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Quote: Orwell on Ignorance is Strength

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Facebook email switch prompts outcry

AFP SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Facebook users were venting anger Tuesday over a move changing users’ default email address to the one operated by the leading social network. “You can thank Facebook for making that change without telling you,” said … Continue reading

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Soiled 6-Year-Old Proves We Accept Humiliation of Children

J. Budd Yahoo News According to MSNBC, a 6-year-old girl at Southwest Elementary School in Washburn, Mo., was denied a bathroombreak because she and her classmates were in the middle of taking a state standardized test. As a result, the … Continue reading

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The psychological science of relationships

Anna Mikulak EurekAlert (April 16, 2012) — Our relationships with others are an essential part of everyday life, but that doesn’t mean that understanding and getting along with other people is easy. Here is some of the latest research on … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Goldstein (George Orwell) Ignorance is Strength (1949)

Panarchy.org Note: Here is George Orwell at his best. This is Chapter I of The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, to be read preferably after Chapter III (War is Peace) because it ends in a suspended way that allows … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Goldstein (George Orwell) War is Peace (1949)

Panarchy Note: This is Chapter III of The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism by Emmanuel Goldstein, the book that Winston Smith is reading in George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” before being arrested. If somebody wants to know where the current … Continue reading

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School bullies more likely to be substance users, study finds

Kisha Radliff EurekAlert COLUMBUS, Ohio – Middle- and high-school students who bully their classmates are more likely than others to use substances such as cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, a new study found. Researchers found that bullies and bully-victims – youth … Continue reading

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Amid the Murdoch scandal, there is the acrid smell of business as usual

Source: John Pilger In Scoop, Evelyn Waugh’s brilliant satire on the press, there is the moment when Lord Copper, owner of the Daily Beast, meets his new special war correspondent, William Boot, in truth an authority on wild flowers and … Continue reading

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EXPOSED: Child Labour Camp in Australia 2012

Bryan Seymour Today Tonight Right in the middle of a quiet suburb is a place where children are separated from their parents, and forced to work full time for no pay, and live in squalid conditions. Full report from Bryan … Continue reading

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BBC: Inside the Medieval Mind – Knowledge

One of the world’s greatest authorities on the Middle Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett of St Andrew’s University, investigates the intellectual landscape of the medieval world.

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