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The war – and most people

In this summer issue, as MODERN TIMES's editor, I publish a selection of articles that probably reflect different opinions than most people have about the war in Ukraine.

War resistance with a feminist look

UKRAINE: In this romantic fairy tale with a pure Hollywood dream of a man stands Volodymyr Zelenskyj. But we know that this could develop into a new world war.

Jens Stoltenberg's day

It crackles and crackles in the ear of the general secretary, he wakes up dazed and lost after a disturbing dream and shaves carefully and tightens his grip on himself ...

Zelensky's leadership in a new light: What is not talked about behind Putin's invasion

UKRAINE: It seems that the United States deliberately did everything to trigger a Russian invasion. Ukraine is a victim of this brutal game. For Russia, there are five very limited requirements.

Motorized winter hunting on the Hardangervidda – barbaric animal cruelty

CHRONICLE: The Norwegian Environmental Protection Association and Dyrenes Rett announce notification if the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Norwegian Environment Agency initiate motorized winter hunting on the Hardangervidda.

The power of 20 years of propaganda

911: How can it be that a man like Spike Lee believed so strongly that New York's Twin Towers and Building 7 were taken down with explosives that he wanted to spend the last 30 minutes of his documentary series exploring, if not defending, such a view?

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.

Norwegian radiation protection is based on a heavily criticized foundation

DEBATE: What does the Directorate for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety disregard, according to this post?

The song that disappears

ESSAY: I have become the mother of my own mother. But is repressed grief and depression one of the causes of dementia?

Left

INTERVENTION: The Liberal Party believes that Norway should reach out to participate in military interventions, and that such operations should only, as a general rule, require a UN mandate.

MDG

NON-VIOLENCE: The MDGs identify themselves as a "peace party" and apply the principle of non-violence to all areas of its policy.

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.

RED

MILITARY DENIAL: According to Rødt, Norway has gone from being a "nation of peace" to becoming a "nation of war".

RIGHT

NATO FRIENDLY: The right emphasizes the military's offensive ability. In High North politics, they emphasize military deterrence rather than relaxation.

KRF extension

NUCLEAR WEAPON BAN: In addition to joining the UN ban on nuclear weapons, KrF wants Norway to introduce a national moratorium on fully autonomous weapons.

SV

OUT OF NATO: SV goes to the polls for Norway to refrain from warfare, act as a bridge builder and contribute to disarmament rather than armaments internationally. They want to enshrine a ban on nuclear weapons on Norwegian soil in the constitution.

FRP

MORE FIGHTING POWER: The FRP wants more combat power in the Norwegian defense, and opens up for financing new larger weapons systems outside the defense budgets.

SP

PREVENTION: Violence prevention is a recurring theme in justice, education, health and social policy. At the same time, the country's military capabilities must be strengthened.

A proposal for increased democracy, called «pluralist socialism»

ECONOMY: Dragsted has a number of suggestions for how employees can get a larger share of the «community cake» – e.g. by shutting them into the corporate executive rooms.
refinance expensive loans

Refinancing can give you better finances

ECONOMY: Are you struggling with high spending on consumer loans, credit cards and installment purchases? If so, you are one of many.
refinancing

You should know this before applying for a consumer loan

If you are first going to borrow money without providing security, it is about making and finding the best deals, and getting thoroughly acquainted with the terms.
Varanger

With a rental car you can have a unique holiday experience in Norway

Many people plan to holiday in Norway next summer as well. Then a rental car can help make the holiday flexible, eventful and memorable. However, it pays to plan early. Here we give some tips on how to plan a unique summer for you and everyone in the family.
Renovation

Use of credit card for refurbishment

How to finance renovation? Credit cards or consumer loans are two options.
Erland Kiøsterud

The ecocentric man

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

Blacklisted workers were denied a job

CONTROL: Unthinkable bureaucrats, sneaky employer organizations and a corrupt police monitor and blacklist "troubled" or suspicious workers systematically.