Monday, 16 February 2009

An appearance by John Pilger

I was walking to my office when I spotted a poster with information about an appearance by John Pilger, author of "The New Rulers of the World" (2003). I read the book a few years ago and I was fascinated particularly by one of the essays that described the effect of sanctions on Iraq by the United Nations. Such matters didn't seem to get mentioned in mainstream news.

Marxism 2009

Easter weekend: Thursday April 9 until Sunday April 12 at Melbourne University

Faced with a world dominated by war, inequality and deepening economic crisis, there is no better time to gather to discuss the crucial task of challenging capitalism and fighting for a better world.

Marxism 2009 will bring together hundreds of socialists and left-wing activists from across Australia and the region. Held over four days, Marxism 2009 will feature dozens of meetings to choose from, plus the best radical music, film and poetry to enjoy.

John Pilger at Marxism 2009

John Pilger is a renowned investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker who was called "the most outstanding journalist in the world today" by the Guardian.

He is the author of numerous books, including most recently Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire, a collection of investigations into the effects of war crimes and globalization.

Pilger's films include The New Rulers of the World, Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror and, most recently, War on Democracy.

John Pilger has been the recipient of multiple awards, including Britain’s highest award for journalism, twice, and television academy awards in both the UK and the United States. An incisive and rare critic of Western economic and military power, Pilger’s humane eyewitness reporting has been described as a unique presence on British television that explores where others dare not go.

Marxism 2009 will feature a special afternoon Q&A with John Pilger.

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