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Do the right thing

911 Spike Lee's documentary series, which now airs on HBONordic, is a comprehensive depiction of New York – interspersed with memories, stories and insights from eyewitnesses to the city's largest terrorist attack.

African-American thinking and critical racial studies

RACE THEORY: In the United States, Republicans ban the study of racism. In Denmark, the Folketing has decided that the universities are «European». Viktor Orbán in Hungary had gender studies removed, and in Poland, social anthropology has become a favorite object of hatred. In Norway, the government sets up a commission due to fears of debate about "racist structures". The Norwegian public has copied this right-wing narrative from the United States – the notion that critical race theory, ie academic knowledge, should be a "societal problem". The background is an African-American intellectual heritage that began with the thinker Phillis Wheatley over 200 years ago.

Grief is how we feel – when a loss is a fact (see ...

ECO MOVIES: Extinction Rebellion is a fast-growing protest movement. They are in favor of transforming the love of nature and the rage over politicians' passivity into collective action. But what about the political potential of grief?

Continuation rather than replay

CANNES: With The World's Worst Man, Joachim Trier has very possibly made his best film to date. And it is more than just the capital that connects it to Reprise and Oslo, 31 August.

The three ecologies

Air conditioning: What does the city of Siracusa have in common with the UN and a French philosopher?

The memories of an anarchist

PROMISE: Jens Bjørneboe has made a storyline where Emma Goldman remembers the many events in her life. Here is a report from Grusomhetens Teater's rehearsal of Red Emma.
Copyright MODERN TIMES / Bjørn Ilaug

JULY 22: In my opinion, the police could have panicked

UTØYA: I transported 24 battered, shock-injured young people to safety on the mainland from Utøya. Several times I led the boat out to this hell on earth. Where were the police?

The trauma story

JULY 22ND: Utøya as a hotbed for budding party affiliation: This generation still cannot be gagged.

An investigative contemporary image of July 22

July 22: Tommy Gulliksen's second documentary about July 22 shows a vulnerability that is both reflective, wondering and sincerely honest.

The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority's "recognized" institutions

Chronicle: Do the authorities overlook research in the field of radiation protection? For example, damage from the pulsation of the AMS meters – or damage from weak electromagnetic fields, such as mobile phone radiation?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is cutting international cooperation

MIDDLE EAST: What significance does it have that the authorities have cut cultural support to a number of Norwegian actors working internationally? For example, Kirkelig Kulturverksted i Midtøsten?

Gaza: The causes need attention

ATTACK: The Western press and governments' coverage of the latest brutal Israeli attack on the Palestinians is historyless.

Freedom, equality and sisterhood

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGIST: With topics such as forced marriage, child marriage, rape and honor killings, Professor Unni Wikan has studied people all her life, but not least – the Muslim. She has had to avoid that.

Infection tracking, monitoring and consequences

Surveillance: How much freedom do you really have, if your movements are restricted by a corona pass and you get fired if you refuse to be vaccinated?

The military commanders wanted to annihilate the Soviet Union and China, but Kennedy stood in the way

Military: We focus on American Strategic Military Thinking (SAC) from 1950 to the present. Will the economic war be supplemented by a biological war?
Erland Kiøsterud

The ecocentric man

NATURE: Conversation portrait with author Erland Kiøsterud about our ecological responsibility.

Everything we love is transient, fleeting, temporary

ESSAY: It is our self-understanding that is at stake today. With their aggressive, partly inflated subjects, Western technologists, economists and artists have for centuries seen themeselves above nature. In the ecosystem, man is in nature, he is a part of nature, on which he is completely dependent. Can we protect biotopes, habitats, rivers, lakes, soils, oceans and commons? This essay looks at five books examining the ecosystem.
Marilena Nardi. Voracious. se libex.eu

The masses and the people

PSYCHOLOGY: Is it possible to understand why the majority choose a leader or a slave-like existence?

Why populism?

TRUMP: In the latest issue of Agora with populism as its theme, Donald Trump comes out in two variants: in a very personal version (where he owes just about everything he owns) and as a patrimonial leader in a postmodern USA

Foucault and neoliberalism

PHILOSOPHY: Shortly after Agora's magnificent publication on populism, the magazine follows up with an even thicker publication. This time it is about Michel Foucault and his groundbreaking series of lectures on neoliberalism.
There is no devil

The devil is in the system

DEATH PENALTY: The Berlin winner There is no devil is a strong statement against Iran's state executions and a morally complex depiction of living in a totalitarian society.
Lasse Skagen and Åse Meyer from Film fra Sør

30 years with Film fra Sør

DIGITAL FESTIVAL: "It is a special year," say Lasse Skagen and Åse Meyer from Film fra Sør. With the closure of the cinemas in Oslo, this year's anniversary edition of the festival will be arranged digitally.
Sea of ​​love Egypt

To love is to be seized by the incomprehensibility and generosity of the world

DOCUMENTS: Ancient Egyptian art and the later Sufi tradition have access to insights that modern man has gradually forgotten.

Why populism?

TRUMP: In the latest issue of Agora with populism as its theme, Donald Trump comes out in two variants: in a very personal version (where he owes almost everything he owns) and as a patrimonial leader in a postmodern United States.

"I do not see beauty in war, but there is beauty in everything"

THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Beauty, suffering, wealth, poverty, superficiality and raped children are different sides of the same coin, says photographer Marco Di Lauro, who spent a week with the Red Cross in Bergamo during the covid-19 outbreak.