Showing posts with label Communist Party of Sweden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Communist Party of Sweden. Show all posts

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.

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. 

Monday, February 28, 2022

Communists of Sweden and Finland: "We do not choose between imperialists; we choose socialism!"

In a joint statement on the developments in Ukraine, the Communist Parties of Sweden (SKP) and Finland (KTP) point out the following:

"We do not choose between imperialists; we choose socialism!

"The undersigned communist parties in Sweden and Finland state, in the face of mounting contradictions in the region in and around the Ukraine, that we refuse to choose between the rival imperialist powers.

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.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Communist Party of Sweden on Chinese imperialism: Open response to the Communist Party of China

In the struggle between the United States and China for the leadership in the imperialist system, we see each side “dressing” the interests of its monopolies with the appropriate ideological cover. Last December, during the first ten days, the U.S. held the so-called “Summit for Democracy”, selectively calling representatives of 110 capitalist countries and excluding some of them, such as China and Russia.

China, on the other hand, prepared its own “response” with a statement drawn up by the Communist Party of China and signed by 355 political parties, social organizations and think tanks. The Communist Party of China has not released the full list of these parties/organizations. 

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. 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Communist Parties of Sweden, Norway and Finland launch the Nordic Communist Review

At a gathering in Stockholm, the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP), the Communist Party of Norway (NKP) and the Communist Workers' Party of Finland (KTP) decided to launch the "Nordic Communist Review" (Nordisk Kommunistisk Revy), a common biannual online publication.

The review is primarily aimed at cadre and interested sympathizers and its first edition takes a glance on what socialism will look like, and is currently freely accessible on the web.

Check it out here: norcomr.org.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Swedish Communists: "The Left Party paves the way for an anti-worker government"

In a statement, the Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) refers to the formation of the new government and the role of the Left Party (Vänsterpartiet) in it: 

Jonas Sjöstedt has announced that his party, the Left Party, will abstain from voting in the vote for prime minister. By abstaining, the party secures the government of Stefan Löfven and the Social Democrats. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sweden's Communist Party (SKP) assesses the political situation after the elections

The executive committee of the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) assessed the results of the recent elections, as well as the political situation in the country and issued the following statement.

The political situation in Sweden in the wake of the elections:

As of September 15th, the parliamentary situation in Sweden is still unclear, as both the so called center-right and center-left blocs claim victory in the elections, while at the same time, aim for the establishment of new alliances. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Swedish Elections: Greek immigrants call for support to the Communist Party (SKP)

Under the title "We,  the Greek immigrants vote-support the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP)", the Scandinavia Party Organisation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) has issued a statement urging workers and immigrants in Sweden to support the SKP in the upcoming elections of September 9th.

"In the elections- writes the Party Organisation's statement- there is the alternative, the Communist Party of Sweden (Sveriges Kommunistiska Parti, SKP) which is the party that consistently struggles against the capital, the EU and NATO and the policies which the capital's parties (either "bourgeois" or "socialist" ones) support".