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Kaisa Ytterhaug

Ytterhaug is a freelancer in Ny Tid.

Sweden one step closer to NATO membership

NATO CRUSH:The dust from NATO's Trident Juncture drill has barely stopped before the Northern Wind military exercise is held in Sweden. Frustrated Swedish peace workers see the exercise as another step towards enrolling in NATO.

"Northern Wind" – an exercise on NATO's terms?

"As long as we are part of NATO, we must use our position to take a clear stance against armaments and war hoaxes," said Marianne Gulli of Red, who believes Norway should stay home under the Northern Wind.

Deadly, complicated and expensive nuclear waste

In 2019 there are 17 tonnes of high-level nuclear waste to be cleared and stored in Norwegian nature. It is a very complicated and environmentally hazardous work, which the authorities have pushed ahead of them for years.

- We cannot just call Russia an enemy

Women have taken a bigger place in the Armed Forces in recent years. What does a young female soldier think about Norway's role in the much-talked about NATO exercise?

- There is no contradiction between the peace movement, the Home Defense or the Defense

MODERN TIMES is on the scene, asking Home Guard soldiers who participated in the Trident Juncture exercise in Central Norway recently, why they joined the military and their relationship with war.

Meaningful notes from a Japanese master

In Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, director Stephen Nomura Schible presents an intimate meeting with an artist and activist. I feel privileged to be let so close into his creative universe.

Mobilizes before Norway's largest military exercise 

Several mobilization meetings are now being organized against the NATO exercise Trident Juncture around Norway. "There is an increasing build-up of militarism in Europe, and it is dangerous," one of the peace activists told Ny Tid. 

"Norway has become a war nation" 

Philosopher Jon Hellesnes comments on Norway's contribution to NATO.

Children on the run

On the border between Greece and Macedonia, the Al Bakri family lives in a makeshift tent camp. They have fled from the hell of the war in Syria, to the hell of refugee existence in Europe. What do you do when the only thing you own is hope?