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Igår publicerede jeg min klumme fra Arbejderen "Censuren, meningskontrollens og krænketheden treenighed" men inden Arbejderen havde kunnet trykke den dukkede der to sager op, der understreger hvad jeg sagde. Man vil huske den sorte unge digter Amanda Gorman, der læste sit eget digt på Capitol Hill - "Demokratiets Tempel", som amerikanske medier ynder at kalde [...]

“Goodbye Peace. Worldmoires Into A Peaceful Future”

“Goodbye Peace. Worldmoires Into A Peaceful Future”

Welcome to my worldmoires ‚Äď a word I have invented for the occasion. It means writing about my life in the perspective of global affairs and trends that have influenced my work and myself since I was born in the middle of the preceding century. And the occasion? I‚Äôm approaching the 50th anniversary of my [...]

Pippi Langstr√łmpes bortcensurerede ‚ÄĚneger‚ÄĚ og det k√łnnede museum

Pippi Langstr√łmpes bortcensurerede ‚ÄĚneger‚ÄĚ og det k√łnnede museum

Nu er b√łrneb√łger ikke den genre, jeg f√łlger mest med i, men forleden faldt min √łjne p√• en overskrift i Kristeligt Dagblad: Pipi Langstr√łmpe er lige udkommet p√• dansk i ny udgave p√• Gyldendal og ordet "neger" er nu fjernet. Jeg skrev samme dag p√• min Facebook-profil: Politisk korrekt kulturhistorisk rensning (KHR) - Det er [...]

MeToo, MeOnly og nypuritanismens elendighed

MeToo, MeOnly og nypuritanismens elendighed

Sex har altid v√¶ret noget, der kunne pirre lidt og s√¶lge meget. MeToo ved alle hvad er. MeOnly vil jeg gerne introducere som betegnelse for den omsiggribende identitetspolitik, der fokuserer p√• visse individers skels√¶ttende identiteter, selfie-journalistik, kr√¶nkethedsf√łlelser og er udtryk for mangel p√• solidaritet med den store verden. Begge kan bruges til at give det [...]

War without remorse: A callous tweet about a tasteless celebration

War without remorse: A callous tweet about a tasteless celebration

August 23, 2019 Yesterday, the US Ambassador to Denmark, Carla Sands, tweeted the following: 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 [...]

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, [...]

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube remove Alex Jones and Infowars content

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 [...]

Why is the UN still so important – while it must also be reformed?

Why is the UN still so important - in spite of having had its Charter violated repeatedly during the last 25 years? 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 [...]

Genialt af Skovgaard Museet

Det er genialt af Skovgaard Museet at bevidst frav√¶lge islamofobiens kendem√¶rker og dermed marginalisere dens tilh√¶ngere. Debatten om Muhammed-tegningerne handler jo ikke om ytringsfrihed men om dannelse, indlevelse og respekt (og ville aldrig kunne v√¶re f√łrt hvis det var anti-semitiske tegninger). Og om ansvar for hvad man siger og g√łr - og v√¶lger at ikke [...]

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 future of U.S.-Europe relations

"The Debate" with Jim Walsh, MIT and Jan Oberg, TFF Lund, Sweden ‚Äď May 30, 2017 Last night ‚ÄúThe Debate‚ÄĚ on PressTV was devoted to the future of European-US relations in the wake of the NATO Summit, President Trump‚Äôs words and omissions and the ‚Äď historic ‚Äď words, in particular, of Chancellor Angela Merkel immediately [...]

Discussing Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Here I am with my friends Donald, Bibi, Sara and Melania... And speak a little about the stupidity of scapegoating Iran for everything, of giving Saudi Arabia even more weapons - and being bribed by it - of creating the preconditions for more warfare and about the fact that NATO is setting up shop in [...]

Svenska försvarsmaktens desinformation

F√∂rsvarsminister Peter Hultqvist och √ĖB Micael Byd√©n skriver p√• DN Debatt om "Risk f√∂r desinformation om milit√§r√∂vningen Aurora" Och det √§r d√• just vad de sj√§lva sysslar med. Inte ett ord om att det kr√§vs tv√• till att konflikta med varandra. Inte ett ord om NATO:s expansion stick i st√§v med givna l√∂ften till Gorbachev. [...]

What foreign policy if the US had no weapons?

Just a thought...

Syria – two perspectives illustrated

"The Debate" of April 16, 2017 on Iran's PressTV between Richard Millett and myself is important to me. I think it will be for you too in the sense of clarifying two approaches and positions on Syria. Its focus is on the difference in media coverage of the terrible events in Khan Seykhoun and al-Rashideen [...]

Keep focus on Aleppo and global dimensions of Syria

Soldiers and volunteers from Aleppo University hand out food to IDPs having come in from Eastern Aleppo. December 14, 2016 ¬© Jan Oberg 2016   TFF PressInfo # 405  Lund, Sweden - February 24, 2017Failed conflict analysis To analyse a conflict is as necessary as the diagnosis for the doctor: You either get to a [...]

Discussing NATO with a former U.S. Ass. Sec. of Defence

A 30 min debate about NATO, Ukraine, Crimea, Yugoslavia, Syria the eternal enemy images and the - obsolete - philosophy on which NATO builds. Time for something new, I argue in the debate with former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defence under Reagon, Mr. Lawrence J. Korb who at the time was in command of 70% [...]

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 [...]

Turkey’s coup – Another example of the West’s disintegration

Here is my take on the July 15 coup in Turkey - why it happened the way it did and what is the least unlikely hypothesis - followed by some examples of regional and international consequences this coup is bound to have. And it ends: NATO comes across as a very tired alliance that should [...]