Why is the UN still so important – while it must also be reformed?

Why is the UN still so important – in spite of having had its Charter violated repeatedly during the last 25 years? Why should we not – cynically – side with the cynical and powerful countries that want to undermine and marginalise the world’s finest organisation with the most Gandhian-like document ever signed by governments? What is the real UN and what does its Charter really say? Here I try to cover some of the answers in this 6 min video produced as Facebook Live on October 24, 2017.

Read More →

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 a discussion of what is […]

Read More →

Ved Niels Helveg Petersens død

Det er klart der i dag skrives smukke og på mange måder rigtige nekrologer. Hér et et eksempel fra Danmarks Radio med overskriften at Helveg Petersen var indbegrebet af det Radikale Venstre. Men den anti-militarisme, som engang var et grundlæggende element i de Radikales program og politik, var ikke så “indbegrebet” i hans tænkning. Niels Helveg Petersen blev 78 år […]

Read More →

Konfliktanalyse og fred i Syrien

Frederikhavns Lokalradio ved den utrættelige, humanistiske Arne Hansen: Hør den erfarne fredsforsker Jan Øbergs råd til alle interesseret i at skabe fred og afspænding. Stormagterne har kompromitteret sig mht. Syrien historisk og aktuelt. Også derfor må vi i stedet styrke FN til at indsætte hundrede til halvanden hundrede tusind mand til neutralt at afvæbne alle der har våben og så […]

Read More →