“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,…

Udviklingsbistanden og de næste kampfly – fint vi ikke har råd

Så gik SF og EL med til at skære 1,5 milliarder væk fra udviklingsbistanden - ifølge Politiken og DR. Det er da helt fint. Fra nu af véd vi at der ikke kan blive tale om at bruge 30 milliarder kroner eller mere på nye kampfly som vi kun skal bruge til at bombe andre…

TFF PressInfo! Let it wing into your e-mail inbox

Get TFF PressInfo Let it wing into you e-mail inbox! A rapidly growing peace politics e-mail service. It's topical, for peace, and well-researched and sometimes provocative. Points you don't often get in the media. It is free and you can unsub anytime with a click. Why not try it now? Sign up here...

► ► TFF PressInfo # 288 – Where it all went wrong and lessons were never learnt

TFF PressInfo # 288 – Where it all went wrong and lessons were never learnt Why the "conflict management" and "peace making" by the West during the dissolution of Yugoslavia was much more important for our time and what happens now than anticipated. Much of the terrible crisis we see today was started by policies…

TFF PressInfo # 285: What submarine in Sweden?

TFF PressInfo # 285: What submarine in Sweden? From Swedish defence force to farce - and boulevard press journalism. Who is playing with our security?

► ► 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…

☮ ☮ World Peace Day on Sunday! ♫♥

☮ ☮ World Peace Day on Sunday! ♫♥ This is the incredible peace symphony by Beethoven that PLAY FOR RIGHTS performs in the Bern Cathedral, Switzerland, Sunday night with my saying a few words about global ethics and positive peace in between the movements. There are many ways to celebrate peace - just being against…

Peace Through The Arts • Frieden durch Kunst

☮ ☮ Peace Through The Arts • FRIEDEN DURCH KUNST by "Play For Rights" Celebrating International Day of Peace on Sunday September 21 in the Cathedral of Bern, Switzerland. An event with Beethoven's 6th Symphony, dancers and myself speaking words of peace interspersed with the music and the dances. Arranged by Elías A. Fóscolo, my…

Six Steps Short of War to Beat ISIS – the speech Obama should have held!

Six Steps Short of War to Beat ISIS By eminent researcher Phyllis Bennis The speech President Obama ought to have held…based on brilliant intellectual points and the logics of ethics. With that the U.S. could lead. Without it, it just can't.

☮ ☮ New TFF PressInfo 277 – After all this, what?

☮ ☮ New TFF PressInfo 277 – After all this, what? Messages to NATO - After Yugoslavia? After the fall of the US Empire? After NATO? And After Violence - the world needs something else…

“YUGOSLAVIA – WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE ?”

►  A major event in peace and conflict research & policy studies • Three authors with 130+ man years of experience with Yugoslavia • All their writings, equivalent to 2000 A4 pages, written 1991-2014  ► Not a word changed: for anyone to see whose analyses and predictions stand the test of time • Freely accessible…

Ukraine: Russia’s military is moving in

Ukraine: Russia's military is moving in - BBC This is extremely serious. It's a counterproductive way to react to the US regime change in Kiev, NATO's military build-up and EU membership conditions. TFF is working to find out what the US/NATO is doing in and with Ukraine. There is at least 7 major parties in the…

Istedet for dansk militær transporthjælp til Irak og kurderne

Som følge af min intensive kritik af Folketingets beslutning den 27. august om at sende et Hercules transportfly til Irak for at hjælpe amerikanerne med at transportere våben og ammunition fik jeg spørgsmålet: Hvad vil du have foretrukket? Og det er da et godt og rimeligt spørgsmål. På 20 minutter skrev jeg det følgende: 1.…

Debat med Pelle Dragsted, Enhedslisten, om militærtransporten til Irak og kurderne

Debatten begyndte med mit indlæg på Facebook den 25. august 2014: "☮ ☮ Trist med et folketing blottet for moral og nytænkning hvor ikke ét eneste medlem tør gå imod tidens vås om humanistiske krige. OK, danske F16-fly skal vel ikke bombe (endnu) men man ER i krig når man bistår USA og én part…

☮ ☮ TFF PressInfo: Support Richard Branson’s Ukraine dialogue initiative

☮ ☮ TFF PressInfo: Support Richard Branson’s Ukraine dialogue initiativeBy Jan Oberg"We are drifting towards a new Cold War. The reason isn’t substance because there is no reason we should not be able to live in peace in Europe – if we want and educated ourselves in handling problems. No, the reason is the woefully incompetent…

☮ ☮ UN Official weeps over Gaza bloodshed

☮ ☮ UN Official weeps over Gaza bloodshed Please pay respect to the UN for having such deeply caring people on their staff, people with a heart. And thank you Chris Gunness for not just plaing it cool as so many others. This iconic clip of a UN humanitarian worker will be remembered for long…

CNNs journalistic peace versus informed peace!

With this headline CNN conveys the idea that peace = when direct violence stops (for a while). This is the classical journalist perspective, not even a minimum definition and makes peace a rest category in between wars and other violence. Deeply unhelpful! A peace professional would call that peace illiteracy. Here is how I and many…

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