Tributes Pour in For John Pilger

From Jeremy Corbyn, WikiLeaks, Afshin Rattansi, Max Blumenthal, Jonathan Cook, Scott Ritter, Vijay Prashad, Glenn Greenwald, Tariq Ali, Matt Kennard, Roger Waters and more. 

John Pilger at Columbia University, New York, 2006. (Marjorie Lipan/Flickr)

Meanwhile, the U.S. mainstream media is so far silent on Pilger’s passing.  The New York Times on Monday ran an obit on the comedian Shecky Greene but not a word on Pilger, who wrote several opinion pieces for the Times. 

24 comments for “Tributes Pour in For John Pilger

  1. Babajko Oliver
    January 2, 2024 at 18:53

    I have read and watched Mr. Pilger for many years. A tremendous loss for all. My condolences to his Family.

  2. January 2, 2024 at 05:23

    Brave and principled.

    You Shine On, Pilger
    YesXorNo, 2024-01-01

  3. Rob Parsons
    January 1, 2024 at 19:42

    This man added so much to the growing light that will eventually obliterate the darkness of ignorance.
    He lives on in the pantheon of true heroes.
    Much respect .

  4. January 1, 2024 at 19:26

    Social media have made real journalism by real journalists more accessible to more people than it ever was before. Corporations own social media and the internet. We can only hope they do not shut it down.

  5. Carolyn/Cookie out west
    January 1, 2024 at 18:27

    So brave and inspiring was John Pilger….the testimonies by journalist friends here make me cry. May you all follow his brave example. And may his spirit companion you on Life’s journey. Heartfelt condolences to John’s family and friends. from a poet in Pacifica CA who tries to tell truths on the page. But John was and will be someone who inspires so many of us.

  6. Stephen Zelnick
    January 1, 2024 at 18:15

    I owe John Pilger for educating me on the media and how reporting covers reality with falsehood. He was a brave a humane person. We can’t spare them these days. Fortunately, many of the people who left their testaments here, can claim this heritage. Talk about heroes, John Pilger was one of the best.

  7. Marilyn Henighan
    January 1, 2024 at 16:13

    At the beginning of the Iraq war, it was almost impossible to find a truth teller. I discovered John Pilger. I think he saved my sanity.

    May his spirit live on.


  8. January 1, 2024 at 16:05

    John Pilger, the Man. the Myth, the Legend RIP

  9. Donna Bubb
    January 1, 2024 at 16:03

    Thank you Consortium News for sharing these sincere tributes to John Pilger. We are so lucky to have had him for so many years.

  10. Dario
    January 1, 2024 at 15:34

    RIP John.
    His courage and independent reporting will be sorely missed, more than ever in our times.

  11. David Otness
    January 1, 2024 at 14:57

    You know, while sitting here enthralled and feeling the depth of love and respect for humanity that John Pilger projected from his core, I am reminded of a subtle and always constant feature of his being; he was never pretentious nor ever one whit demanding of attention being directed upon himself. He was the ever-supplicant for decency being accorded to his fellows in humanity, never about “I’m John Pilger,” he was always about all of us, and making sure as best he could that our destination as a whole was a good place to find comfort and shelter from the storm.
    Goodnight, sweet prince.

  12. Marilyn Henighan
    January 1, 2024 at 13:35

    At the beginning of the Iraq war, it was almost impossible to find a truth teller. I discovered John Pilger. I think he saved my sanity.

    May his spirit live on.


  13. Susan Siens
    January 1, 2024 at 13:25

    What a loss, a terrible loss. But I would not include Jeremy Corbyn’s name or comments praising John Pilger; Corbyn is a weakling who sold out the Labour Party to Israel. Reading about his downfall reminded me a lot of time spent in leftist circles where people will stab each other in the back over nothing.

    • WillD
      January 1, 2024 at 22:05

      Your criticism of Jeremy Corbyn is irrelevant and inappropriate here.

    • January 1, 2024 at 23:40

      We must be thinking about different Jeremy Corbyns; for I do not see Corbyn through the lens you apparently do. Ironically, given your statement, it was Labour who sold Corbyn out to Israel, smearing him falsely as “anti-semitic” merely because he advocated for Palestine.

    • Dave Grounds
      January 2, 2024 at 03:54

      Jeremy Corbyn was depicted as an anti-semite by the MSM for suggesting that Israel should back off a little in their relentless persecution of the Palestinians. His right wing colleagues in the Labour Party jumped on this issue to force him out so that they could take over. They also had the backing of Corporate UK who certainly didn’t want any of his leftist ideas getting in the way of their total domination of the country. I’m not sure where you get the idea that he’d sold out the Labour Party to Israel from…

  14. Selina Sweet
    January 1, 2024 at 13:19

    I knew little of this man John Pilger…yet, in reading the outpouring of professional and humble respect, admiration and love for him here, I am moved and stirred. That he touched so many, so soulfully. Made out of the same cloth, it appears, as Daniel Ellsberg. A classy man in the deepest sense. A sincere thank you to each of you for your witnessing.

  15. Joy
    January 1, 2024 at 13:15

    Thank you, John Pilger, for the work you have done in preparing a way for the truth to be heard by those whose hearts and minds are willing.

  16. Paula
    January 1, 2024 at 12:44

    In a world full of blood and tears, it feels like yet another blow to lose such an exemplary mind and spirit in midst of so much need. May he continue to inspire young and old truth seekers, defenders of the unheard, the silenced. Rest In Peace. May your spirit live on.

  17. ray Peterson
    January 1, 2024 at 12:16

    As a world history high school teacher, (2013),
    I showed my class John’s, Palestine: Still the Issue.
    It so impressed them they went on to take American
    imperialism and Zionist Israel’s apartheid into
    their American history class.
    I won’t miss him because a God of love couldn’t
    be without such a servant.

    • Andrew Nichols
      January 1, 2024 at 17:15

      Showing that doco must have taken courage. Well done. The thought police and a certain ethno-religious lobby must have missed that or youd have been sacked.

  18. Boba
    January 1, 2024 at 11:10

    What a great man he was- brave, honest, courageous! Unique, rare. My deepest condolences to his family and to world of independent media and journalists. Because we lost one of the greatest- the beckon of free world!

  19. Paul Citro
    January 1, 2024 at 08:52

    John Pilger has given us a fine example of how a life can be well lived.

  20. Frank
    January 1, 2024 at 08:40

    FAREWELL to a giant of humanity. RIP in jannah.

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