An Important Book

It was only last Friday that I came in Akademen over a book which aroused my interest: ”Utopia for Realists – and how we can get there” by Rutger Bregman. I bought it, and two days later I had already … Continue reading

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STILL once NATO

After having spent all of October in Germany and also needed some time to install myself again in Helsingfors, I was finally able to turn to the issues of Husis which had been piling up in my absence. And what … Continue reading

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Our Borgare’s Love for NATO

The reader may remember that recently the UN Assembly voted with a clear majority to make the possession and/or use of nuclear weapons illegal. In order to become binding, this vote has now to be ratified by the national parliaments … Continue reading

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Mankind’s Worst Enemy ?

Most readers will remember that very recently President Niinistö was meeting Donald Trump and that Trump was, during the press conference after the meeting, talking as if it were already decided and agreed that Finland would buy an updated version … Continue reading

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From where that new Högerextremism?

In Hbl of Sö 13.08. Ann-Cathrin Jungar quoted people pointing to the possibility that the present wave of högerextremism might be a late consequence of the student (and other) revolt of 1968. Before I concentrate on the topic of the … Continue reading

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”Privatspanare”

Readers of Hbl will remember that not very long time ago Paul Lillrank was writing a column in which he quoted a piece of statistics which was VERY fitting as an instrument to blackpaint immigrants from non-European countries. Meanwhile there … Continue reading

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9/11 News ?

On Friday 14.07. I found on Facebook the following piece of information: One Malcolm Howard, formerly in the service of the CIA, now retired, 79 years old and on his deathbed (a picture showed a man in an obvious hospital … Continue reading

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Our Warlike Media

Readers of Hbl may have noticed that there was on ti 27.06. a report about efforts to organize a ”fredsläger” on Åland for the same time when there would be a military exercise (with US participation) in the Östersjö. According … Continue reading

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True words about living habits

In Hbl of 12.06. Fredrik Sonck published a VERY important ledarkrönika titled ”Klimatdebatten måste vara obekväm”. In it he pointed to a recent avhandling which was showing a ”robust samband” between economical growth and an increase in climate-harming exhaust gases … Continue reading

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TTIP-and-CETA-free-zones

That there is wide-spread political dissatisfaction with Brussel’s plans to make the CETA agreement with Canada binding for the EU is nothing very new. New (for Finland) may be the idea that local and/or regional governments can, in protest, declare … Continue reading

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