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John Pilger: Extremists Run America

On today’s special episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker is joined for the full hour from Sydney, Australia by prolific filmmaker and journalist John Pilger.

The director of more than 50 films, Pilger explains why he believes “extremists” run the political system in the United States and the UK.

He talks about why he supports Julian Assange, what whitleblowers mean to society today, and why he feels real change will never come from within mainstream political parties

Pilger also discusses the motivation behind many of his most popular films, including what led him to travel to Iraq to document the effect of sanctions, what Libya was like prior to the NATO bombing of 2011, the state of aborigines in Australia, and the start of his career in 1970 when he documented the resistance of US soldiers during the war in Vietnam.

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