Eyewitness to the liberation of Aleppo
Thoughts on Peace in Syria
Jan Øberg, director of TFF – Transnational Foundation
Litteraturhuset fredag 21 april 18:00 – 21:00
Jørgen Johansen fra FMK vil lede den etterfølgende debatt.
Jan Öberg and TFF have worked in several international conflict regions such as Yugoslavia, Georgie, Burundi, Iraq and now Iran and Syria.
Jan Öberg was one of the very few Westerners present on the ground when Aleppo was liberated in mid-December last year. He could speak freely with people who came out of the 4,5 years of occupation and has reported by analyses and photo stories of people and places.
Öberg will talk about examples of the conflicts underlying the violence and offer alternatives to the Western mainstream reporting which he argues is deceptive.
Finally, he will list a series of steps that must be taken as soon as possible to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people in this the largest humanitarian crisis in a single country since 1945 and that can move the situation toward peace instead of continued war. Peace by peaceful means.
The lecture will be accompanied with a show of some of his unique photos from Aleppo.
Folkereisning Mot Krig, Norsk seksjon av War Resisters’ International