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Strategic Culture - 2020-09-28 - Original post - cached version

The impeached U.S. President, Donald Trump, has taken a step never attempted by any of his predecessors. Trump, who every day is exposing his fascist policies and intentions, has announced that he is establishing a “1776 Commission” to re-write American history and force-feed it to every public...

Off Guardian - 2020-08-01 - Original post - cached version

Cynthia Chung “Politicians, Priests, and psychiatrists often face the same problem: how to find the most rapid and permanent means of changing a man’s belief…The problem of the doctor and his nervously ill patient, and that of the religious leader who sets out to gain and hold new converts, has...

Strategic Culture - 2020-07-24 - Original post - cached version

The sensational headlines screaming on the front pages of British newspapers this week showed that the parliamentary Russia Report was a triumph of bombast.

The Daily Mail led with “Damning Russia Dossier” while The Times heralded “MI5 to get more powers” and “Tough new laws will combat...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-14 - Original post - cached version

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

— O’Brien to Winston Smith in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four

Seventy years ago, on August 29, 1949, the Soviets successfully tested their first nuclear bomb, and...

Strategic Culture - 2020-07-08 - Original post - cached version

“Politicians, Priests, and psychiatrists often face the same problem: how to find the most rapid and permanent means of changing a man’s belief…The problem of the doctor and his nervously ill patient, and that of the religious leader who sets out to gain and hold new converts, has now become the...

Strategic Culture - 2020-05-20 - Original post - cached version

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), happily amplified by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) in the United States which carries its World News, continues to pump out its regular dreck about the alleged economic chaos in Russia and the imagined miserable state of the Russian people....

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-07 - Original post - cached version

On 1 May, International Labour Day (except in the USA),1 I happened to see the current prime minister of Portugal proclaim on television the next stages of the policing that began with the proclamation that the world was in the midst of a “pandemic”. He explained that masks would be...

James Bovard - 2020-02-18 - Original post - cached version
The American Conservative, February 18, 2020 Yalta and the Death of the ‘Good War’

by James Bovard

FDR’s complicity in Stalin’s post-WWII bloodletting started a trend of lies and hypocrisy in U.S. foreign policy.

Yalta summit in February 1945 with (...
Dissident Voice - 2019-08-19 - Original post - cached version

How do you explain the fact that the John Birch Society used 1984 as its main office telephone number in the 1960s? Or that both Animal Farm and 1984, are force-fed to virtually the entire western world in people’s formative years in their teens, even as Big Brother jacks up repression and...

Les Crises - 2019-06-30 - Original post - cached version

Source : France culture, Yann Lagarde, 07-06-2019

Comment la langue peut-elle devenir un instrument de domination ? C’est la question que se pose George Orwell dans “1984” avec la novlangue imposée par le pouvoir. Jean-Jacques Rosat, professeur de philosophie et éditeur, explique comment...

21 Century Wire - 2019-05-22 - Original post - cached version

Written and produced by South Front Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson; Voiceover by Dermot Arrigan:

The Impending Crisis

At one time, specifically during the post-World War 2 Bretton Woods era, it looked like as if the capitalist model could be indefinitely sustainable and...

Consortium News - 2019-05-03 - Original post - cached version

Ray McGovern calls out the void of evidence at the heart of the Senate hearing with Attorney General Barr on Wednesday. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News George Orwell would have been in stitches Wednesday watching Attorney General William…

Ian Sinclair - 2019-04-01 - Original post - cached version

‘Simply not very bright’: the latest Corbyn smear
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
20 March 2019

Fuelled by charges of anti-semitism, Brexit and the breakaway Independent Group of MPs, we are in the midst of another anti-Corbyn media feeding frenzy.

As with the British...

Consortium News - 2018-10-01 - Original post - cached version

If there’s one thing that brings a tear to Caitlin Johnstone’s eye, it’s the inspiration she feels watching Republican-aligned neoconservatives and Democrat-aligned neoconservatives find a way to bridge their almost nonexistent differences.  By Caitlin Johnstone If there’s one thing that…...

Les Crises - 2018-08-04 - Original post - cached version

Source : Un Bruit Blanc, Kévin Boucaud-Victoire, Christophe Penaguin, 03-06-2018

Journaliste, auteur de La Guerre des Gauches, co-fondateur de la revue Le Comptoir, Kévin Boucaud-Victoire a récemment publié Orwell, écrivain des gens ordinaires (Éditions Première Partie). Un auteur...
News Junkie Post - 2018-07-30 - Original post - cached version

Time is up! All humans, men and women, are guilty as charged! Guilty of abusing other species and the natural world we depend on; guilty, either by greed or ignorance, of abusing other species that sustain our own and driving them to expedient extinction. Wild life, big and small, is...

Burning Blogger - 2018-05-24 - Original post - cached version

I noticed something curious recently, nestled away in one of the newspapers: that the Chinese government has apparently banned the classic book 1984  by George Orwell. There’s something that kind of speaks for itself when an oppressive government bans not just any old book, but something as...

Dissident Voice - 2018-04-07 - Original post - cached version

This is not an ordinary review or even rehash of George Orwell’s 1945 essay, “Notes on Nationalism.” Rather, it is a reflection on and attempt to expand and re-contextualize the ideas expressed there with comments directly relevant to 2018. Orwell’s main points—the varied and ubiquitous nature...

21 Century Wire - 2018-03-16 - Original post - cached version

The Saker
The Unz Review

Assuming mankind finds a way not to destroy itself in the near future and assuming that there will still be historians in the 22nd or 23rd centuries, I bet you that they will look at the AngloZionist Empire and see the...

MintPress - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

Beijing, China – The ruling Chinese Communist Party government announced plans on February 25th to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to two five-year terms, paving the way for current Chinese President Xi Jinping to retain control of the country indefinitely after his...

The Anti Media - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

(TIM) — The ruling Chinese Communist Party government announced plans on February 25th to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to two five-year terms, paving the way for current Chinese President Xi Jinping to retain control of the country indefinitely after his second...

Ian Sinclair - 2018-02-26 - Original post - cached version

Natalie Nougayrède: a victim of the propaganda system she doesn’t think exists
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
22 February 2018

Last month Guardian columnist and leader writer Natalie Nougayrède wrote an op-ed examining propaganda in our supposed age of “lies and distortion...

Consortium News - 2018-01-02 - Original post - cached version

In a homage to George Orwell’s Newspeak, the Trump administration has compiled a list of words that are banned from use in budget requests, reports Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson There is a scene in George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel…

Cercle Des Volontaires - 2017-09-21 - Original post - cached version

« Tous les animaux sont égaux, mais certains sont plus égaux que d’autres. »

Une citation bien connue que d’aucuns attribuent généralement à Coluche. À tort. En vérité, elle est de Napoléon. Non pas de Napoléon Bonaparte, le...

21 Century Wire - 2017-09-19 - Original post - cached version

21st Century Wire says…

After 12 months of perpetrating one of the greatest political hoaxes in history – blaming Russia for the Presidential victory of Donald Trump – the Washington establishment is now wanting to take the lie to the next level by sanctioning not only Russian...

21 Century Wire - 2017-09-16 - Original post - cached version

As our consumer society becomes more and more obsessed with convenience and enamored with technology, the harbingers have never been clearer: man is putting his faith in machines, over himself and the divine. In this new digital technocracy, the machine will usurp both the self and the divine as...

Les Crises - 2017-09-09 - Original post - cached version

Source : Robert Parry, Consortium News, 28-07-2017

Aux États-Unis, les médias dominants continuent à propager leurs propres « fake news », notamment à propos d’un « consensus » de la communauté du renseignement sur le « piratage » à l’origine du Russia-gate tandis que des algorithmes...

21 Century Wire - 2017-09-02 - Original post - cached version

Undoubtedly, we are living in an age of universal deceit, where government and corporations are colluding to bury the truth, and promote only state-sanctioned narratives.

“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. His...

Les Crises - 2017-08-29 - Original post - cached version

Source : Les amis de Bartleby, 12-04-1946

George Orwell

Quelques réflexions
sur le crapaud ordinaire

(Article paru le 12 avril 1946 dans Tribune, Londres,

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Dissident Voice - 2017-08-25 - Original post - cached version

1984 is probably one of the worst books of the 20th century because of its mis-interpretation!

a) Although Orwell was writing about ENGLAND, in fact, and not as allegory, the exigencies of anti-Soviet propaganda required that the story be defined as a dystopia about the world under Soviet...

Ian Sinclair - 2017-08-23 - Original post - cached version

The Myth of Dunkirk
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
28 July 2017

The British public, one of my university tutors once said, are still feeling the effects of Second World War propaganda today.

The events surrounding the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF...

Cercle Des Volontaires - 2017-08-12 - Original post - cached version

Que l’on s’accorde ou non avec les conclusions de ses partisans, on niera difficilement que l’anarchisme, dans la diversité de ses courants, aura exploré dès le XIX° siècle la majorité des questions qui hantent encore la théorie et la pratique de la politique en ce pétaradant début de millénaire...

21 Century Wire - 2017-07-29 - Original post - cached version

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

British futurist Aldous Huxley wrote his literary classic Brave New World in 1931, and in less than one hundred years western society has already realized his dystopian vision.

Back in 2010, I wrote a piece entitled, The 21st Century...

Cercle Des Volontaires - 2017-07-24 - Original post - cached version

Nous relayons l’émission « L’invité » du 12 septembre 2016, tournée quelques mois avant les diverses périodes électorales en France [1]. Patrick Simonin y accueille Laurent Mauduit, entre autres cofondateur de Mediapart et ancien du Monde et de Libération, pour qu’il y présente son livre Main...

FEE - 2017-07-13 - Original post - cached version

When Orwell worked as a propagandist for the BBC, there was a conference room there numbered 101. This room was the room of which he based the location for some of his more horrifying scenes, making the scenes themselves all the more horrifying.

MintPress - 2017-07-03 - Original post - cached version

Riot police advance through smoke towards protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Aug. 13, 2014.

“The Internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching us, and customizing itself to what it knows...

Cercle Des Volontaires - 2017-06-22 - Original post - cached version

François Bayrou, ministre de la justice démissionnaire. En arrière-plan, Marielle de Sarnez, secrétaire d’état aux affaires européennes et députée européenne visée par une enquête préliminaire

Les soupçons de corruption pesant sur certains candidats ont...

FEE - 2017-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Parallels between the world of Orwell’s 1984 and our own are increasingly obvious. We live in an ever-growing surveillance state and higher education is fast becoming a place where students expect not to be faced with or to contend with controversial ideas but to be protected from them.

The Anti Media - 2017-06-09 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) Given the tone of political reportage over the last month and the breathless coverage of James Comey’s hearing yesterday, you would have thought President Donald Trump had diminished the power of a co-equal branch of government or violated some basic protection in the Bill of...

Dissident Voice - 2017-06-01 - Original post - cached version

Gilad Atzmon has a new book just out titled Being in Time: A Post-Political Manifesto. The title probably is influenced from a book, Being and Time, written by the German philosopher Martin Heidegger.

Atzmon has put forward his manifesto that attempts to synthesize various political,...

News Junkie Post - 2017-05-29 - Original post - cached version

Historians might scratch their heads a long time to figure out when and why it happened, but by the time King Donald was doing the Arabian sword dance and rubbing King Salman’s magic lantern, he was gone. Well, he was just permanently absent, as if the little lucidity that remained had...

The Anti Media - 2017-04-06 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) As team Trump gears up to welcome the Chinese president at the end of the week — and as it’s forced to deal with a profound piece of anti-government vandalism burned into a Donald Trump property — nearly 200 theaters around the world simultaneously screened the film version of Orwell...

The Duran - 2017-03-28 - Original post - cached version

YouTube was once the democratic platform where anyone with a functional smart phone could do what used to require professional television producers many tens of thousands of dollars at the bear minimum in order to produce. Now a combination of the media-industrial complex and the US/EU...

The Duran - 2017-03-23 - Original post - cached version

I remember watching with horror, when under George W. Bush, the US Congress passed the Patriot Act, a perversely named piece of legislation which tossed many provisions of free speech, free association, the presumption of innocence. one’s right to privacy and other sacred elements of...

21 Century Wire - 2017-03-11 - Original post - cached version

21st Century Wire says…

Vault 7: what does it mean to America, and the expectations of of rights and privacy for the average citizen? Is the CIA’s covert hacking program an affront to the US Constitution? Are we at as dark place in western a society?

CrossTalk: Wikileaks strikes...

The Duran - 2017-03-07 - Original post - cached version

Zero Hedge has reported that Britain’s Cardiff Metropolitan University is trying to force its version of Orwellian Newspeak on its students.

Excerpts from the list are as follows:

Some of the terms are downright patronising towards females, as there is an implication...

Porkins Policy Review - 2017-02-25 - Original post - cached version

Tom Secker and I were recently guests on Len Osanic’s Black Op Radio. We discussed The CIA and Hollywood series and specifically our episode on The Quiet American and Edward Lansdale. We discuss the theory that Lansdale was acting as a former ad-executive and was attempting to sell war...

News Junkie Post - 2017-02-24 - Original post - cached version

“Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power.” George Orwell in “Notes on Nationalism” (1945)

Reclaiming national sovereignty and cultural diversity without racist...

Dissident Voice - 2017-01-26 - Original post - cached version


For all the environmental devastation, attacks on civil liberties and aggression both overseas and at home that President Trump will likely bring, his greatest crimes thus far are certainly those he and his administration have committed against the English language. Nowhere has this been...

21 Century Wire - 2017-01-04 - Original post - cached version

21st Century Wire says…

For anyone who has been active on social media platforms, especially in the controversial field of trying to get the truth out, stories of being banned, posts disappearing, and selective censorship are nothing new. The only difference this year is that certain...

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