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Lost peace and fake news

By Jan Oberg

Proud to join “Middle East With Naskah Zada” at her program in New York and talking about the reasons that peace has become so ‘unpopular’.

Touching also upon international law, the new Cold War and the increasing U.S. involvement in Syria.

May 1: Where are the workers in the struggle for peace? Nowhere it seems!

What foreign policy if the US had no weapons?

Just a thought…

As we move into the new year – 2017

The old years went – in as little a time as it takes to turn around and see who is tapping you on your shoulder. And it is the new, the next year.

I hope it will pass too – in as little time as it takes for me to turn my head and look forward again – because the face of 2017 doesn’t look good or kind to me.

Neither do the next ten or so years.

Beyond that the world will become a better place. If, that is, if we survive and don’t destroy it all.

It is actually already becoming a better place!

The thing that has too pass – or pass away – is the United States Empire.

In a few years it will go the way Rome and all the rest plus the Ottoman, British and Soviet empires did. No empire lasts forever.

But before we go for it – a video from Beirut, December 2016:

 

Some indicators of Empire dissolution

The indicators, the cracks, in the Empire are there for all to see – the Americans and other Westernes will be the last and remain in denial for some time until the discrepancy between the self-image and the reality, the self-delusion, has grown too big. Like East Germany or Russia at in the early 1980s.

The rest of the world, the non-West sees some of these cracks quite clearly: Continue reading

Interview on RT in early June

In early June I was asked by Russia Today – RT – to do a half-hour conversation about militarism and peace. The only questions that were planned in advance were about the changes in Sweden’s foreign and security policy over the years which I had writen about in TFF PressInfo – here in English and here in Swedish.

So it was a free discussion, unedited and nothing cut out.

RT is a large global news channel competing with CNN, AlJazeera and BBC. They claim to have about 650 million viewers; of, the specific program I was on, World’s Apart, doesn’t have that many.

I can’t recall that I have received so many reactions from any media work I have done. It’s encouraging that the advocacy of peace by peaceful means – and my frontal “attack” on the MIMAC – Military-Industrial-Media-Academic Complex (implicitly of course Russia’s too) got so much exclusively positive reactions.

RT

Here is the interview. A month later an additional 35,000 people had seen it on YouTube. Please, share if you like it.