George Orwell, in his novel 1984, invented the term "Doublespeak" where war is called peace, lies are called truth and everything becomes the inverse of itself. He might well have been envisaging Ukraine today where simple terms like "thuggery" and "democracy" are being confused and inverted. Journalist Neil Clark joins Sputnik this week to help guide us through the hot-fiber war of propaganda and doublespeak where truth seems to be the first casualty.
And, in part two, we take a look at another casualty of truth – the far too little-known Ballymurphy Massacre. In 1971, unarmed democracy protesters in Belfast were killed by the same British army unit responsible for the Bloody Sunday shootings in Derry just a year later. We invited Sean Murray, campaigner and filmmaker, onto the show to tell us about the fight for justice for the slain of Ballymurphy and the campaign to get the British government to acknowledge that those killed were innocent of any wrongdoing.