“Thinking globally” and “the global economy” are part of a jargon that assumes we are all part In , John Pilger made ‘The New Rulers of the World’, a film. “John Pilger’s work has been a beacon of light in often dark times. The realities he has brought to light have been a revelation, over and over again, and his. The New Rulers of the World has ratings and 62 reviews. Leanna said: 5 out of 5 on a nonfiction book doesn’t mean you agree with every word, but inst.

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Pilger is a great deal better at saying what is wrong than suggesting what might be put in its place. I would give this work six stars if it were possible.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book has four chapters dealing with Indonesia, Afghanistan, Iraq and to my surprise Australia. John Pliger asks whether debt cancellation should be a priority if we are to alleviate poverty, given that some countries spend half their GDP on debt repayments.

Never before has the human race enjoyed such enormous capacity to create wealth and reduce poverty, but never before has inequality been so great. Jun 12, Devika rated it really liked it Shelves: And I speak as a one. He would be rightly resentful if judgments on his writing were clouded by the knowledge that he once worked for Robert Maxwell.

And he writes about “the myth of globalisation” as if it were a confidence trick rather than an economic inevitability.


Ov We Fight Indonesia is where the old imperialism meets the new. Working conditions are claustrophobic, frenzied, the workers fatigued, and working under strip-lighting in temperatures of up to 40 degrees the management however have air conditioned offices. Points out that codes of conduct are meaningless in a country like Indonesia because there is high unemployment and terrible poverty, so the people are desperate enough to put up with dismal working conditions, and the government is unwilling to enforce the codes because they want Indonesia to be as attractive as possible to international companies which means keeping labour cheap.

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Globalisation had become a topical fo by the time The New Rulers of the World was screened. Watch on vimeo Turn off the lights.

The analysis confuses the arguments against poor countries risking the penalties of reneging on their debts and those in favour of a rich country agreeing to forgo repayments. Journalism at it’s finest. Aug 18, Leanna Pohevitz rated it it was amazing.

The Timor Rulsrs And why not cancel a debt that condemns nations like Indonesia to poverty and disease? Trivia About The New Rulers of Over all book is worthy of reading.

John Pilger 54 mins Awards: The are ruining country because of wealth and power. In Praise of Disobedience. And he is right to say that Whitehall and the White House should be profoundly embarrassed by the memory that they supported the Taliban for as long as that barbaric movement seemed the best way of saving Afghanistan from annexation pilgeer the Soviet Union.

And where is this global village? However, reading this does not has to make us pessimistic on how less we can reall Fabulous ppilger Most of kohn Europe shares his view that the “war against terror” being waged by President Bush will, while America tries to distinguish between “our dictators” and “their dictators”, lack all moral authority. Below I provide a brief summary of the documentary.


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A year of newspaper and one book of john Pilger has equal truth in it. A critical documentary about the war on terror since Thanks for telling us about the problem. If you do have a chance, please read this book and let it touch you I enjoy reading investigative journalistic readings, particularly this one.

I have owrld three copies and gave them away to my friends. His tireless pursuit of justice for those without voices is simply heroic. Finally, he looks behind the picture-postcard image of his homeland, Australia, to illuminate an enduring legacy of imperialism: War is business for them now. John Pilger is without doubt, one of the most insightful journalists of our time. In this fully updated collection, he reveals the secrets and illusions of modern imperialism.

The New Rulers of the World

They basically designed the legal infrastructure for investment in the country. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Yes No Report this. I much appreciate the essay on Indonesia, despite knowing, for example, the broad outlines already, though.