The Western moral decay

The World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul, May 23-24, 2016 failed to achieve its fund-raising goals. No one from the richest countries - except Angela Merkel - or of the UN Security Council attended - writes eminent observer Baher Kamal for InterPress Service, IPS. The richest and most powerful, the most militarized and the most…

If the EU becomes a criminal Union some don’t want you to know

For instance EU and other Western mainstream media. But we are getting out! The European Union is about to sign an agreement with non-EU Turkey to get rid of a large part of its refugees - by paying around € 6 bn to Turkey. Amnesty International and many others have pointed out - in strong…

Denmark to attack in Syria – too

Something is rotten in the State of Denmark and the world will increasingly see it. It’s an unpleasant combination of Islamophobia, militarism and a peculiar ethical and intellectual self-destructive obedience to US/NATO all wrapped up in a pseudo-humanitarian flag. It’s important that intellectuals criticise the policies of their native country and not only and politically…

NATO outdated – Abolish war

Commenting on NATO S-G Jens Stoltenberg's wish for dialogue with Russia - a bit odd after all the other provocative initiatives he has spearheaded the last good year or so. I felt like saying something more general about this outdated paradigm - and why it is dangerous for us all - referring also to the…

Sweden soon at war? Yes, perhaps, if in NATO

It was a few days ago when Swedish Army chief, Major-General Anders Brännström stated in a (leaked) internal document that 'Sweden could be at war within a few years.' This is, of course, nothing but 'fearology' and very bad judgement. He may be a great soldier but a victim of his own system's bizarre threat…

North Korea’s bomb test hysteria

Here media hysteria goes again. This is BBC. It is very difficult to know what has happened. The media and many governments around the world immediately condemn this test. The EU says it is against UN Security Council resolutions - a council consisting exclusively of much stronger, nuclear powers. Before we get carried away, it should…

We don’t want walls anywhere

  The UN Charter states clearly: • The equal rights of men and women • The equal rights of nations large and small • The norm to bring about peace by peaceful means The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states clearly: • The norm that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity…

Don’t underestimate Donald Trump

Don't underestimate him, count him out or think he is crazy. NBC’s “Meet the Press” half-hour interview with Donald Trump is interesting. He has passion and a very fast mind, he seems to have integrity in the sense that he cannot be bought for money by others and he doesn't mind having standpoints that conservative republicans…

Nye kampfly – irrelevant og dyrt slag i luften

Utilstedeligt at vi endnu ikke har skyggen af en ordentlig, informeret debat om sikkerhedspolitikken og økonomien forud for beslutningen. Årsagen er at der ikke findes nogle for samfundet gode argumenter for dem. Alle partier med undtagelse af Enhedslisten mener at Danmark bør anskaffe nye kampfly - der i bedste fald vil være i funktion om…

Burundi’s crisis: Complacency, inaction or racism – or all of it?

There is no end, it seems, to diplomats and government representatives who "express concern", appeal, urge the parties to show restraint, warn, condemn etc. All words, no deeds. European leaders reaction is basically silence - while 16 Europeans killed in the office of Charlie Hebdo made them walk arms in arm in Paris. When I…

Today’s V-Day as a lost opportunity for peace-making

This is TFF PressInfo # 321. It's about the lack of wisdom and compassion of the Western leaders who are staying away from today's commemoration/Celebration in Moscow of the victory over Nazi Germany. The different nationalities of the then Soviet Union lost between 20 and 27 million people. Why is it that all European countries…

Militarism, taxpayer money for war planning and lack of democracy

My deeply concerned wake-up call to YOU! Please share and spread further! NATO's military leader is like a man given a scalpel to perform surgery without ever having opened a book on medicine. Taxpayers pay for getting less and less secure and risking war in Europe. These military elites have no democratic mandate - be…

Hvordan Danmark blev en krigsførende nation

Trykt i tidsskriftet Ræson 4/14 I politisk forstand eksisterer det Danmark jeg voksede op i ikke mere. Det var et land hvor man i rimeligt omfang troede på humanisme, på retfærdighed, ligeberettigelse, velfærdsstat og på at snakke om tingene. Selvom vi var med i NATO så skulle konflikter løses i overensstemmelse med folkeretten og ved…

Behind every refugee stands an arms trader

It would be good if we could address the reasons why refugees come from Africa to Europe. It's difficult to do anything serious about the problems - and avoid terrible human suffering like those we have just witnessed - if nobody bothers to talk about root causes and believe that the solution is just to…

Yemen – the mainstream narrative is grossly misleading

TFF PressInfo # 317 - My introduction to four important articles by TFF Associates on the conflict and violence in Yemen.

The links between refugees and war

It's our wars, stupid! A short interview on Russia Today about Europe's woefully inadequate understanding of why refugees come here. Towards a solution: Deal with conflicts early and by peaceful means, criminalise arms trade and abolish war and you've solved most of the world's refugee problems! Interview on YouTube with RT International (700 million viewers…

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