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Welcome to my official site in a new design. It tells you who I am and what I do as peace researcher and art photographer. It’s merely a gateway. My writings, media commentaries, videos, books and book chapters, photographic works, blog posts and social media activity are spread all over under the menus above and in the links in the right-hand column. Browse, enjoy, be challenged – for peace and art. And click to your right to follow this diverse place. Jan Oberg

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President Trump moves towards war on Iran

With his speech today – half an hour ago – U.S. President Trump has taken a huge step into uncharted territories. (Here on video). 
 One that implies a 60-75% risk of leading to a US attack on Iran. 
 Behind him stands the hardline militarists whom he has himself appointed. 
 
 Secondly, neo-conservative individuals and think tanks who have brought the world only a series of failed wars and unspeakable human misery since the invasion of Afghanistan. 
 Third, the Military-Industrial-Media-Academic Complex, MIMAC, that is outside real democratic control and pushes relentlessly for ever-increasing armament and wars and serves the public all kinds of weird, fake images of what threatens the US.  
 Further, pro-Israeli and pro-Saudi lobby organisations and extremely wealthy individuals who buy political influence and thereby destroy the very foundations of democracy and free opinion formation.
 
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 Against these numerically tiny elites stand virtually the rest of the world, including NATO allies and the EU.

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Anders Samuelsen og Nordkorea

Udenrigsminister Anders Samuelsen er langt dygtigere i rollen som USAs udenrigsambassadør end som dansk udenrigsminister. Citaterne i denne artikel vidner om omfattende uvidenhed om Nordkorea, historien om Nord og Syd, Ikkespredningsaftalen, konfliktløsning – herunder diplomatisk samtale – og atomvåben. Mødet kan kun have bidraget til at cementere Nordkoreas oplevelse af at være trængt og få en uretfærdig behandling. Man må […]

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Genialt af Skovgaard Museet

Det er genialt af Skovgaard Museet at bevidst fravælge islamofobiens kendemærker og dermed marginalisere dens tilhængere. Debatten om Muhammed-tegningerne handler jo ikke om ytringsfrihed men om dannelse, indlevelse og respekt (og ville aldrig kunne være ført hvis det var anti-semitiske tegninger). Og om ansvar for hvad man siger og gør – og vælger at ikke sige og gøre. Om ytringsansvar. […]

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