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…

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…

Discussing NATO with a former U.S. Ass. Sec. of Defence

A 30 min debate about NATO, Ukraine, Crimea, Yugoslavia, Syria the eternal enemy images and the - obsolete - philosophy on which NATO builds. Time for something new, I argue in the debate with former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defence under Reagon, Mr. Lawrence J. Korb who at the time was in command of 70%…

“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…

Danmarks krigsdeltagelse i Syrien er landsskadelig

Udsendt til 1600+ modtagere i Danmark og Sverige inklusive 330 mediefolk i Danmark 18. april 2016 Og det er på tide at tage alvorlige ting alvorligt Efter alt at dømme beslutter et flertal i Folketinget sig tirsdag den 19. april for at sende Danmark i krig for 6. gang. Det vil blive endnu en forudsigelig…

Fredsarbetets nödvändighet…

Föredrag på Nordiskt Fredsmöte - 28:e februari 2016

Kunne Danmark også gøre noget godt for verden?

Danmarks stadigt mere triste retning i verdens øjne: • Muhammetegningerne og afvisningen af diplomatisk samtale • Bombninger, krig, besættelse - fra Jugoslavien i 1999 til Irak 2 x, Libyen • Beredvilligheden at bombe Syrien • Medansvar for ISIS gennem besættelsen af Irak • Generel fremmedfjendtlighed - to say the least • Håndtering af terrorangreb, der…

“People Of Islam” – Ny udstilling

► Lite om utställningen & praktisk info Människor och miljön från Islam, som västvärlden ständigt är i konflikt med. Jag gjorde fact-finding i Irak 2002 och 2003 och redan före kriget var människorna hårt drabbade av omänskliga ekonomiska sanktioner. Jag arbetar med fred och foto i Iran varje år sedan 2012. Somaliland besökte jag 2014…

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 pressinfo@transnational.org

If one could say so I would: “I’m Pope!”

After Paris attacks, Pope Francis speaks out against insulting religions: "You can't kill in the name of a religion. That is an aberration." And "You can't provoke, you can't insult the faith of others, you can't make fun of faith." Thank God there is such a wise Pope! If it couldn't be misunderstood I would…

“We Are All Charlie” – but is that story so simple?

Eleven points as a reflection on the terror in Paris and - not the least - the reactions to it*: 1. What was this an attack on? Was that attack an attack on freedom of speech as such, on democracy, even on the whole Western culture and lifestyle, as was maintained throughout? Or was it,…

Depiction of the Spiral of Violence

Or, rather, of violence against violence + terrorism against terrorism. Among the marchers against terrorism and for freedom of expression we find leaders from France, Denmark, Egypt, Italy, Turkey, Russia, the U.S., Israel, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Bahrein and Ukraine. What do they have in common? A deep belief in violence - violence of various types:…

Europe’s 9/11 moment ?

I believe this is going to be an iconic image of something that will be a turning point in Europe and, likely too, the generalised West. Is this the 9/11 moment for Europe? Whether intended or not, the government leaders marching in Paris today will tomorrow begin a special 'war on terror' in Europe -…

► ► TFF PressInfo 282: Instead of bombing IS (Part B)

TFF PressInfo 282 Instead of bombing ISIS – Concrete proposals (Part B) Lots of proposals, doable and much more efficient than war. Please SHARE, thanks. The alternative to war is not to do nothing, it is to do something else!

► ► New TFF PressInfo 281: Instead of bombing IS (Part A)

TFF PressInfo 281: Instead of bombing IS (Part A) - Please SHARE It's easy to be pro-war. It is easy to be anti-war. But we need alternatives to war! The first of two comprehensive pro-peace analyses containing no less than 27 proposals as alternatives to war. This one contains principles, tomorrow's Part B offers concrete…

Fogh Rasmussen efterlader en verden i kaos

Interview med Jens Malling - Publiceret i Arbejderen Efterlader en verden i kaos Anders Fogh Rasmussen træder tilbage som Natos generalsekretær i dag efter fem år på posten. Aggressivitet over for Rusland og hykleri når det gælder Irak har ifølge fredsforsker Jan Øberg kendetegnet hans sidste år i spidsen for organisationen. Et udtryk for Vestens…

What happened to the Social Democracy in Denmark and Sweden?

Yes, what happened to the Social Democracy - and the left wing - in Denmark and Sweden the last 20-30 years? How come they are all for intervention and have given up what used to be special of the Nordic countries? Interview with Radio New Zealand Nation on September 27, 2014: Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint

US-led coalition has neither a political nor an exit strategy

US-led coalition hits targets in Syria's Homs province - YouTube Short conversation with me about why I predict that the US-led bombing of ISIS structures will turn out to be an intellectual and moral disaster and that the Obama administration has neither a politico-military nor an exit strategy.

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