Gareth Jones

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Complete Soviet Articles & Background Information


Précis of Gareth's Soviet Famine Articles


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Tell Them We Are Starving




Eyewitness to the Holodomor



More Than Grain of Truth



Manchukuo Incident





'Are you Listening NYT?'  U.N. Speech - Nov 2009


Gareth Recognised at Cambridge - Nov 2009


Reporter and the Genocide - Rome, March 2009


Order of Freedom Award -Nov 2008


Premiere of 'The Living' Documentary Kyiv - Nov 2008


Gareth Jones 'Famine' Diaries - Chicago 2008


Aberystwyth Memorial Plaque 2006





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Up to the present the white powers have been oppressing the coloured races, and through exploitation of the latter have enjoyed luxury and prosperity.”  Ishihara considered that German-Japanese co-operation the only step to save Germany from total collapse and an effective step for Japan to arrest the advance of the United States, Britain, France and Italy into the Asiatic continent. 

Contemporary national sentiments have a way of influencing the politics of a country.  Gareth was well versed in the reasons for American isolationism.  The depression of the early thirties caused great hardship with much unemployment and financial loss in the country.  The Americans blamed this on the failure of the repayment of the war debts and war reparations.  They failed to understand that insisting on the payments of war debts was causing them far greater loss than the millions owed to them.  It was not understood that the method of repayment and tariff barriers prevented free trade and was causing poverty in the countries that they felt owed them money.  When Gareth visited the Philippines he was to see the problem of this isolationism and political lobbying.  Just prior to the 1932 election Gareth wrote in The Western Mail an article entitled: ‘How America sees the Debts Question’, portraying her ignorance and mistrust of Europe.  The previous year an American Congressman had even declared the President of the United States was a ‘German Agent’, because he had declared the Hoover Moratorium.  Circumstances of the financial crisis had forced President Hoover to pronounce this.  Franklin Roosevelt bowed to the strong lobby of farmers and America voted him into power as President of their country. 

 In the summer of 1934, Gareth interviewed Randolph Hearst, the newspaper magnate at his home Wales, St Donat’s Castle, initiating the conversation with the remark:  “Was not the Americans’ contribution to the War millions of dollars, whilst that of Britain and France millions of men?”  He replied that it:  “was not their war, but the Allies”.  Gareth went on to say that in Wales they were amused by his remark ‘Welshing on a debt’.  His response was that it would be more accurate and more definitely descriptive to say:  “that a man who had repudiated on an obligation had ‘Englished’ on his debt.  It was a phrase devised by Englishmen to gratify the vanities and prejudices of Englishmen”.

Hirohito in Imperial Robes.

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