Hidden Agendas

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Random House, Sep 2, 2010 - Social Science - 704 pages
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In this powerful book, journalist and film maker John Pilger strips away the layers of deception, dissembling language and omission that prevent us from understanding how the world really works.

From the invisible corners of Tony Blair's Britain to Burma, Vietnam, Australia, South Africa and the illusions of the 'media age', power, he argues, has its own agenda. Unchallenged, it operates to protect its interests with a cynical disregard for people - shaping, and often devastating, millions of lives.

By unravelling the hidden histories of contemporary events, Pilger allows us to read between the lines. He also celebrates the eloquent defiance and courage of those who resist oppression and give us hope for the future. Tenaciously researched and written with passion and wit, Hidden Agendas will change the way you see the world.

 

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Hidden Agendas is one of those books you can dip in to any chapter and read and feel aghast at what the hidden agendas of governments and organizations are really about.This is a Black Book of truths ... Read full review

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Alex Michaels is the head of Net Force and is challenged by a very smart internet criminal who wrecking havoc on the in government internet. The bad man is Huges a senator White's assistant who is robbing the Federal reserve bank of a couple $200 million. Read full review

Contents

The Terrorists
19
Unpeople l
47
The Crusaders
59
Unpeople 2
99
Arming the World
115
The Golden Land
155
We Shall Have Our Time
190
AUSTRALIA
217
The Roots of War
361
Forward with the People
371
Breaking the Mirror
410
A Cultural Chernobyl
445
Guardians of the Faith
485
The Last Voice
526
Still a Noble Cause
549
The Final Battle
564

Xanana
283
josé RamosHorta
296
Bishop Belo
305
Jo Andrea Lotta and Angie
313
The Invisible Revolution
323
The Dockers
334
China Beach
589
The View from Dimbaza
597
Notes
611
Index
653
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About the author (2010)

John Pilger grew up in Sydney, Australia. He has been a war correspondent, author and film-maker. He has twice won British journalism's highest award, that of Journalist of the Year, for his work all over the world, notably in Cambodia and Vietnam. He has been International Reporter of the Year and winner of the United Nations Associated Peace Prize and Gold Medal. For his broadcasting, he has won France's Reporter Sans Frontières, an American television Academy Award, an Emmy, and the Richard Dimbleby Award, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. In 2003, he received the Sophie Prize for 'thirty years of exposing deception and improving human rights'.

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