Den frie presses skæbne bliver snart afgjort

Den frie presses skæbne bliver snart afgjort

Idag, den 7. september 2020, i London starter en retssag, som får betydning for den frie presse i vesten i fremtiden. Sagen drejer sig om journalist og stifter af mediet WikiLeaks – Julian Assange – som er tiltalt for overtrædelse af den amerikanske spionagelov i forbindelse med at indhente og offentliggøre fortrolige militære- og diplomatiske […]

Normalising the exceptional as a serious security threat

Normalising the exceptional as a serious security threat

Jørgen Johansen argues that, like terrorism before it, the Covid-19 pandemic is being used by politicians across the world to normalise exceptional restrictions on basic rights with political consequences that will long outlast the health emergency. By Jørgen Johansen September 7, 2020 In his book State of Exception, Giorgio Agamben examined the consequences of policies […]

Trumpism: What will 2020 bring?

Trumpism: What will 2020 bring?

Richard FalkTFF Associate August 15, 2020 During the height of the Cold War when it was viewed as disloyal and compromising to show a sympathetic interest in Marxism or sympathies with Soviet ideology, someone at the U.S. military base at Frankfurt distributed to the soldiers stationed there, a handwritten version of the Bill of Rights, […]

Will the coronavirus pandemic help curb war and militarism?

Will the coronavirus pandemic help curb war and militarism?

May 25, 2020 Dr. Lawrence Wittner Decades ago, when I began teaching international history, I used to ask students if they thought it was possible for nations to end their fighting of wars against one another. Their responses varied. But the more pessimistic conclusions were sometimes tempered by the contention that, if the world’s nations […]

The dangerous case of Donald Trump: Robert Jay Lifton and Bill Moyers on ‘A Duty to Warn’

The dangerous case of Donald Trump: Robert Jay Lifton and Bill Moyers on ‘A Duty to Warn’

Renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton on the Goldwater Rule: We have a duty to warn if someone may be dangerous to others. 23 april, 2020 Bill Moyers There will not be a book published this fall more urgent, important, or controversial than The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, the work of 27 psychiatrists, psychologists and […]

The Temple of Self-gratification

The Temple of Self-gratification

By Jason Hirthler April 21, 2020 Author David Foster Wallace once said that America is, “One enormous engine and temple of self-gratification and self-advancement.” The spectacle of American consumerism comes galloping to mind. But the pageant of gluttony with which we sate ourselves on a weekly basis is a pale reflection, at least in its […]

The American Empire and its media

The American Empire and its media

By Swiss Propaganda Research (SPR) March 19, 2020 Largely unbeknownst to the general public, executives and top journalists of almost all major US media outlets have long been members of the influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Originally posted on Swiss Propaganda Research’s official website on July 2017 (updated December 2019) here Established in 1921 […]

Could everyday micro malfunctions be signs of a coming macro breakdown?

Could everyday micro malfunctions be signs of a coming macro breakdown?

Bits of the sociological imagination at work By Jan Oberg March 5, 2020 Researchers are citizens too – some with a sociological imagination Like everybody else, social scientists are citizens. We live a private life and a professional life and there is a tradition-based rule of thumb that the two should be kept apart in […]

We shouldn’t have to beg Mark Zuckerberg to respect democracy

We shouldn’t have to beg Mark Zuckerberg to respect democracy

By Dean Baker Last month George Soros had a New York Times column arguing that Mark Zuckerberg should not be running Facebook. (Does the NYT reserve space on its opinion page for billionaires?) The gist of Soros’ piece is that Zuckerberg has made a deal with Trump. He will allow all manner of outrageous lies […]

The world must end Washington’s illegal economic war

The world must end Washington’s illegal economic war

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers February 10, 2020 The US is currently attacking one-third of the planet’s population with 8,000 economic sanctions, ongoing acts of war against 39 nations. “Their intent is to shrink the economy and cause chronic shortages and hyperinflation while ensuring a lack of access to finance to pay for essentials.” […]

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