💐 Ny bog om Johan Galtung til 90 års dagen

💐 Ny bog om Johan Galtung til 90 års dagen

23.oktober 2020 Den norske arkitekt og fredsforkæmper, Susanne Urban har forfattet en righoldig bog, som netop er udkommet for at markere at en af verdens absolut ledende samfundsforskere, Johan Galtung, fylder 90 den 24. oktober 2020. Han er matematiker, sociolog, freds- og fremtidsforsker med en utrolig produktion af foredrag, artikler, gæsteprofessorater og hederdoktorater bag sig [...]

A typical PressInfo from The Transnational Foundation

A typical PressInfo from The Transnational Foundation

We send out TFF PressInfo - alerts about new posts on The Transnational - once or twice a week - or when something urgently important happens in the world. They are in English and, of course, free and you can subscribe to them here or by sending an email to PressInfo@transnational.org Here's a typical example [...]

Det danske fredsakademi siger sandheden forud for Hiroshima og Nagasaki 75

Det danske fredsakademi siger sandheden forud for Hiroshima og Nagasaki 75

22. juli 2020 Mens Danmark har mængder af velfinancierede institutter for militære studier samt et forsvarsakademi har det hverken et institut for fredsforskning eller et velfinancieret fredsakademi. Men Det Danske Fredsakademi findes - et højkvalificeret initiativ, som du formentlig aldrig har hørt om. Det er i årtier blevet drevet af en ildsjæl ved navn Holger [...]

Fredsforskningen ved Lunds Universitet nedlagt i 1989: Hvorfor og hvordan?

Fredsforskningen ved Lunds Universitet nedlagt i 1989: Hvorfor og hvordan?

Og hvordan jeg har levet lykkeligt lige siden Omend det er meget lille, er det et stykke nordisk akademisk historie, som fortjener at blive fortalt. Det er også et tidligt eksempel på ødelæggelsen af nordisk freds- og konfliktforskning, som siden fulgte. 10. februar 2020 I november sidste år var det 30 år siden jeg forlod [...]

A great soul’s 150th birthday

A great soul’s 150th birthday

By TFF & Jan Oberg Herunder en typisk meddelelse fra Den Transnationale Stiftelse for Freds- og Fremtidsforskning, TFF. Vi kalder dem TFF PressInfo og denne var nummer 533. Du kan få dem også og de er gratis - bare skriv til PressInfo@transnational.org så kommer du på listen. Lund, Sweden - October 2, 2019 This is [...]

TFF’s Transnational Peace Affairs – A new magazine

TFF’s Transnational Peace Affairs – A new magazine

August 21, 2019 I have long wanted to produce something like a magazine - a daily, diverse drumbeat - that is also easy and fast to curate and edit. Because... I've been grappling with this: The world is to rich and diverse: Why are mainstream media so predictable/boring, narrowly focused, uniform - I mean, buy [...]

Peace illiteracy

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, [...]

“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 Aleppo60 min. Del 2: Debatt och vägar till fred i Syrien45 min. Bakgrund10-14:e december 2016 vistades Jan Öberg i Aleppo. Med sin unika erfarenhet från staden ifrågasätter han den gängse massmediarapporteringen, argumenterar för ett nytt sätt [...]

Thanks for the friends’ and followers’ boom

During the last two weeks I have received almost 800 friend requests on Facebook and about 1000 new followers. It's overwhelming and warms my heart beyond words. Many many thanks for your trust and support - and for not only thinking it but taking time to tell it. I can only assume that it is [...]

SIPRI – Stockholm International Peace Research Institute – turns 50: Time for a name change?

My congratulations to the institute at 50, a background - including my own working there as an intern many years ago - a bit about how a dream was never realised and why I suggest a new name, SIMSI. Continue reading here - which is also TFF PressInfo # 391

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 [...]

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

Just out! TFF PressInfo # 309Learn conflict and peace in 20 minutes11.000 people around the world just got it in their mailbox. If you did not, write to press@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." Pope Francis gestures as he answers questions from a journalist during the flight from Colombo, [...]

P1 Debat gør det igen

P1 Debat: Hvad nytter krigen (den gør altså nytte)- gør det igen - som om det var en oprigtig holdning til fred - og spørger om krigen kan være en vej til fred. Her sidder så en soldat og en war studies professor på den en side og Lene Junker på den anden side, der [...]

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

Get TFF PressInfoLet 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...

► ► Bosnia today and Yugoslavia then

Voting has begun in Bosnia in an election dominated by nationalist rhetoric and a stagnant economy. A good 2000 pages by three scholars who were present during the wars in Yugoslavia and did not buy the Western political and media simplifications and blame game. Neither did they buy the Western 'peace' making, the results of [...]

☮ ☮ TFF PressInfo 283: Nobel’s Peace Prize is not a human rights prize

☮ ☮ TFF PressInfo 283: Nobel’s Peace Prize is not a human rights prize The Nobel Committee again ignores Alfred Nobel's words and spirit. Just spend 3 minutes and read Nobel's will. Establish a new committee composed of experts in peace and not retired members of parliament. Peace people around the world have been deprived [...]

► ► 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 [...]

☮ ☮ 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 [...]

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

Six Steps Short of War to Beat ISISBy 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.