What happened to the Social Democracy in Denmark and Sweden?

Yes, what happened to the Social Democracy – and the left wing – in Denmark and Sweden the last 20-30 years? How come they are all for intervention and have given up what used to be special of the Nordic countries?

Interview with Radio New Zealand Nation on September 27, 2014:
Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

Somaliland 2014 – A photo narrative

Somaliland 2014
By Jan Oberg at Exposure

Camels in Somaliland © Jan Oberg 2014

Camels in Somaliland
© Jan Oberg 2014

A photo narrative about a beautiful country and people you – most likely – do not know that much about.
– Jan Oberg

US-led coalition has neither a political nor an exit strategy

US-led coalition hits targets in Syria’s Homs province – YouTube
Short conversation with me about why I predict that the US-led bombing of ISIS structures will turn out to be an intellectual and moral disaster and that the Obama administration has neither a politico-military nor an exit strategy.

► ► TFF PressInfo 280: Danish F16s to fight ISIS

By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 280: Danish F16s to fight ISIS: Danish government more loyal with the U.S. than with its own citizens – A tragedy for Denmark and for everyone who believes peace is better than war…
The link to the article

Danske F16 fly til Irak: Regeringen mere loyal med USA end med danskerne

Pressmeddelelse udsendt til godt 2200 mediefolk, forskere og politikere i Danmark og Norge direkte efter Statsministerens tale.

Regeringens beslutning øger risikoen for terrorhandlinger mod Danmark. Den maa have været overvejet allerede da man solgte idéen til offentligheden om kun en humanitær indsats. Den er et brud paa FN-Erklæringen.

Danmark maa regne med en mangeaarig indsats og tab af liv – samt tage medansvar for tusinder af dræbte civile fremover. Beslutningen viser at man intet har lært af de fire tidligere, mislykkede, krige og at der ikke findes alternativ ekspertise i Danmark.

Den sunde fornuft og internationale solidaritet som Danmark for bare 20 aar siden stod for er nu definitivt ødelagt og erstattet af tanketom militarisme som ikke deles af den store majoritet af verdens lande.

En beslutning om at gaa i krig turde være enhver regerings sværeste og mest gennemtænkte beslutning. At Danmark nu skal med i krigen mod ISIS i Irak vil, sammen med vores besættelsesrolle 2003-2007 komme til at fremstaa som den mest skæbnesvangre beslutning i dansk udenrigspolitik siden 1945.

Den 25. august forudsagde jeg det, statsminister Helle Thorning Schmidt meddelte for et par timer tid siden – at Danmark vil gaa ind med F-16 i Irak. Samtlige statsministerens antagelser og argumenter er tvivlsomme, anti-intellektuelle og konstruerede til lejligheden.

1. Der er tale om krig, uanset hvad statsministeren spindoktorer maat kalde det. De terrorister og især civile der vil blive dræbt i hobetal kan kun se det som krig.

2. Aktionen strider imod FN-Erklæringen preambel og Artikel 1 om at fred skal skabes med fredelige midler og først naar alle andre midler har vist sig forgæves kan man bruge militær.

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☮ ☮ World Peace Day on Sunday! ♫♥

☮ ☮ World Peace Day on Sunday! ♫♥
This is the incredible peace symphony by Beethoven that PLAY FOR RIGHTS performs in the Bern Cathedral, Switzerland, Sunday night with my saying a few words about global ethics and positive peace in between the movements.
There are many ways to celebrate peace – just being against wars is not enough. We run on merrymaking and mindfulness Sunday evening. In the big or small way: Please do something for peace too, everyone who reads this!

Peace Through The Arts • Frieden durch Kunst

☮ ☮ Peace Through The Arts • FRIEDEN DURCH KUNST by “Play For Rights”

Celebrating International Day of Peace on Sunday September 21 in the Cathedral of Bern, Switzerland. An event with Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, dancers and myself speaking words of peace interspersed with the music and the dances.

Arranged by Elías A. Fóscolo, my former MA student and friend from Argentina and his “Play For Rights”.

I’m excited about this event right after the Culture Night in Lund.

If you are around, please join in this.

We must celebrate peace and light the candles no matter the darkness created by people with too much military and too little moral and intellectual power.

Welcome to Peace Night at 19:00 Sunday in Bern!