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James F. Tracy: Orwell’s 1984 Solution to Criminalize War: “If There was Hope, it must Lie in the Proles”

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance-it is the illusion of knowledge.”-Daniel Boorstin In George Orwell’s 1984 the Outer Party comprised a mere thirteen percent of the population and was subject to the ideological filters in play at the Ministry of Truth and the broader bureaucratic structure. A specific language and way of thinking were closely adhered to. Given their poli ...

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John Pilger: The Pursuit of Julian Assange Is An Assault on Freedom And a Mockery of Journalism

Source Photo: John Pilger   The British government's threat to invade the Ecuadorean embassy in London and seize Julian Assange is of historic significance. David Cameron, the former PR man to a television industry huckster and arms salesman to sheikdoms, is well placed to dishonour international conventions that have protected Britons in places of upheaval. Just as Tony Blair's invasion of Ira ...

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Tim King: Check ‚The Other Site‘ for Cutting Edge Middle East News and Perspective

Tim King Salem-News.com The OtherSite – Truth? Justice? Peace? Is a new initiative by Dr. Gabi Weber & Simon Köhl in Freiburg, South Germany. Dr. Gabi Weber of Freiburg, Germany (SALEM / FREIBURG) - A new German Website, othersite.org, aims at providing a platform for open exchange of idea and discourse without censorship, mainly about topics related to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This new project ...

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Gabi Weber – Newsletter 26 February 2012

Below you find one of the hundreds of newsletters I spread in the last two years. I decided to put some of them online being convinced that the included material is important.   “If injustice is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.” (Henry David Thoreau "Civil ...

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Saman Mohammadi: Flipping The Script: The Western Media’s Syria Propaganda Is Falling Apart

What is written in the press is lies. What is hidden in plain view is the truth. By Saman Mohammadi July 31, 2012 "Information Clearing House" -- Do you remember this guy, Jason Russell? He was the frontman for the short-lived and over-hyped "Kony 2012" propaganda campaign that exploited young people's emotions to popularize a U.S. military invasion of Uganda. After his lies were exp ...

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Mouin Rabbani: Reflections on a Lifetime of Engagement With Zionism, the Palestine Question, and American Empire – An Interview with Noam Chomsky

July 29, 2012 "Information Clearing House" -- What is perhaps most striking about Noam Chomsky is his consistency. Over the course of more than half a century of political activism, accompanied by a ceaseless output of books and articles as well as innumerable talks and interviews, he has—to the best of my knowledge—never changed his mind on a significant issue. This is all the more im ...

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