Speaking of heads of state: Here are some of the darkest chapters in Norwegian press history in the intimate flirtation with fascism in the thirties – where Adolf Hitler's rise to power was welcomed. Moreover, later, a Norwegian prime minister paid tribute to Nixon, while the United States was behind abuse after abuse.
Assange"It is incomprehensible that an undermining of the rule of law to such an extent can take place in a democracy like Sweden," says Günter Wallraff in a conversation with MODERN TIMES about the Julian Assange case. And adds: "The death sentence is as good as handed down."
: ORIENTERING OCTOBER 1968: We must not forget Vietnam, and we have not forgotten Vietnam. That is why the Solidarity Committee is arranging a large Vietnam week with a meeting, demonstrations, distribution and sale of materials all over the country in the coming week. Vietnam is not so modern in some respects online now, which is why it is so important to remember the struggle of the Vietnamese people.
: ORIENTERING OCTOBER 1968: Hans Skjervheim's new book The Liberal Dilemma and other essays deserves a certain prevalence for obvious political reasons. Some will receive it with insults, accompany it with choirs, and bury it with a parable or a political sketch. Others will declare it well-known, label it as past, passé and thus confirm its criticism. Some will think that it is precisely for this reason that it is a very useful book, writes Øyvind Østerud in his review, among other things.
: In the Riverside Church in New York, civil rights activist Martin Luther King gave this speech on April 4, 50 years ago, in which he clearly distanced himself from the Vietnam War. The speech was aimed at the Americans themselves, and led to him losing the FBI guard he had received after many death threats. On the day one year later, he was shot and killed. The speech, translated by John Y. Jones, is greatly abbreviated here.
Full 100-page MODERN TIMES including the appendix Orientering and Modern Times Review comes out quarterly in early March, June, September and December) with international book reviews (non-fiction) and comments / essays. According to the physical newspaper (and PDF), the articles are published regularly online (see the newsletters).