This video says about itself:
Orwell’s 1984 Tops Sales Under Trump
3 February 2017
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
-George Orwell, 1984
This video says about itself:
Donald Trump’s Alternative Facts & George Orwell’s 1984
28 January 2017
This is just US President Donald Trump’s first week in office and we already have years’ worth of controversies. Recently, when NBC’s Chuck Todd interviewed Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to Donald Trump about the first white house press conference held by Sean Spicer, official white house press secretary and Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, she said something quite dangerous. She spoke of ‘Alternative Facts’, something similar to ‘Doublethink’ and ‘Doublespeak’.
So, this episode of Journal of Things discusses the hidden implications behind that word while analyzing the influence of language in politics while comparing today’s political scenario to George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 and its Ingsoc language Newspeak. It also refers to Orwell’s another book ‘Politics & The English Language’ and Edward Herman’s Beyond Hypocrisy. Is Donald Trump dangerous? This is Donald Trump’s version of 1984.
By Steve Sweeney in Britain:
Dump the Chump
Saturday 4th February 2017
THOUSANDS of people are gathering in London today as a united front opposes the hateful politics of US President Donald Trump.
Today’s Stand Up to Trump rally has been called by a broad coalition of labour and progressive movement organisations in Britain.
It is the first anti-Trump event backed by the Muslim Association of Britain, the Muslim Council of Britain and the Muslim Engagement and Development group in a display of unity against Mr Trump’s policies.
Protesters will meet at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square at 11am before marching to Downing Street for a rally.
A Stand Up to Trump statement signed by by trade union leaders, MPs and faith groups says: “Time is short. We cannot allow racism to seep deeper into society and whatever our other differences, we must unite together to meet this serious threat.”
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said: “Now is the time for people of goodwill to unite and stand up to racism.”
Ms May’s continued silence over the travel ban as she toured Malta yesterday, where she tried to persuade European Nato allies to increase defence spending, has led to her being branded a “Trump sycophant” and accused of doing the US president’s bidding.
Further sanctions were imposed on Iran by the US government yesterday in response to the country’s test launch of a ballistic missile last weekend.
Mr Trump tweeted: “Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile. Should have been thankful for the terrible deal the US made with them!”
Later he channelled former Egypt autocrat Hosni Mubarak’s habit of blaming conspiracies in the face of popular opposition, saying: “Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Today’s rally sees the broadest coalition since the 2002-2003 anti-war movement.
A Stand Up to Trump summit will be held from 10.30am at Friends Meeting House in London on February 18.