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Freedom Next Time [Hardcover]

John Pilger
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5 Jun 2006

John Pilger is one of the world's pre-eminent investigative journalists and documentary film-makers. His best-selling books of reportage, which include Heroes and Hidden Voices, have in the words of Noam Chomsky 'been a beacon of light in often dark times'.

In Freedom Next Time he looks at five countries, in each of which a long struggle for freedom has taken place; in each the people, having shed blood and dreams, are still waiting. In Afghanistan, Iraq and South Africa there has been the promise of hope, and even an 'official' freedom, but the reality of these divided societies is that they are still waiting for real freedom. In Palestine, the cycle of violence continues with no resolution in sight. And the island of Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean, is a microcosm of the ruthlessness of great powers. The island was sold by the British to the American military in the 1960s. The indigenous population, descended from slaves, were forcibly removed to the slums of Port Louis in Mauritius. They have continued to fight for the return of their homeland ever since - three years ago the High Court granted them the right of return, but this has subsequently been blocked. The island remains the US's third biggest military base; a base from which they are able to launch attacks against the Middle East.

Once again John Pilger gives a voice to the people living through these momentous times and, in gripping detail, shows us the lives behind the headlines.



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  • Hardcover: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press; 1st edition (5 Jun 2006)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0593055527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593055526
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 422,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Pilger is the closest we have to the great correspondents of the 1930s . . . The truth in his hands is a weapon, to be picked up and brandished and used in the struggle against evil and injustice" (Guardian)

"John Pilger is the antidote to easy, comfortable thinking, to smugness, to ignorance" (Daily Telegraph)

"Pilger's gift is for finding the image, the instant, that reveals all - he is a photographer using words instead of a camera" (Salman Rushdie)

"John Pilger unearths, with steely attention to facts, the filthy truth and tells it as it is. I salute him" (Harold Pinter)

"The array of interviews with the voiceless and abused provides an indispensable corrective to the litany of disinformation we are fed by the media, and for this achievement Pilger is surely the most outstanding journalist in the world today." (Saturday Guardian)

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The latest hard-hitting investigative book from John Pilger, the bestselling author of Heroes, Hidden Voices and A Secret Country.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars no stone left unturned! 10 July 2010
Format:Paperback
Having read 'Hidden Agendas', I was expecting the same level of open, honest, investigative journalism that exposes the plight of the weak and oppressed people of the world; a topic purposely never discussed in a heavily controlled/censored media. I could not have been more satisfied with this book meeting all my expectations and enlightening me about other issues I was not aware of. It is certainly one of those "can't put down" books, if only to stop to have some respite from the deeply saddening experiences that people recount and are still enduring, or the anger one feels at the complete indifference by people that have direct control over the situation.

I particularly like the fact that there are interviews with people from "both sides", and this further justifies the conclusions that are being made, without having to actually explicitly make them for you. It demonstrates the cruelty politicians, governments, corporations are prepared to inflict on masses of innocent people. The book champions the human spirit, and details how people are still prepared to fight even when the odds are greatly stacked against them.

The chapters can be read independently, and covers the Chagos Islands, Palestine, the growth of capitalism in India and Afghanistan.

The general conclusion one draws from each of these chapters is the underlying horror of imperialism, racism, greed, genocide that is inflicted by a few on the many.

We live in a world where the truth is a very rare commodity, and this book certainly manages to redress the balance.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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98 of 102 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Broken promises 6 Oct 2006
By Stephen A. Haines HALL OF FAME
Format:Hardcover
"This book is about empire". With this opening eye-grabber, John Pilger has once again risen above the mundane pattern of today's "mainstream" journalism. The book is an account of how the US is forging its global empire, aided and abetted by such allies as Great Britain and Israel. And that's not counting the client rulers of nations like Afghanistan and South Africa. The edifice is "global capitalism" supported by buttresses of military might and bearing giant billboards displaying the shibboleths "freedom" and "democratic ideals". With scathing revelations delivered with strictly expressive prose, Pilger relates his findings with almost surgical precision.

He structures the book around five nations. The first, even after all these years, is likely to be beyond many reader's ken. It is a little island group in the Indian Ocean - the Chagos Islands. Inhabited for generations by the descendents of former slaves, they were summarily and illegally deported from their home to make way for a massive US Air Force base. The base provides a launching site for long distance bombers to reach anywhere in Asia. Two thousand people - those that haven't died from "sadness" have pursured a legal challenge to be returned to their home. The High Court of Britain has accepted their plea, but under US pressure, says Pilger, the British have ignored the ruling.

From the Indian Ocean, Pilger travels to Palestine, one of "freedom's" most shocking contradictions. Displaced from their ancient homelands, thousands of Palestinians were herded into grubby refugee camps. Those that weren't slaughtered by the invaders at the beginning of the occupation, that is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly shocking and vitally important expose 20 Mar 2008
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This book gets to the very heart of the way injustice is perpetrated in the world. In the best traditions of investigative journalism, Pilger examines in depth a number of ongoing situations in the world involving exploitation and injustice. The first of these relates to the plight group of islanders evicted from their Chagos island home using blatant deceit and brute force and given so little compensation that they were consigned to a life of penury in Mauritius. Why? So the British could give their American allies an island paradise as a new military base. The fact that most of us have never even heard of the Chagos islanders demonstrates the complicity of the world media in selectively reporting the news we often naively assume to have at least a modicum of impartiality.

The true shock of the book comes with the following chapters, however, where we are systematically shown the perspectives of those who have suffered most in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Afghanistan and since the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa. Did you think the average black South African has more opportunities to get ahead since the end of apartheid? or that the average Afghan woman is much better off since the ousting of the Taliban? I did - but completely erroneously as it turns out.

Pilger combines a concise summary of the facts with vivid snapshots of the situation on the ground in each location. He gives us excerpts from interviews with the victims that allow the reader to get a very personal perspective and juxtaposes these with excerpts from interviews with those responsible for the decisions that brought about the suffering. The combination is powerful and enlightening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great book, good copy and good price
Published 9 days ago by Alicia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book .....lots of info.....
Published 22 days ago by linda haynes
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative book
John Pilger has yet again succeeded in providing a thoroughly researched book, rich in detail. A real eye opener - well done.
Published 7 months ago by Lucyna Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars important read of diverse selection of political situations
Just reading the introduction -which includes a one or two paragraph summary of each section- is worth the price of the book (if rather scary). Read more
Published 11 months ago by E. Dalhuijsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A real eye opener to what really goes on in this world despite the conventional information promulgated by governments and the mass media
Published 12 months ago by godeau12
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT...
I got this two days ago.Finished it yesterday.Every time I finish a JOHN PILGER book,I think "thats the best thing hes written" ,but this really is ! Read more
Published 13 months ago by gary
5.0 out of 5 stars Pilger
I like John Pilger - there is so much to read and he makes you think about these important world issues.
Published 14 months ago by Mo Ro
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading
I am enthralled by this book, am only into the Israel/Palestine chapter and so far the book is a real eye opener, but written in a balanced non hysterical way. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kag2020
5.0 out of 5 stars John Pilger once again at his best...revealing the truth
Only halfway through this book but already it has detailed the atrocities committed by UK/USA/Israeli governments against peoples around the world..... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Azzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind Blowing!
John Pilger did some hard hitting TV programmes his books the same if you want to really know what goes on in the world buy this it will open your eyes and your change your mind.
Published 18 months ago by Bernard Powell
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