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Swedish Social democrats have lost the unions.

https:/www.expressen.se/nyheter/sd-for-forsta-gangen-ikapp-s-bland-lo-medlemmar

For the first time ever, the social democratic party (SAP) is not the largest in the unions (LO - "Landsorganisationen"). The Sweden democrats are now slightly bigger, 31% to 30.6%.
Ten years ago, the social democrats had 60% of union votes.

The most recent changes have been among women in "Kommunal". They have had to deal with constant cuts for years, and were not impressed with the extra burden of poorly thought out projects that brought in as "extra help" many people who were, among other things, unwilling to listen to female managers.
Violence and insecure public spaces have meant that women increasingly cannot move freely at night. The government is seen as all talk, no action.

The call centres set up and manned by the unions were instrumental in the "not terrible" result for SAP in the last general election, 2018.

Is this the beginning of the end of the party of racial biology, mass sterilisation, appeasement towards Hitler, Stalin and the Soviet Union, close ties with DDR, more recently a security risk to all of Europe with lax terror legislation, and of course always, always "power at any cost"  ... ?
Not a decade to soon.

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sapere aude

by Number 6 on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 08:15:30 AM EST
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 Is this the beginning of the end of the party of racial biology, mass sterilisation, appeasement towards Hitler, Stalin and the Soviet Union, close ties with DDR, more recently a security risk to all of Europe with lax terror legislation, and of course always, always "power at any cost"

duuuuuuuuude what are you smoking?

by generic on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 02:45:02 PM EST
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Well, six years behind the the rest of the EU in making it illegal to support Hamas. Critiziced by the Council of Europe and the Nordic Council for having weak anti-terrorism laws and not being able to assist neighbors.

Criticized by the EU for having basically no border control meaning they have no idea of who is there. The report "Evaluation of Sweden in the field of management of the external borders" was suppressed in 2017 so as not to affect the election in 2018.  The head of the Border Police estimated earlier this year that it would take at least five years to fix.  

A free haven for ISIS supporters - basically being a supporter has until recently fallen under "freedom of association." Being slow (14 years) to ratify Resolution 1373.

(Granted a lot of this goes back to the "conservative" government 2006-2014. And the previous Social democratic government 1996-2006.)

(Man, it's been years since I had to html tag by hand. Good times!)

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sapere aude

by Number 6 on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 03:45:01 PM EST
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Perhaps a poor choice to mention Hamas, a resistance movement in Gaza. No chance of free movement and cross over into Europe as refugiee.

In Gaza, Hamas is a Sunni Muslim organization getting funds from Qatar and other Gulf States. The leadership of Al Qaeda is a joint Wahhabist and Muslim Brotherhood criminal terror organization.

Terrorist threat level three in Sweden. Threat of rightwing terror underrated - study.

So very fortunate the alarm raised of intrusion by a Russian mini submarine was a dud.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 05:09:40 PM EST
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This place doesn't disappoint!

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sapere aude
by Number 6 on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 07:02:15 PM EST
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Does it make anyone in Europe saver in any way if you make Hamas illegal? And while there is a lot of hysterics about the border, as far as I remember there was not a single effective terrorist that sneaked over the border. I'm actually not sure if the combined effort of the European right managed to locate even a single one. Compare that to the usual pattern of three letter fuckery(eg. Manchester) or failed counter-terror ops(Berlin).
And ISIS is of course a problem, but we're also not banning the moneyed ISIS on the Gulf anywhere in Europe.

(I really like the manual html stuff. Easily macroed and won't break if you block scripts.)

by generic on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 05:27:04 PM EST
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Well, Rakhmat Akilov had been denied asylum and was in hiding. Police knew he supported ISIS.

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sapere aude
by Number 6 on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 07:11:07 PM EST
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Uzbek national entered Sweden in 2014, his asylum application was rejected in 2016.

Violent Extremism among Central Asians: The Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, and New York City Attacks

    Radicalization in the Uzbek and Central Asian global diaspora is becoming a growing threat to international security. In 2017, there were no fewer than four high-profile international terror attacks carried out by ethnic Uzbeks: the Islamic State-directed attack in the early hours of the new year on a nightclub in Istanbul, the St. Petersburg metro bombing in April, a truck attack in Stockholm later the same month, and a truck attack in Manhattan in September.

ISIS connection to the caliphate in the Levant? Radicalization on-line, closing borders?

US Congress: Chechen insurgents were portrayed as Afghan-style "freedom fighters"

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 08:06:39 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 08:08:54 PM EST
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Be careful ... your next NBA game may show snow.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 09:07:56 PM EST
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Great White Hopes

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 09:36:04 PM EST
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