John Pilger is one of last, great investigative journalists of our time. He has been reporting on crimes against humanity since the 1960s. (Thankfully, independent, alternative news reporters are now following in his footsteps by asking probing questions to likewise hold governments accountable.)
I'm ashamed to say that I'd never heard the name, John Pilger, until recently. The legacy he leaves us is a wealth of investigative reports on such issues as the wars in Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Timor, etc., as well as political policies that shape our world.
In addition to the video linked below, I invite you to watch the wealth of other video reports that Pilger has graciously produced to reveal these covert operations to humanity: http://johnpilger.com/filmography
Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies on the War on Terror