Showing posts with label Sweden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sweden. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Communist Party of Sweden: The decision to join NATO is based in the interests of Swedish monopoly capital

Recently PCTE’s organ Nuevo Rumbo conducted an interviewed with the Communist Party of Sweden on the topic of Sweden, NATO and neutrality. 
 
Below is an English language version of the interview, which Nuevo Rumbo has already published in Spanish.

Nuevo Rumbo: First of all, we would like to thank the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) for your time and for having accepted to this interview in our newspaper. 

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Communist Party of Turkey condemns Grand National Assembly's approval of Sweden NATO bid

In a statement, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) stresses out:

"The Grand National Assembly of Turkey has made another shameful decision. The issue of Sweden's membership to NATO was discussed in the General Assembly of the Parliament today and approved with a majority of votes. As it is known, after the start of the war in Ukraine, NATO's attempt to gain new members in Northern Europe gained great momentum and the membership of Sweden and Finland was immediately on the agenda. As a result of an extremely fast process, Finland became a member of NATO and the Turkish Parliament was one of the parliaments that signed this historic decision in March 2023. 

Friday, December 8, 2023

Communist Party of Sweden: Not a single American soldier on Swedish soil!

Recently the Swedish Minister of Defense signed an agreement on expanded military cooperation between Sweden and the USA. 
 
The agreement represents yet another step towards officially incorporating Sweden into the cooperation of Euro-Atlantic imperialism, with the aim to most effectively safeguard the interests of the capitalists of the region against their competitors.

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Communist Party of Sweden: "Gang crime" is a problem of capitalism — No to the militarization of society

In a joint statement, the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) and its youth wing, SKU, comment on the recent rise of gang crime in the country and the government's plan to deploy the armed forces in order to deal with the situation. 

More specifically, the statement, which was published in the Party's official site "Riktpunkt", points out:

"Since the Swedish army fired upon and killed communist workers, who spearheaded the demonstration in Ådalen 1931, Swedish military has not been used for police purposes. This is about to change. Through a broad unity, ranging from the Social Democrats to the Sweden Democrats, the politicians now want the military to again patrol our streets.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Communist Party of Sweden slams NATO, Ukraine and Russia for the escalation of imperialist war

In a statement issued on Wednesday (here in Riktpunkt) the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) refers to the escalation of the imperialist conflict between the Euro-atlantic powers and Russia in Ukraine. On the occasion of NATO's nuclear weapons exercise that will take place this week, SKP points out:

“Russia was invaded Ukraine, annexed parts of Ukraine and bombed capital Kiev. All this happened without taking into account the increasingly tense threat of a global scale war. 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Sweden's Communist Party appeals against the results of September's elections

The Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) has decided to appeal against the results of the 11th September general election, stressing out that the electoral system has been designed in such an unjust way that the results are more or less predetermined.

In a statement published in “Riktpunkt”, the SKP points out that the entire process of the elections was marked by irregularities and distortions. According to the communists, the legal system favors the big parliamentary parties distributing to them large amounts of funds thus favoring them over other, smaller parties. 

Friday, August 26, 2022

Sweden's Communist Party condemns the extradition of Kurdish fighters to Turkey

In a statement published in its official gazette “Riktpunkt” (here in Swedish), the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) condemns the extradition of Kurdish fighters from Sweden to Turkey. The SKP also reiterates its strong opposition to Sweden's accession in NATO.


“In their effort to join NATO, Sweden's bourgeoisie and its social democratic government reject everything related to human rights. Sweden's social democratic government entered into a deplorable agreement with Turkey to extradite Kurdish communists and other fighters who have lived in Sweden for years and received asylum to escape Turkey's oppression and death threats”, points out the SKP. 

Friday, August 12, 2022

Sweden Elections: SKP election campaign in full swing

The electoral campaign is underway in Sweden, with the comrades of the Communist Party (SKP) being in the streets and residential areas thus spreading the message of the class struggle.

According to Riktpunkt, the official newspaper of SKP, members and friends of the Party in various cities, such as Uppsala, Sveg and Burlov, distribute flyers and talk to the people in working class neighborhoods and places of labour. 

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Swedish Communists blast Sweden-Turkey agreement over NATO

Swedish PM M. Andersson and Turkish President R.T. Erdogan.
After extensive bargaining within the imperialist NATO alliance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dropped weeks of resistance to Sweden and Finland’s ambitions to join NATO at talks on Tuesday ahead of the NATO summit  in Madrid, Spain. 

Erdogan emerged from the meeting with Nordic leaders having secured a 10-point agreement under which the two countries vowed to join Turkey’s fight against banned armed groups, such as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and to swiftly extradite suspects to Turkey.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Anti-NATO event organized by the KKE in Stockholm

Source: riktpunkt.nu
A political meeting against the imperialist alliance of NATO was organized by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on Sunday 13 June in Stockholm. 
 
The event took place at the Greek Cultural House, with the major speaker being KKE MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos.
 
The meeting was attended by the chairman of the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) Andreas Sörensen who delivered a greeting message. 

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Sweden: Communist Party was denied the right to use its name in the elections

More than 170 years since the publication of the Manifesto of the Communist Party by Marx and Engels, the "spectre of communism" still haunts the bourgeois class.

The news come from Sweden, the country which alongside Finland submitted an application to join NATO, where the Communist Party cannot participate in September elections under its own name! In a communique, the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) points out:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

On Sweden and NATO: Interview of SKP leader Andreas Sörensen in Evrensel

Andreas Sörensen, the chairman of the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP), was interviewed by the left-wing Turkish newspaper "Evrensel" on the issue of Sweden's accession to NATO. Read below the text of the interview:

"What is your approach to Sweden's (and Finland if you'd like to comment also) NATO membership process? Why are you against it?

As communists, we oppose the strengthening of every imperialist alliance. This applies to NATO as well, in particular as it is the strongest imperialist alliance in the contemporary world. 

Friday, May 20, 2022

Communists save Sweden's dignity — “NO to NATO membership!”

The government of Sweden has formally submitted the application to join the imperialist alliance of NATO. In a ceremony held on Wednesday 18 May in Brussels, the Swedish ambassador to NATO Axel Wernhoff handed over the application to the organization's General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg.

While the Swedish government, the ruling Social Democratic party and the other bourgeois forces have been completely surrendered to the sirens of imperialism, it is important to underline the stance of those who, firmly and consistently, say NO to the country's NATO membership: The Communist Party (SKP).

Monday, May 16, 2022

Sweden's Communist Party slams Social Democrats over NATO bid

The Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) condemn the decision of the ruling Social Democratic Party to back the country's membership in NATO. In a comment published in SKP's official gazette “Riktpunkt”, the Communists remind that by accepting Sweden's accession to the North Atlantic imperialist alliance, the Social Democrats actually violate the decisions of their own Congress.

On Sunday, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced that Stockholm will seek broad support for an application to join NATO, after her party dropped its long-standing opposition to membership. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Sweden's communists say "NO" to NATO membership

SKP's head Andreas Sörensen.
Sweden has been following a foreign policy of neutrality for a long time. However, the ongoing imperialist war in Ukraine has caused a rise in Russophobia, thus giving the opportunity to the Swedish bourgeoisie to root for NATO membership.

Swedish daily Aftonbladet reported that the United States and Britain had promised Sweden increased military presence, more in-depth military exercises and 'strong political' support from NATO countries" during a possible NATO application process. It is expected that the Swedish government will formally express its wish to join the imperialist alliance by mid-May. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Sweden's Communist Party (SKP) denounces vandalism of its offices in Malmö

In a statement issued on Tuesday morning the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) denounces the vandalism of its offices in the city of Malmö. The vandals graffitied the phrase “Weapons for the Ukrainian people” in the premises' entrance adding the anarchist symbol.

According to the Party's newspaper Riktpunkt the attack, which took place on Monday night, is a reaction to the SKP's consistent refusal to take sides in Ukraine's inter-imperialist conflict between the Euro-Atlantic forces and Russia. “In a war between thieves, we don't choose sides”, a party statement reads. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Interview of Andreas Sörensen, chairman of the Communist Party of Sweden, to Left Magazine

Andreas Sörensen, chairman of the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP), was recently interviewed by the Sri Lankan "Left Magazine" (here in Swedish). Below you can read the full interview in English:

First of all, we would like to make our readers aware of the Communist Party of Sweden, its history and current activities. It would also be useful if you could give a brief overview of its basic political and organizational objectives.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Has socialism ever existed in the Nordic countries?

In “Arbetet Debatt” newspaper, left-wing politicians Jonas Sjöstedt from Sweden and Pelle Dragstedt from Denmark, published a text about socialism. They write about how it worked and that examples of it can be found in the Nordic countries, including Sweden.

We translated and publish an article written by Andreas Sörensen, head of the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP), that was published in "Riktpunkt" on 30 November 2021. The article is titled "Has socialism worked in the North?" and provides a response to the arguments made by Sjöstedt and Dragstedt. 

By Andreas Sörensen.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Communist Party of Sweden: Ready for the 38th Congress

The 38th Congress of the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) will take place between 13 and 16 of May 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, the Congress is going to be organized digitally.

"The experience we have gained during our party's long history and the in - depth studies we have organized will allow us to make decisions at our congress, which in turn will open new doors, which will increase the understanding of our history and for our future. The Congress will strengthen the revolutionary movement in our country and it will be an important step for us", reads a statement published at the Party's website.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Sweden's "welfare state" in times of Covid-19: The Communist Party (SKP) reveals the truth

While COVID-19 pandemic threatens the lives of Sweden’s working class and people, the state seems to care about how it will protect and safeguard of capitalists’ profitability. 

The Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) has been active in exposing the cynical response of the government during the pandemic outbreak and the state’s negligence towards the health of the workers and the less privileged popular strata.