John Pilger writes on how George Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future in 1984 is happening today in the form of media manipulation and unnecessary wars, and the movement goes unchallenged.
Palestine, War and the Responsibility of Colonial Power
To achieve justice and peace in Israel, its popular portrayal as the victim of Palestinian aggression must be replaced with the state accepting responsibility in its role as a colonial power with all the attendant political, military, and financial hegemony. As an occupying power, they must protect the civilian population, and their actions must be proportional and measured towards perceived injustice, granting rights and self determination to the Palestinian people. Otherwise, war, death, hatred, and instability will continue. Essay by Ajamu Baraka with two films by John Pilger.