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  Sweden - Free Talk Live   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Sweden is a horrible country to live in for a libertarian.
Sweden is a member of the European Union since 1995, and rejected the Euro in 1993 where the inhabitants of Sweden were allowed to vote.
During the larger part of Swedens' almost 100 year old democratic history (women have the right to vote since 1921, courtesy of the Social Democratic Workers Party and the Liberals) there have been five parties competing for the right to rule, all representing the ideologies of communism, socialist democracy, liberalism and liberal conservatism.
freetalklive.com /wiki/index.php?title=Sweden   (688 words)

 CHARLES BRAY's Swede Journal
Sweden its one of the most extensive social welfare programmers on earth, and endless stretches of untouched nature, Sweden is in many respects the envy of Europe.
Dairy farmers in northern Sweden and cattle farming in the south predominate, even though all cattle have to be housed during the winter.
Sweden conducted extensive trade with the Nazis, primarily in iron ore and ball bearings that were critical parts of Germany's war effort.
www.greatestcities.com /users/cbray5003/Europe/Sweden   (6323 words)

 Antisemitism And Racism
The Sweden Democrats emerged from the September 2002 elections as the undisputed nationalist alternative on the Swedish political scene.
Sweden remains a major producer of white power music, although a growing portion of records, videos and other merchandise is produced for overseas markets.
The National Democrats propagate both, although when discussing conspiracy theories, Jews are usually referred to indirectly as “Illuminati,” “Free Masonry” and “international capitalism.” Jews are seen as “the threat from above,” controlling the political establishment, the media and the police, while Muslims are viewed as “the threat from below,” seeking an immigrant takeover.
www.tau.ac.il /Anti-Semitism/asw2002-3/sweden.htm   (2302 words)

 Socialism Today - Sweden's social democrats lose
The social democrats simply lacked credibility after implementing their brutal right-wing ‘systemskifte’ (change of system) during the 1990s, in which the famous ‘Swedish model’ of welfare and full employment was largely dismantled.
The social democrats’ position in the workplaces has been further undermined by the scale of the election defeat, while the authority of the LO leaders has perhaps never been lower.
The social democrats are today a bourgeois party, a process symbolised by the retiring party leader becoming a landowner.
www.socialismtoday.org /104/sweden.html   (1428 words)

 Sweden's Social Democrats Win Third Term | INS News
Sweden is a member of the European Union but, like Britain and Denmark, has until now opted to remain outside the euro zone.
But while Sweden's Social Democrats did well, the big surprise was the showing of the Liberal Party, which nearly tripled its support of four years ago, surging past two other parties to become the third largest faction in parliament.
Nearly 7.5 percent of Sweden's population is composed of immigrants from outside the European Union.
www.insnews.org /world/focus/0902/sweden.election.result.htm   (395 words)

 Sweden: Social Democrats abandon 200 years of neutrality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Sweden’s ruling class is finally ending a policy that has kept the country’s armed forced out of active participation in two centuries of European wars, including both World Wars and the military aspects of the US Cold War against the Soviet Union.
Sweden’s move, couched in terms rather explicitly opposed to the US, is also a clear attempt to support efforts led by the larger European powers, particularly Germany, to advance a more aggressive and independent military policy.
Sweden’s rulers suffered a major defeat by Tsarist Russia in the 1709 battle of Poltava, and the killing of Swedish monarch Karl XII outside Trondheim during an attack on Southern Norway in 1718.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/apr2002/swed-a12.shtml   (2189 words)

The Social Democrats, the largest party in Sweden, started their climb back after losing in 1991 to a coalition of non-socialist, bourgeoisie parties led by the Moderates (read conservatives).
The Social Democrats were defeated in 1991 because of a weak economy and, in an echo of the mid-term elections in the U.S., voters' desire for change.
Sweden boasts a good infrastructure for telephone interviewing and focus groups; indeed, the Swedes are premier in the world at counting and measuring themselves, as you'd expect in an affluent, socialist society.
www.hbstaff.com /articles/sweden.htm   (1390 words)

 National Democrats (Sweden) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Democrats (Nationaldemokraterna) is a minor nationalist political party in Sweden of the far right, which describes itself as being dedicated to building a safe and democratic Sweden [1].
Prominent members of ND and its youth organization NDU were involved in a violent protest against participants of the Stockholm Pride parade in the summer of 2003 which resulted in a severe beating of one man and brief panic among parade participants.
The culture should be traditionally Swedish; thus, the National Democrats advocates a ban on mosques and "unhealthy artworks and buildings".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Democrats_(Sweden)   (633 words)

 Sweden: Catastrophic election for Social Democrats
Sweden’s Social Democratic Party, which has ruled the country for 65 of the last 74 years, is in crisis after their electoral trouncing on Sunday, 17 September.
Disillusionment with the Social Democrats, and with Persson in particular, was such that eleven percent of members of the blue collar trade union (the LO) voted for the Moderates.
Alongside Finland, Social Democratic Sweden has been held up as a ’model’ by the European Union for going the furthest of its 25 member states in privatising and deregulating state utilities and welcoming foreign control in, for example, telecoms, banking, energy, postal services, railways, public transport and the health sector.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2006/09/22sweden.html   (1973 words)

Indeed, some observers of the neo-Nazi movement in Sweden believe that the recent increase in individual acts of extreme violence is itself a sign of the movement's growing desperation and descent into pure criminality as a result of more effective countering measures and greater awareness.
Although the Sami population now enjoy some political autonomy, Sweden was the last of the Nordic countries to allow the formation, in 1994, of a Sameting, an elected Sami parliament that represents Sami affairs to the government, and the Swedish body is still less independent than its Finnish and Norwegian counterparts.
Formed in 1996 its principal link in Sweden is with the NSF (in Denmark it is linked with the DNSB and in Norway with the NNSB).
www.axt.org.uk /antisem/archive/archive4/sweden/sweden.htm   (11483 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Sweden heads into close election with slight edge for center-right opposition
Sweden is enjoying strong economic growth – 5 percent in the second quarter compared to the European Union average of 2.8 percent – but that does not appear to have given Persson's government a boost.
Another potential problem for the Social Democrats is that their partners in the 349-seat Riksdag, the small Left and Green parties, are demanding Cabinet seats as a condition for keeping Persson in power.
The Sweden Democrats have grown to about 3 percent in some polls even though they have largely been left out of political debates before the election because of their anti-immigration views.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20060916-1404-sweden-elections.html   (669 words)

 Sweden: Right-wing coalition takes power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Although the Social Democrats remain by a significant margin the largest single party, with 35.2 percent of the vote, this is down from 39.8 percent in the 2002 election.
The situation is significant in that the Social Democrats have been the ruling party in Sweden for all but nine of the last 74 years.
On the far right, the Sweden Democrats did not overcome the 4 percent threshold to enter parliament, although in one local council, Landskrona, the xenophobic and anti-immigrant party won 22 percent of the vote.
www.wsws.org /articles/2006/sep2006/swed-s20.shtml   (1220 words)

Sweden's ruling Social Democrats are nothing if not persistent.
Sweden's budget deficit stood at a dangerously high 10.3 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 1994, but it is forecast to fall to 2.1 percent this year.
If Germany's Social Democratic Party were to win next year's national election, it seems certain that its leaders would resist demands from the party grassroots to follow the Swedish road.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Harvey_Morris/sweden.htm   (598 words)

 Hoping to Restore Growth, Voters Rebel Against Sweden's High-Tax Welfare State
In a stunning setback, Sweden’s Social Democrats were ousted from power in Sunday’s election after receiving their lowest share of the vote since 1914.
Sweden also benefited by avoiding involvement in World War II, which meant it was well-positioned to prosper in the post-war environment, particularly since the aggregate tax burden at the time was about 20 percent of GDP, comparable to the tax burden in Hong Kong today.
But, if Sweden hopes to regain its position as one of the world’s richest nations, it needs to return to the small-government policies that allowed it to grow so rapidly in the years before the welfare state wreaked so much havoc.
www.heritage.org /Research/Taxes/wm1219.cfm   (1316 words)

 Despite strong economy, Sweden's Social Democrats on defensive - Europe - International Herald Tribune
In past elections, through good times and bad, she cast her votes for the Social Democratic governments that have governed Sweden for the past 12 years.
The campaign strategy of the Social Democrats has largely been to wait, with the conviction that rapid expansion of the economy would start translating into job creation.
But as economists increasingly use the phrase "jobless recovery" to describe what is happening in Sweden, this strategy has fallen short, especially for a party that traditionally has seen job creation as its most important mission.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/09/05/news/sweden.php   (670 words)

 Sweden Democrats - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the most popular far-right political party in Sweden, having received 2.9% of the vote in the 2006 general elections.
3.1 The Sweden Democrats' response to the controversy
The Sweden Democrats believe that immigration, "Islamization", supranationality (e.g., the European Union), cultural imperialism (mainly from the USA), and globalisation are the greatest threats to the unique Swedish culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sweden_Democrats   (3267 words)

 News Article from AFP - SWEDEN.SE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Sweden is the fourth country after Italy, Libya and Lebanon to lose a minister in connection with the cartoons, which were considered blasphemous and insulting by Muslims and sparked violent protests in the Islamic world.
In January the Sweden Democrats website launched a competition of Mohammed drawings, just as criticism of the Danish newspaper that first published the 12 caricatures of the founder of Islam was beginning to swell.
Sweden's general election is scheduled for September 17 and recent opinion polls indicate a tight race between the Social Democrats and their allies, and the conservative opposition parties.
www.sweden.se /templates/cs/NewsML____12744.aspx?newsid=1844   (708 words)

 Socialism Today - Left Party loses in Swedish poll
SWEDEN’S GENERAL election on 15 September saw the return of Göran Persson’s government, with the ruling social democrats (SAP) increasing their vote to 40% from their 36% share in 1998.
The racist Sweden Democrats (SD) went from eight council seats in five towns, to 49 seats in over 20 mostly smaller towns in southern Sweden.
The hypocrisy of the Liberals, one of the governing parties in the Stockholm region, was highlighted in a protest organised by RS outside the city hall which, as Svenska Dagbladet reported, "accused [the Liberals] of seriously undermining the quality of Swedish For Immigrants, SFI, while at the same time demanding Swedish tests for citizenship".
www.socialismtoday.org /69/Sweden.html   (1377 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Country profile: Sweden
Sweden is known throughout the world for its neutrality.
Sweden was one of three EU countries not to join the single European currency.
The Alliance for Sweden, a centre-right coalition headed by Moderate Party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt, unseated the Social Democrat Party of Goran Persson in elections in September 2006.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1021823.stm   (713 words)

 Swedish Opposition Ousts Government, Sweden's Center-Right Opposition, Vowing to Streamline Welfare State, ...
Sweden is enjoying strong economic growth _ 5 percent on an annual basis in the second quarter compared with the EU average of 2.8 percent.
Sweden's election authority said 80.4 percent of the 6.8 million voters turned out in the election, 1.3 percent more than in 2002.
The Social Democrats' sidekicks in the Riksdag, the Left and Green parties, won 5.8 percent and 5.2 percent respectively.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/09/18/ap/world/mainD8K6UC8G0.shtml   (752 words)

 European Tribune - Community, Politics & Progress.
The Sweden Democrats (a nationalist, racist party that have tried to clean up just a bit to be more appealing) also look to make their best election ever.
The National Democrats are the racist bunch in the Sweden Democrats who split with the SD after they decided not to be racist anymore.
Sweden has a better system that the British PR one, which is as it is because Labour did not want its candidates to compete against each other.
www.eurotrib.com /story/2006/9/5/16322/61565   (4885 words)

 Antisemitism And Racism
Sweden remains one of the world’s largest producers of White Power music, race hate videos and CDs, and neo-Nazi skinhead merchandise.
In 1999 and 2000, the Sverigedemokraterna (Sweden Democrats – SD), led since 1995 by Mikael Jansson, cemented its position as Sweden’s leading xenophobic party, after the 1998 election left it as the single surviving such party with a nationwide organization and the potential to expand its electoral base.
Scania’s Welfare – SV) was plagued in 1999/2000 by defections and bitter infighting, with one faction arguing for a merger with the Sweden Democrats.
www.tau.ac.il /Anti-Semitism/asw2000-1/sweden.htm   (2464 words)

 Economic History and Economy of Sweden
Although Sweden is a relatively small country in terms of population it is economically quite significant and extremely important as a test of an alternative economic system.
Although Sweden did not posess the coal deposits of Britain and Belgium she did have ores of iron and other metals.
In Sweden in 1931 the workers in a sawmill in Åden were on strike.
www2.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/sweden.htm   (1315 words)

 The Militant - October 16, 2006 -- Social Democrats defeated in Sweden election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Alliance for Sweden, an electoral coalition headed by the conservative Moderate Party, won 48 percent of the vote, edging out the Social Democratic-led coalition’s 46 percent.
The main election theme of that party was sharp cuts in immigration and advocating an “ethnically and culturally homogenous” nation.
The Sweden Democrats received nearly 3 percent of the vote, shy of the 4 percent required for a seat in parliament.
www.themilitant.com /2006/7039/703961.html   (412 words)

 To the Social Democrats of Sweden! by August Palm and Axel Danielsson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A short time ago on the initiative of the Social democratic club in Stockholm, an organisation for giving out a social democratic paper was founded.
In the by the organisation taken statutes was decided, that the paper should be edited first, when the numbers of members in the organisation was 500.
Do not forget, that Sweden is the only civilised country in the world, which lacks a social democratic party organ.
www.marxists.org /archive/palm-august/1885/to-social-democrats.htm   (304 words)

 Liberalism besieged
This time the Sweden Democrats is put in a positive context.
So while it does not bring the Sweden Democrats to any heroic position comparable to Denmark, at least they have been upgraded from subhumans to humans (still awful and despicable, of course, but humans and existing).
Sweden is an amazing little country, which has always excelled in whatever has been the overall pursuit of the West.
www.amnation.com /vfr/archives/005300.html   (827 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Before the national elections in the fall of 2006, members of all the established parties, including the so-called right-wing opposition, are cooperating in efforts to boycott any collaboration with the Sweden Democrats or other “xenophobic” parties after the elections.
Violent assaults and life threatening attacks against members of the Sweden Democrats, by Muslims or “anti-Fascists,” have taken place many times, but are rarely mentioned in the media.
After that, their cars were destroyed.” The brave Leftists then smashed the windows and threw tear gas into the building, forcing people outside, where they were again attacked and beaten with iron bars and axes.
www.faithfreedom.org /oped/Fjordman60527p2.htm   (1627 words)

 N-Philes :: Forums - Centre-right bloc defeats long-ruling Social Democrats in Sweden
Sweden's centre-right opposition bloc has defeated the ruling Social Democrat party in the country's closest-fought general election for decades.
Isn't Sweden the country where that movie director was killed by an Islamic terrorist for making a movie with a naked woman that had passages from the Koran about not beating women (or something like that?) shadowed onto her body?
The liberalization of Sweden greatly improved that standard since the 1970's, when they were experiencing economic recession.
www.n-philes.com /forums/showthread.php?t=29676   (833 words)

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