Strong civil mobilization fronted by the think tank Justitia prevented the Danish government from introducing unbridled mass surveillance. Justitia's Executive Director tells us how they achieved this.
The Danish cartoons were assembled to humiliate a
vulnerable minority. In subsequent debates, the idea of freedom of speech has been subverted to undermine the right of Muslims to speak up on their own behalf.
When machines break down, don't throw them away, fix them. Anders Koefoed has declared
war on “planned obsolescence.” This is the third video in our Everyday Stories series, showcasing people
who are adding more meaning and sustainability to their lives. (Video, 5 mins)
Why is Denmark involved in Mali? European leaders should clarify when,
why and how to participate in military interventions and warfare abroad. Emerging
security challenges in nearby neighbourhood regions, together with a waning Pax
Americana, are obliging Europe to reconsider its future global role.
As economic logic supplants all other considerations in crisis-ridden Europe, the plight of immigrants who knock on the doors of Fortress Europe becomes inextricable, often ending with tragic consequences.
‘Christmas takes ages and costs a lot
of money…’ goes a popular Danish Christmas carol. This year, Christmas started early and revitalized old debates about failed integration, cultural incompatibility
the protest against a lecture by the controversial Islamist Bilal Philips
risked being hijacked by Danish populist forces, it was a vivid reminder of what
happens in practice, despite declarations by right-wing populist leaders.
Politics will always be a man’s world if you listen to
the men, says Danish MP Liselott Blixt. She told her own story about why she
entered politics and getting elected at an international parliamentary
conference in London on gender and politics
This is not a debate about “blasphemy”, about freedom
of expression; this is a debate about a carefully orchestrated provocation,
hate crimes and murder. Is it too much to ask that Americans be a little less
“innocent” and that all the players who provoked these violent and
surreal events be held accountable?
pressure from Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) activists, several
Danish clients have terminated contracts with British-Danish security company
G4S for the company’s role in the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), based at City University, London since 2003, offers training courses and online resources to practising journalists as well as guidance for potential whistleblowers. Since 2010, this has been complemented by an annual film festival showing some of the best recent films in the field.
Denmark's 2011 election is upon us. Considering that the nation has been run by a right-wing coalition for ten years, and with the far-right DPP being pushed out of mainstream politics, what lies in store for Denmark?
The European Commission has been at the forefront of criticism of France and Denmark for re-introducing border controls. This was not because they in fact threatened Schengen but because such decisions undermine the Commission’s power as the executive of Europe, argues Polly Pallister-Wilkins
Centre-right parties across Europe are announcing the failure of multiculturalism. We are witnessing a co-ordinated revival of Enoch Powell's idea of the aggressive outsider out to dominate the rest; only now race and immigration are being played out on the terrain of culture and religion
Iran raises nuclear tension with missile test launch. Israel reacts angrily to Tzipi Livni arrest warrant issued by British court. US jail to hold 100 Guantanamo inmates. Amnesty International condemns Australia’s asylum policies. Danish police tear gas climate protestors. All this and more in today’s security update.
Wealthy nations are accused of 'carbon colonialism' as leaked climate draft sparks anger. General McChrystal welcomes the new surge-and-exit strategy in Afghanistan. Fourteen wounded as Malaysian PM visits Thai south. No deal yet on Israel's Shalit according to Palestinian Authority. Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urges unity after bomb attacks.
Muslim protests over the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed marked the arrival of a force challenging liberal democracy not from the past, but from the future: Islam in the global community. First published 12 April, 2006.