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Assange fights extradition

01 March 2011
A judge ruled last week that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to answer accusations of rape and sexual assault.

Stop the War rallies in support of Julian Assange

08 February 2011
Over 300 people packed into Conway Hall in London on Monday evening for a Stop the War Coalition meeting in support of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, who faced his first day in court fighting his extradition to Sweden.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo DVD

12 October 2010
The First of the Swedish films based on Stieg Larsson’s trilogy of crime novels is released on DVD this week.

Sweden: Anger on the streets after fascists gain in elections

21 September 2010
Protests broke out in Sweden after a fascist party won 20 seats in last week’s election.

Swedish dockers boycott Israeli goods

15 June 2010
The Swedish Port Workers Union (Svenska Hamnarbetarförbundet) is to blockade all Israeli ships and cargo following its massacre of peace activists on a humanitarian mission to Gaza.

Henning Mankell, Wallander author and Gaza Flotilla witness, speaks out

05 June 2010
Henning Mankell, the renowned Swedish crime writer and author of the Wallander series, was on board the Sophia, which formed part of the Gaza Flotilla, when Israeli commandos raided the ship.

Nordic unions prepare action in support of BA strikers

01 April 2010
Trade unions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden are giving legal notice that they will take action in support of British Airways cabin crew. The five unions – Sweden’s SEKO and Swedish Transport Workers’ Union, Denmark’s 3F and Norway’s Parat and Norwegian Transport Workers’ Union – have acted in response to a call for lawful solidarity action made by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).

You, The Living: Bleak but tender cinema with a unique style – and a twist

08 April 2008
You, The Living is a bizarre Swedish film that has had rave reviews from the critics – and with good reason. It's quite unlike anything you're ever likely to have seen.

'Are we an unruly people?' They are about to find out!

20 September 2003
"A DEVASTATING defeat for the political and economic elite." That's how a TV commentator referred to the result of the referendum on joining the euro single currency in Sweden on Sunday. The vote was tipped to be close, following the murder of the foreign minister Anna Lindh last week. Lindh was pro-euro and commentators expected sympathy for her would shift votes to the yes camp. But the no side won a clear victory, with 56.1 percent against 41.8 percent. This is the first time that people have voted against the ruling elite here.

A Socialist Worker you can dance to

29 June 2002
SWEDISH BAND The (International) Noise Conspiracy say that "the sounds from the streets of Seattle, Prague, Quebec, Gothenburg and Genoa" are their main musical influences. In June 2001, during the recording of their new album A New Morning, Changing Weather, the band went to Gothenburg in Sweden.

Victim blamed

01 October 2001
DISGRACEFULLY, no charges will be brought against the four police who shot three protesters during the Gothenburg anti-capitalist protests in Sweden last June. Bjšrn Ericson, the judge who conducted the inquiry, said that no crime had been committed.

Shock sentences

11 August 2001
OUTRAGE has greeted sentences passed on anti-capitalist protesters who demonstrated in the Swedish city of Gothenburg in June. Luigino "Gigi" Longo, a 43 year old trade unionist and socialist living in Norway, and Jonas Enander both received sentences of two and a half years. Paul Robinson, a UNISON union member from Britain, was also imprisoned, for a year.

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