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Föredrag på Nordiskt Fredsmöte - 28:e februari 2016

NATO outdated – Abolish war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 I felt like saying something more general about this outdated paradigm - and why it is dangerous for us all - referring also to the…

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…

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…

The Nordic defence ministers letter isn’t helpful at all

Stubb and Tuomioja rush to reassure after Russian statement: “Nothing to worry about” | yle.fi To old-fashioned politics, security is still predominantly about weapons, military activities and "signalling". It's not about dialogue, human security and quickly opening up areas of co-operation which could help bring about mutual understanding. One way of interpreting this Nordic defence…

Valentina Lisitsa

Valentina Lisitsa - YouTube The world class pianist barred from playing with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra because of her tweets about the Ukraine conflict. As if that had anything to do with her art. Shame on Toronto Phony! With suppression of such art by a Western cultural institution we are all doomed! And where are…

Comment to Israel’s defence minister in Washington Post

Israel's defence minister Moshe Ya'alon writes in Washington Post under the headline "Current Iran framework will make war more likely" When I wrote my comment there were already more than 1100 comments - so here it is: "Israel's defence minister is an echo of PM Netanyahu. Nothing new, Israel's official views are well-known, beamed out…

The Zionist Lobby does it again – and again

This is the second posting today on this issue... Please support Jake Lynch, a TFF Associate, from being sacked because of his solidarity with Palestine and SIGN this: Open letter to University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor: "Dr Spence, reject calls to punish Palestine-justice supporters" Sydney Staff for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (Sign after the list of…

Klaus Rifbjerg (15. december 1931 – 4. april 4, 2015)

Klaus Rifbjerg er død, fortæller Politiken os hér på en kold Påskesøndag med knaldblå himmel og sol. Skønt jeg kun traf ham en enkelt gang i 1980erne - vi spiste frikost sammen på Kroghs Fiskerestaurant og snakkede verdens gang i forbindelse med et af Fredsfondens projekter - så føles hans død på en underlig måde…

Iran nuclear deal – a road to peace

Jan Oberg commenting on Iranian President Rouhani: "Tehran abides by commitments, if P5 1 fulfills promises" - YouTube/PressTV http://ow.ly/LbX3d In spite of the deal's negative sides, Iran has chosen peace to the benefit of the world. In that perspective it is much more than a nuclear deal, it's - potentially - a road to peace.

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…

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…

TFF PressInfo # 313: Ignore the 47 irresponsible US Republican senators

By Farhang Jahanpour & Jan Oberg, TFF Board members Read the whole text "Ignore the 47 irresponsible US Republican senators - here" Now that Iran cannot trust the U.S. - what must be done to secure a nuclear deal? NATO and EU friends of the US as well as the other negotiating powers must come…

Olof Palme – murdered today 29 years

Olof Palme - murdered today 29 years ago • Wikipedia A politician who willed a better society, to whom politics was a calling - working for justice, international law, nuclear disarmament, against big countries bullying small countries, a person who made Sweden stand ut. Then. And it was the Palme Commission on Common Security that…

I am not a Dane: Short open letter

My short open letter concerning the horrific attacks in Copenhagen in the weekend and the official reaction to them. http://ow.ly/JdIgI - Share if you find it meaningful. Thanks!

TFF PressInfo # 309: Learn conflict and peace in 20 minutes

Just out! TFF PressInfo # 309 Learn conflict and peace in 20 minutes 11.000 people around the world just got it in their mailbox. If you did not, write to press@transnational.org

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…

Text: • Who of them will say: "My belief in my Western identity and our values and culture is strong. Therefore, I am Security, Police and Intelligence - but I am also Nonviolence, Dialogue and Reconciliation. And I feel safe when I take the first step away from the spiral of violence. • Let me…

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