The platform of the new Social Democrat-Green government in Sweden, based on an agreement with two parties from the right-wing alliance parties (Centre and Liberals), is extremely neo-liberal and anti-working class. Now it is important […]
On 9 September, the Social Democrats in Sweden had their worst election result for more than 100 years. The main right-wing party, the Moderates, did even worse. The racist Sweden Democrats increased their vote to […]
Kristofer Lundberg, a leading member of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (Socialist Justice), was recently elected as leader of the Tenants’ Union in West Sweden. The union has 77,000 members, organised in 13 districts, in six cities, including […]
Zahid Baloch is a political refugee and torture victim from Baluchistan and a member of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden). He was arrested at an “internal border inspection” in Gothenburg on Thursday, 15 February.
Before the seasonal holidays began in Sweden, an historic strike against the deportation of refugees was organised. On December 12, at 12 o’clock, school students across the country – from Boden in the north to […]
Shock quickly followed by strong showing of solidarity.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms the horrific suspected terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm last Friday, 7 April. Four people were killed and 15 others injured. We mourn with all those affected.
In Stockholm, shock and concern was quickly followed by a strong showing of solidarity to all those left stranded in the city, with offers of beds, food and transport. It is important that this wave of solidarity continues and that any attempts to create fear and division, which is the goal with this type of attack, are countered.
What is behind Trump’s attack? “You see what happened last night in Sweden.? Sweden!…Who could believe it? Sweden.” Those comments in typical Trump style, made in a speech in Melbourne, Florida, Friday 10 February, have caused a worldwide debate. It was not a mistake, but a conscious mentioning of Sweden by Donald Trump. In the following sentence, he said: “Sweden! They took in large numbers”. The purpose was to support his wall and travel ban, pointing at refugees and muslims as criminal.