PressInfo # 487: China, the new Silk Road and the Venice Art Biennale

PressInfo # 487: China, the new Silk Road and the Venice Art Biennale

  TFF’s new multi-dimensional SPAR project   By Jan Oberg Lund, Sweden – September 30, 2018   We’re switching to something more constructive… You’ll receive new types of materials from TFF and in TFF PressInfos. We’re combining research with cultural production and building inter-cultural dialogue for the better world that will emerge once the U.S. […]

Time to stop the US – and protect the UN against it

Time to stop the US – and protect the UN against it

Citizens of Isfahan enjoying life. It is their lives the US destroy – knowingly • Photo © Jan Oberg   By Jan Oberg September 26, 2018 Conversation with Iran’s PressTV about the sanctions on Iran, oil prices and President Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly. And why the rest of the world should wake […]

DIIS-information og trolderi

DIIS-information og trolderi

  Af Jan Øberg & Jesper Munk Jakobsen 26 september, 2018 Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, DIIS, har netop udgivet en publikation om ”Trolde i dit feed. Russisk desinformation”, der specielt skal hjælpe gymnasieelever med at forstå fake news. Dog kun russiske. Rapporten er selv et glimrende eksempel på desinformation og fake news – eller […]

President Trump’s disturbing speech at the UN: This not the time to just laugh!

President Trump’s disturbing speech at the UN: This  not the time to just laugh!

  By Farhang Jahanpour September 26   Last year I wrote that Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly was perhaps the worst speech ever delivered from that podium, certainly by a Western leader. This year he surpassed himself. Why is there no rule to say that someone who openly violates the basic norms of […]

The Global War On Terror – Another predictable fiasco turns 17

The Global War On Terror – Another predictable fiasco turns 17

  By Jan Oberg September 11, 2018 Today marks the 17th anniversary of what could be called the most counter-productive, if not stupid, war in modern history: The Global War On Terror, GWOT. Today that war is much much more dangerous to the world and its future than the terrorists it allegedly aims to hunt […]

Sweden faces political impasse after inconclusive election

Sweden faces political impasse after inconclusive election

By Jan Oberg September 10, 2018 An interview with PressTV about what has happened in Sweden and – at least some – reasons why. Apologies for the bad sound quality which was beyond our control. I do not feel good about being that close to John Bolton (above), but what can I do? 🙂   […]

Background to elections in Sweden

Background to elections in Sweden

  Concerning Sweden, perhaps you need a reality check? By Jan Oberg September 5, 2018 There are general elections in Sweden this coming Sunday, September 9, 2018. If judged by the opinion polls, Sunday could mark the end of an epoch in Sweden’s contemporary history. Not that long ago Sweden was talked about around the […]

Intro • Regime Change: Not Iran Too!

Intro • Regime Change: Not Iran Too!

  TFF launches a new educational series on regime change in the Middle East to help prevent a repetition on Iran – #NotIranToo   By Jan Oberg August 17, 2018 TFF is about to publish a series of articles on regime change in the Middle East over the last few decades. The series has a […]

U.S. primary sanctions on Iran and secondary sanctions on the world is totally unacceptable

U.S. primary sanctions on Iran and secondary sanctions on the world is totally unacceptable

  By Jan Oberg Commenting on Iran’s global PressTV why the US sanctions against Iran are one big violation of international law and why other countries should resist all pressures from the US and its threat of imposing its secondary sanctions on them – remember Trump’s tweet that anyone who does business with Iran will […]

Law Not War: Listen very carefully to Ben Ferencz

Law Not War: Listen very carefully to Ben Ferencz

  By Jan Oberg August 13, 2018 This is literally a unique experience of extraordinary educational value: Listen to 98-year old Ben Ferencz sharing his crystal clear perception of the human stupidity of war – all wars – and how he sees the situation of humanity. He remains a realist, he says, with more optimism […]

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