Sep 2, 2016
Petersen and four other top leaders of the Teachers Group are wanted by the Danish police through Interpol. At least Petersen is known to be at the group’s luxurious headquarters, TG Pacifico, on Mexico’s Baja coast.read more
Mar 30, 2016
Is the legal noose tightening? Danish media report that Petersen has applied for ‘humanitarian residence’ in Mexico to avoid extradition. Report by Jyllands-Posten (in Danish).read more
Nov 3, 2015Some leading names in TG commerce Amdi Petersen, Kirsten Larsen, Mikael Norling, Eva Nielsen, Anne Hansen, Birgitte Krohn, Joop Nagel, Lars Jensen, Eva Vestergaard, Else Jensen, Birgitte Larsen, Søren Sørensen, Svend Sørensen. Leading directors, selected companies... read more
Aug 27, 2015
The Teachers Group maintains an astonishing network of offshore companies, shell businesses, intermediary enterprises and secret accounts in tax havens around the world. We have counted more than 100 offshore companies in more than 30 different tax havens, all directly connected with Teachers Group’s business and charity affairs.read more
Aug 6, 2015On Monday, 6 May 2013, five senior leaders of an alleged cult called the Teachers Group (TG) were summonsed to appear at the Western High Court at Aarhus, Denmark to answer charges of tax fraud and embezzlement of several million dollars, in connection with the... read more
Jul 30, 2015
1960s: Amdi Petersen founds radical commune in Odense, Denmark
1967-69: Petersen travels on hippie trail to India and twice around the world, conceives the idea of alternative school system
1969: First ‘Travelling Folk High School’ (DRH School) opens, Fanø Island, Denmark
1970: Inauguration of the ‘U Group’, precursor of the Teachers Group
1972: ‘Necessary Teachers Training College’ (DNS) opens, Tvind, Denmark
1977: Second hand clothes collections begin and UFF founded, Denmark. Inauguration of Fælleseje (‘Common Ownership Trust’).read more
Sep 1, 2014Janice Marie Bostic (b.1958, USA) Has connections to fugitives Mogens Amdi Petersen, Christie Pipps, and Sten Byrner. Current position in Tvind’s Teachers Group: CEO of USAgain Janice Bostic is an American Teachers Group (TG) member and has used this to advance... read more
Sep 1, 2014Mikael Norling has been a supporter of the Tvind Teachers Group for more than 35 years. He is the most senior member of the organisation in the USA. He was in at the start, one of 131 people who in 1977 signed the deed for a trust fund that in Danish was called Den... read more
From the Editor: Yes, TvindAlert is still here, despite the lack of new posts for a year. Not to make excuses, but 2018 has been a relatively slow time for news on Tvind. And everyone now at TvindAlert — all unpaid volunteers — works a full-time job elsewhere. Most significantly, the website’s
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8 months ago
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Yes, TvindAlert is still here, despite the lack of new posts for a year. Not to make excuses, but 2018 has been a relatively slow time for news on Tvind. And everyone now at TvindAlert — all unpaid volunteers — works a full-time job elsewhere.
Most significantly, the website’s founders — journalists Michael Durham of England, and Frede Jakobsen of Denmark — had both left by early 2017, turning it over to me and the rest of the team.
We're looking for journalists to replace Mike and Frede. It won’t be easy.
Meanwhile, much has been happening behind the scenes. Research and outreach continue as usual. And we’ve been working on the English translation of key Danish language documentation on Tvind.
New investigative reports will come eventually. In addition, we’ll soon post still-relevant, archival material from the past two decades of TvindAlert, including the old ‘Humana Alert’.
We are pleased to report that a great deal of work has been done to improve the website itself. Here’s the story:
The original TvindAlert resided on a shared hosting plan in Scandinavia. The design was not mobile-friendly, and the layout and structure made it a bit confusing to navigate. Although the server was secure, the lack of server-side resources meant that it sometimes slowed when under pressure from denial-of-service attacks or attempts to compromise the site’s security.
The initial goal was to provide the new TvindAlert with a secure, stand-alone hosting service, and to redesign the site to make it both user and search engine friendly. Roughly half of the site’s traffic comes from mobile devices, so it was also important to make the content easily accessible on all screen sizes.
Since the first redesign, the site has been responsive and works well with all kinds of mobile devices as well as laptops and desktops.
The new server is in a London data-centre and has sufficient resources to deal with current and future projected traffic volumes.
The most recent redesign has increased the accessibility of the site and made it even easier to read on smaller devices whilst increasing the usable screen area on laptops and desktops.
The site’s structure remains the same but the underlying framework has been changed to provide a level of future-proofing not available with the previous software.
So check out our new website! www.tvindalert.com
Wade Larsen, editor
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2 years ago
FROM THE ARCHIVES: In August 2008 the BBC aired an investigation uncovering serious concerns about the College for International Cooperation and Development (CICD), a Tvind-run 'Travelling Folk High School' that's still active in East Yorkshire, England. The BBC story includes interviews with two of the dozen students who had walked out, all of them claiming they were being exploited.
Said one ex-student:
“There’s nothing. There’s no information ― nothing. You’re constantly kept busy, and then you’re sent out on the streets ― in Hull or northern towns ― to fundraise. By that I mean selling magazines. And literally begging in the streets.”
Also covered is the related used clothes collector, Planet Aid UK. ... See MoreSee Less