Why it would be self-defeating for the US to scrap the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA)

Why it would be self-defeating for the US to scrap the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA)

  By Jan Oberg Comment on PressTV, February 17, 2018  

Get Your Proportions Right !

Get Your Proportions Right !

  Originally published here and produced by Physics-Astronomy.com

Naomi Klein: How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine

Shock. It’s a word that has come up a lot since November – for obvious reasons.I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about shock. Ten years ago, I published “The Shock Doctrine,” an investigation that spanned four decades from Pinochet’s U.S.-backed coup in 1970s Chile to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I noticed a brutal and […]

Iran should give the US no pretext for military action

  By Jan Oberg A few comments in advance of President Trump’s speech on January 11 concerning the nuclear deal, JCPOA, with Iran and why it would be stupid of him to isolate the US by violating the agreement’s letter and spirit. Iran’s response will also be very important and here it is essential to […]

The insanity of nuclear deterrence

The insanity of nuclear deterrence

  By Robert Green   Robert Green Commander, The British Royal Navy, Retired. When nuclear-armed nations face off, the threat of mutually assured destruction is expected to keep the worst from happening. But is this a rational strategy? Or is it one that is doomed to failure? In this eye-opening and powerful talk, Commander Robert […]

At 2018 the UN S-G issues Red Alert for the whole world

At 2018 the UN S-G issues Red Alert for the whole world

    Jan Oberg comments: This is certainly important, although there are limits to what António Guterres can say. I wish he would have said “reduction of all kinds of violence” or emphasised the UN Charter’s Article one that says that peace shall be built by peaceful means. But anyhow – I applaud him for […]

Where are the mediators in the US/North Korea conflict?

Where are the mediators in the US/North Korea conflict?

By Jan Oberg PressTV, December 25 – 2017  

Julia Bacha: Pay attention to nonviolence • TED Talk

Julia Bacha: Pay attention to nonviolence • TED Talk

  By Julia Bacha A spot-on talk about nonviolence in conflict in general and the role it plays in the Palestine-Israel conflict. Most often the people who struggle with non-violent means are simply overlooked by the media.   See more…

Fighting with nonviolence

Fighting with nonviolence

By Scilla Elworthy Via ted.com • How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and […]

Om krigen mod terror og hvorfor den er håbløs

Af Jan Øberg   I år 2000 blev der på verdensplan dræbt 400 mennesker og såret 700 ved terror angreb. I 2015 var tallet steget til 32 000 mennesker! Dvs sige at antal ofre for politiskle terrorhandinger er steget 80 gange siden man påbegyndte “den globale krig mod terror”. Vi i vesten synes at vi […]