Last Wednesday, CWI member Kristofer Lundberg and every demonstrator in
Sweden – past, present and future –won an important victory. The court
in Gothenburg, Sweden, dismissed a case against him for organizing an
On 14 September, history was made in Sweden. Never in an election or a
referendum in this country has the distrust against the establishment
and big business been so clearly expressed as in the referendum over the
Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the euro. The No victory was
bigger than anyone could have expected....
Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna strongly condems the horrific murder of
Sweden’s Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. No one can avoid feeling anger and
dismay over this terrible act of violence. The deadly knife assault on
10 September was a completely reactionary act. A dark shadow is cast
over the euro referendum...
First Jonas Sjöstedt, European MP for the Left Party spoke in favour of
Sweden leaving the Stability Pact and the need for budget deficits at
certain moments. A week later he apologized. This panic from the Left
Party raises several important questions. What is the position of
socialists on budget deficits? What...
"A smooth transition" to the euro for Sweden is predicted by the
Financial Times of June 6, if the ‘yes’ vote wins in the referendum on
14 September. But the deepening crisis of the Eurozone is not exactly
making it attractive for workers - in Sweden or elsewhere. The major
worry now is that the...
The council workers’ strike in Sweden has the support of 84 per cent of
the population according to opinion polls. Low paid, mainly women
workers in hospitals, schools and childcare are fighting for wage
increases of 5.5 per cent. But even a much lower offer from the
mediators was turned down by the employers in...