I hope very much you receive enough funding to survive and even to expand. The reason why I want to support TFF is that its information is extremely well researched, independent and committed to peace and non-violence. There are many peace organisations, but none that I do has such a succinct analysis of events.
Nora Rätzel, sociologist, Umeå, Sweden
TFF - getting behind the CNN/New York Times versions of reality
TFF has grown in stature to become a truly indispensable source, especially here in the US, to get behind the CNN/NYT versions of reality!
Richard Falk, professor emeritus,
Printon and Santa Barbara
My reasons for supporting TFF
- your diligence
- your orientation towards peace solutions
- your benevolence
- the diversity within/of your scope
Nebojsa Matic, Norway
I was depressed about the world...but
then I found TFF
I have been working for peace in many ways for many years - mostly
grassroot level. I was quite depressed and helpless with the way the
new Century started out - and then I met your encouraging service
and newsletters. Thank you and I´ll think of TFF if and when
I grassroot-organize og -network
TFF er en terrier...
Hukommelsen er kort og det uanede antal manipulationsmuligheder mangfoldige.
TFF er terrieren der bider i buksebenet...
Vi er ikke altid enige men
vil ikke undvære TFF
"Vi støtter TFF fordi vi gennem vort eget virke har konstateret
hvor langt der er blevet mellem seriøse, uafhængige nyhedsformidlere.
Vi er ikke enige i alt, hvad der fremføres fra TFF, men vi
vil ikke være foruden den dedikerede, alternative stemme midt
i det kommercielle mediebrøl..."
Elsbøll & Christensen, Malmö
TFF giver et andet indblik
i verden end mediernes retorik og fordomme
TFF udfører et stort arbejde
for at levere analyser af internationale konflikter, analyser som
giver et andet indblik end det vi får gennem mediernes retorik
og ofte fordomsfulde dækning. Gennem TFFs første
20 år har institutionen været til stede med analyser
af konflikter over hele verden. I dag fokuseres på Mellemøsten,
Irak, Balkan, ligesom TFF har et program for Burundi med henblik på
at skabe fred og forståelse. Også i Sverige arbejder
TFF konkret i integrationsarbejdet.
Den alternative viden som TFF fremdrager har stor betydning for mennesker
som vil orientere sig i verden. Forudsætningerne for institutionens
arbejde med både at analysere problemerne og medvirke til forståelse
og integration er de bedst tænkelige. Institutionen bygger på
et tankegods udviklet af den indiske ikke-voldsforkæmper Mahatma
Gandhi, og til TFF er knyttet et globalt netværk af freds-og
konfliktforskere, tænkere og fredsaktivister. TFF gør
en tiltrængt indsats. Derfor støtter jeg TFF.
The only way we can create the wonderful societies and civilizations
we are all wishing for is by creating them ourselves. It all starts
with education and independent thinking, and TFF is one of the best
examples of a dynamic organization devoted to the enlightenment of
the people through the fostering of greater awareness and critical
thinking. I hope many more people will support TFF in order to increase
our chances of making the world a better place.
Dr. Olivier Urbain
Professor of Modern Languages and Peace Studies, Soka University,
Transcend Peace University, Romania &
Founder and Director of the Transcend: Art and Peace Network (T:AP)
Effekten er stor, fred kan
vindes uden vold
Jeg støtter TFF, fordi jeg har stor tillid til Jan Øberg,
som jeg første gang hørte om i en radioudsendelse for
cirka fire år siden. Hans udtalelser og holdninger gik
rennt ind hos mig. Det giver så meget mening, og sikken et kæmpearbejde,
han gør. Derfor glæder det mig, hver gang jeg modtager
en nyhedsmal om nye tiltag og artikler, at se hvor mange mennesker,
der efterhånden har fulgt op på Jan Øbergs initiativ.
Jeg er sikker på, at effekten er stor, og jeg tror på,
at freden kan vindes uden vold. Med vold er det umuligt.
Talerør for dem der
Etablissementets politiske korrekthed og selvgodhed lever i værste
velgående - i al ubemærkethed. Her er det ok. at
gå i krig mod Irak uden FN-mandat og at ignorere FN´s påtale
af Israels gentagne overskridelser at menneskerettighederne. Den
globale klassedeling lever de militærindustrielle firmaer af.
Det uafhængige TFF er talerør for de mange, mange mennesker,
der rammes af Vestens interesser og - frelsthed.
Quo Vadis, Moder Jord?
Quo Vadis, kjære
Moder Jord? (pdf dokument)
En hjertelig og bekymret hilsen ved årets slut til TFF.
Kjell A. Wiker, Norge
I am grateful to TFF because of the balanced
outlook in its presentation of news items. As someone who sees global
peace and security in holistic terms - environmental, economic, military/political
and psychological/ethical - I find TFF broadens my insights through
a valuable range of up to date information. I gladly recommend it.
Your conflict analysis and peace prescriptions
in areas of incipient violence are, I think, "cutting-edge" work in
war prevention. I think you and Johan Galtung point the way in this
necessary advance. Also you bring to me lots of interesting and useful
articles on peace issues. I don't manage to read all of them, but
am always glad when I do.
Joanna Santa Barbara
You really try to reach out
and do a lot with small money...
I think TFF is great because you really do
reach out and try to get attention for the peace message in the world
at large. I think you do a lot with a small amount of money.
Useful for education...
Our contribution is small compared with the
fantatic PressInfos we get. We use them in our classes and spread
I save time using TFF...
I haven't got time to chase up all the news
and views about the things that matter in the world. What I need is
analysis based on values that I support and which I can access quickly
and easily. TFF provides that for me.
Fresh way of looking at things...not
like the others...
I have been looking for a fresh way to see
things. Your site hit me at the right time. Your approach was not
tied to one point of view. I scan different sites and after a while
I see "where they come from" But not yours. I just felt I wanted to
express myself and reach out in some small way.
Independent thoughts so much
In a world in which information is manipulated,
independent thought is increasingly precious, I find TFF's newsletters
and perspectives constantly refreshing and exciting to read. I often
forward them to others. I think it would be a tragedy if TFF were
unable to continue its work due to lack of funds. That's why I decided
to add my personal support to this great cause.
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You expose the real dangers
after September 11...
We believe that a legitimate response to 9-11
has become an excuse to justify imperialist activity throughout the
world by the US. This is a threat to our future as a democracy as
well as a danger to others. We appreciate TFF for exposing these dangers
and the true reasons behind them.
Bob and Viv Plonsey
Countering official lies and
Discussion has declined. Self interest - often
short term and couched as propaganda, not informing - has increased.
Leaders can again lie to their people and be almost assured of getting
away with it. The media is the major source of information for the
people. Your attempts to provide more considered and factual analysis
seem to me important in such a context.
The present situation...
We desperately need the voice of TFF in the
world right now.
Clear-sighted, calm, dedicated,
move from the heart...
It seems increasingly rare to find on-the-ground
voices who are clear-sighted, calm, and willing to dedicate themselves
to doing what is within their capability, knowing that resources are
limited. At the Peace Conference at which I met Jan, his was
the only presentation which moved from the heart, contactful, personable
and with humor in view of such grand-scale affront to humanity.
For my sixtieth birthday, I invited my friends to sign up for the
TFF newsletter and to give in the way I wished I could.
Voice of sanity...and by donating
I can DO something...
TFF is a voice of sanity, reason and hope in
a (western) world that is increasingly acquiescent to the insanity,
unreason and doom being propagated by the current régime in
the US. I am proud to be able to play a small part in its continued,
much needed, existence.
TFF has been a free gift to
me...we must come together...
Like many others, I have been meaning to send
a donation to TFF for many months. I have been enriched by their free
gifts to me. Peace depends on us working together and sharing resources.
You're on the ground. Valuable
source of ideas. You feature good works by others
I appreciate your efforts to do on-the-ground
conflict analyses. I find your 'prescriptions' for helpful intervention
valuable sources of ideas. Your own articles are thoughtful and informed
resource material for me. Your selection of work from others is well
chosen. I want you to be able to keep doing what you do so well.
The peace movement is more
significant than ever to Europe...
The value and meaning of the peace movement
is more significant than ever to Europe at this particular time in
its history. Not only does it stand against an illegal and unjust
war against an unfortunate people, but equally importantly it stands
for the enforcement of international law trampled by the hyper power
and also it reveals those who want Europe to emerge as a new political
autonomous entity concerned by the stability and welfare of the whole
planet and humankind.
We live in dangerous times...your
In my opinion TFF`s work for peace and peaceful
solutions is very valuable, particularly in these very dangerous times.
TFF deserves my donation - also in the future! It is much more constructive
and sustainable to sit down and negotiate than send bombers to kill
people! Simply, it is encouraging to know that TFF exists. I am thankful
for all your information on different issues, lately especially on
TFF has the guts to keep on
working for alternatives and civilian conflict-resolution...
Since the 1980th, I have admired your knowledge
and guts to work for alternatives and civilian conflict-resolution.
I have been a member of TFF ever since. The information I receive
from TFF is crucial for keeping updated of what is happing around
the world, who is writing what, projects going on, reports from
travels and all the alternative information that you two are giving
NATO School student supports
The reason I want to support TFF is because
I had a wonderful opportunity last week to listen to Dr. Oberg at
NATO School and I am totally agree with his ideas about peace and
conflicts. Congratulations, Dr. Oberg and TFF !
For a Culture of Peace
I must thank you for your work, spreading a
culture of peace and above all for your PressInfos and for your truinto
UN in spite of everything. Your PressInfos open our eyes to see the
reality. They are a source of alternative information for the people
of peace! We need it!
Giacinto Figini, Italy
Alternative perspektiver jeg
ikke får andre steder
TFF betyder for mig, at jeg får reelle
oplysninger om verdens brændpunkter - oplysninger, som jeg ikke
selv ville kunne finde andre steder, og som afbalancerer de oplysninger,
som jeg får gennem aviser og TV normalt. Som kvæker
har jeg i mange år arbejdet for fred og ikke-voldelig
konfliktløsning. TFF giver mig en basis for at dele vigtige
oplysninger om krig og fred med andre og selv følge med.
Ulla Moltved, Danmark
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