Monthly Archives: October 2014

26 years ago on November 9: Fall of the Berlin Wall

26 years ago on November 9: Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell.
In my view, one of the greatest statesmen of our times – unfortunately never supported by exploited by a triumphalist, winner-takes-it-all West.

Those of us who remember those days and went down to hammer down that Wall can never ever forget!

November 1989 was the best opportunity of our times to have created a better world. Short-sighted policies and politicans not reaching Gorbachev to the knees intellectually created the crises that we see today in Ukraine and elsewhere.

Europe today could have been such a fabulous place. Tragic. Tragic.

Ukraine – Conflict Diagnosis and How To Avoid New Cold War

Public Lecture

Where: Orkanen, room D131
When: 16:00 – 18:00
What: Ukraine – A Broader Conflict Diagnosis Towards Peace Instead of a New Cold War with lecturer Jan Öberg

UF Malmö welcomes Jan Öberg, Director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), to discuss with us the Russia-Ukraine situation, and how it is an example of conflict-creation and confrontation.

TFF is an independent think tank, a global network that aims to bring about peace by peaceful means. It inspires a passion for peace from the grassroots to the corridors of power. In 2013, TFF was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

As always, there will be time for questions and discussion, and fika will be served. The coffee, tea and soda served at UF events is FairTrade, and we will also provide vegan cupcakes from MiaMarias Catering for the first 40 guests! Because politics starts in your coffee cup.

TFF PressInfo # 286 – Sweden’s submergency

TFF PressInfo # 286 Sweden’s submergency

This is ultimately about the security of the Swedish people and the region. Investigate the Swedish military’s performance. Take into account other possibilities such as NATO regular presence. Be aware of bought journalism. Demand better security analyses of our media.

► ► Sweden’s mystery submarine search exposed

Sweden’s mystery submarine search exposed

Jan Oberg on RT on the funny hunt and the boulevard press-like coverage of it.

The interview comes in the wake of the TFF PressInfo sent out yesterday that only two American and one Norwegian, but no Swedish media, found worthy dealing with.

By the way, the hunt for an object is already sliding down the Swedish media’s agenda – after the Swedish prime minister announced that military expenditures will be increased…


TFF PressInfo # 285: Vilken ubåt i Sverige?

TFF PressInfo # 285: Vilken ubåt i Sverige?
By Jan Oberg, TFF director

TFF PressInfo # 285: What submarine in Sweden?

TFF PressInfo # 285: What submarine in Sweden?

From Swedish defence force to farce – and boulevard press journalism. Who is playing with our security?

Här är förslagen som kan förhindra att Lund blir en kulturell öken

Artikel tillsammans med Henrik Hedlund om Lunds kulturella framtid – i Sydsvenska Dagbladet på Konstkvällen i Lund, den 18. oktober 2014.