Jan Oberg's Blog – January 2008 Archive (3)

The campaign against Arun Gandhi: Time to support him

Two countries in the world have developed a media and propaganda power to transform every criticism of their policies into a sentiment of being victimised as a nation - the United States and Israel. Think tanks, media, blog monitors etc will come out saying that we are just “anti-American” and “anti-semite” the moment we criticise their wars, weapons – including nuclear weapons - and their occupations.

I for one have criticised the foreign policies of, say, Denmark or Sweden, but I… Continue

Added by Jan Oberg on January 31, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

January 30: 60 years ago, Gandhi was assassinated

Let's use the day for constructive commemoration - always thinking in terms of Gandhi's "constructive program".

Let's make sure that Gandhi's thinking and work is translated into an inspiration in the struggle for less violence in today's world - rather than making him an object in a museum or a sectarian leader.

For those of you who are students and teachers, here are some resources that TFF is proud to offer…


Added by Jan Oberg on January 27, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Welcome to TFF ! Welcome to my blog and more

I've browsed a bit on the Peace and Collaborative Development Networking. I believe this community has a lot of potential. I've seen that there are so many young people from very many different countries around the world, relatively fewer - than usual on online communities - Western, white and male (like myself!).

I explored Facebook with its allegedly 40 million+ members. After some time, I was neither attracted nor impressed. I found it superficial, generally unbearably… Continue

Added by Jan Oberg on January 27, 2008 at 5:17am — 3 Comments

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