The “State of The World” lecture 2021

The “State of The World” lecture 2021

Hardanger-akademiet for Fred, Udvikling og Milj√ł havde givet mig den √¶refulde opgave at holde √•rets "State of The World" forel√¶sning 2021, som akademiets mentor og inspirator, Johan Galtung, ellers plejer at holde. Akademiet ligger i lille Jondal i Norge - lidt udenfor Bergen - og rejsen dertil er √©n lang storsl√•et oplevelse af uafbrudt natursk√łnhed [...]

STOP this Cold War on China !

STOP this Cold War on China !

Humanity faces huge challenges to its survival - climate change, development of a sustainable post-capitalism-development, militarism and nuclear weapons abolition, poverty eradication, democratising democracy, etc. Therefore, the world must protest now at the prospect of a new unilaterally driven anti-China campaign orchestrated by the declining United States and NATO members. No matter what you may [...]

What if? Talks on migration. A series of video essays

What if? Talks on migration. A series of video essays

3. marts 2020 Hvad vil der ske hvis al ind- og udvandring blev givet fri - worldwide? I posten med den overskrift skrev jeg om den århusianske kunster, Gudrun Steen-Andersens, fascinerende kreative Perpetuum Mobile-projekt tilbage i juli 2019. Det er en video-essay baseret installation hvor hun har bedt en række forskellige eksperter om at reagere [...]

“Shadow World” – on your tax money

I've felt deeply touched by Johan Grimonprez' brilliant and frightening documentary "Shadow World" which is based on Andrew Feinstein's book with the same name. I want to share it with my readers and here is all about the book and the movie. It was shown in November 2016 by Swedish Television with Swedish text but is due to [...]

The Western moral decay

The Western moral decay

The World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul, May 23-24, 2016 failed to achieve its fund-raising goals. No one from the richest countries - except Angela Merkel - or of the UN Security Council attended - writes eminent observer Baher Kamal for InterPress Service, IPS. The richest and most powerful, the most militarized and the 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 [...]

Militarism, taxpayer money for war planning and lack of democracy

My deeply concerned wake-up call to YOU! Please share and spread further!NATO's military leader is like a man given a scalpel to perform surgery without ever having opened a book on medicine.Taxpayers pay for getting less and less secure and risking war in Europe. These military elites have no democratic mandate - be it in [...]

Burundi – Early warning and violence prevention

Burundi is a country with very special characteristics. It's always been in the shadow of Rwanda and relatively neglected by the international community. A very very serious crisis is now unfolding because its president, Pierre Nkurunziza, is willing to risk everything to get elected for a third 5-year time which is very dubious according to [...]

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 [...]

Wisdom of expression

Freedom of expression fundamentalism - or what happened to Charlie?Four main reasons you need to be wise - and not make New Atheism your new creed! This is TFF PressInfo # 304. You can get these fast-growing PressInfos winging into you e-box too. Just write to

The world’s richest 1% will own more than all the rest by 2016!

Richest 1% will own more than all the rest by 2016! - Oxfam report states. The West has had about 300 years to create a more fair world - as it thought of itself as a civilising factor and as the First World, as a model. But it has only made things worse. It has [...]

Syrien – hvad kunne v√¶re gjort og hvad kan stadig g√łres?

Gad vide hvor mange mislykkede krige vi endnu skal igennem f√łr is√¶r politikere og medier opdager det indlysende faktum, at der findes et temmeligt bredt spektrum af handlingsmuligheder mellem at g√łre ingenting og at smadre et land n√•r konflikter dukker op? Det spektrum hedder konflikth√•ndtering og tilh√łrer et fagomr√•de, der undervises i rundt om p√• [...]