What if? Talks on migration. A series of video essays

3. marts 2020 Hvad vil der ske hvis al ind- og udvandring blev givet fri - worldwide? I posten med den overskrift skrev jeg om den århusianske kunster, Gudrun Steen-Andersens, fascinerende kreative Perpetuum Mobile-projekt tilbage i juli 2019. Det er en video-essay baseret installation hvor hun har bedt en række forskellige eksperter om at reagere…

A happier, less violent 2020

December 30, 2019 Each and every problem humanity faces is rooted in violence. Why do so many continue believing in violence, the most counter-productive, unintelligent and expensive means of all? Violence invariably makes a problem between conflicting parties deeper and broader and every solution more difficult. It make the original problem ten times bigger. All…

Verdens gang de sidste 50 år og de næste 50 år

15. september 2019 50 års jubilar-tale holdt på Aarhus Katedralskole den 28. juni 2019 Kære studenter og øvrige elever - nuværende og tidligere lærere - kære rektor, jubilarer og alle andre! Tak fordi jeg må komme tilbage til vores skole idag og sige lidt om verdens fremtid. Man skal jo spå, især om fremtiden. Jeg…

Er Obama et ideal for fredsbyen Aalborg og universitetets studenter?

15. september 2019 Publiceret i Nordjyske den 11. september 2019 forud for tidligere President Obamas besøg Nordjyske, Aalborg, 11. september 2019 Download Den tidligere amerikanske præsident Barack Obama besøger Aalborg den 28. september for at snakke om lederskab og entreprenørskab. Universitetsrektor Per Michael Johansen har personligt afsat lidt over 1 million kroner for at købe…

Time to stop visiting the United States

June 1, 2019 I've never been "anti-American." I work with (North) Americans every day at the Transnational Foundation and much of my academic training in both sociology and peace and conflict research has been heavily influenced by American scholarship. I am a great admirer of American culture and arts - from the Abstract Impressionists to…

Denmark’s Prime Minister admires a killing soldier’s simplistic view of good and evil

April 11, 2019 It’s Friday, April 5, 2019, at 9 PM. An entertaining talk show, “Skavlan”. A dialogue between a prime minister and a special forces soldier who has no regret having kicked in doors and “killed a lot” in Afghanistan. He justifies himself by the most primitive and long-ago debunked theory about Good and…

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,…

May 1: Where are the workers in the struggle for peace? Nowhere it seems!

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“Vittnesrapport från Aleppo, en annorlunda konfliktanalys och vägar till fred i Syrien”

Videoinspelning av Jan Öbergs föredrag i Stockholm februari 2017 Inspelningen är uppdelad i två delar: Del 1: Vittnesrapport från Aleppo 60 min. Del 2: Debatt och vägar till fred i Syrien 45 min. Bakgrund 10-14:e december 2016 vistades Jan Öberg i Aleppo. Med sin unika erfarenhet från staden ifrågasätter han den gängse massmediarapporteringen, argumenterar för…

Keep focus on Aleppo and global dimensions of Syria

  TFF PressInfo # 405  Lund, Sweden - February 24, 2017 Failed conflict analysis To analyse a conflict is as necessary as the diagnosis for the doctor: You either get to a solution/treatment or you don't. If the diagnosis is deficient, you don't. You instead risk killing the patient. And it's deficient of you stare…

Danske specialstyrker til Syrien og Irak!

Sådan står der på Politikens forside om aftenen den 19. januar 2017  Dansk militærpolitik Danmark slog ind på sin bane som bøllestat i 1999 med bombningen af Serbien. Derpå militær deltagelse i Afghanistan, besættelsesmagt 2003-2007 i en af historiens mest tragiske krige - drabet på 1 million sagesløse mennesker i Irak. Så hovedbombenation i Libyen under…

Aleppo’s evil humanitarians

The third photo story from the days of the liberation of Aleppo in Syria Unique photos with text from Aleppo’s Jibrin reception center for people finally liberated in Eastern Aleppo December 11-12, 2016. Documentation of the fact that it was the Syrian authorities, the Syrian Army, Russian doctors, the Syrian Red Crescent and volunteering Syrian…

The little girl from Eastern Aleppo

New year's night, January 1, 2017 This girl had come out of Eastern Aleppo after four dark years of occupation by Western-backed terrorists - too many to name. People who for no reason had destroyed her home, her part of that beautiful city. Perhaps half of her life living in fear, perhaps having lost family members.…

As we move into the new year – 2017

The old years went - in as little a time as it takes to turn around and see who is tapping you on your shoulder. And it is the new, the next year. I hope it will pass too - in as little time as it takes for me to turn my head and look forward…

Imagine a Middle East with no weapons!

Here a few comments on Erdogan's recent attack on the West for supplying arms to the Kurds. Funny that Turkey's president should accuse someone else for weaponizing a conflict. At the same time as Turkey does it and is also involved in two wars outside itself - Iraq and Syria - and one inside against…

U.S. nuclear policies – two world views

Last night I had the opportunity to discuss nuclear weapons with an experienced,  high-ranking security analyst who has been both a military, a scholar, an assistant secretary of defence, presidential adviser, a corporate man and now a think tank member, Lawrence J. Korb. We were discussing the issues touched upon in this and this article. I would…

Obama is urged to make closer ties with Iran

In an open letter - hardly mentioned by the Western mainstream press, a group of high-level and rather "Realpolitik" US diplomats, scholars, military and politicians urge President Obama to take concrete steps to intensify the co-operation with Iran. There are obviously concerned that the U.S. shall be perceived as an obstacles for the implementation of the JCPOA,…

“Peace, Conflict, Democracy”

The West leaves, a multi-polar world comes Jan Øberg - Video lecture - Part 1/3

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…

Danmark skal ikke bombe – 6 artikler

Den 19. april 2016 havde Folketinget 2. behandling af forslaget om også at bombe og indsætte specialstyrker i Syrien. Jeg mener at sagen er fundamentalt vigtig for Danmark, danskerne og vor fremtidige rolle og 'image' ude i verden. Desuden finder jeg at beslutningsgrundlaget, mediedækningen og den offentlige debat giver anledning til den største bekymring. At gå…

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