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A voice from Poland

ESSAY: It is embarrassing to look at how horrible the Law and Justice Party (PiS) and the government are behaving. We sign signature campaigns.

Chernobyl victims

NUCLEAR ACCIDENT: While scientists are arguing over whether Chernobyl is the cause of malformations and cancer, photographer Gerd Ludwig is working diligently to document the victims of the world's largest nuclear accident.

Presidents as deserved

A series of documentaries about Presidential campaigns from Kennedy to Trump can help us understand more about how to seduce people – or lead them off the edge.
Enter your time – Hylland Eriksen

On the way into the 2020's

NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL: The conversation with Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
the techno-powers

Transhumanism's dream of eternal life and zero pain

THE TECHNICAL POWERS: Two new books on people and technology: We are all influenced by the pressure chamber social platforms that Facebook creates. And what about NRK, should they actively participate in such a development?

Europe needs security for Russia, and security with Russia

What can the Western bloc do to improve the cool relationship with the great power in the east, asks Manfred Huterer, diplomat at the German embassy in Warsaw. Is an open dialogue and mutual respect between the West and Russia possible?

In the backyard of the war

Although the peace process between Israel and Palestine has stopped, Palestinians in Nabi Saleh still dream of access to the Mediterranean.

The crisis when it comes

The next financial crisis will not be like the previous one.
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.
Peter Handke

The books are pilgrimages

Peter Handke: Does art possess an independent quality that cannot be overridden by a moral judge?

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 ground connection – a different and better life

OFF GRID: New conversion projects are led by social entrepreneurs: the off-grid principle is to be disconnected from the modern society's electricity, water and sewer system.

A fit complete totalitarian dictatorship

The technology needed to observe absolutely everything we do already exists. That scares Snowden's lawyer Ben Wizner.

Spring 2017: Economic crisis on the stairs

Much indicates that the world is facing an economic collapse that may occur during the first half of 2017. 
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.
The Cave Director Feras Fayyad Denmark, Syria

"Fuck you, Bashar"

SYRIA: Feras Fayyad's new documentary shows people's courage, resilience and solidarity in a hospital under the bomb.

Shimon Peres is dead

Shimon Perez died last night. The story of the tough, tireless politician's life also provides a valuable insight into Israel's modern history.

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.

Maybe it will go both winter and spring

I'm waiting for Edward Snowden. But he's not coming.

Women raise their voice in Turkey 

The international women's film festival Filmmor in Turkey may be seen as a drop in a male-dominated sea, but it is part of a feminist stream that is growing in strength and scope.

Palestine, Portugal, pluralism

MANAGER: When is more independent identity important, and not?

Johan Galtung: How is Norway going?

How independent and critical can one be? In Part 2 of the double interview with Johan Galtung, we talk about Norway's relationship with the United States, Sweden, Muslims, anarchism and Marxism.
Woodstock festival

Looking back at the world's biggest hippie party

WOODSTOCK: The American television company PBS has produced a new documentary about one of the key events in modern American history.

About postmodernism: Hollow as a Swiss cheese

Flame Forlag's new book shows that the worst aspects of postmodernism live well.

A fight for freedom, solidarity and peace

Ny Tid brings here the obituary of Gunnar Garbo, written by his friend for 55 years, Halle Jørn Hanssen.