November 9, 2020 Yesterday I wrote a longer analysis of the election process in the United States for my foundation's homepage, The Transnational. I do not think this process is worthy of a democracy. But, sadly, the media decision has become "the result" and all of European politicians and media have followed suit - as [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I den ene fjendes fly leverer den anden fjende bistand til et land, der har købt sig fattig i krig i stedet for at beskytte sin befolkning. 8. april 2020 - #coronaissecuritypolitics Russerne kommer!! Det har vi hørt i vel omkring 70 år - den konstruede fjende, der skulle legitimere oprustning, Danmarks krigsdeltagelse, flykøb, koldkrigsretorik [...]
17.marts 2020 Kære læserven! Jeg når ikke altid at poste min artikler fra vores stiftelses hjemmeside, The Transnational, hér. Det kræver tid - som jeg ofte ikke har - at kopiere tekster, redigere, lægge billeder ind og gøre andre ting, ting som du nok ikke tænker på når du blot læser medmindre du da selv [...]
22. oktober 2019 ☮ Lyt til lidt om fred...Og tak til den utrættelig Arne Hansen, Danmarks eneste fredsjournalist. Han er et fremragende eksempel på hvad jeg altid har sagt, nemlig at ethvert menneske potentielt er en fredsbevægelse. Han er hjernen og hjertet bag Hjemmeside for flygtninge og positiv fred og producerer udsendelser for Frederikshavns Lokal [...]
August 23, 2019 Yesterday, the US Ambassador to Denmark, Carla Sands, tweeted the following: https://twitter.com/USAmbDenmark/status/1164505164201517056 As will be seen below, there were four photos from an event in Copenhagen. The first shows all the people present, including former Danish Prime minister Fogh Rasmussen (also on the 4th photo with the ambassador), the present Danish defence [...]
February 28, 2019 Peace can never be achieved this way a) The issue is about peace, not only nuclear weapons. The US has not been willing to sign a peace agreement after all these years. After some kind of peace process and treaty has been achieved, you can turn to the specific issue of nuclear [...]
Because of ignorance, lack of honouring basic journalistic standards and political correctness vis-a-vis owners and governments. February 23, 2019 Of course, the freedom of the free Western mainstream media means the freedom to deceive, use fake and omission as much as they like. Here is a well-informed article by Marc Cook in the media-analytical, critical [...]
5. januar 2019 To samtaler med Frederikshavns Lokalradio, der ledes af den utrætteligt, snart 80-årige Arne Hansen, en af Danmarks vigtigste mediemennesker, der ser verden fra det lokale til det globale og altid har et dybt humanistisk perspektiv. Lyt her.
By Jan Oberg December 6, 2018 How interesting! President Trump tweets on December 3, that he believes that the present level of military expenditures are ‘crazy’ – and he wants to talk with China and Russia about reducing them. I was asked by Russia Today to comment on that and here is what [...]
That's what New York Times told us on August 6, 2018, here. How sad for a West that no longer believes in its own core values but goes increasingly authoritarian. In the name of the common good, we get the common bad. 1. What a weak, nervous and insecure society it is that cannot tolerate [...]
Jan Oberg Comment A US war game/scenario being reported by The Intercept is pretty revealing for the lack of even the slightest re-thinking of what the Global War On Terror (GWOT) is really all about. The US military's game is about violence-for-violence, tit-for-tat. The main result from this - anti-intellectual - attitude and policy is [...]
Why is the UN still so important - in spite of having had its Charter violated repeatedly during the last 25 years? https://www.facebook.com/obergpeace.artphotographics/videos/287165988441422/ Why should we not - cynically - side with the cynical and powerful countries that want to undermine and marginalise the world's finest organisation with the most Gandhian-like document ever signed by [...]
Here is the background article. Funnily, or perhaps not so strange, there is some denial of this story too. Perhaps it wasn't intended that it should end up in the public domain? And here my comments to this ill-considered escalation.
With his speech today - half an hour ago - U.S. President Trump has taken a huge step into uncharted territories. (Here on video). One that implies a 60-75% risk of leading to a US attack on Iran. Behind him stands the hardline militarists whom he has himself appointed. Secondly, neo-conservative individuals and think tanks [...]
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.
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 [...]
A debate on PressTV between Jan Oberg and Jim Walsh, MIT Here is a link to a partial transcript