What if worldwide migration was free…Hvis migration blev fri…

30. april 2020 Jeg har her tidligere her på bloggen skrevet om kunstneren Gudrun Steen-Andersens særdeles innovative installation, Perpetuum Mobile, der inddrager forskere i et tankeeksperiment - "Hvad hvis al migration blev givet fri i verden?" - som de så besvarer i korte videoer. Det var 2019. I marts i år blev de samme personer…

The Meaninglessness of War: Aleppo

Here my 6th photo series from Aleppo - hashtag #keepfocusonaleppo. 

Lund, Sweden - March 24, 2017

 Can the almost total destruction of Eastern Aleppo be used constructively? Only if we are willing to ask and dialogue about this: • Why does the world go on investing US$ 2000 billion annually in warfare and US$ 30…

Vagn Lundbye, min biologilærer, er død

Læser i Politiken at forfatteren Vagn Lundbye døde den 20. august i år, 82 år gammel. Det sætter gang i minderne fra dengang i Vejlby-Risskov hvor han var biologilærer på Vejlby Skole, der for øvrigt ikke findes længere. Blandt sine elever havde han mig. Det må have været 1963-64. Han var en ukonventionel lærer og…

Facebook’s grotesque nudity censorship policy

Open Letter Lund, Sweden, July 1, 2016 Dear Facebook friends Yes, I consider this blocking of me - because of posting an image of nudity - for one day unreasonable. Here is why: The image of a naked young woman in water was taken from the Danish daily newspaper, Politiken - one of Denmark's most…

Burundi’s crisis: Complacency, inaction or racism – or all of it?

There is no end, it seems, to diplomats and government representatives who "express concern", appeal, urge the parties to show restraint, warn, condemn etc. All words, no deeds. European leaders reaction is basically silence - while 16 Europeans killed in the office of Charlie Hebdo made them walk arms in arm in Paris. When I…

Valentina Lisitsa

Valentina Lisitsa - YouTubeThe world class pianist barred from playing with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra because of her tweets about the Ukraine conflict.As if that had anything to do with her art. Shame on Toronto Phony! With suppression of such art by a Western cultural institution we are all doomed! And where are all the…

Længe leve gammeldagsen

Skal man tro Rune Lykkeberg i Politiken men det skal man jo ikke nødvendigvis så mistede Rifbjerg faktisk grebet..."Derfor blev opgøret med velfærdsstatens pædagogik og kultursyn også til et opgør med Klaus Rifbjerg, der fastholdt sine gamle standpunkter som svar til alle kritikere og insisterede på, at humoren, legen, kunsten og seksualiteten var argumenter for…

Comment to Israel’s defence minister in Washington Post

Israel's defence minister Moshe Ya'alon writes in Washington Post under the headline "Current Iran framework will make war more likely"When I wrote my comment there were already more than 1100 comments - so here it is: "Israel's defence minister is an echo of PM Netanyahu. Nothing new, Israel's official views are well-known, beamed out a…

I am not a Dane: Short open letter

My short open letter concerning the horrific attacks in Copenhagen in the weekend and the official reaction to them.http://ow.ly/JdIgI - Share if you find it meaningful.Thanks! Prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Volden i København – og reaktionen på den

Hermed kommentarer jeg har gjort på sociale medier de sidste dage. De begynder kort efter attentatet på Krudttønden og afsluttes længst nede med indlægget "I AM NOT DANISH - I aften er jeg ikke dansk", skrevet kort efter mindehøjtideligheden mandag aften den 16 februar. Statsministeren: Sådan skal Danmark ikke være http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Politik/2015/02/14/200623.htmDet kan man jo kun…

Who are the barbarians of our time?

When I watch this documentary, Iraq: Shattered Heritage, I cannot but ask myself: Who are the barbarians of our time? What is the mote and what is the beam in this world? Who tells Russia that "big countries shall not bully smaller countries"? Isn't it time for the Western world to acknowledge its own dark…

If one could say so I would: “I’m Pope!”

After Paris attacks, Pope Francis speaks out against insulting religions: "You can't kill in the name of a religion. That is an aberration." And "You can't provoke, you can't insult the faith of others, you can't make fun of faith." Pope Francis gestures as he answers questions from a journalist during the flight from Colombo,…

Depiction of the Spiral of Violence

Or, rather, of violence against violence + terrorism against terrorism. Press photo from the march on January 11, 2015 in Paris Among the marchers against terrorism and for freedom of expression we find leaders from France, Denmark, Egypt, Italy, Turkey, Russia, the U.S., Israel, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Bahrein and Ukraine. What do they have in…

Global Chilling: The Impact of Mass Surveillance on International Writers

Just published by PEN in the US: Global Chilling: The Impact of Mass Surveillance on International WritersThis is deeply disturbing: "Concern about surveillance is now nearly as high among writers living in democracies (75%) as among those living in non-democracies (80%).The levels of self-censorship reported by writers living in democratic countries are approaching the levels…

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.

Frank Gehry – is there one politician somewhere with a similar creativity

Frank Gehry on his ground-breaking new gallery designIsn't it just amasing what human creativity and a sense of beauty can create? This is a magnificent new 'sculptured' building by Frank Gehry, mostly known perhaps for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Now, imagine that the profession called politician could show us just one man or woman…

☮ ☮ World Peace Day on Sunday! ♫♥

☮ ☮ World Peace Day on Sunday! ♫♥ This is the incredible peace symphony by Beethoven that PLAY FOR RIGHTS performs in the Bern Cathedral, Switzerland, Sunday night with my saying a few words about global ethics and positive peace in between the movements. There are many ways to celebrate peace - just being against…

Will we see a new wave of anti-Semitism now?

The Islamic University of Gaza City as it was before it was destroyed on August 2, 2014. Israel strikes the Islamic University in Gaza City - Al Jazeera English "This brings the death toll in Israeli offensive on Gaza, which began on July 8, to at least 1,655 Palestinians, mostly civilians. More than 8,900 others…

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