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When corruption comes to life

BEIRUT: In its extreme consequence, corruption contributes to the loss of human life. We saw it in Bangladesh when the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in 2013.

Galtung's method of peace

CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Johan Galtung turns 90 on UN Day 24 October.
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Solidarity, mutual aid, equality and autonomy

COMMENT: What does Bjørneboe mean to you today?

In these Nobel times

There will be no Nobel banquet in Stockholm on December 10!
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From social democracy to neoliberalism

How is the development of society understood? Through ideas, actors and concrete processes, or through discourses, management techniques and projects for societal formation? MODERN TIMES's Svein Hammer picks up two books that are in relation to each other (one his own).

BEFORE AND AFTER THE EXPLOSION: How to patch up a city

TRIPOLI / BEIRUT: One of Lebanon's most controversial directors, Lucien Bourjeily, has put the country on the international theater map through his theater productions.

Bjørneboe and the theater's future

CONVERSATION: Do we have too many "petty-bourgeois" or aestheticized dramas when time holds so many major political problems? Therese Bjørneboe about her father and the theater before and now.
Elsa Kvamme

Bjørneboe and Barba

Was Bjørneboe a greater novelist than a playwright?
Without a thread Bjørneboe

Despite the pornography

Sigurd Evensmo about Bjørneboes Without a Thread. Orientering No. 37, 1966
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Before World War III

Report from Hanoi. Books about Vietnam.

At a time when only "necessary" travel is allowed

TO TRAVEL: Where are you going to travel when the pandemic ravages the destination? In the literature, of course. On the desolate islands of the books, you can stretch up the hammock without being infected by anything other than longing.

The self-medication of complacency

BJØRNEBOE FILM: Is it the freedom we are afraid of? asks film director Terje Dragseth.

The divine comedy

EVIDENCE: God Himself is the problem of evil: must we kill, and must we kill many, and all the time, for the world to be better?

FASSBINDER AND BJØRNEBOE: "I am mistaken for the most unworthy."

CRISIS, ADVERSITY, DRUGS: The 100-year-old Jens Bjørneboe and the German film director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who would have turned 75 this year, were both put in the public eye. Did this lead to shortened lives for both?

Is it a pity for America?

Great power madness? America's shadowy sides have for many made fatal love and the relationship destructive. Bjørneboe's indignation towards America was of the solidarity type.

Green system change and circular economy

ESSAY: In order to safeguard our livelihoods, we should move away from a system that continually requires us to become more efficient, productive, and profit-maximizing.

From the convict's point of view

Jens Bjørneboe's post on the Without a Thread judgment.

David Graeber (1961–2020)

Obituary: David Graeber died recently. MODERN TIMES chooses for once to bring an obituary - here over the anarchist who wanted to change our usual notions of what is possible and impossible, right and wrong, normal and strange.

A late hippie confessions

GATEAVISA: MODERN TIMES prints one of the essays in a new book about Gateavisa. Here is a reflection on how, in the postmodernist spirit, they had to reinvent themselves as an eighties magazine: In the editorial offices, everyone largely disagreed with everyone on everything from layout to US foreign policy. Here were purple undershirts, jackets from flea markets, scrolls and books about the eco-crisis.

Bjørneboe's perhaps the rarest book

PROHIBITED BOOK: Red Emma is Bjørneboe's scenic story about the anarchist Emma Goldman and her faithful «fellow soldier», Alexander Berkman.

homesickness

In this essay, Jens Bjørneboe's eldest daughter reflects on a lesser - known psychological side of her father.

Elektra - the child who would be cleansed of pain

ESSAY: Sophocles' Elektra asks the question: what happens to a person who fails to formulate for himself who her revenge is directed at and why? Is it the need for revenge that drives us, the urge to punish someone who has ruined for us? And what about young, religious terrorists today who, out of love for the "ruler," perform cruel rituals and rites?

Bjørneboe, Gateavisa, and post-anarchism

Is it possible that traits from anarchism still have great validity for some of us today?
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Is it time for a new kind of democratic involvement?

COMMENT: Do we need far less elected politicians to represent our opinions?

Jens Bjørneboe and Gateavisa

ANARCHISM: Audun Engh on Jens Bjørneboe's significance as a source of inspiration for Gateavisa in the 70s
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