Flag of Palestine. Photo: Ömer Yildiz, Unsplash
Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud
In recent weeks, a war has broken out between Israel and Palestinian Hamas. Several lives have been claimed and many people have lost their homes. Following pressure from the UN and other countries, the parties agreed on a ceasefire on 21 May. Experts believe that the violence is exacerbated by Israel's so-called settler colonialism.
June 1, 2021, News
Of: Josefine Hörkeby and Kevin Perera
Last week, Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko's actions led to widespread criticism from the outside world. Swedish debaters are now calling for sanctions and a new policy towards Belarus and its Russian allies. At the same time, the Israel-Palestine conflict continues to provoke debate. The Swedish metal company Boliden's dark past in Chile is also highlighted by UN rapporteur Marcos Orellana.
May 31, 2021, Current debate
Of: Anna Mattsson
Last week, the conflict between Israel and Palestine continued to dominate the debate sides, now focusing on Sweden's and the EU's role in the conflict. The issue of vaccine patents has also been a recurring theme, where different opinions and calls for what Sweden should do have been expressed.
May 24, 2021, Current debate
Of: Louise Marklund
The debate this week has been dominated by the escalating conflict between Israel and Palestine, where mediation efforts seem to be failing. At the same time, terrorist attacks are being directed at schoolgirls in Afghanistan and European co-operation is being questioned.
May 17, 2021, Current debate
The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world and seeking protection is almost impossible. Gaza children are now experiencing the fourth war of aggression since 2008.
Of: Helena Lindholm
The ongoing military violence in Palestine and Israel shows that it is not possible to control a population through military occupation forever. This is not a conflict between two equal parties where both have equal responsibility. Continued apartheid policies and occupation mean an ongoing low-intensity violence, which will be punctured by more intensely violent episodes at regular intervals. That is the opinion of Helena Lindholm, who is a professor of peace and development research at the University of Gothenburg.
May 16, 2021, Debate
Of: Rine Mansouri
Swedish development assistance would become more efficient with more management costs. That is the opinion of a professor of political science in Dagens Nyheter. Another debater advocates a global base income to tackle the economic crisis in the wake of the corona pandemic. And the criticism is harsh against Israel's plans for annexations of the West Bank.
May 28, 2020, Current debate
This week's climate strikes have been debated extensively on Swedish debate and leadership pages. Photo: Julian Meehan (CC BY 2.0)
Of: Kerstin Edquist
Swedish opinion pages have this week turned inside out on the question of how they should relate to climate activist Greta Thunberg and the movement she started. At the same time, the Swedish government is being criticized for its climate policy, which is called both dishonest and "bourgeois insanity". And the opposition - they get criticized for flying to Israel at the same time to go to a celebrity party.
September 25, 2019, Current debate