Pathbreaking analysis of the West’s new Cold War against China

Pathbreaking analysis of the West’s new Cold War against China

I'd like to direct your attention to a new comprehensive analysis from The Transnational Foundation for Peace And Future Research, TFF, called "Behind The Smokescreen: An Analysis of the West's Destructive China Cold War Agenda And Why It Must Stop" The authors are TFF Associates Gordon Dumoulin, Thore Vestby and I - Jan Oberg. Frankly, [...]

Covid-ravaged India Hard Put to Cope with the Crisis

Covid-ravaged India Hard Put to Cope with the Crisis

For quite some time, I have been wondering why there are so relatively few reports in the Western media about the huge Covid catastrophe throughout India. After all, according to Western self-understanding, India belongs to the democratic world, and I'd expect our media over here to cover the devastating situation much more - to be [...]

‚Źį Eastern Aleppo’s liberation

‚Źį Eastern Aleppo’s liberation

Photo - Girl in the Jibrin reception center in Aleppo, December 2016 ¬© Oberg PhotoGraphics ‚Źį WAKE-UP CALL Eastern Aleppo was liberated four years ago, in mid-December 2016. Silence today. Denial today. I was one of the few witnesses on the ground, the only person from Scandinavia. My photos and some of my many texts [...]

“The New World Rises In The East And…”

“The New World Rises In The East And…”

17. maj 2020 I dag holder Det N√łdvendige Seminarium, DNS, i Tvind sin √•rlige fred og retf√¶rdigheds-konference. Som et par gange f√łr bad de mig om at indlede en diskussion - i √•r dog p√• video. Debatten om forel√¶sningen fandt sted kl 15 online via Zoom. Takket v√¶re Coronaen s√• kunne det hele ses af [...]

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

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 [...]

Learn how China managed COVID-19: A rolling guide

Learn how China managed COVID-19: A rolling guide

March 20, 2020 It should be obvious that China and it's 1400 million people have managed this grave challenge in a way that should make every thinking human curious. However a large segment of the Western politicians - Trump in particular - and media have shown no particular curiosity whereas much has been presented about [...]

Tyrkiet forbryder sig mod FN og folkeretten

Tyrkiet forbryder sig mod FN og folkeretten

3. marts 2020 Tak til Arbejderen og Anders Fenger for at man fokuserer p√• og st√łtter at folkeretten og FN-Pagten - der tr√¶des under fode af alle regeringer, hotheads og ukyndige - er vigtig. Det er fortvivlende f√• medier, der har denne holdning. FN-Pagten er det mest gandhianske dokument menneskeheden har. Uden folkeretten, FN og [...]

EU words, words and words on the Iran nuclear deal: What about action?

EU words, words and words on the Iran nuclear deal: What about action?

January 13, 2020 European allies of the U-S have turned down a request by the American President to leave the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, the JCPOA. France says it remains committed to the Iran deal, and will continue to work with other parties. Britain has pledged to remain committed too. Prime Minister Boris Johnson [...]

TFF PressInfo – for every concerned citizen

TFF PressInfo – for every concerned citizen

18. oktober 2019 Jeg t√¶nkte at du sikkert er interesseret i fred og international sp√łrgsm√•l. Hvis jeg har ret, hvorfor s√• ikke abonnere p√• det - gratis - nyhedsbrev fra en af verdens f√• tilbagev√¶rende helt-helt uafh√¶ngige t√¶nketanke for FN-m√•let om at "freds skal skabes med fredelige midler". Det er let at l√¶se og √¶stetisk [...]

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

September 3, 2019 Its all so easy...so very easy... perhaps so easy that only criminals get it? And get away with it? About rape at different levels - and how we relate to them Kurds violently carve out their own state on sovereign Syria's territory. Turkey hates Kurds and is itself a main destroyer of [...]

Risikoen for krig mod Iran

Risikoen for krig mod Iran

16. juli 2019 Arbejderen er tilsyneladende den eneste danske avis, der er interesseret i "andre" synspunkter p√• denne konflikt end de g√¶ngse mainstream, styret af amerikanske interesser og nyhedsbureauer. Det er jeg selvsagt taknemmelig for. H√©r kan du l√¶se hvordan jeg ser p√• hele historien og bed√łmmer risikoen for at en krig bryder ud - [...]

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, celebrated its 70th Anniversary on April 4, 2019. Some of us don’t see anything worth celebrating about an incredibly expensive, dangerous and harmful alliance which should have been closed down exactly 30 years ago. Why 30 years ago? Because in 1989, the First Cold War in the Western sphere [...]

Peace illiteracy

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, [...]

Så USA skal forlade Syrien?

Så USA skal forlade Syrien?

  31. december 2018 Publiceret 15. januar 2019 Pr√¶sident Trump har h√©r i de sidste uger af 2018 sendt nogle signaler om en fredeligere verden. Og han kom til det Hvide Hus med den helt fornuftige id√© om at f√• et bedre forhold til Rusland. Han har sagt at han synes at de milit√¶re udgifter [...]

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube remove Alex Jones and Infowars content

That's what New York Times told us on August 6, 2018, here. How sad for a West that no longer believes in its own core values but goes increasingly authoritarian. In the name of the common good, we get the common bad. 1. What a weak, nervous and insecure society it is that cannot tolerate [...]

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? https://www.facebook.com/obergpeace.artphotographics/videos/287165988441422/ 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 [...]

Readying B-52 bombers – for what?

Here is the background article. Funnily, or perhaps not so strange, there is some denial of this story too. Perhaps it wasn't intended that it should end up in the public domain? And here my comments to this ill-considered escalation.

President Trump moves towards war on Iran

With his speech today - half an hour ago - U.S. President Trump has taken a huge step into uncharted territories. (Here on video). One that implies a 60-75% risk of leading to a US attack on Iran. Behind him stands the hardline militarists whom he has himself appointed. ‚Ä® Secondly, neo-conservative individuals and think tanks [...]

Why NATO is obsolete – some arguments

Jan Oberg comments on NATO and the need for a much larger citizens-taxpayers movement against militarism since, for almost 70 years since 1949, NATO has failed miserably in creating the peace it says it aims at. In addition it is systematically violating its Treaty.