Nyt fra Kina – og Peter Frankopans intellektuelle havari

21. juli 2020 Jeg vil lige orientere min læsere om den seneste udgave af DanmarKina - magasinet for Foreningen Danmark-Kina, der har eksisteret siden 1952. Dens formål er at udbrede kendskabet til Kina på et venskabeligt grundlag - altså at bidrage til mellemfolkelig forståelse i gensidig respekt og uden at være et propagandamedie for noget…

“I Öster stiger den nya världen upp, i Väst går den gamla ned…

Världen efter Corona – konstruktivt Hur kommer världen att se ut de närmaste årtiondena?Vilka val har vi?Hur kan fred och rättvisa fortfarande bli möjliga? 11:e juni 2020 Jan Öberg I maj höll jag en internationell föreläsning i två delar om förändringarna i världsordningen och om hur framtiden kan bli bättre för oss alla. Den var…

“The New World Rises In The East And…”

17. maj 2020 I dag holder Det Nødvendige Seminarium, DNS, i Tvind sin årlige fred og retfærdigheds-konference. Som et par gange før bad de mig om at indlede en diskussion - i år dog på video. Debatten om forelæsningen fandt sted kl 15 online via Zoom. Takket være Coronaen så kunne det hele ses af…

What if worldwide migration was free…Hvis migration blev fri…

30. april 2020 Jeg har her tidligere her på bloggen skrevet om kunstneren Gudrun Steen-Andersens særdeles innovative installation, Perpetuum Mobile, der inddrager forskere i et tankeeksperiment - "Hvad hvis al migration blev givet fri i verden?" - som de så besvarer i korte videoer. Det var 2019. I marts i år blev de samme personer…

Coronavirussen afslører historiens største sikkerhedspolitiske bedrageri

28. april 2020* Coronavirussen afslører historiens største sikkerhedspolitisk bedrageri, men siger statsminister Frederiksen noget? Den vigtigste lære af Coronavirussen er denne: Alt hvad der hidtil er blevet kaldt forsvars- og sikkerhedspolitik har været ét gigantisk bedrageri af borgerne. Nogen må stilles til ansvar og politikken lægges grundlæggende om. Regeringer - ikke mindst bombestaten Danmark -…

Coronavirus og racismens virus

Trykt 25. februar 2020 i Arbejderen Selvom der er tegn på at Kina er ved at få COVID-19 under kontrol så véd vi i skrivende stund ikke hvordan det vil gå hverken i Kina eller i andre lande. Men denne virus har stimuleret en anden virus, som vi skal se. Kinas indsats mod COVID-19 har…

I disse interessante tider synes sort humor og satire mere relevant end seriøse kommentarer

13. january 2020 Hvad er meningen med intellektuelle argumenter? Referencer til begreber og teorier - og til behovet for at de defineres bare nogenlunde klart? Er det meningsfuldt at pege på i hvor høj grad populistiske talemåder, fake og udeladelser har undermineret den offentlige samtale og mediers rapportering om internationale forhold? Late Night with Seth…

It’s something about the U.S. Trumps

December 26, 2019 It's something about their eyes - and not only that they are reading. It's something about the main celebration - the longest sequence - of the military, armed forces, police and all in law enforcement, all in uniform and all around the world. It's something about soldiers being shown when the word…

Visoner om en ny dansk fredspolitik begynder i Aarhus

7. september 2019 Det sker den 20. september og her er eventet på Facebook. Gør dig selv og freden den tjeneste at anmelde dig og kom og vær med til en konstruktiv samtale, der ikke kun skal handle om våben - faktisk sålidt som muligt - selvom det er dét regeringen har på hjernen... Jeg…

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

September 3, 2019 Its all so easy...so very easy... perhaps so easy that only criminals get it? And get away with it? About rape at different levels - and how we relate to them Kurds violently carve out their own state on sovereign Syria's territory. Turkey hates Kurds and is itself a main destroyer of…

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…

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, celebrated its 70th Anniversary on April 4, 2019. Some of us don’t see anything worth celebrating about an incredibly expensive, dangerous and harmful alliance which should have been closed down exactly 30 years ago. Why 30 years ago? Because in 1989, the First Cold War in the Western sphere…

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,…

Why NATO is obsolete – some arguments

Jan Oberg comments on NATO and the need for a much larger citizens-taxpayers movement against militarism since, for almost 70 years since 1949, NATO has failed miserably in creating the peace it says it aims at. In addition it is systematically violating its Treaty.

New sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

Does the U.S. have anything constructive and benign to offer the world anymore?In this comment on PressTV I list a series of arguments against these new sanctions which were passed by the US Senate two days later.

How many Americans has al-Assad killed?

I read dozens of articles every day about various conflict zones, commentaries, war reports and - the few times it happens - possibilities of peace. I read about Syria in particular as I have since I visited Damascus and Aleppo in December 2016. It's important that one does not, over time, develop the disease called…

The BAN Treaty – it’s significance and why some have isolated themselves from civilisation

A debate on PressTV between Jan Oberg and Jim Walsh, MIT Here is a link to a partial transcript

Intellectual nonsense about Syria

There should be a lower intellectual level to the statements by a US Secretary of Defence. There should be a debunking of the unethical behaviour that repeatedly state that there is only a political solution to Syria and continue to use only violence. There should be a discussion about international law here. There should be…

Terroren: Der er bedre veje end udenrigsminister Samuelsens krigskaffe

Udenrigsminister Anders Samuelsen siger til DR den 4. juni 2017 at det ikke dur med "dialogkaffe" når man skal bekæmpe terrorisme. Efter at 7 mennesker er blevet dræbt i endnu et angreb i London - hvis gerningsmænd og motiver vi endnu ikke kender - mener han ifølge Ritzau/DR at der skal sættes "hårdt imod hårdt".…

NATO should be dissolved – 8 arguments

This is TFF Live on Facebook - the live broadcast I do now and then because live broadcasts have a much larger dissemination than articles, images, texts and Youtube videos. You may find more here. I argue why I believe NATO belongs to the past and should have been dissolved when the Soviet Union and…

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