“Dignity now” a contribution to the forum: “After the Pandemic: Which Future?”

“Dignity now” a contribution to the forum: “After the Pandemic: Which Future?”

Evelin Lindner TFF Associate September 21, 2020 What We Can Do We humans have dug ourselves into a multitude of perilous crises, both despite of and because of what we call progress. Still, few people seem to realize that we live in a historic moment of unparalleled promise. For the first time, humankind has the […]

Climate and the US election

Climate and the US election

John Scales AveryTFF Associate September 16, 2020 Why the 2020 election is so important Why did Prof. Noam Chomsky call the US Republican Party “The most dangerous organization in the history of the world”? He did so because the party is characterized by climate change denial and by support for giant fossil fuel corporations. According […]

TFF – 35 years for the UN Charter’s norm that peace shall be established by peaceful means

TFF – 35 years for the UN Charter’s norm that peace shall be established by peaceful means

Jan ObergCo-founder and director Lund, Sweden – September 12, 2020 TFF 35th Anniversary on September 12, 2020 And why are we there and still alive and kicking? Because TFF is like a gourmet restaurant and not like research institutes and think tanks that emulate fast-food chains. TFF doesn’t count success in media attention, followers, fame, […]

The annual 9/11 commemoration comment

The annual 9/11  commemoration comment

US artist Edward Kienholz’s “Portable War Memorial” Jan Oberg & Gordon Dumoulin September 11, 2020 19 years after the horrific September 11 ! We must never forget innocent individual victims of war and other violence. But there is more to the day of September 11 and what has been the consequence of the US response […]

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 […]

Radical China-U.S. decoupling will throw humanity back by decades

Radical China-U.S. decoupling will throw humanity back by decades

Interview with Gordon Dumoulin, TFF AssociateOn CGTN September 7, 2020 Chinese students in U.S. universities are increasingly becoming the collateral damage of the ongoing China-U.S. friction. The University of North Texas (UNT) recently became the first American university to cut ties with the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) resulting in the expulsion of 15 Chinese visiting […]

New Associate – Gordon Dumoulin

New Associate – Gordon Dumoulin

August 28, 2020 Dutch-born Gordon Dumoulin joined us as TFF Associate in August 2020. He says this about himself: “The real source of satisfaction and success in today’s global dynamic jungle is not to blur your spirit and ambitions solely by traditional points of view and conservative concepts. Instead, let your unbiased and unprejudiced observations, […]

The Corona as an opportunity: Reboot humanity and change security thinking and policies

The Corona as an opportunity: Reboot humanity and change security thinking and policies

What change toward a New Necessary Normal will have to look like Jan Oberg August 27, 2020 Originally published as an editorial at Transcend on August 10, 2020 Connecting dots is neither the trend of our times nor of day-to-day political decision-making. Over the years, time, space and intellectual focus has shrunk. It’s deplorable and […]

Sverige, krisen och värdlandet

Sverige, krisen och värdlandet

Ola & Erni FriholtTFF Associerade & Fredsrörelsen på Orust 26:e augusti, 2020 I vår publikation från 2019 kommenterades broschyren ”Om krisen eller kriget kommer”, som sändes till de svenska hushållen hösten 2018 från Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB). Dess innehåll är chockerande ytligt. Vår kommentar utgick från den aktuella verkligheten och dess krav på […]

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