National Sections of the L5I:

Sweden

Swedish elections: Right-wing prevails, Sweden Democrats enters the parliament – time for action

How the violent racist Sweden Democrats made their breakthrough and how to stop them Read more...

Sweden: anti-racists take to streets after far-right break through

Gunnar Westin reports on the electoral successes of the far-right in Sweden and the beginning of the fight back Read more...

Swedish dock workers boycott Zionism

Swedish dock workers called a boycott of Israeli goods and ships coming into their ports, in solidarity with the people of Gaza and the freedom flotilla Read more...

Hugo Chávez uppmanar till bildande av Femte Internationalen

President Hugo Chávez har på ett massmöte i Caracas uppmanat till bildande av en femte international. Det här är ett uttalande från Förbundet för Femte Internationalens internationella sekretariat om den nya utvecklingen i kampen för Femte Internationalen. Read more...

Sweden: Arbetarmakt, Swedish section of the League holds its annual conference.

One important item on the agenda was the adoption of an updated version of the political actions programme of the section. Most of the earlier action programme, adopted with additional changes to it in 2003, remains relevant, but we felt that we now needed an updated version taking its starting point in the current situation in Sweden and internationally. Read more...

Swedish moderates launch first attacks on working class

In the run-up to September’s elections, the “Alliance for Sweden” recognised that it would be disastrous to present itself as an opponent of the welfare state and close collaboration between government, employers and trade unions and instead described its policy as modernisation. Fredrik Reinfeldt, the leader of the Moderate Party, went so far as to describe his party as the new workers’ party, committed only to “streamlining” the existing system. However, the right’s electoral victory was less an endorsement of its vague and, as we shall see, duplicitous, election campaign and much more a rejection of the previous social democratic-led coalition. Read more...

Sweden: After the conservatives’ electoral victory - mobilise the resistance

The 2006’s election proved a stinging defeat for the organised workers movement both at a national level, in many county councils and municipalities. All hopes of halting the offensive of the openly bourgeois parties were dashed. Many socialists and radicals now feel great disappointment. Many comrades and fighters in the working class movement are in deep shock. We in Arbetarmakt, Swedish section of the League for the Fifth International, had no such hopes, as far as the Social Democrats, the Left Party or trade union leaders, were concerned. Over the last 12 years, together with the Green Party, they have carried through bourgeois policies, involving painful cuts on many different levels – all to boost Swedish and European capitalism. They prepared the way to their own defeat. Read more...

Split in Swedish Socialist Party. New LRCI section in Sweden!

At the end of 1993 a group of comrades inside the Socialist Party (SP), Swedish section of the United Secretariat of the Fourth International (USFI), formed a tendency to fight the right centrism of the party leadership. We named ourselves the “Against the Stream” tendency (ATS). As a tendency we fought against the revision of the party’s programme, which was being adopted at a Congress early this year. At that Congress, ATS received 30% of the delegates’ votes for an alternative “Fundamental Principles” document. One member of the tendency was elected onto the leadership. Read more...

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