A dossier on the Tvind Teachers Group. Are Humana People-to-People, Planet Aid, the Gaia Movement and DAPP siphoning off cash through tax havens? Is it a cult?

A dossier on the Tvind Teachers Group. Are Humana People-to-People, Planet Aid, the Gaia Movement and DAPP siphoning off cash through tax havens? Is it a cult?

The Teacher’s Group

What is the Tvind Teachers Group?

What is the Tvind Teachers Group?

This web site is about a political and non-religious cult called the Tvind Teachers Group.

What is the Tvind Teachers Group?

It appears to be a regular humanitarian body, but behind the façade is an extreme political movement, which is covertly being financed by an unsuspecting public through individual donations of cash and clothing collected on the streets of European and American cities.

It is also accused of siphoning off millions of dollars from government, corporate and philanthropic sources, and passing the funds into its own secret offshore accounts.

An apparent charity

The Teachers Group (TG) is the controlling body of the broader Tvind organisation.  The TG is the owner and beneficiary of a number of well-known international charities — whose clothing collection bins could be in your community — including Humana People-to-People, Planet Aid, the Gaia Movement Trust, UFF and DAPP.

Further afield, it owns and organises private schools, educational institutes, volunteer programmes and recycling enterprises in the Third World, has subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, and headquarters in Mexico, Switzerland, Zimbabwe and Denmark.

Over a hundred offshore accounts

But there is a covert side to the Teachers Group.  Much of its huge multimillion-dollar income — a high proportion of which is public money — is covertly channelled through more than 100 offshore shell companies in more than a dozen tax havens.  It has secretly used the money to buy scores of profitable landholdings and invested in dozens of businesses.

In 2001, police in Denmark launched a criminal investigation into the group’s leader, Mogens Amdi Petersen (pictured above), and an inner circle of senior TG members. 

Leaders wanted by Denmark, and listed by Interpol

Today its leaders are wanted by the judicial authorities of Denmark for “aggravated” embezzlement and tax evasion, and are fugitives listed in the ‘Red Notices’ section of Interpol’s website.

Now read on

A ‘humanitarian charity’ with more than 100 offshore companies, and leaders listed by Interpol?  Incredible.  Read on.

Key documents

Key documents

Official papers

Danish police case summary – ‘Exhibit C’ (The Public Prosecutor for Serious Economic Crime, Holstebro, Denmark) November 2001

FBI Report on Tvind (USA) June 2001

List of Humanitarian Fund members 1987-1999 (Danish court documents)

Report on UFF for SIDA, Swedish Development Office (The Valdelin Report. 1991) (We are searching for a copy of this document)

Danish Court papers – transcripts of evidence (in Danish)
(Too many pages to post, but we can make PDF keyword searches on request)

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Timeline

Timeline

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’).

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People

  • Who’s Who in the Money-Go-Round?

    Who’s Who in the Money-Go-Round?

    Some 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 …
  • Who’s who in the Teachers Group inner circle?

    Who’s who in the Teachers Group inner circle?

    This is a list of some of the leading Teachers Group members we know to be closely connected to the TG's extensive offshore financial network, and its many intermediary companies. Most are today board directors of concealed …
  • The Five Teachers Group Accused

    The Five Teachers Group Accused

    On 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 …
  • Rikke Viholm and ADPP Angola: their offshore secrets

    Rikke Viholm and ADPP Angola: their offshore secrets

    What is the connection between ADPP Angola, its director Rikke Viholm and the Teachers Group’s massive worldwide network of offshore accounts? ADPP Angola is a non-governmental organisation in Angola, southern Africa, started in 1986 by …
  • Where’s Amdi? Let’s ask Janice Bostic of USAgain

    Where’s Amdi? Let’s ask Janice Bostic of USAgain

    Janice 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 …

A Cult?

  • Organised crime in Denmark – a checklist

    Organised crime in Denmark – a checklist

    The Danish Civil and Police Department in Copenhagen once published a report titled Organised Crime in Denmark in 2005, the English version of which is here. While the document does not mention the Tvind Teachers …
  • Steen Thomsen’s report:  ‘Concerning Tvind’

    Steen Thomsen’s report: ‘Concerning Tvind’

    Steen Thomsen's account of his 22 years in the Tvind Teachers Group. Thomsen's 36-page report, 'Concerning Tvind', was sent to the Danish education ministry in 1998.
  • Is the Teachers Group a cult?  The leading allegations

    Is the Teachers Group a cult? The leading allegations

    Is the Teachers Group a cult? Probably, yes. Many people, both former members and outside expert observers, have described the Teachers Group as a hierarchical but non-religious cult.
  • “A closed sect, where nobody questions the ‘programme'”

    “A closed sect, where nobody questions the ‘programme'”

    Is the Tvind Teachers Group a cult? According to a respected Danish historian and academic, Jes Fabricius Møller, who has published a detailed history on the group, ‘the answer must be yes’.  Cult watchdog groups around …
  • Inside TG Pacifico – the secret headquarters in Mexico

    Inside TG Pacifico – the secret headquarters in Mexico

    This is the remote, top-security complex in the Mexican desert — 'TG Pacifico' — which is the secret world headquarters of the Tvind Teachers Group, and where Amdi Petersen and other wanted TG leaders are …

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