Theater of Cruelty

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. 

The murder of Palme

Olof Palme was shot down and killed on an open street in Stockholm late on the evening of February 28, 1986. The news of the murder came as a shock to many. It was to develop into a trauma and nightmare for Sweden. The incident hangs like a stain on the police and judiciary to this day. In 2016, it is 30 years since the crime was committed.

The Pentagon opens for nuclear weapons

The United States is trying to reassure its allies, and the world at large, that the Americans do not intend to start a nuclear war like this in the first place.
Fidel Castro Cuba

The failure of the Bay of Pigs

When John F. Kennedy incited Cuban refugees to the invasion of Pig Bay just over 40 years ago, the CIA believed the "liberators" would be greeted by cheering Cubans. That's not how it went, says Arnljot Løseth, associate professor of history at Volda University College.

The history of the red flag

First May and other days of major socialist demonstrations and meetings, red flags are seen in Norway and all over the world. What is the reason for this use of the red flag in the socialist movement around the world? Erling Outzen has made history easy.

Our journalist was assaulted at the border with Chechnya

Our journalist Øystein Windstad is attacked on the border between Ingushetia and Chechnya.

Indians and Sami

Few things awaken such strong feelings as when indigenous people demand the right to land and water.

Bengtsfors – a municipality emptied of industry

On March 17, 1999, every six unemployed residents of Bengtsfors lost their jobs.

Another voice

It is perhaps the most striking profile of early music that will be experienced when the Catalan gambist, conductor and music scientist Jordi Savall visits the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, which begins today.

- Trying to hide the truth

"Some are trying to hide the truth about Norway's role when Srebrenica fell," said one of the officers who was subordinate to sector manager Hagrup Haukland.

Goat belt must be staggered

Despite a krone exchange rate out of line and a queue of closures of export jobs, Norges Bank's main board of directors, on the advice of central bank governor Svein ...

The strength that failed

7930 survivors following the Srebrenica massacre are now facing charges against the Netherlands and the UN. The Dutch UN soldiers were under the command of a Norwegian officer as they watched the Serbs slaughter. By Harald Eraker


Hunger strike is a problematic political tool. But it should not tie to death.

Renewal and stagnation

Two years ago I reviewed new recordings of Viktoria Mullova and Maksim Vengerov in this column. Then Mullovas disappointed Beethoven, while Vengerov's Brit ...

This is how we remember Anna Politkovskaya

Unfortunately, it is not that Anna Politkovskaya was killed on Saturday, but that it did not happen before.

Place of peace

Those who choose a life of contemplation and love for God – can they play a role in this world? The movie You Can't Google God gives a simple and worthy portrayal of nuns and monastic life.

Chechens gather in protest

For the first time in several years, Chechens gathered to demonstrate in front of the Storting and outside the Russian embassy: "That the regime is getting worse and that Ny Tid and the Norwegian media are now writing about this means that we are gathering," says one of the protesters. 

Anna Politkovskaya's last political words

Eight days before the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was shot and killed in Moscow, she had her last column in print in Ny Tid.


It is wrong by Jonas Gahr Støre to blame Hezbollah for the war in Lebanon, says Nazih Salame, leader of the Lebanese association.

Sacrifice on the mission's altar

– As an adult, I feel a rage against the mission and the school authorities. The years as a little girl at boarding school in Japan took away from me the ability to love and the belief in having my own family, says Kari Grasmo.

The creation of a serial killer

In the documentary The Confessions of Thomas Quick, Sture tells Bergwall himself how he got psychiatrists, investigators and the judiciary to believe that he was Sweden's answer to Hannibal Lecter.

Associates Stoltenberg with genocide in Bosnia

In this week's edition, Ny Tid can state that former peace mediator Thorvald Stoltenberg himself in the UN system has been referred to as a "Serbian supporter". Professor Arne Johan Vetlesen writes in the article that Stoltenbergs has a co-responsibility for the Srebrenica massacre in which 8000 Muslims were executed.

Europe's Buddhist dictatorship

In the Russian Republic of Kalmykia, south and east of Moscow, close to the Caspian Sea, the only peoples left in Europe after the Genghis Khan's migrations.

The ballad about East and West

Jonas Gahr Støre wants Norway to be a driving force for an "Afghanisation" of the reconstruction of Afghanistan. But how?

No longer catching

After 17 years, Blekkulf is separated from the Nature Conservation Association. They think he is too childish.