onsdag, mars 30, 2011

Strindbergs dramatik i 'högläst' form!

Detta är ett event som tillkommit till följd av 100-årsminnet av August ('Ågust') Strindbergs död, nästa år, 2012.

Teater-och filmföreningen KLASSEN har skapat detta projekt och man bjuder in skådespelare som deltar i offentliga läsningar av alla Strindbergs pjäser. Efter dessa läsningar utbryter - förhoppningsvis - samtal kring det man hört och kring Strindberg som dramatiker.

För mer information se: http://www.filmochteaterklassen.com/

tisdag, mars 29, 2011

Gustav III

(Picture taken from: http://danielsundstrom.se/wp-content/uploads/Gustav-III1.jpg)

This day in 1792 the Swedish king Gustav III died from the wounds he got when shot by Jacob Johan Anckarström.

I will not go into the details concerning his death and the history around the conspirators as this is well known data.
What I would like to say is that Sweden, from a cultural point of view, is in need of a person like Gustav III today. This as culture in all its different representations, is seen only as something 'supplementary' to other 'more important' areas in society.
Our politicians today don't understand that culture is the single most important factor for the development and survival of our society(ies).

Of course I'm not in favour of the despotic traits in his person and the fact that he was a dictator and of course he was rewarded prices from institutions he had favoured, almost making him look like one of the foremost artists at the time, something he was not (compare despots as Kim Jong Il and others) but his interest in and promotion of culture in all its prevailing diversity, is something we would need today.
He continued and supported the ideas put forward during the Age of Liberty and thereby founded or promoted institutions as The Royal Swedish Academy of Music, The Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, The Swedish Theatre, The Royal Swedish Opera, The Royal Swedish Ballet, The Swedish Academy, The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.

I know that the interest and support for the culture - as with Louis XIV of France - lead to that the poor was neglected but Sweden of today (and France) can afford both a rich cultural life and support for the weakest in society.
Unfortunately the Swedish governments - whether 'left' or 'right' - neglect both.

The Swedish political leaders today are to nonliterate to realize the importance of culture and the Royal family are concentrating most of their work on the promotion of technique, industry and the more 'classical' export areas in Sweden.
The king is no Gustav III.

This might change when an intellectual person comes to power in Sweden but will this ever happen?

måndag, mars 28, 2011

Wenche Foss död


Svenska:

Den norska skådespelerskan - och i Norge känd som den stora divan - Wenche Foss avled idag.

English:

The Norwegian actress - and in Norway known as the great 'Diva' - Wenche Foss died today.

söndag, mars 27, 2011

My recording together with Lord Shades

This Sunday I made a recording together with the doom metal band Lord Shades and one of my french friends in the band, Alexandre Imbert. They needed an 'opera voice' or as closely as possible and as Alexandre had heard me sing before, he asked me if I would like to participate and I said yes.
I'll add some photos but first some of their tunes:





fredag, mars 25, 2011

They Call It Myanmar

Shot clandestinely in #Burma over a 2-year period by filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman, this film provides a rare look at the second-most isolated country on the planet.
It lifts the curtain to expose the everyday life in a country that has been held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years.



Swedish and European environmental policy

(Photo taken from: http://www.politikerbloggen.se/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/andre.jpg)
Andreas Carlgren
Sweden is always best?!
According to this as well as former Swedish governments, the environmental policy in Sweden is always on the front edge and much more developed than in other countries both in Europe as well as the world. Is this correct?
No, of course not.

We can naturally find areas within the Swedish environmental and climate policies, having developed in a better way than in other comparable countries but on the whole there are no reasons being more proud over the work carried out in Sweden within this domain, in comparison with other countries in general.

Not long ago representatives for the current Swedish government wrote in one of the leading newspapers in Sweden that they are 'pushing the environmental policies forward' within the EU, describing themselves as being one of the leading parties within this work.
The Minister for the Environment in Sweden, Andreas Carlgren, states that his goal is to diminish the emission of greenhouse gases with up til 40%.
According to other documents, commented by the opposition parties recently, the ambition has been and is limited to a recuction of these emissions by 27% between 1990-2020.

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During the negotiations within the EU, Sweden has also advocated that they want the European countries to have the opportunity utilizing the reduction in greenhouse emissions, emanating from the developing countries, as if these reductions emanated from Europe!
The idea behind this must be that they regard themselves - through the environmental policy and lobbying work - as being the origin of these reductions in those countres?

That would however send a signal to other countries within the EU - and the USA - that there's no need working to hard in reducing the emissions in our own countries - as this could have negative consequences for the industry and its immediate profitiability - as one can use other countries reductions and include them in ours.
On the same time one hereby make the industries within the EU, think that it's not at all profitable to reduce the greenhouse gases and thus they feel free to continue as before!
If this is the substance of the Swedish policy and that of EU, this will lead to extremely negative consequences from an environmental perspective.

The Swedish Minister for the Environments, claims that he wants EU to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases with up til 30% but according to the political opposition, he has only said that he wants to create the prerequisites for such a policy.
What is correct or not, I can't say.

On the whole one can conclude that Swedish politicians, whether they are 'left', 'middle' or 'right':
1. always have claimed that the Swedish environmental policies are better than the same policies in most comparable countries in the world and
2. they have always been wrong.

This video was released a couple of years ago presenting the environmental ambitions within the European Union but is in my opinion a naïvely positive view of these ambitions, seen in relation to the results and the ongoing European and global negotiations.

50 years of Protecting Europe's Environment

onsdag, mars 23, 2011

The Official Year of Volunteering

(Picture taken from: http://europa.eu/volunteering/sites/default/files/imagecache/image_slideshow/newLogo_eyv.jpg)

The European Commission has decided to propose that 2011 be designated the 'European Year of Volunteering'.

The Council is expected to endorse this decision, after the European Parliament has been consulted, by the beginning of next year.

By dedicating 2011 to the topic of volunteering one want the member states, regional and local communities and civil society to achieve the following objectives:

1. Work towards an enabling and facilitating environment for volunteering in the EU;

2. Empower volunteer organisations and improve the quality of volunteering;

3. Reward and recognise volunteering activities; and

4. Raise awareness of the value and importance of volunteering.

The Commission expects that the European Year of Volunteering will lead to an increase in volunteeringand to greater awareness of its added value, and that it will highlight the link between voluntary engagement at local level and its significance in the wider European context.

These aims are good but of course one can see both negative and positive effects of the endorsement of voluntary work.

On the one hand we have to ask ourselves why every kind of work we engage ourselves in have to be compensated economically, on the other hand the question is: Who will engage themselves in voluntary work? Politicians, decision makers, people working within the bureaucracy, the bank managers?
No, of course not, only those who already are poorly paid, lacking the wages they ought to have if one take into consideration the importance of their work etc.
These people are already working voluntary, through the fact that their wages/salaries is correlated to the kind of work they perform.

In France there are a lot of voluntary work done by people within voluntary organisations and quite a number of people are engaged in voluntary work also in Sweden, though less.

In this case I get the impression that the governments are trying to revaluate the voluntary work, officially that is to say, in order to take advantage of people and thereby not having to compensate them for doing this kind of - often - very important work.

R.I.P. Liz Taylor

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tisdag, mars 22, 2011

Literature about Japan/Litteratur om Japan

In 1995, the physical, social and maybe psychological landscape of Japan was transformed by two events:
The Kobe earthquake, in January, which destroyed thousands of lives, and the poison-gas attacks in the Tokyo subways in March, during the morning rush hour.
These two events made Haruki Murakami abandon his life abroad and return home.

The subway attack led to his book 'Underground' where he made a kind of journalistic investigatoin, interviewing 60 victims and 8 members of the Aum group.

The earth quake led to the above six stories, all enacted between the natural catastrophy and the terrorist attack.
The main characters normal day-to-day-life is turned upside down and Murakami discover a lot of human positive trait of characters, not so visible before these catastrophies and it's these human reactions he is describing in the book.
Japan is now living through an ever bigger catastrophy - something that will lead Murakami to penetrate the same questions in another book?






'Trollsländans namn' är titeln på Monica Braws bok och det är också ett gammalt namn för Japan.
I denna bok presenterar Monica Braw (fil.dr. i japansk historia) ny forskning och egna reportage om kejsare, samurajer, munkar, kvinnor, bönder, stadsbefolkning och poeter.

I denna bok vill hon bl.a. visa att bilden av "det stängda Japan" under 250 år är en sanning med modifikation; att Japnas utveckling inte har varit isolerad utan alltid nära förbunden med omvärlden; att samhället sjöd av förändringar och förhoppningar även under den s.k. Tokugawa-tiden, då shôgun, samurajledaren regerade.

Boken ger enligt förläggaren ett vidvinkelperspektiv på Japan och japaner alltfrån stenåldern till Meijirestaurationen 1868 och detta kanske resulterar i en ny Japanbild hos den breda allmänheten?


I denna bok visas upp en rik bildskatt med fotografier tagna av japanska fotografer från Japan daterande sig till slutet av 1800- och början av 1900-talet.
Samlingen inköptes av Ida Trotzig 1917-18 på uppdrag av Etnografiska museet och skildrar det dagliga livet i Japan från olika perspektiv.
samtidigt den enormt stora förändringen som ägde rum under åren kring dåtida sekelskifte.

Japan, the world and the nuclear power

(Photo taken from: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/world/asia/17nuclear.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss)

This is Fukushima in Japan and as we all know, the consequences of this terrible accident are yet to be seen.

As always when there are problems with our nuclear plants - whether it's in Japan, France, Sweden, the USA or elsewhere - the aim of the work carried out by the representatives of the different authorities and governments, is to 'calm' the population.

Most of us understand that the problems with the nuclear power and its use all over the world, are greater than the authorities will let us know. How do we know this?
Historically all incidents or deliberate use of nuclear power, for civilian as well as military use, have been surrounded by mistakes and false information.
This goes for the tests made in connection with the Manhattan Project and Robert Oppenheimers role in that destructive work as well as for the three great incidents I've illustrated in this blog, namely Three Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl/Tjernobyl (1986) and now Fukushima (2011).

We have to remember that the nuclear power is the most toxic energy source man has ever invented and that the problems both in extracting uranium all over the world, erecting and running nuclear plants have lead to great and permanent destruction of many areas in the world.

Another factor that increases the risks for 'misinformation' is of course the fact that behind this industry there are billions and billions of dollars, euros invested, making some people very rich - not least decision makers - and others poor and deadly sick.

Unfortunately most people - when there are no reports of incidents or accidents in connection to the nuclear power - react as the man who falls out of a window from a skyscraper: So far nothing has happened.

Not least a couple of years after an accident like this when people in countries not directly affected by the accident see their everyday life continue as before the accident, they tend to forget and believe that everything is alright, not thinking of those being killed and injured for life and not knowing the long term effects for the earth as a whole.

Man might be intelligent but it's not 'traditionally' intelligent people we first of all need, it's intellectuals, reflecting more deeply on issues of importance for the survival of all living creatures on this earth, without being bound by the consumer society-dogma.
Intelligence is measured along extremely narrow parameters, related to a natural scientific perspective and those people are seldom intellectuals but very often they possess an almost fanatic attachment to an overall scientific paradigm, making them very rigid and fundamentalistic in their thinking and outlooks.

I hope that the leaders in some countries in the world will start to reevaluate the use of nuclear power as the main source of energy in the modern society, as this is not the last accident we will witness and probably not the worst either.

People being in favour of nuclear power are so because of economical reasons, and thereby they also neglect all the suffering and problems the nuclear power has caused humanity and we can only mention Hiroshima and Nagasaki as two very obvious examples.

President Sarkozy has declared that France will not leave the nuclear power as the main resource for energy extraction in order to sustain not least the industry and its very energy consuming processes. One have to remember though that Sarkozy in fact is a lobbyist for nuclear power as he, before becoming the president of France, held a position within the nuclear industry and its lobbying organisations.

Look at these pictures and put yourself in the position of those affected by these catastrophies and if you still think that those 'sacrifices' are negligible in comparison to the positive sides of nuclear power, then you are more cynic than the most cynic!

Three Mile Island
(Photo taken from: http://www.mnn.com/sites/default/files/main_dykstra_0324.jpg)

Tjernobyl
(Photo taken from: http://pripyat.com/sm/site/news/uploads/2007/04/12/1641_1.jpg)

måndag, mars 21, 2011

The Trenches, Claude Cloutier



I found this animated film about an attack on Canadian soldiers during WWII, made by Claude Cloutier, combining archive footage with animations. Made in 1991.

söndag, mars 20, 2011

Ingmar Bergman exhibition Berlin



(Photo taken from: http://img.listal.com/image/445213/600full-ingmar-bergman.jpg)

Ingmar Bergman. Truth and Lies is the title of an exhibition at Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen in Berlin

The interesting or problematic part in this, is that this exhibition is held in Berlin - not problematic per se - but no Swedish museums or institutions seem to have been interested in taking over the exhibition when it ends the 29th of May!

Surprising? No, not at all, as Ingmar Bergman - as well as many other great Swedish cultural personalities - tend to evoke more interest abroad than in Sweden. This probably because - in the case of Bergman - his films deals with emotional, intellectual issues, questions about belief and 'non-belief', life and death, what is important in life and what is not, how different psychological developments in a persons life also affect his or her life and the life of others, in short the characters in Bergmans films are preoccupied with the intellectual questions concerning from where do we stem, why and (whither) where are we heading? These kind of questions does not appeal to a society as superficial as the Swedish, unfortunately.

Those interesting in getting to know Bergman better - or at least his works - can choose between 130 stage productions, 42 radio productions, 23 television plays and 39 movies/films and if this isn't enough there are a number of documentaries on Bergman.

The exhition in Berlin started January 27 and continues til 29th of May, 2011.

Au centre(Photo taken from: http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2007/07/31/gal_ingmar1.jpg)

lördag, mars 19, 2011

The Super Moon

(Photo taken from: http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/1.2371738/i-natt-ar-supermanen-har. Photographer Jan Wiridén)

Tonight the moon passes the Earth at a distance of 356 578 kilometres, closer than anytime since 1992.

In connection with this kind of phenomena, there have been great natural catastrophies reported but some scientists say that this is not at all as closely related as one might think.
However, if there are some turbulence in the geological activities somewhere on earth, a 'giant moon' like this might be disengaging factor, others say.

We'll see about this...

Sweden: No we don't want to participate...!

(Photo taken from: http://corruptio.blog.com/files/2010/11/carl-bildt-alcatraz-2010.jpg)
Carl Bildt, the Swedish Foreign Minister.

Once again Sweden stays outside a conflict when - as in this case - the USA, France and some other countries have decided to intervene in the conflict in Libya.

This is a very common way to act when it comes to political decisions concerning international engagement where Sweden is asked to participate, or from a purely humanitarian standpoint, should participate. It dates back to WWII as we all know.

Throughout decades Sweden has sold weapons to many countries around the world, including those who are involved in a military conflict, though the legislation concerning arms-export forbid the selling of weapon to countries involved in an armed conflict.

On the same time Sweden has always tried to stay out of immediate 'trouble' by not engaging our military in rescue operations or, as in this case, the support of democratic movements in a country.

There are Swedish military in Afghanistan but this is an exception from the rule.

We will wait and see, is the recurring 'mantra' from Swedish governments!
Waiting for what? Godot?

fredag, mars 18, 2011

Stefan Jarl 70



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One of the most interesting Swedish film makers/directors today turns 70!

It's positive to see that some of 'the older generation' beginning their careers in the late 1960's is still going strong.

For most of you he is best known for his trilogy about the drug addicts 'Stoffe' and 'Kenta' in the films 'Dom kallars oss mods' ('They call us misfits'/'On nous appelle les mods', 1968); 'Ett anständigt liv' ('A Decent Life', 1979) and 'Det sociala arvet' ('Generation to Generation', 1993).


Besides this he has made a great number of very interesting and thought-provoking films, the latest one 'Underkastelsen' ('Submission', 2010), is a film about the environmenal- and health problems connected to all the chemicals surrounding us in our daily life, affecting our bodies (and minds?)..

In Sweden Jarl has been seen as somewhat controversial, not least among politicians and the bureaucracy, as is the case with the Swedish director Roy Andersson.
This because both of them have criticized the Swedish society and the way it has developed, not least throughout the 'Golden Years' - the first decades after WWII - under the Swedish Social Democratic Party.
Doing so is anathema in Sweden, more during the 1960's til 1980's perhaps but still the political leaders want the Swedes to believe that they live in a Schlaraffenland and everyone criticizing this image is almost Persona Non Grata!

Congratulations Stefan Jarl!!

torsdag, mars 17, 2011

R.I.P. Michael Gough







onsdag, mars 16, 2011

Säkert slutförvar för kärnbränsle? Det vet vi om 100 000 år!

Kultur gör hjärnan friskare

Ett inslag i Nyhetsmorgon med min namne och kusin Gunnar Bjursell samt artisten, sångerskan, körledaren Caroline af Ugglas.

De diskuterar kulturens inverkan på hjärnan och hur sistnämnda påverkas positivt och utvecklas med hjälp av olika kulturella uttryck - och intryck.

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torsdag, mars 10, 2011

Dalai Lama retires?


Dalai Lama recently declared that he will put forward a proposition that allows him to withdraw from the political responsibility in connection to the next meeting with the government-in-exile in March this year.

Next summer Dalai Lama - or Tenzin Gyatso - will become 75 and he has for long stressed the importance of creating a government of younger politicians, elected by the Tibetan people.
This might be a move in order to give the movement more strength and credibility among the Chinese leaders but also worldwide as some influential debaters oppose the religious leadership, as this would become a sort of theocracy, not in accordance with modern, democratic rules.

If the government-in-exile is 'converted' into a regular political body this might give them a greater strength and a formal status or position in the eyes of the World Community.

I doubt that Dalai Lama will leave the international scene, he will just concentrate on other tasks related to the liberation movement, aiming at an independent Tibet, free from the dictatorial rule of China.
On the other hand, Dalai Lama has himself been accused of trying to create a very top-down society with himself as both spiritual and political leader and this has caused negative publicity.
Now he can fully concentrate on the spiritual side, as important as the political I would say.

Representatives for the government-in-exile says that it might be difficult for some of them to accept the stepping down of Dalai Lama as the political leader and China says this is just a "trick" to fool the world.
They argue that the Lama will continue to act 'behind the curtains' and that nothing will change and as the Chinese government looks upon the Lama as an extremist - or why not a 'terrorist', using the now common word for all kinds of uprising, whether or not legitimate - they want him out of the way, declaring that the Chinese government are to decide who should become the next Lama. The Chinese government wants to decide who is the 'legitimate' lama, not leaving it to the religious community or the people.
This might lead to a situation with two religious leaders, one sanctioned by China, the other by the religious community and the people: 'Divide and Rule'!

Dalai Lama has now lived in exile since 1959.

Julian Assange and the Swedish (in)justice?

(Photo taken from: http://cohnwolfe.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/julian_assange.jpg)

What can one say about the affair with Julian Assange and the Swedish judicial system?

First of all the media reported that the police interrogator leading the investigation concerning the accusations against Julian Assange for sexual assault, is a friend of one of the two women in the case.
According to an article in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, the contacts between this investigator and the women accusing Assange for sexual assault, dates back to April 2009, sixteen months before Assange was reported to the police for, amongst other things, sexual assault or rape.

On the Facebook-page of the very same female interrogator, she described Assange as an "overrated bubble ready to burst", when at the same time praising the lawyer of the two women.
What one can say about this is that the aim of objectivity that is a prerequisite for every person working as a police officer or interrogator, has not been prioritized in this case.
What she might think of Assange as a person is one thing and she is of course free to regard him as the 'scum of the Earth' if she wants to but in that case she should not lead the investigation but resign and let someone else take over.

Even worse is of course that she publicly expresses her opinion on Facebook, one of the most influential social medias in the world! This should clearly discredit her as an interrogator.

This incident - among others - lead Assange to proclaim Sweden as the "Saudi Arabia of feminism", within an overall political framework. This not least since the police interrogator and the women in question know each other through the Swedish Social Democratic Party.

It's also obvious that there are close connections between the police interrogator, the woman and their fellow party member and lawyer (former Minister of Justice in Sweden), Thomas Bodström, the latter with a great interest in the Assange case through his law firm - and Bodström is not siding with Assange!

To make this story short there are other evidence in this case exposing the fact that the women have had many and profound contacts long before they accused Assange for sexual assault, that the police interrogator was the first police to perform interrogations with the women when they reported the alleged sexual assaults, and this in spite of the fact that she was a friend of theirs.

The police interrogator has refused to comment on all these accusations and instead she directed the questions posed by the newspapers to a police officer in charge of information.
The latter didn't want to comment on "rumours" and said that he didn't know that the police interrogator and the women where friends. He did not say that he was going to look into the case either.

This question has been discussed for a long time and many commentators reflect upon the fact that the accusations of sexual assault appears in connection with the ongoing processes against Assange concerning the Wikileaks-case.

What is true and what is not?
As always this is hard to say as a bystander but if Assange has committed the alleged assaults, he should of course be held responsible for this.

The police interrogator and her friends, on the other hand, are however convinced that it's always men who define whether or not - in a case like this - it's a question of sexual assault and Assange on the other hand claims the opposite (note the commentary above).
For the bystanders this is, of course, impossible to comment on.

The only thing one with certainty can say is that the police interrogator - with her bonds to the women and Thomas Bodström - should resign from the case.

Concerning Wikileaks, I think on the one hand that the work done within this informational site is very important for different reasons, not least in order to make important information more transparent to people all over the world.

On the other hand the information being 'leaked' could of course cause problems for individuals and countries, problems that does not help those people it should or could help.
That is if one of the ambitions with the work done by Wikileak is to make clear the strategies of different countries in relation to the civilian population in order to help the latter liberate themselves from corrupt regimes or being given the tools to look through the line of policy in a certain country, democratic or not.

As I haven't read many documents being published through Wikileaks, I can't say much about it and neither can anyone else.
The amount of documents are to great for any individual to grasp but in principal I support the work being done by Wikileaks.

I'm however not naive, thinking that Assange is an idealistic protagonist for the 'Truth', as such people doesn't exist, but the principle, in making the political strategies of different countries - not least concerning weapons-sales and other destructive ingredients in a certain society - publically known, is something I'm in favour of.

The documents being released must however include every country in the world and not least dictatorships if it should serve any meaningful purpose.

söndag, mars 06, 2011

La Châtre-Châteauroux-Paris Austerlitz

Today I'm leaving La Châtre at about 2.15 p.m. arriving at Châteauroux 2.45 p.m. and leaving with the train from their to Paris/Austerlitz at 3 p.m. arriving Paris around 5 p.m.

I'll take the Metro to Cluny La Sorbonne and from their I walk to 13 Rue Victor Cousin and Le Cinéma du Panthéon for Ciné Nordica.
More informaton about this film festival you find at our blog Aurore & Gunnar.

(Photo taken from: http://chatre-comcc.ffct.org/Vue%20g%E9n%E9rale%20de%20LA%20CHATRE.JPG)

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fredag, mars 04, 2011

Exhibition London's Brick Lane: QUEEN


One of my all time favourites among rock bands!

From a text about the exhibition:

A new exhibition opens in London's Brick Lane, the first five years of the of one of the worlds greatest rock band Queen.

This major retrospective exhibition celebrates the formation and first five albums of one of the most exciting, glamorous and influential bands in global musical history.

'Stormtroopers in Stilettos' is the first ever major Queen exhibition and takes place in a huge warehouse space in the heart of London's East End at Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, opening on February 25th, closing on March 12th.

Disorder was invited to the press night and the exhibition... and a good, boozy night was had by all!

Swedish comedian Lasse Eriksson dead


This is a presentation of the Swedish comedian/artist Lasse Eriksson, introduced to those of you who don't know him, by a friend of mine, Björn Jakobsson (Björns Blåa Blogg).

Below an interview in Swedish where he talks about a book he has co-written or edited: