I have always thought of all of us to be we are no gentle people afterall when it comes to war Whatever the reason whatever the provocation We are not un capable of comitting a massacre The three stars given are actually only for the Timor part of this book as to be honest I have hardly read the rest of the journalism stories that he's written in this volume maybe I should maybe I will one of these days perhaps