Order the autumn edition here

Now the people must vote for peace

Together with Cuba, Norway has been the "guarantor" of the peace process. Now the people of Colombia must agree to the peace agreement before it can be implemented.

The peace agreement between the Colombian government and the largest guerrilla group, FARC, was signed in Havana 24. August after over four years of negotiations – and after more than 50 years of war. I was fortunate to be in the capital Bogotá that day, more specifically at the University of El Bosque, where the International Peace Bureau (IPB) with Latin American partners organized a preparatory conference for the big disarmament congress in Berlin in late September, titled «Disarmament in Colombia: After war. Building a culture of peace». The news was received with great joy, but there was no singing and dancing either on the university campus or out on the streets. Are people afraid of being disappointed? Is the polarization in the country so strong and the political divides so fierce, even between former President Uribe and current President Santos, that people are waiting? This is how it looks in the surveys that were presented. . .

Dear reader.
To continue reading, create a new free reader account with your email,
or logg inn if you have done it before. (click on forgotten password if you have not received it by email already).
Select if necessary Subscription (69kr)

Ingeborg Breines
Breines is an adviser, former President of the International PEACE Bureau and former UNESCO Director.

Give an answer

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn about how your comment data is processed.

5G and health effects

RADIATION: Organizations and professional networks with close ties to the telecom and defense industries, in practice, determine Norwegian limit values ​​today.

Dirty power

CHRONICLE: The new AMS electricity meters pollute the electricity grid in the house with more "dirty electricity" than old meters.

About mourning or insulting the dead

MEMORIES: When we draw unfinished memorial pictures that suit us, we offend the dead.

The ideological turmoil of Marxism-Leninism

ORIENTERING: The basis of Marxism-Leninism, Norwegian edition by Ny Dag 1962.

Ørestaden, Nordhavn, Amager Strandpark, Sluseholm, Lynetteholm

COPENHAGEN: Have you been so busy turning the city of the unemployed into a well-paid taxpayer town that you overlooked that those with ordinary jobs could not afford to live in the new neighborhoods?

The colorful Indian microcosm

REISEESSAY: In search of a self away from the corona pandemic. In India, the western structure is turned upside down. Instead of crying for food and clean water, the homeless masses sing mantras and throw flowers to their idols to forget the hungry…

The capitalist world of images

PHOTO: Is it possible that anti-capitalist expressions are reduced to insignificant gestures and instead become symbols of the immediate consumption of social media?

ITALY: a strange and surreal case of subtle surrender

PHOTO: Is Italy Europe's most extraordinary and ordinary country? Maria Vittora Trovato takes pictures of its shadow pages.

The marketization of China's economy

CHINA: On the edge of the republic, the cultural revolution and market capitalism: Beijing from Below provides a unique insight into China of today – through life stories belonging to the urban people who have not found a place in either official history or official economic progress.

China's urban development

CITY PLANNING: The eco-city is part of the innovation in China. From block, super block to mega block and eco block? Here we get an analysis of the years after Deng Xiaoping's "reform and openness policy".

If Skinner had been alive today, he would have worked for Facebook

FASCISM: The complex consequences of fascism spread through false news, attacks on privacy, mass surveillance and disintegrating democracies. People manipulate ideas and influence the attention economy – helped by dopamine. ws book is scary, yet necessary about the world we live in.

The hangover of colonialism

AFRICA: What is civilization, what is belonging, how much can a human being endure, and who are the wild, the heartless?
- Advertisement -spot_img

You may also likeRelated
Recommended