Theater of Cruelty

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 manage to involve the people when 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.