Framing the language of carnage in Palestine

Language is a loaded weapon used by the powerful to incite and to maintain advantages during conflicts and wars. No one understood this better than George Orwell when he wrote in 1946, “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind”.

Propaganda is used to rally the troops, manage public perceptions and garner support. Israel has firmly embedded the myth that it is a democratic, brave, vulnerable nation into the body politic of the United States.

In their current war against the Palestinians, Israel has made sure to control the narrative and to silence dissenting voices. With the support of the corporate media, they have established who matters, Israel, and who does not, the Palestinians.

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Our queen: Bring home the crown

Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

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