George Orwell

Young Wigan actor bids for stage breakthrough

A young Wigan actor is hoping for a springboard to stardom after landing her biggest role yet in a homegrown musical premiere.<p>Francesca Fazackerley …

Manchester

Political Cornflakes: 77 percent of Americans — like the president — believe major media outlets report ‘fake news,’ according to a new poll

77 percent of Americans — like the president — believe major media outlets report ‘fake news,’ according to a new poll. Some Utah candidates have …

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Running in hot pursuit of George Orwell

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>George Orwell is dead and gone, and more than a half-century has passed since he wrote “1984,” but he would recognize America today. …

El Paso

Shots fired‚ but no war at Wanderers

“Serious sport‚” George Orwell famously observed in an essay written 73 years ago but more searingly true now than ever‚ “is war minus the shooting.”

George Orwell

The open wounds of history fifty years ago

THE OPEN WOUNDS OF HISTORY<p>FIFTY YEARS AGO<p>BY: T. D. DUFF, TONKA BAY, MINNESOTA<p>My generation came of age in the late 1960’s and 70’s, at the apogee of …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Commentary: George Orwell was wrong — about the date

George Orwell was wrong!<p>About the date.<p>It wasn’t 1984, it was 2016, for which evidence continues to grow on a daily basis. Orwell had the concepts, …

Salt Lake City

What It's Like to Live Without Social Media | Best Countries | US News

After learning that UK-based political data firm Cambridge Analytica acquired private data on millions of Facebook users and used it to influence not …

Social Media

Shulkin’s phony martyrdom and other comments

<b>From the right: David Shulkin’s Phony Martyrdom</b><p>Newly fired Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is trying hard to make himself into a martyr, …

Donald Trump

Information as Spectacle: Second World War Exhibitions by the Ministry of Information | Journal of Design History

The <i>Victory Over Japan</i> exhibition opened during the heady days following the Allied victory in the Second World War. As one of a series of exhibitions …

Artists

Lying about books

From the Guilty Secrets survey by Spread the Word, the top ten books that people say that they’ve read but haven’t.<p>1. 1984 by George Orwell (42%)<br>2. …

Barack Obama

Column: World Cup offers chance for respite from Russia heat

PARIS (AP) It was late 1945, and distrust of Russia was rising. British military planners had recently hatched secret plans, codenamed “Unthinkable,” …

Russia

Big brother isn’t watching you

Donald Trump is the O.J. Simpson of our moment, and we’re on a never-ending White Bronco ride<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>A record? Come on! Don’t minimize what’s happening. It’s far too unique, too unprecedented even to be classified as “historic.” Call it mega-historic, if you …

Donald Trump

What makes a book a best-seller?

All authors dream of looking at the best-seller list and seeing their book at the top. But what turns a book into a smash literary hit? Literary …

Books

A record? Come on! Don’t minimize what’s happening...

<b>Big Brother Isn’t Watching You</b><b><br>You’re Watching Him!</b><br>By Tom Engelhardt<p>A record? Come on! Don’t minimize what’s happening. It’s far too unique, too …

Donald Trump

Jack White on his new album, Jeopardy! and what he's learned from Michael Jackson

If music superlatives are passed down like royal titles, James Brown may well have bequeathed his Hardest Working Man in Show Business mantle to Jack …

South-east Asia

6 Americans Produce Services for Every Worker Producing Physical Products

The chart below shows that the number of goods-producing jobs in the US has remained relatively flat since WWII at about 20 million, while the number …

Globalization

Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain

On March 29, 1939, Francisco Franco and his fascist forces overran the capital city of Spain, Madrid, and declared victory over their enemies, the …

Political Science

Hugh Pennington · Phrenic Crush: The rise and rise of tuberculosis

Phrenic Crush<p>Hugh Pennington<p>The Return of the White Plague: Global Poverty and the ‘New’ Tuberculosis edited by Matthew Gandy and Alimuddin …

Rikers Island

Why community and not confinement will end TB

The global response to tuberculosis has saved millions of lives; TB treatment saved 53 million lives between 2000 and 2016. Yet each year millions …

Public Health

The Illusion of Freedom in the Digital Age by Mark Leonard

LONDON – Over the last few weeks, media around the world have been saturated with stories about how technology is destroying politics. In autocracies …

Xi Jinping

Speaking as a white male...

How much are you in control of your own opinions? I ask this sincerely because, as you’ll see, I’m trying to think this through and I’m not sure …

George Orwell

Post-truth politics and why the antidote isn't simply 'fact-checking' and truth

<i>This article is part of the Revolutions and Counter Revolutions series, curated by Democracy Futuresas a joint global initiative between the Sydney</i> …

Geert Wilders

The Job Centre decides if I eat or go hungry: My Wigan Pier Story

Volunteer, Geoff Hardwick, 62, tells Claire Donnelly how sanctions left him destitute - but a community centre saved him.<p>I’ve lived in the Seacroft …

UK Politics

Bill Murray Compares Parkland Students to Vietnam War Protesters

“If you can just stop shooting at them, they really do pretty well,” actor writes in op-ed<p>Bill Murray is standing with the Parkland students, and …

Groundhog Day

Xi rules — on Chinese President's concentration of power

China is no stranger to reform. Over the past three decades the structure of the government has changed at least half a dozen times. But the scale of …

China

Oh, Florida! Putin’s aiming missiles at us. Big deal.

-Lago, where his BFF hangs out half the year.<p>No sirree, Mr. Putin put the western side of Interstate 4 in his crosshairs, aiming his …

J. Edgar Hoover

What Doesn't Kill You Gives You Tweet Material

I listen to NPR everyday (highly recommend the NPR One app). I am not a news fanatic and more often than not these days find media to be inflammatory …

Texas A&M

Hard Times Again

We live in hard times, and all the indications are that they may get much, even very much, harder. No one, at any rate, would take a bet that they …

Conservative View

Amnesty campaigns against Apple over privacy issues in China

Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Amnesty International has launched a new campaign against Apple for allegedly making the data of Chinese iCloud users …

Amnesty International

'Businesses need to use their own data, and buy the right data'

Disruption is one business trend overarching most others right now. Retailers are threatened by the looming arrival of Amazon.<p>TV and print media are …

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