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Topic: Tvind

In the News (Wed 14 Nov 18)

  BBC NEWS | Programmes | Crossing Continents | Denmark's Tvind
Tvind has been accused of being a cult and is being investigated for large scale fraud and tax evasion.
For 26 years, Steen was a teacher with Tvind, a controversial organisation which has recently become the focus of one of Denmark's biggest-ever police investigations.
The Tvind communal financial pot is used to fund a wide range of "good causes" and commercial concerns around the world.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/1885116.stm   (968 words)

 information on Tvind
Tvind has a special relationship to Robert Mugabe because UFF supported his movement when it was still in exile in Mozambique.
Fyens Stiftstidende: At a Tvind plantation in Ecuador the workers are on strike not only because their wages are lousy but because they haven't been paid for weeks.
Tvind is probably trying to move their assets to tax havens overseas before they are being confiscated.
www.staff.hum.ku.dk /jesfab/abouttvind.htm   (8344 words)

You see, many of the stories about Tvind are running just as steadily as the wings of the windmill, and you can be sure that they have been running in circles.
The story about Tvind is full of examples showing that judgement based on indignation not always are waterproof when it comes to a legal investigation.
The Tvind leader, according to the Chief Constable, could be difficult to get hold of, has not resulted in involvement by international police.
www.fonden.org /UK/tvind.htm   (1196 words)

 Apologetics research resources on religious cults and sects - Tvind
Opponents say the same values still apply: loyal followers may be invited to join a select inner circle, the Teachers Group, where they are expected to pool all their resources, income and assets.
Tvind's hold over its adherents is such that it has spawned a countergroup in Scandinavia, the Movement Against Tvind, dedicated to warning young people about its true nature.
Though few Danes deem Tvind a cult - it is more often seen as a fringe political movement - it shares many characteristics described by the Cult Information Centre (CIC): a centralised organisation with a powerful leader, dedicated to its own survival and recruiting new members.
www.apologeticsindex.org /t12.html   (495 words)

 Society | Enigma of The Leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Steen Thomsen, a Danish schoolmaster who ran a Tvind school in Britain until 1998, denounced Petersen as a fraud the same year and sent a report to the Danish authorities, claiming Petersen was running a cult, not a charity, from which he was personally benefiting.
Tvind also continues to advertise regularly and widely for "volunteers" in British newspapers.
No such sanction is available to any of the existing Tvind companies, according to the Department of Trade and Industry and the charity commission, because the money is supposed to be applied to good causes abroad.
society.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4686780-103680,00.html   (1572 words)

 The authorship of these files on cults has his or her own motivations for providing them a
Tvind was selling rather than donating its second-hand clothes to the Third World and there had been pay-related strikes on fruit plantations owned by the organisation in the Caribbean.
Tvind was also found to own a shipping company and have a capital worth of around £31 million.
Of the £3.7 million annual profit made by Tvind in Sweden alone, 80 per cent of it was being used to pay project leaders and 'solidarity workers': two per cent went to the Third World.
www.skepticfiles.org /cults/h_cults.htm   (406 words)

 SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Voluntary sector | Charity chief found in Florida hideaway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
There have long been concerns about the organisation Tvind, which was founded by Petersen and a group of left-wing teachers in Denmark in the 1970s.
Tvind has run a string of schools, charities and schemes across the world.
Police chief Jens Kaasgaard said officers were working their way through thousands of documents seized in a raid on the organisation and planned to try to speak with Petersen in two or three months.
society.guardian.co.uk /voluntary/story/0,7890,583359,00.html   (463 words)

 The annual environmental prize
The board imagined that the existing wish on many of the schools within the School Cooperation Tvind to take good care of the environment, would be turned into concrete plans at the occasion of arranging the Annual Environmental Prize.
One was 'Friskolen' in Tvind with the protection of Tvind's bird life by setting up 100 nesting boxes, bird tables and producing winter feed for the birds.
It was no doubt a decisive factor that the special legislation against "Tvind" in 1996 had the effect that the schools no longer were allowed to see themselves as a cooperation, and that the Annual Environmental Prize then lost its meaning to these specific schools.
www.tvind.dk /book/environmental_prize.htm   (1269 words)

 afrol News - "Aid" leads to bankruptcy in Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Tvind (locally known as ADPP) is reckoned to control more than half the used clothes business in the country.
In France, Tvind is officially classified as a cult and was pursued by the French tax authorities for tax evasion.
Tvind founder and alleged leader Amdi Petersen in 2001 was found to be living in a multi-million dollar luxury apartment in Miami after having been on the run from Danish police for over two decades.
www.afrol.com /articles/10712   (1046 words)

 Cult News from Rick Ross » Tvind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
TVIND, the charity that is often called a “cult,”; is still actively recruiting young people, even though its leader is facing criminal charges in Denmark, reports Britain’s Evening News.
But TVIND recruiters are working the streets of England and running newspapers ads to lure in new volunteers there.
TVIND a controversial Danish charity with branches around the world has been called a “cult.”; And its leader Amdi Pederson is now in jail facing criminal charges for fraud.
www.cultnews.com /index.php/category/tvind   (1263 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Tvind, nominally a charitable educational organization begun in Denmark, now with branches in many Western European countries, and the U.S., is actually a multinational money-making conglomerate with cultic aspects, according to reports from the British and Scandinavian press and recent correspondence from former members.
Tvind was founded in the early 1970s by the charismatic Mogens Amdi Petersen, who built a string of “progressive” boarding schools which specialized in taming troublesome children and emphasized a pro-Third-World outlook.
In 1982, several hundred Tvind teachers signed a contract in which they promised to give 80 percent of their wages as donations to a foundation now called Falleseje, for a 12 year period.
www.whyaretheydead.net /misc/Factnet/CO0394.TXT   (4560 words)

 Promotion of wind energy
he Tvind windmill was created during the years 1975-78, at the initiative of and financed by the teacher group of the schools at Tvind.
And we are proud of the fact that it was the Mill Team at Tvind who brought Hütter’s technique to Denmark, who built some very large wings which could last, and who demonstrated that building modern windmills actually could be done.
Added to this is the fact that some of the first tools were developed at Tvind, partly physical tools like the wing molds for 4,5 meter wings, suitable for do-it-yourself mills, and partly measuring tools and instruction manuals.
www.tvind.dk /book/wind_energy.htm   (1704 words)

 Tvind :: The green bins of Gaia
But though Tvind leaders face criminal trial and front-page headlines in Europe, the group flourishes in the U.S. In addition to several multimillion-dollar clothes collection businesses, Tvind has established three U.S. "institutes" in Michigan, Massachusetts and California that recruit volunteers to labor in Tvind-run development projects overseas.
Tvind's Chicago-area operations demonstrate how the international collective sustains itself by generous clothing donations, idealistic volunteers and the determination of middle managers who live in Spartan conditions for the sake of a revolutionary creed.
Chicago's Gaia was launched with funds from one of Tvind's central treasuries, according to Tvind memos obtained by Danish police.
www.religionnewsblog.com /6042   (2510 words)

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Zresztą dla TVIND pieniądze z wolontariuszy to tylko ułamek dochodów obliczanych na miliony dolarów.
TVIND kupuje kilka jachtów i urządza dla dzieci z rodzin patologicznych szkołę pod żaglami.
Domyślam się, że TVIND nie chce, żeby rząd wiedział, ilu wolontariuszy szkoli się w szeregach organizacji.
gwiazda163.webpark.pl /services.html   (12036 words)

 BINGO: The big charity bonanza - NI 383 - Thunderbolts from the sewer
Tvind invested in banana plantations in South America.
Tvind became notorious for large-scale deforestation and the inhuman treatment of workers there.
To escape the clutches of Danish prosecutors, Tvind moved its headquarters to the idyllic Murgwi Estate in Zimbabwe.
www.newint.org /issue383/thunderbolts-sewer.htm   (777 words)

 Chicago Reader: Hot Type
One was Gita, a New Zealander, "who enrolled after seeing an ad in a free newspaper." Puzzled that other students were so uncurious, she told Durham after quitting, "I wondered why no one questioned anything about this mystery organisation that was supposed to send us to Africa to do volunteer work." Durham described her concerns.
Tvind raises millions of dollars, says Durham, but little of it reaches the programs volunteers are working on.
According to various newspaper accounts, when Pedersen was arrested two years ago while changing planes in Los Angeles, he was living in a multimillion-dollar penthouse on a private island off Miami Beach and enjoying a $5 million yacht.
www.chicagoreader.com /hottype/2003/031031_1.html   (1110 words)

 Humana Alert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
I soon established that the school belonged to a large and rather weird organisation called, in Danish, 'Tvind', that seemed to have as many enemies as it had admirers - and that the girl's experience was far from unique.
I called it 'Tvind Alert' - because as well as attracting information, I believed it would serve a useful purpose by advising people that there was more to this organisation than people were generally told.
Tvind Alert collected and published information about dozens of interlinked companies and gradually a pattern seemed to emerge, suggesting how proceeds from Tvind 'charities' might be 'laundered' through to Teachers Group offshore accounts.
humana-alert.com /quicklinks/about.htm   (1080 words)

 pitch.com | News | Boxed In?
Tvind's founder, Mogens Amdi Petersen, is awaiting trial in Denmark on accusations that he and other Tvind leaders embezzled millions from what was ostensibly a charity.
Tvind projects are overseen by the Teachers Group, which Petersen allegedly founded.
According to one former member's affidavit, those in the Teachers Group were expected to contribute all of their assets (including personal property, money they'd earned in the past and any money they inherited) to the common pool.
www.pitch.com /issues/2005-05-12/news/stline.html   (697 words)

 Tvind boss emigrates to England - News about religious cults and sects
Tvind kingpin, Mogens Amdi Petersen, along with two other Tvind leaders has very recently moved to an unknown address in Great Britain.
On May 25th of this year, the population registry in the borough of Ulfborg-Vemb officially received notice that Mogens Amdi Petersen was travelling to Great Britain for the purpose of emigrating.
The police believes that Tvind has attempted to misappropriate 75 million DKR from a so-called humanitarian fund by giving the money to Tvind itself as opposed to (donating it to) humanitarian, environmental and scientific purposes.
www.apologeticsindex.org /news1/an010604-04.html   (401 words)

It's critics, and there are plenty, say it's tied to a Danish cult, Tvind, which is reportedly named for its town of origin.
After spending 16 years inside Tvind, one former leader quit, calling the group "a cult with all of its important characteristics," according to a Boston Magazine account.
The story depicted Tvind as a sprawling organization, with roots in dozens of countries.
www.worcestermag.com /archives/2005/02-24-05/current/city_desk_news2.shtml   (921 words)

 Cooperation between the different units in Tvind
At Tvind, there are many different units, each with their own purpose.
When you come to DNS, you should know that Tvind is not only DNS butmore than that.
From my perspective, as a student of DNS, Tvind is the most ideal place to have a teacher training college.
www.dns-tvind.dk /Article.asp?TxtID=349&SubMenuItemID=34&MenuItemID=9   (579 words)

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Tvind Alert is not a 'hate' page, but a website devoted to researching and sharing a full range of information about the Humana People-to-People movement, Tvind and its creator, Amdi Petersen, in the light of allegations of financial corruption and the claim that it is a secular cult.
Tvind Alert is not a 'hate' page, but a website devoted to researching and exposing accurate information about Humana People-to-People, Tvind and its creator, Amdi Petersen, in the light of allegations of financial corruption and the claim that it is a secular cult.
Tvind TG member Kim Bonde Anderson is running a Tvind timber company in Russia, according to information sent to Tvind Alert.
gwiazda163.webpark.pl /info3.html   (5842 words)

 Cult News.com: Cult stripped profits from donated clothes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
TVIND a controversial Danish charity with branches around the world has been called a “cult.” And its leader Amdi Pederson is now in jail facing criminal charges for fraud.
One TVIND charity was donated clothing supposedly used to help the poor of the Third World.
However, the Danish stores that once allowed TVIND to place its collection bins on their property have withdrawn their cooperation, reports the Copenhagen Post.
www.cultnews.com /archives/000389.html   (284 words)

 [Businessman who heads conglomerate in China has ties to TVIND]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
He is known as Tvind's chief accountant and has for a number of years been responsible for accounting at Tvind's schools, companies and funds.
According to Tvind sources she heads the Tvind company Argyll Smith that is incorporated in another British tax shelter the Channel Island of Jersey.
Apart from the blueprints for Tvind's International HQ in Zimbabwe, he was also the one who came up with the idea of painting the Tvind windmill in its current red and white pattern.
www.rickross.com /reference/tvind/tvind34.html   (3662 words)

 tvind - Denmark - tribe.net
I think Tvind is something most Danes have an opinion of, if anything because of the media coverage in recent years.
I have studied the history of the Danish left wing (mainly the smaller political parties) and I think Tvind is yet another example of the paranoia that roamed the movement back then in the 1970's - what made Amdi Petersen, the leader, turn selfish capitalist during the 1980's and 1990's....
I certainly don't believe that everybody working for Tvind are bad people, but a lot have been misled by the leadership.
www.tribe.net /thread/8919f27c-09e2-438f-a9a2-716d16d00586?tribeid=882ff8eb-4f45-4895-a7e8-4229fb6e17be&threads=true   (234 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
At the apex of the network is the controversial Danish "Tvind." Founded in 1978, Tvind consisted of a group of activists and instructors that ran "traveling folk high schools" and commune-style "teacher groups" - which is what the "TG" stands for in Campus California TG.
Tvind is defined by some as a nonreligious cult.
In 2002, after 22 years in hiding - including a luxurious lifestyle in the United States - Tvind founder Mogens Amdi Pedersen was extradited back to Denmark, where he is facing charges of $9 million in embezzlement and $11 million in tax evasion.
www.sonomanews.com /articles/2004/09/14/news/top_stories/news02.txt   (1281 words)

Tvind's contribution was that three students moved from the Nødvændige Seminarium in Tvind to stay with us during the period of planning and during the flea market.
This could be good or bad, but it was clearly not in our interest to contribute to the spreading out of the Tvind empire in Zimbabwe on the basis of our work.
The whole problem concerning the collaboration with Tvind wasn't solved until Zimbabwe became a sovereign state.
www.n55.dk /MANUALS/N55_BOOK/PUBLICATIONS/FILES/FK3.html   (1612 words)

 Chicago Tribune | Blurred vision
The Tvind members who manage the group's American operations say they have no connection to the criminal allegations in Denmark.
In one example, Tvind's U.S. institutes to train development volunteers have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in rent to a for-profit Tvind company called AS Properties Ltd., land and tax records show.
Meanwhile, Tvind's clothing operations continue to flourish in the United States, while Pedersen is free on bond preparing for the two criminal trials in Denmark and Belgium.
www.chicagotribune.com /features/lifestyle/chi-0402130256feb13,0,6675419.story?page=3&coll=chi-leisuretempo-hed   (826 words)

 Archives "Tvind Alert Update"
Tvind Alert News #29: Tvind "steals from banana workers in Ecuador"
Tvind Alert News #27: Amdi case could last to 2006
Tvind Alert News #26: Juelsminde Tvind college is sold off
www.yourmailinglistprovider.com /pubarchive.php?Tvindalert   (147 words)

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