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The game about Norwegian nuclear policy

NATO: Anyone reading Kari Enholm's new book Never Again Hiroshima! – The game about Norwegian nuclear policy can only be filled with deep distrust of NATO politicians and NATO newspapers.

ORIENTERING 1970: Is it true that Norway has said no to nuclear weapons? Take this statement up in a round of questioning with people around, and you will get a massive yes answer. For many long years, the NATO press and NATO members of parliament have painstakingly printed this notion that Norway has gone against nuclear weapons on Norwegian soil.

Only through the Campaign against the work of the Nuclear Weapons and the efforts that a number of individuals have made in articles, lectures and books has it been possible to uncover the myth of Norway's nuclear policy.

For what would ordinary people believe when the country's prime minister, Einar Gerhardsen, from the Storting's rostrum could say: «The government's position is clear. It opposes nuclear weapons in the Norwegian defense. The position taken by the Labor Party's parliamentary group on the issue is also clear. It goes unanimously against nuclear weapons. The position at the Labor Party's national meeting. . .

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The greater forest biotope of interdependent species

Nature: What about the world's last five megaforests and the people who live in them? The intact forest landscapes are of inestimable importance for the climate.

Why there is something and not just nothing

Venice: This year's Art Biennale in Venice feels like the end of a human-centered era, a time where man with his invulnerability, self-sufficiency, the white man as the center of the world is under attack. Now it is the woman's turn to ask the big questions, about the sanctity of life, about connectedness, about man and technology, about what comes after "man".

Rabulist, literary researcher, politician and poet

Biography: "He who is not mad in his own way must participate in the collective madness." This is one of Georg Johannesen's (1931–2005) most apt self-characteristics, writes Alfred Fidjestøl in a new biography of the poet, politician and professor of rhetoric.

The periphery is being urbanised

The attachment: The articles in this appendix of ORIENTERING shows which problems are linked to cities and poverty, pandemic, war, conflict, energy, food, flight, floods and fear.

Female workers in the informal sector

WIEGO: The informal economy is often stigmatized as a "shadow economy" and characterized as illegal and unethical. Such generalization is unfair to the vast majority of two billion informal workers trying to earn a decent living.

Urban warfare and lack of social stability

Conflict: The fact that unemployed urban youth go into drug dealing, street gangs, militias and sectarian political organizations is not surprising. Yet something else may be more important than crime prevention and counter-terrorism.

Planetary urbanization

Globalization: Wilderness disappears; continents become more closely linked; the distinction between town and country becomes more blurred; and urban inequality is increasing.

The planet is urbanized

City and country:The number of countries with more than 90 percent of the population in urban areas has doubled from 16 to 32 since 1975. Today, urbanization is no longer limited to cities.

Is there a future for poor people in the city?

Urbanization: Moving from the countryside to the city has lifted many people out of poverty, particularly in developing countries. The city provides better access to work, services and freedom from inhibiting social norms. At the same time, life for the city's poor can be difficult.

Who exactly is the transformation of Nikel being carried out for?

Russia: Historically speaking, Nikel is a "monotown" – a city created and run by a city-forming industrial company with one sole purpose: to exploit industrial labour.

Between housing and home

Trondheim: Transmigrants find themselves in a vulnerable work situation. The housing options available to transmigrants include dormitories, private homes converted into collectives, tents, vans and most popularly: barracks.

The consequences of urbanization for aid practice

Poverty: Over a billion people, 24 percent of the world's urban population, are today considered slum dwellers. And most refugees do not end up in overcrowded camps in Europe, but as displaced migrants in medium-sized and small cities in Asia and Africa. Aid today has a reluctance to get involved in urban areas and urbanization issues.
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