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These cases are only published here online, not in the print newspaper.

The fires are natural for the landscape!

The ecology of the landscape: Who is responsible for the fires? With this year's forest fire season in California and Oregon, are we witnessing a new kind of "cultural disaster"?

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.

The document that started the war in 2001

United States / Militarization: Niels Harrit points out in this article that the participation of European countries in the attack on Afghanistan in 2001 was illegal - according to the UN Treaty. Were a number of countries tricked into the "war on terror"?
Photographer Alice Seeley Harris is among the many white photographers who have fallen for the temptation to exoticize Africans.

A truly decolonized photo?

Photographers: The "other" must be allowed to photograph himself.

Mercedes without engine

Donald Trumps "Deal of the Century" could, in the worst case, end up being a trigger for the original potential for conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.

Freedom, dignity and hope

GAZA: MODERN TIMES meets different voices in Gaza today: About America's new plan, and conditions on the ground.
Book tips for the summer. (Photo: Pixabay)

Recommended literature this summer

Book tips MODERN TIMES's critics and editors recommend books for the summer holidays.
Liremu Barana (Soul of the Sea)

Short film winners with political sting

NORWEGIAN SHORT MOVIE: Many of the films at this year's digital short film festival in Grimstad dealt with current political themes.
Y-block interior

Short film program about the Y-block and the vulnerability of architecture

ARCHITECTURE: Two films about the Y-block have, in the shelter of the ongoing demolition, become both documentation of ideological oscillations and mourning hymns over a lost time.
Storting 3 June

The parliament voted against postponing the demolition of the Y-block

Y-Block: "The seminar must end," said Nicolai Astrup (H) in the Storting today, citing that the Y-block must now be fully discussed. MODERN TIMES follows the fate of the Y-block.
Demonstration Y-block

Arrested and put on smooth cell for Y block

Y-Block: Five protesters were led away yesterday, including Ellen de Vibe, former director of the Oslo Planning and Building Agency. At the same time, the Y interior ended up in containers.

A forgiven, refined and anointed basket boy

ROD: The financial industry takes control of the Norwegian public.

On paved paths

COMMENT: Could our military and political leaders wake up and take hold of a fate far more serious than the pandemic that has hit the world?

A Norwegian in Naples

CROWN: The piazza is empty and the pizzerias are closed, but the Neapolitan (above) lives.

Refugees, sports and photography

PHOTO: The refugee crisis in Lesbos is the worst we have seen in a long time.

In the time of the corona: Tourists and roommates

TOURIST OR REFUGEE? It is first and foremost the role of "tourist" that we experience the rigorous Korona initiatives. For the roaming danger there are small changes. Can a crisis also revitalize solidarity?

The mask game in Congo

POLICY: Halle Jørn Hanssen is based on this contribution in his contribution to the new anthology The mask game in Congo - about the campaign for the release of Tjostolv Moland and Joshua French.

To think more coherently about the environment and the economy

GREEN GROWTH: Is it possible for a recycling to extend the life of objects and materials? And what about local circuits and small scale businesses?
If Assange is convicted, it is a death blow to freedom of the press

"A murderous system is being created"

Assange: "If Julian Assange is convicted, a murderous system is about to emerge right before our eyes. It will be the death knell for the freedom of the press and the legal community, ”says Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.

An accurate portrayal of the EU crisis

EUROPE: Is it now about developing a kind of European solidarity, or have we become space polygamous?
Photographer Fred Baldwin's Autobiography

To tell something important about others

PHOTOGRAPHY : World renowned photographer Fred Baldwin has published his memoirs at the age of 90. Is this a peculiar insight into a person who, through everything and everyone he meets, first and foremost sees himself?
Hyde Bank

Crimes and punishments

abuse of power: Criminal justice in Northern Ireland and Spanish abuse of power in the Basque Country were the subject of two of the Scottish Documentary Institute's debut films during the Bridging the Gap program this year.

Happiness is being genderless

DISPLAY: Artist Rona Yefman explores gender freedom in the transformative exhibition The Strongest Girl in the World at the Oslo Art Association.
Julian Assange

Today it is Assange. Who's next?

THE ABUSE OF POWER: What will the arrest of Assange mean for freedom of the press and respect for law?

The patent laws create an intellectual monopoly

Today's patent rules are outdated and hinder the innovation and diffusion of technology, argues Zia Quereshi, former head of development economics at the World Bank. Is it time for a patent reform?