Sweden - Suppressed or Restricted Information
Sweden, like other Scandinavian countries, is a bourgeois democratic country, and has long had wider freedoms of speech and of the press than a great many countries in the world. Nevertheless, the media is almost entirely owned and controlled by the capitalist class, and, for this reason, information about people’s struggles and revolutionary groups is still generally difficult to find. Even information which is not legally suppressed can still be mostly suppressed via the normal functioning of the capitalist economic system.
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Current Revolutionary Parties and Organizations:
Kommunistiska Föreningen [“The Communist Association”]
- Marxiskt Forum [“Marxist Forum”], is the Swedish language theoretical organ of The Communist Association. Many of the articles in this journal are available on their website at: marxforum.se Here we are posting English translations of some of those original articles:
Older and Defunct Political Groups:
Kommunistiska Förbundet Marxist-Leninisterna [abbrieviated: KFML] [“Communist League Marxists Leninists”] (1967-1973)
[Founded in 1967 as a split from the established revisionist party (VPK, now referred to as V), together with other small ML groups. In 1973 they formed the SKP (see below).]
- [No documents yet available.]
Sveriges Kommunistiska Parti [abbrieviated: SKP] [“Sweden’s Communist Party”] (1973-1986/1990)
[This party was very influential in the Swedish left during the 70’s, especially in the Vietnam/Indochina Solidarity movement, where it had a leading role,
but in the late 70’s it degenerated quickly, after revisionists seized control of the party and destroyed the internal democracy. In 1986 they swore off
communism altogether and changed names to “Solidaritetspartiet” (Solidarity Party), and in 1990 the party was dissolved. —Info from a friend of BT]
- “Vilka metoder använder revisionister för att ta makten i ett kommunistiskt parti?” [“What Methods Do Revisionists Use to Seize Power in a Communist Party?”], by Greger Bogården, c. 1978, 8 pages. This was written in the late 1970s as part of a struggle against the new revisionist leadership of the SKP at that time, and was only recently posted in Swedish on the Marxistiskt Forum website at: http://marxforum.se/index.php/2021/07/08/vilka-metoder-anvander-revisionister-for-att-ta-makten-i-ett-kommunistiskt-parti/ The document was also recently translated into English and sent to BannedThought.net. English: Searchable PDF format (54 KB); Swedish: Searchable PDF format (158 KB)
Sveriges Kommunistiska Arbetarparti [abbrieviated: SKA] [“Sweden’s Communist Worker’s Party”] (1980-1993)
[Formed in 1980 by the forces of the left line which split from SKP that year. Was originally named Sveriges Kommunistiska Parti (Marxist-Leninisterna),
abbrieviated as SKP(m-l), but changed their name in 1982. Unfortunately this party remained small, and eventually dissolved in 1993.]
- [No documents yet available.]
- [To be added ... ]
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