Z Nightly Commentaries
There are no commentaries for today.
Recent Z Nightly Commentaries
Prashad: Money Flies Across Borders
May 09, 2005
New Britain Avenue in Hartford is one of those familiar American streets that bristle with urban alienation: from the fast food franchises to the fast oil change franchises, from the liquor stores to the gas stations.
A familiar, if desperate media push is under way to convince the British people that the main political parties offer them a democratic choice in the general election on 5 May. This demonstrable absurdity became hilarious when Tony Blair, leader of one of
Pilger: Bringing You The News
Apr 08, 2005
COURTESY OF THE LAW OF OPPOSITES
Prashad: Abducted by the EHM [Economic Hit Men]!
Mar 28, 2005
The idea of the "conspiracy theory" is a red herring. Power is loath to reveal details of the various nefarious policies and projects conducted in its interest. In 1997, the Moynihan Commission studied the realm of US governmental secrecy, and concluded t
Sydney Hyde Park, 20 March 2005:
Pilger: Protecting A Regime With Blood On Its Hands
Mar 04, 2005
Almost eight years ago, the choir of British liberalism celebrated a new age. Tony Blair, wrote the liberal thinker Hugo Young, "wants to create a world none of us have known", a world which "ideology has surrendered entirely to 'values' [and where] there
Pilger: Attacking Our Memory
Feb 19, 2005
How does thought control work in societies that call themselves free? Why are famous journalists so eager, almost as a reflex, to minimise the culpability of political leaders such as Bush and Blair who share responsibility for the unprovoked attack on a
Pilger: Australia: The Sickening Of Democracy
Feb 04, 2005
National myths are usually partly true. In Australia, the myth of an egalitarian society, or "fair go", has an extraordinary history. Long before most of the world, Australia had a minimum wage, a 35-hour working week, child benefits and the vote for wom
The January 17, 2005 issue of the European edition of Time and of the International edition of Newsweek had the same photograph. It showed a burly US naval officer from the USS Abraham Lincoln holding a badly injured child in the Indonesian port city of B
Pilger: We Should Never Forget Burma
Jan 24, 2005
I tried to phone her the other day. I still have a number she gave me, which I could call infrequently and exchange a few words. It was fruitless to try this time; the hurried click at the other end was an echo of her Kafkaesque oppression. The isolation
Pilger: The Other, Man-made Tsunami
Jan 07, 2005
The west's crusaders, the United States and Britain, are giving less to help the tsunami victims than the cost of a Stealth bomber or a week's bloody occupation of Iraq. The bill for George Bush's coming inauguration party would rebuild much of the coastl
Muted by the evidence of the Anglo-American catastrophe in Iraq, the international "humanitarian" war party ought to be called to account for its largely forgotten crusade in Kosovo, the model for Tony Blair's "onward march of liberation". Just as Iraq is
Peters: Pink-ish, Blue-ish States R Us
Dec 07, 2004
When you opened your newspaper on November 4, you could be forgiven for thinking we live in a completely divided country. The blue states were on either coast, plus a couple of states in the middle, and the rest of the country was red.
Prashad: Books for Kids
Nov 21, 2004
Pretty Good Books for Kids.
Podur: Unnecessary Concessions
Nov 18, 2004
Is there something wrong with using a bomb to destroy a building that might have civilians in it just because there might be an `insurgent' hiding there?
There is a surreal quality about visiting the United States in the last days of the presidential campaign. If George W Bush wins, according to a scientist I met, who escaped Nazi-dominated Europe, America will surrender many of its democratic trappings an
Recovering from a bit of surgery recently, I complained to a friend that I felt nauseous and that there was nothing I wanted to eat.
Pilger: Stealing A Nation
Oct 13, 2004
There are times when one tragedy, one crime tells us how a whole system works behind its democratic facade and helps us to understand how much of the world is run for the benefit of the powerful and how governments lie. To understand the catastrophe of I
Pilger: The Media Culpability for Iraq
Oct 11, 2004
In October 1999, I stood in a ward of dying children in Baghdad with Denis Halliday, who the previous year had resigned as assistant secretary general of the United Nations. He said: "We are waging a war through the United Nations on the people of Iraq. W
Prashad: Another Documentary for Peace.
Sep 26, 2004
Stuck in a hotel room I turn on the television. It is a reflex habit, born not from an addiction to the idiot box but out of curiosity.