Blog Archive

Since 2011, our Global Voices have produced more than 400 thought-provoking and opinionated blog articles – covering a diverse range of topics. Some blog articles are short, some are longer, some address specific issues and countries and others take up global trends. All of them are worth reading, for the insight they provide. Find them here…

The Corporate Consumption Complex And The Need For A New Public Health Agenda – 2nd Part

The dominating infantilist ethos and hyper-consumption are making people and planet sick, as we struggle to find meaning, live sustainably and experience happiness in and through ourselves.
The second part of Viktor’s block buster blog post about the corporate consumption complex and the need for a new public health agenda is exploring how corporate myths fueling hyper-consumption and people’s alienation from themselves and their communities can be busted and counter-acted. And Viktor looks at how more happiness, sustainability and meaning can be restored in our lives, communities and societies…

Big Alcohol Wants Youth To Avoid Hangover: A New Strategy Of Pushing Alcohol Culture On Youth

Young people are consuming less alcohol and choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle more. So why is Big Alcohol shifting the focus on “hangovers”?
This blog post dissects a new campaign of multinational alcohol giant Diageo together with MTV International supposedly about promoting “responsible” alcohol use and avoiding “hangovers”.
But the campaign actually contains a number of elements and tactics that undermine prevention and understanding of the real effects of alcohol…

Alcohol Prohibition In Bihar: A Policy Analysis

This blog post summarizes a policy analysis of the positive and negative effects of alcohol prohibition in Bihar, India…

Mind Your Power: Of Placebos, Outer And Inner Strength

A powerful blog post about alcohol and other placebos.
Viktor connects two seemingly unrelated topics, through science and smart analogies, in a compelling exploration of the power of our perceptions and how our minds can impact both our inner and outer strength…

TUI Pushes Alcohol On Families With Children

We booked a family holiday at one of TUI’s specialized hotels for families with children in Gran Canaria. And now TUI and Norwegian are pushing alcohol on us through several channels – this might be violating the Norwegian alcohol act…

Making Sense Of “Heineken In Africa”

In this refreshing review of the book “Heineken in Africa” Viktor offers intriguing comparisons to Dostojevskij and explores questions of which findings are common for the entire alcohol industry and which ones are surprising revelations, as well as what does this case of Heineken mean for Big Alcohol in a broader sense…

Celebrating Recovery – The People and the Movement

Facing Addiction with NCADD honored individuals whose outstanding efforts have been vocal and visible in their support of the recovery movement, from celebrities like Marjorie and Joe Walsh to Sir Ringo Starr and Lady Barbara Bach Starkey…

Don’t Poison My Rights

A powerful blog post that takes issue with a popular hashtag.
Brenda explores why and how the fight for female empowerment and against Big Alcohol abusing feminism can and must become more inclusive, coherent and conscious of the needs of all affected women and girls…

The Oppressive Alcohol Norm And The Freedom To Not Use Alcohol

The current alcohol norm is oppressive. The alcohol culture in Sweden doesn’t reflect people’s real preferences and wishes, but only those of the alcohol industry and a small minority of influential people.
This is a groundbreaking blog post that dissects the Swedish alcohol norm, provides solid evidence and data and discusses positive solutions.
How to achieve freedom for the many to enjoy social life free from pressure to engage in behaviour many, many people do not actually like or want to engage in? Lucas’ latest blog post explores reasons and possibilities for making possible the freedom for the many to participate in social life in exactly the way people truly choose to and feel content with…

Big Alcohol Betting Big Bucks On Super Bowl

Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world’s largest beer producer, controlling every third bottle of beer sold in the world. AB InBev keeps making headlines with gigantic investments in alcohol promotions during major sports events, like the Fifa World Cup, the Super Bowl and other tournaments with global viewerships. This aggressive investment in brand promotion must be understood in direct connection to the beer giant’s performance on the stock markets and its ability to make shareholders happy. Here’s how it works…