Norway’s Workers Insisted They Shouldn’t Pay For Coronavirus — And They Won

Ellen Engelstand, -

At the start of the coronavirus epidemic, Norway’s government said it would help businesses by making it easier for them to get rid of workers. But trade unions and left-wing parties fiercely [...]

Norway Now Kills More Whales Than Japan And Iceland Combined

By Amey Owen, -

Norway is now the world’s leading whaling nation, killing more whales in the past two years than Japan and Iceland combined. A new report released today calls on the international community to [...]

Norway Is Far More Socialist Than Venezuela

By Matt Bruenig, -

As the United States begins its effort to depose Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro, the discourse is plagued by the perennial question: what is socialism? Venezuela helps illuminate this [...]

Crisis Of Social Democracy: From Norway To Europe

By Asbjørn Wahl, -

The crisis of social democracy is being debated throughout Europe. Several of the historically strong labour parties have almost been wiped out in elections while others seem unable to recover [...]

Norway Takes First Steps From Extreme Drug War To Sensible Policy

By Péter Sárosi, -

This was definitely a result of a bottom-up movement. It has had a few strong voices for quite some time, like Arild Knutsen and Thorvald Stoltenberg. Since the beginning of 2016 The Association [...]

Greenpeace Sues Norway Over Arctic Exploration

By Tone Sutterud and Elisabeth Ulven, -

By Tone Sutterud and Elisabeth Ulven for The Guardian - The Norwegian government is being sued by climate activists over a decision to open up areas of the Arctic Ocean for oil exploration, a [...]

Sami People Persuade Norway Pension Fund To Divest From Dakota Access

By Rachel Fixsen, -

By Rachel Fixsen for The Guardian - In an act of international solidarity between indigenous peoples, the Sami parliament in Norway has persuaded the country’s second largest pension fund to [...]

Norway Reviews Ethics Of Energy Investments

By Staff, -

By Staff of Stop ETP - The Council on Ethics for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is assessing whether Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) violated the fund’s guidelines for responsible investment, [...]

How Norway Avoided Becoming A Fascist State

By George Lakey, -

By George Lakey for Yes! Magazine - Donald Trump’s obvious affection for authoritarians is prompting worried comparisons of our polarized country to the polarized Germany of the 1920s and ’30s. [...]

In Norway, A Growing Movement Builds An Oil-Free Future

By Truls Gullowsen, -

By Truls Gullowsen for The Leap - As a Norwegian, I admit to being kind of proud to see Norway at the top of the UN’s latest global happiness index. And the ranking makes sense: We’re blessed [...]

Norway Steps In To Ensure Funding For Global Abortions

By Staff, -

By Staff of Norwegian Government - 'Norway plays a leading role in the work to promote global health, and is one of the largest donors to gender equality and women's health efforts. The [...]

Norwegian Youth Taking Gov To Court Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Arctic Drilling

By Lauren McCauley, -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - Taking a page from young people in the United States and elsewhere who are standing up for their right to healthy environment, Norwegian youth on Monday [...]

Norway Dumps Duke Energy For History Of Environmental Damage

By Emery P. Dalesio, -

By Emery P. Dalesio for Associated Press - RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of the world’s largest investment funds is dumping its shares in Duke Energy Corp. because it sees too much risk in what it [...]

Norway Is First Country To Commit To Zero Deforestation

Sadie Levy Gale, -

By Sadie Levy Gale for Independent - Norway has become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation. The Norwegian parliament pledged that the government’s public procurement [...]

Norway’s Plan To Get Rid Of Cars; New Billion-Dollar Bike Highway

By Adele Peters, -

By Adele Peters for Fast Company - Norway is trying to get rid of as many cars as it can. By 2030, though the country's population is quickly growing, the government is aiming for zero growth in [...]

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