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.

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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. 
 
 Secondly, neo-conservative individuals and think tanks who have brought the world only a series of failed wars and unspeakable human misery since the invasion of Afghanistan. 
 Third, the Military-Industrial-Media-Academic Complex, MIMAC, that is outside real democratic control and pushes relentlessly for ever-increasing armament and wars and serves the public all kinds of weird, fake images of what threatens the US.  
 Further, pro-Israeli and pro-Saudi lobby organisations and extremely wealthy individuals who buy political influence and thereby destroy the very foundations of democracy and free opinion formation.
 
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 Against these numerically tiny elites stand virtually the rest of the world, including NATO allies and the EU.

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Anders Samuelsen og Nordkorea

Udenrigsminister Anders Samuelsen er langt dygtigere i rollen som USAs udenrigsambassadør end som dansk udenrigsminister. Citaterne i denne artikel vidner om omfattende uvidenhed om Nordkorea, historien om Nord og Syd, Ikkespredningsaftalen, konfliktløsning – herunder diplomatisk samtale – og atomvåben. Mødet kan kun have bidraget til at cementere Nordkoreas oplevelse af at være trængt og få en uretfærdig behandling. Man må […]

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