I finally understand how, when the Spanish Civil War ignited, a group of young Americans— inexperienced militaristically but politically aware— chose to fight the ideologically-destructive fascism. Their fight was one for democracy worldwide.
George Orwell articles on Democracy Chronicles
George Orwell was a novelist and journalist from England. His work during the tumultuous World War period is marked by clarity of opinion, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and commitment to democracy. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
The existence of new world culture with its complex power alloy of politicians, capitalism and state security services, tells us that there is a need for our current political and economic systems to be profoundly changed.
Since the beginning of recorded human history systems of hierarchy have been set up not only to control and keep the masses in their places, but to make men superior to women, one race superior to another, and the rich superior to the poor.
President Eisenhower warned us to stay alert and keep informed because he could see that greed and access to public funds not only creates economic disaster for the lower and middle class but undermines our democracy
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Our society is so far removed from the idea of empathy. We always put profits over people. Equality is empty rhetoric to the CEOs & policymakers of our land. Working 80 hours per week doesn’t even guarantee you a place in the middle class.
Occupy’s Nowhere Man Brian Connolly has been an OWS activist and instigator for nearly two years – he’s the guy who’s the spitting image of John Lennon
Criticizing whistleblower Edward Snowden, Orwellian Obama spying speech use double talk in defense