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04.12.2018

ITUC World Congress: A fractured world needs strong unions

ITUC World Congress: A fractured world needs strong unions

The World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation is taking place this week in Denmark, and we publish here their press statement calling for strong unions and a drastic reduction in military spending. The ITUC World Congress in Copenhagen, taking place between the 2nd and 7th of December, has… »

05.12.2016

Denmark withdraws from airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Denmark withdraws from airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Denmark announced on Friday 2nd of December, its decision to suspend military operations of its seven F-16 fighter jets in Syria and Iraq. A few days beforehand, a military investigation indicated that Danish fighter jets were involved in a September 17th airstrike by the coalition, in which a series of… »

28.10.2016

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

By Phil Wilmot for Waging Nonviolence About 100 Danes, young and old, stood outside Copenhagen City Court in the chilly seaside winds last Tuesday to show their solidarity with four activists alleged to have illegally assisted refugees in their trek across the waters… »

05.03.2016

Denmark to attack in Syria – too

Denmark to attack in  Syria – too

On March 4, 2016 a large majority of Danish political parties agreed to send F16s and special forces to Syria. The decision is likely to soon be confirmed by the Danish parliament. It’s important that intellectuals criticise the policies of their native country and not only and politically correctly criticise… »

01.02.2016

Denmark, Sweden and refugees

Denmark, Sweden and refugees

Part 4 or 4 Since people around the world are bewildered, I thought it would be helpful to offer one of many possible backgrounds – my own as a Danish-born citizen, peace researcher and observer living in Sweden. Here is the fourth and last in the series: “TFF PressInfo #… »

30.01.2016

Denmark: Where there is a will, there is a way

Denmark: Where there is a will, there is a way

Why is Denmark again in the limelight for the wrong things? As an interventionist, refugee-creating country why does it combine militarism with xenophobia and refugee-repelling laws? The new draconian laws can be seen as a peak point of changed Danish policies over nearly 20 years. The governments and parliamentarians yet… »

13.01.2016

Danish MPs win overwhelming support for bill stripping refugees of cash, valuables for asylum

Danish MPs win overwhelming support for bill stripping refugees of cash, valuables for asylum

Denmark has moved forward with a controversial plan to seize refugees’ cash and jewelry in return for living in asylum centers. The bill has gained a parliamentary majority, implying it should win in an upcoming vote despite heavy criticism by the UN. “We want to limit the inflow,” Prime Minister… »

13.08.2015

Bike City Copenhagen: This Is The Ultimate Bicycle Friendly City

Bike City Copenhagen: This Is The Ultimate Bicycle Friendly City

Welcome to Copenhagen, although if you’re a fan of two-wheeled transportation, you’ll probably come to know it as bicycle heaven. Copenhagen is the city with more bikes than people, at a rate of 5 bikes to 4 people. Many cities in Europe have taken steps to make cycling the dominant… »

13.01.2015

“We Are All Charlie” – but is that story so simple?

“We Are All Charlie” – but is that story so simple?

Eleven points as a reflection on the terror in Paris and – not the least – the reactions to it*: By Jan Oberg 1. What was this an attack on? Was that attack an attack on freedom of speech as such, on democracy, even on the whole Western culture… »

19.09.2014

Not sure what to bring to the NY Climate Summit? Just ask Denmark!

  Human Wrongs Watch By Kat Skeie* and Tarjei Haaland* – 16 September, 2014, Greenpeace – Climate change is back on the global political agenda. On September 23rd, world leaders from government, finance, business and civil society will convene for the New York Climate Summit hosted by United Nations’ Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. They… »

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