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  • Distant Voices
  • John Pilger
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  • 15 May 2020
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REVIEW Distant Voices SUMMARY ☆ Distant Voices S well as all the original essays from the myth making of the Gulf War to the surreal pleasures of Disneyland Breaking through the consensual silence Pilger pays tribute to those dissenting voices we are seldom permitted to he. Smashes open some pretty grim patches of Australian ineuality like a watermelon off a bridge This book should be added to the high school curriculum to give the other side to the sanitised version taught in schoolsat least it was 25 years ago when I was still in school Top read Hoot original essays from the myth making Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing of the Gulf War to the surreal pleasures Unless of Disneyland Breaking through the consensual silence Pilger pays tribute to those dissenting voices we are seldom permitted to he. Smashes Red November open some pretty grim patches The Far Dawn The Atlanteans #3 of Australian ineuality like a watermelon Beowulf is my name Rinehart editions 146 off a bridge This book should be added to the high school curriculum to give the The Essex Serpent other side to the sanitised version taught in schoolsat least it was 25 years ago when I was still in school Top read

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REVIEW Distant Voices SUMMARY ☆ Distant Voices Elling Distant Voices is Pilger's reporting from East Timor which he entered secretly in 1993 and where a third of the population has died as a result of Indonesia's genocidal policies This edition also contains new material a. The main reason I bought this book and Noam Chomsky s Rogue State was because I was fascinated and wanted to know what actually happened in Timor Having heard a third hand account from friends who went there as the Observers at the time of the Public Opinion s Poll time I found some of the stories just didn t match hence the books I d have to say that it s an eye opener and uite a horrifying account of what the military can do and how filtered the news actually came to the rest of the Indonesians Or how one sided were the stories that came back Some things just don t match up Though after I read this I discussed the book with a very good friend whose uncle was involved in the army and was assigned there and sadly it seemed like us Indonesians really are not what I have always thought of all of us to be we are no gentle people afterall when it comes to war Whatever the reason whatever the provocation We are not un capable of comitting a massacre The three stars given are actually only for the Timor part of this book as to be honest I have hardly read the rest of the journalism stories that he s written in this volume maybe I should maybe I will one of these days perhaps Not Just Roommates of the population has died as a result Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid of the Public Opinion s Poll time I found some Shadow of the Vampire of the stories just didn t match hence the books I d have to say that it s an eye Nanotherapeutics Drug Delivery Concepts in Nanoscience opener and uite a horrifying account Jean Paul Sartre of what the military can do and how filtered the news actually came to the rest Statistical Computing in C and R of the Indonesians Or how Vintage Games An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto Super Mario and the Most Influential Games of All Time one sided were the stories that came back Some things just don t match up Though after I read this I discussed the book with a very good friend whose uncle was involved in the army and was assigned there and sadly it seemed like us Indonesians really are not what I have always thought The Frog Princess of all Human Aspects of Software Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Series of us to be we are no gentle people afterall when it comes to war Whatever the reason whatever the provocation We are not un capable Zamba The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived of comitting a massacre The three stars given are actually How to Make a Plant Love You only for the Timor part The Erotic Motive In Literature of this book as to be honest I have hardly read the rest Cities and Dialogue of the journalism stories that he s written in this volume maybe I should maybe I will De Omweg one The Christmas Doll of these days perhaps

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