Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Brilliant collage by unknown creator If Biden has, in fact, received so many more votes, why is the CNN-led media flock in such a hurry to declare him the winner? Is it the media’s job to decide the winner in a democracy? How will Trump and his sympathisers, about half of the people, react to […]

US elections and empire fall

US elections and empire fall

Jan Oberg November 4, 2020 In the early morning Europe time/late night in the US, I had an opportunity to comment on the presidential elections in the United States, together with journalist Jeff Brown in Paris. Here we go… If you like this type of discussions which are certainly different from the – uncritical – […]

At the 50th nuke-ban turning point

At the 50th nuke-ban turning point

Jan Oberg October 26, 2020 On the 7th UN Day – two days ago – the 50th UN member, Honduras, ratified the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty – or the Treaty On the Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). It’s a milestone in the global struggle to make nuclear weapons a parenthesis in human history. We have […]

At 75 – A U.N. of the Future In A Globalized Democracy

At 75 – A U.N. of the Future In A Globalized Democracy

Jan Oberg October 24, 2020 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the world’s most important and visionary organisation, the United Nations. Everything TFF has done during its 35 years of existence has been based on one mission – namely, to promote the UN Charter’s Article 1 which states that peace shall be brought about by […]

Ny bog om Johan Galtung til 90 års dagen

Ny bog om Johan Galtung til 90 års dagen

Jan Øberg 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 […]

One-On-One+ with Johan Galtung

One-On-One+ with Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung 2010 © Jan Oberg Johan Galtung October 23, 2020 On the occasion of Galtung’s 90th birthday tomorrow on UN Day, we bring you a conversation he had ten years ago with Riz Khan at Aljazeera about his life. Johan and co-founder Jan Oberg have been friends and collaborated since 1974 and he’s been […]

The US – fascism or blossoming, or both?

The US – fascism or blossoming, or both?

Johan Galtung 2010 © Jan Oberg Johan Galtung October 23, 2020 On the occasion of Johan Galtung’s 90th birthday tomorrow on UN Day, we bring you here an interview with Amy Goodman from 2012 on the above subject for the Envision Peace Museum. If you thought this was interesting, please take a few seconds to […]

Ye Are Many, They Are Few!

Ye Are Many, They Are Few!

John Scales Avery A new freely downloadable book I would like to announce the publication of a new book, which discusses the question of how oligarchs maintain their grasp on an excessive share of wealth and power when, as Shelley pointed out, the have-nots are many, while the power-holders are few. Please click to access […]

Acting is a wonderful way of avoiding feeling despair – A guide

Acting is a wonderful way of avoiding feeling despair – A guide

Louis Kriesberg October 21, 2020 Louis Kriesberg This post also appears on the  Beyond Intractability website.  The blog is the Constructive Conflict Initiative / COVID-19 Blog and Lou’s essay is here.   We Americans are beset by many awful circumstances in our country and in the world. As analysts and sometimes as activists we examine […]

Danmark skal sige ja til at forbyde atomvåben – og ja til meget andet

Danmark skal sige ja til at forbyde atomvåben – og ja til meget andet

20. oktober 2020 Det er nok så tænkeligt at du aldrig har hørt om Arne Nielsen Hansen – men han er en uhyre interessant og mangfoldig nordjyde på 81 år. Du kan læse mere om ham hér. Jeg vil gerne fortælle dig at Arne er en af Danmarks mest betydende mediepersonligheder – igennem flere år […]