Richard Falk: Toward Global Solidarity – A Politics of Impossibility

Richard Falk: Toward Global Solidarity – A Politics of Impossibility

Sergey Vinograd, Unsplash Richard Falk TFF Associate February 7, 2022 The post below is my stimulus essay for a Forum sponsored by Great Transition Initiative, a project of the Tellus Institute, dedicated to the exploration of humane and ecologically resonant adjustments to the challenges and threats posed by the onset of the Anthropocentric Age. The […]

Baher Kamal: All Humans Are Born Equal in Rights? That’s Still Far from Being True

Baher Kamal: All Humans Are Born Equal in Rights? That’s Still Far from Being True

By Baher Kamal December 25, 2021 MADRID, Dec 6 2021 (IPS) – ”All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” These words are a sound introduction to the transcendental issue of human rights and equalities, as stated by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Declaration proclaims the “inalienable rights that everyone is […]

Fredrik Heffermehl: The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Freedom for the Press or for the US?

Fredrik Heffermehl: The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Freedom for the Press or for the US?

Collage © Jan Oberg 2021 Fredrik Heffermehl December 9, 2021 The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize honoured press freedom and – no surprise – was welcomed by the world press. As I listened to the announcement, on October 8, an old story from the Cold War kept coming back to me: A Soviet official had been […]

Jan Oberg: Is Democracy Gone Forever In Italy? On the Politics of Covid Responses

Jan Oberg: Is Democracy Gone Forever In Italy? On the Politics of Covid Responses

Jan Oberg December 1, 2021 This article is based on observations sent to me by an academic friend living in Italy who wants to be anonymous, given the views it expresses in this situation. The reason we publish it here with a few comments, videos and links is that it is obviously a very serious […]

Daniel Ellsberg & others: The US almost nuked China in 1958 – is this also a real risk today?

Daniel Ellsberg & others: The US almost nuked China in 1958 – is this also a real risk today?

Daniel Ellsberg November 8, 2021 Given the intellectual and ethical status of many leaders in today’s world, this is not – as it may seem – a far-fetched question. It must be raised and discussed since the shocking revelation made by Daniel Ellsberg (1) earlier this year. In 1958, the US had a president – […]

Jan Oberg: This is what’s happening to human rights and democracy in Italy that you haven’t heard about

Jan Oberg: This is what’s happening to human rights and democracy in Italy that you haven’t heard about

Jan Oberg October 21, 2021 This article is based on observations sent to me by an academic friend of mine who wants to be anonymous, given the views it expresses in this situation. The reason we publish it here with a few comments and links is that it is obviously a very serious situation in […]

🟥 BREAKING – The Xinjiang Genocide Determination As Agenda

BREAKING

🟥  BREAKING – The Xinjiang Genocide Determination As Agenda

A Critical Analysis Of A Report By The Newlines Institute And The Raoul Wallenberg Center Gordon Dumoulin, Jan Oberg and Thore Vestby The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research, TFF, Lund, Sweden • TFF@transnational.org • The Transnational • Ph +46 (0)738 525200 April 27, 2021 © TFF 2021 On March 8, 2021, the Newlines […]

Peter J. Peverelli: Human rights measured by the dimensions of culture

Peter J. Peverelli: Human rights measured by the dimensions of culture

Photo Oscar Keys, Unsplash Peter J. Peverelli October 5, 2021 Given that human rights issues have always been central in the international discourse and in the Cold Wars between NATO and the Soviet Union/Russia and now in the new US/NATO China Cold War Agenda, we believe it is important to discuss how the concept of […]

Cindy Cohn: ‘Governments Are Spying on the People Who Bring Us the News’

Cindy Cohn: ‘Governments Are Spying on the People Who Bring Us the News’

Cindy Cohn: “We all rely on journalists’ ability to find out what’s going on, especially in ways that governments don’t like, to be an informed populace.” Photo credit: FAIR.org. Janine Jackson October 4, 2021 CounterSpin interview with Cindy Cohn on Pegasus spyware Janine Jackson interviewed Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Cindy Cohn about Pegasus spyware for the July […]

US-Afghanistan August 15, 2021: Eight conclusions and the mean words “What was it we said all the time”?

US-Afghanistan August 15, 2021: Eight conclusions and the mean words “What was it we said all the time”?

Jan Oberg August 17, 202 Back then, after September 11, 2001, in Washington and New York, everybody talked about who could have done it, how they did it and with what means. The only thing never brought to the fore was: WHY would somebody want to do something like 9/11 to the United States of […]