The West’s convenient amnesia

The West’s convenient amnesia

TFF PressInfo # 559 An example of what you get when you subscribe to it here on your right. And of course, it is free. Jan Oberg Lund, Sweden – March 20, 2020 This little girl’s face expresses both sorrow and hope. It’s been with me ever since I took the picture at the liberation […]

How ‘Operation Merlin’ Poisoned U.S. Intelligence on Iran

How ‘Operation Merlin’ Poisoned U.S. Intelligence on Iran

March 3, 2018 The CIA’s “Operation Merlin,” which involved providing Iran with a flawed design for a nuclear weapon and resulted in an alleged whistleblower going to prison, was the perfect example of creating intelligence in order to justify operations, reports Gareth Porter. Originally published by ConsortiumNews here By Gareth Porter Jeffrey Sterling, the case […]

We need a #MeToo norm and protest at the international level too

We need a #MeToo norm and protest at the international level too

  By Jan Oberg March 5, 2018 About 1:50 into this video comment I suggest that we should think of elevating the idea of #MeToo to the international level and apply it when a country is abusing another country against its will – even to the extent that we can justifiably talk about rape and […]

A Relevant Nobel Candidate: China’s Xi Jinping and the Silk Road Initiative

A Relevant Nobel Candidate: China’s Xi Jinping and the Silk Road Initiative

By Jan Oberg Western mainstream media and politics disseminate so many negative aspects of China and consider it a serious threat to Western hegemony to such an extent that it is difficult to see any other – more relevant – perspectives. The China-initiated Silk Road and Belt Initiative (BRI), described in links like these, has […]

Still there 25 years later: The dispute about Macedonia’s name

Still there 25 years later: The dispute about Macedonia’s name

  By Biljana Vankovska Interview with Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo   • Do you support the idea of having the accord with Greece over the disputes on the country’s name? If yes/no, please tell us the reason. It is hard to support an irrational dispute, only because one has a nationalistic idea that the name Macedonia […]

Is Facebook Operating as an Arm of the Israeli State and the US?

Is Facebook Operating as an Arm of the Israeli State and the US?

Glenn Greenwald On Democracy Now, January 2, 2018 • Facebook is being accused of censoring Palestinian activists who protest the Israeli occupation. This comes as Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked reportedly said in December that Tel Aviv had submitted 158 requests to Facebook over the previous four months asking it to remove content it deemed […]