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Skal man tro Rune Lykkeberg i Politiken men det skal man jo ikke nødvendigvis så mistede Rifbjerg faktisk grebet..."Derfor blev opgøret med velfærdsstatens pædagogik og kultursyn også til et opgør med Klaus Rifbjerg, der fastholdt sine gamle standpunkter som svar til alle kritikere og insisterede på, at humoren, legen, kunsten og seksualiteten var argumenter for…

Russisk og dansk propaganda – statslige og statslige medier…

Deadline - DR om russisk propaganda - og kun dén. Indslaget er et glimrende eksempel på hvor statsmagten og formodede frie medier taler sammen på en helt indforstået måde. Der spørges ikke om hvad propaganda er i ministerens mund; det nævnes ikke at propganda også kan være fortielse. Det er helt indforstået at vi i…

16 years since NATO started its war on Yugoslavia – all criminals still at large

Today - 16 years since NATO began to bomb Serbia and did so mercilessly for 78 days to carve out Kosovo as an independent state - still today a failed one. Remember that when you talk about Crimea today. Here is a link to "Yugoslavia - What Should Have Been Done?" - probably the world's…

P1 Debats politiske tilrettelæggelse omkring missilforsvaret

De fleste mennesker, der lytter til radio eller ser TV, tænker næppe så meget over hvad der også kunne være foregået og med hvilke deltagere. De ser et færdigt produkt, ikke processen - og de tager, nok så forståeligt, stilling til det de ser og hører snarere end til noget andet, de i en forestillingsverden…

Politikere og medier savner aabenbart enhver ekspertise om missilskjoldet til at modstaa Washingtons salgsteknikker

Åbent brev sendt til 2200 mennesker i Norden herunder 325 danske medieadresser. Af Jan Øberg Dr.hc., forskningschef TFF 21. marts 2015 Missilskjoldet tjener til at gøre det muligt at udkæmpe og vinde en atomkrig - ikke at afskrække fra den Den russiske ambassadørs artikel i Jyllands-Posten kan maaske siges at være bombastisk formuleret men i…

Missilforsvaret er ikke et forsvar, det sænker tærsklen for atomkrig

Den russiske ambassadør i Danmark skriver om det, der kalder missilforsvaret eller missilskjoldet. Det bliver den danske udenrigsminister og danske politikere vrede over. Sagligt set har den russiske ambassadør imidlertid fuldstændigt ret i at missil"forsvaret" aldeles ikke er et forsvar og helt rigtigt ikke først og fremmest retter sig imod slyngelstater men mod Rusland. Det…

EU agrees on sanctions on Russia – but what about peace?

EU agrees Russia sanctions to stay until Ukraine peace terms met (Reuters). Exactly as expected. If the EU can make a conflict-resolution mistake, rest assured that it will! Minsk is not a peace agreement - but at Reuters they don't know the difference between a ceasefire and a peace agreement. The looming catastrophe is exactly…

Samtale om mulighederne for fred i Ukraine

Hvad skal der til for at skabe fred igen i og omkring Ukraine? Knapt 50 min samtale med Arne Hansen - med udblik til FN, tanken om fredsbevarende styrker, forsoning, den kolde krig, menneskers muligheder for at skabe forandring og om hvordan vi kan bruge forskellige medier på forskellig måde så vi tegner vore egne…

From preventing to making peace in Ukraine

Today published a new TFF PressInfo # 314 with the above headline. I hope you'll find it more constructive than most of the other things you may see and that you will hsrae it if you do. Also, you can subscribe to TFF PressInfos and get them by e-mail into your in-box - before they…

BBC’s non-professional reporting – and how it could also be written

NATO military exercises begin in Black Sea - BBC News Is this professional, impartial journalism? Let's look at the words: NATO "reassures", Russia "accuses" and "warns" and is - stated as an objective fact - "increasingly unpredictable". Here is how this news story could also be written: "Simultaneous with a series of other military execises,…

The military game between NATO and Russia – it is dangerous and not in our name!

My interview with RT, Russia Today - This military build up is not in our name !! While we speak there is a huge military exercise in Northern Norway - a NATO member, Joint Viking. There is NATO's Atlantic Resolve in the Baltic region (see interesting maps on the link). There are smaller ones in…

Operation Atlantic Resolve – Europeans wake up!

Operation Atlantic Resolve Look at the map on this link with all NATO's military "events" around Russia, planned from the Baltic Republics to Georgia - exactly what President Clinton started out on in 1993. Aren't we grateful for the U.S. commitment to security in Europe? NO! This is uniquely stupid if you believe, really believe,…

If there is no military solution, then why this and no political process?

Over 100 US armored vehicles roll into Latvia, NATO flexes muscles in Europe (VIDEO) — RT News We all know - because it has been said by all Western leaders that there is no military solution to the crisis around Ukraine. So this build-up close to the Russian border must be interpreted as a signal…

TFF PressInfo # 310: Terrorism – small dot in a larger picture

TFF PressInfo # 310: Terrorism - small dot in a larger picture What is terrorism? Why do we talk much more about that than other types of deaths? Why is the word misused? What has nuclear weapons – that politicians and media hardly ever talk about – got to do with terror? Why should we…

Political propaganda: Ukraine, media deception and democracy

On political propaganda, media wars and more Jan Oberg interview with RT International - YouTube On political propaganda, counter-propaganda - the case of Ukraine - and how news have become commodities to be sold on a market and undermining democracy and people's wish to engage in politics. Freedom of expression and freedom of deception hand…

NATO strengthens forces in Eastern Europe

NATO strengthens forces in eastern Europe against Russia risk - Reuters This is indeed worrying and will cause a tough Russian response at some point. However, it is a little less militaristic than I had feared (or the more worrying steps are not made public). NATO talks war preparation while Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande…

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…

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 -…

Global Chilling: The Impact of Mass Surveillance on International Writers

Just published by PEN in the US: Global Chilling: The Impact of Mass Surveillance on International Writers This is deeply disturbing: "Concern about surveillance is now nearly as high among writers living in democracies (75%) as among those living in non-democracies (80%). The levels of self-censorship reported by writers living in democratic countries are approaching…

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