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US soldiers ignore rape of Afghan children

NATO soldiers in Afghanistan are training Afghan security forces to respect human rights, the US president claims. At the same time, it appears that US soldiers have been ordered to overlook systematic rapes of children perpetrated by the same security forces.

Spontaneously abducted, handcuffed and naked

Pregnant Mithel Ghaneem spontaneously aborted when the police came to send her out of Norway. For three days after the spontaneous abortion, she was put on the plane out of Norway with bleeding in her abdomen. 

Filmed murder – was threatened

Imad Abu Shamsiya filmed an Israeli soldier executing a wounded Palestinian in Hebron. Since then, the family has received several death threats. “We no longer dare go out alone. But I do not regret what I did, ”he says.

Does mass surveillance continue in Europe?

The Consumer Council believes that in the near future we may notice serious and direct consequences of a lack of privacy. 

American Jews' agony of conscience

A flock of older, well-educated Jews who cheer, clap and jump, who obsess over every sentence that comes out of their mouths to a populist clown with clown hair. What on earth has happened?

Increased military consumption in 2015

After several years of reduced military spending, expenditures spent on military purposes rose one percent – to 1676 billion – in 2015.

Democracy self-harm

Anti-terrorism legislation is said to protect democracy – but through its thought-hunt, monitoring and neglecting public debate, it is in the process of breaking down democracy. 

Engraving and secrecy

Grave journalism is a hot topic for the time being. The SKUP conference on investigative journalism, with 600 media people in Tønsberg as participants, was organized the same week as the Panama Papers was released in the media.

Five scenes from Berlin

Does the series of manifestations throughout history have validity today? After hearing the "chameleon" Cate Blanchett quote historical manifestations through various 13 characters, the answer is yes. 

The camera lens as a political tool

The Italian political film is on Cinemateket's program this weekend. The social engagement of neorealism goes a few steps further in Elio Petri's uncovering of the alienating game of power, with clear lines of connection to the Kafkas Process.

Under the Lime Trees

ONE OF the most famous lines in German poetry is "Do not greet me under the lime trees." The Jewish-German poet Heinrich Heine asks his sweetheart ...

Under the Lime Trees

People around the world don't like complicated situations, especially if they make it difficult to distinguish between friends and enemies.

Why I traveled to Chechnya

It is risky to travel to places where torture and murder take place. As a journalist, one can quickly become unwanted – and attacked. Just this happened on my trip in Chechnya.

Was the murder of Palme a coup?

Suspiciously many people walked around with walkie-talkies in the area just before the murder of Palme. Ny Tid's journalist was close by on the fateful night when Sweden's prime minister was shot. We ask why the police ignored a number of matching testimonies. 

Coal is out

27 coal companies are thrown out by the Oil Fund. But how green can a fund investing in 9000 international companies be?

Is VG published by NATO?

The World Gang is Norway's most read newspaper. The newspaper sets the agenda, and characterizes and dominates Norwegian political debate. Then it is a pity that the newspaper's defense and foreign policy profile is so uncritical that one would think the newspaper is published by NATO or the Pentagon. 

"The Lady" and the game about the Earth

Will Aung San Suu Kyi and the new government be able to involve the people in fulfilling the promise of a fair distribution of natural resources? It is...

Norwegians are also human beings, and corruption is not a rare, exotic or embarrassing disease ....

I have been investigating corruption and fraud for over 20 years, and spent half my time in Norway. 

security tyranny

Our humanity is gradually wiped out as security measures increase. 

Editor with life as effort

How free is the press in the former military dictatorship? Ny Tid spoke with Myanmar's perhaps most independent newspaper editor who is also critical of Norwegian support. 

The end of democratic Israel?

The nation-state is becoming a saga. 

The dictatorship of silence

All attack wars start with a lie. Why didn't Norway smell like the pre-Libya bombing? And why is there a consensus not to discuss Norway's responsibilities afterwards?

The lies of the warlords

In this text, John Pilger writes of a "Faustian pact" between war-wielding elites who diminish the dangers of Western, modern fascism – well helped by propaganda disguised as news.