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United States of America?

Slavenka Drakulic: Café Europa Revisited

pandemic: How coordinated or in solidarity is Europe really?

African-American thinking and critical racial studies

Melvin L. Rogers, Heather McGhee: African American Political Thought; A Collected History, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

RACE THEORY: In the United States, Republicans ban studies of racism. In Denmark, the Folketing has decided that the universities are «European». Viktor Orbán in Hungary had gender studies removed, and in Poland, social anthropology has become a favorite object of hatred. In Norway, the government sets up a commission due to fears of debate about "racist structures". The Norwegian public has copied this right-wing narrative from the United States – the notion that critical race theory, ie academic knowledge, should be a "societal problem". The background is an African-American intellectual heritage that began with the thinker Phillis Wheatley over 200 years ago.

The identity-political winds of the time

Douglas Murray: Hordernes Hærgen – gender, race, identity

IDENTITY: Hordernes Hærgen is a flame script against the identity-political winds of the time. It is a fiery battle script against contemporary moral currents.

"What we want to say 'yes' to."

Kajsa Gullberg: The House of Mirror

PHOTO BOOK: Photographer Kajsa Gullberg is a Socrates light in the sex club. The photographs from the club are blurred and red-toned.

The photo model that would not be filmed

Beniamino Barrese: The Disappearance of My Mother

SKY LINSE LICE: The camera-dependent photo model now shuns her son's worn-in documentary filming, at the same time as she criticizes the image-driven model industry she has had as a livelihood.

The unifying force of a common struggle

Nadir Bouhmouch: Movement

ACTIVISM: Movement is a lyrical and beautifully filmed piece of political propaganda – with a Moroccan twist.

THE RIGHT TO BE HIGH: Colorado's cannabis experiment

Jane Wells: Pot Luck: The Altered State of Colorado

LEGALIZATION: Has the legalization of marijuana led to idyllic freedom for users, or has another market for cynical profit hunters emerged?

Who will own the stories?

Rebecca Solnit: Whose Story Is This?

POWER: Whose Story Is This? encourages each of us to change the world by changing the story we choose to tell and to whom it belongs.

With the people as the client

Edward Snowden: Permanent Record (System Error)

SNOWDEN: A spy, traitor or patriot? The answer depends on who you ask.

No means no

Mithu Sanyal: Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo

RAPE: Mithu Sanyal has written Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo in the aftermath of #MeToo, where rape is one of the battles for feminism and still part of the news picture.

Looking back at the world's biggest hippie party

Barak Goodman: Woodstock

WOODSTOCK: The American television company PBS has produced a new documentary about one of the key events in modern American history.

Whistleblowers – People's Enemies?

UREDD: A vibrant democracy, a vibrant press, and the rule of law are linked and depend on whistleblowers being taken seriously. Ny Tid interviewed whistleblower and lawyer Kari Breirem, current with the book Promoting justice and preventing injustice – about corruption, legal security and whistleblowing.

Healthy skepticism about alternative perspectives

Asbjørn Dyrendal, Terje Emberland: What are conspiracy theories?

CONSPIRATION THEORIES: The web abounds in conspiracy theories that can become both a driving force and a tool for political propaganda and suspicion of the other party.

When the victims' defense goes wrong

May el-Toukhy: The queen

#METOO: Fate-pregnant family relationships and abuse of power can be a successful formula on film. The queen offers a nuanced female abuser.

Historical patience

Manuel Castells: Rupture – The Crisis in Liberal Democracy

: DISTRUST: Manuel Castells paints a picture of today's democratic decline that is as recognizable as it is gloomy.

Slive kick about power play in intimate relationships

Johanna Pyykkö: The Manila Lover

: WORLD PREMIERE: For the first time in 16 years, a Norwegian short film has been selected for the critics' week in Cannes.

Realists Stanley Kubrick

: He is a filmmaker who has meant a lot to many of us. In a world that is being technically engineered and militarized, Kubrick is still relevant.

Women's collective anger

Rebecca Traister: Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger Simon & Schuster, USA

#METOO: Good and Mad encourages women to show their minds so that together we can create revolution and rule the patriarchy.

The fear of the invisible

Carolin Emcke: Against Hate

: Behind both Islamic State and right-wing groupings, exactly the same mechanisms function as the driving force, points out the German author and journalist Carolin Emke. In her book, she draws up the great perspectives.

To shoot after Faust with a shotgun

: There is a lot of light, sound and contemporary embrace of #metoo in We must talk about Faust. But less Faust.

Stories from a shaky welfare state

: Something is rotten in the welfare state of Denmark – yes, in all the Nordic countries, says the photo collective Moment Agency.

Under Brooklyn bridge for #Metoo

: Seven female photographers in a tough macho industry comment on the #Metoo debate by encouraging dialogue.

From production to reproduction

: Interview with the philosopher Paul Preciado: Old-fashioned workers' struggle was about collectivizing the means of production; today it is about the collectivization of the means of reproduction. 

Should we burn de Sade?

: The debate over sexual abuse and culture in a predominantly male world is virus-like. Artists in particular are affected by the epidemic.

Prose: May

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