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…

Jyllands-Posten dumsmarte corona-flag

28. januar 2020 Jyllands-Posten publicerede i dag dette billede: Så snart jeg så det, skrev jeg på min Facebook profil: "Havde man gjort sig lige så dumsmart lystig over 81-106 amerikanske, engelske, svenske eller danske døde? Fornærmet nogle af disse folk på deres flag? Jyllands-Posten vil sikkert påberåbe sig dén berømte ytringsfrihed - som ved…

A happier, less violent 2020

December 30, 2019 Each and every problem humanity faces is rooted in violence. Why do so many continue believing in violence, the most counter-productive, unintelligent and expensive means of all? Violence invariably makes a problem between conflicting parties deeper and broader and every solution more difficult. It make the original problem ten times bigger. All…

It’s something about the U.S. Trumps

December 26, 2019 It's something about their eyes - and not only that they are reading. It's something about the main celebration - the longest sequence - of the military, armed forces, police and all in law enforcement, all in uniform and all around the world. It's something about soldiers being shown when the word…

Verdens gang de sidste 50 år og de næste 50 år

15. september 2019 50 års jubilar-tale holdt på Aarhus Katedralskole den 28. juni 2019 Kære studenter og øvrige elever - nuværende og tidligere lærere - kære rektor, jubilarer og alle andre! Tak fordi jeg må komme tilbage til vores skole idag og sige lidt om verdens fremtid. Man skal jo spå, især om fremtiden. Jeg…

War without remorse: A callous tweet about a tasteless celebration

August 23, 2019 Yesterday, the US Ambassador to Denmark, Carla Sands, tweeted the following: https://twitter.com/USAmbDenmark/status/1164505164201517056 As will be seen below, there were four photos from an event in Copenhagen. The first shows all the people present, including former Danish Prime minister Fogh Rasmussen (also on the 4th photo with the ambassador), the present Danish defence…

Hvad vil ske, hvis al ud- og indvandring blev givet fri worldwide?

Om en tidsvigtig video-baseret kunstinstallation af Gudrun Steen-Andersen i Aarhus 7. juli 2019 Invandring og det fremtidige, blandede, multikulturelle samfund er et af tidens vigtigste spørgsmål - især hvis det kobles sammen med krigen som institution. For dén er jo den største producent af asylsøgende og flygtninge. Billedhuggeren Gudrun Steen-Andersen, der holder til i Aarhus,…

Time to stop visiting the United States

June 1, 2019 I've never been "anti-American." I work with (North) Americans every day at the Transnational Foundation and much of my academic training in both sociology and peace and conflict research has been heavily influenced by American scholarship. I am a great admirer of American culture and arts - from the Abstract Impressionists to…

Denmark’s Prime Minister admires a killing soldier’s simplistic view of good and evil

April 11, 2019 It’s Friday, April 5, 2019, at 9 PM. An entertaining talk show, “Skavlan”. A dialogue between a prime minister and a special forces soldier who has no regret having kicked in doors and “killed a lot” in Afghanistan. He justifies himself by the most primitive and long-ago debunked theory about Good and…

Fire danske pensionsselskaber har store investeringer i atomvåben

2. april 2019 ...fortæller dagbladet Information den 30. marts, 2019 i en fremragende, research-baseret artikel af Lasse Skou Andersen, Sebastian Gjerding og Bo Elkjær. Ja, hvorfor ikke? - kan man kun sige. Ingen har tænkt. Og har de tænkt, har de ingen forretningsetik eller personlig etik. Og der er vel ingen, der har overvejet at…

Peace illiteracy

And why I am switching balances from the most noble and important - but momentarily meaningless - job to something more rewarding... February 1, 2019 Just yesterday, I posted this extremely important and modest appeal - the Basel Appeal - on our foundation's homepage, The Transnational, here. It was disseminated to social media, among others,…

DIIS Information – om russisk og dansk desinformation

  Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier (DIIS) udgav den 27. november 2018 en slags analyse af Flemming Splidsboel Hansen med titlen "Russisk desinformation på skærmen. Benægt. Afled. Giv andre skylden."     Om den skrev jeg på min facebook profilside følgende kommentar: "Vi er mange, der nu venter spændt på en lignende analyse af USA's…

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…

You’re invited to the Nuclear Denial Party

By Jan Oberg Lund, Sweden - Hiroshima Day, August 6, 2017 Welcome to the Nuclear Denial Party!! Since marketing, omitted and fake news have - to a worrying extent - replaced knowledge and ethics, why not celebrate that the media have omitted every mention of Hiroshima Day today? Why not celebrate that all the responsible…

How many Americans has al-Assad killed?

I read dozens of articles every day about various conflict zones, commentaries, war reports and - the few times it happens - possibilities of peace. I read about Syria in particular as I have since I visited Damascus and Aleppo in December 2016. It's important that one does not, over time, develop the disease called…

Intellectual nonsense about Syria

There should be a lower intellectual level to the statements by a US Secretary of Defence. There should be a debunking of the unethical behaviour that repeatedly state that there is only a political solution to Syria and continue to use only violence. There should be a discussion about international law here. There should be…

Terroren: Der er bedre veje end udenrigsminister Samuelsens krigskaffe

Udenrigsminister Anders Samuelsen siger til DR den 4. juni 2017 at det ikke dur med "dialogkaffe" når man skal bekæmpe terrorisme. Efter at 7 mennesker er blevet dræbt i endnu et angreb i London - hvis gerningsmænd og motiver vi endnu ikke kender - mener han ifølge Ritzau/DR at der skal sættes "hårdt imod hårdt".…

May 1: Where are the workers in the struggle for peace? Nowhere it seems!

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What foreign policy if the US had no weapons?

Just a thought...

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…

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