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(en) News from sweden

Date Thu, 16 Mar 2006 13:26:58 +0200


It became victory for the radical left in public swedish television,
SVT, in the realityshow "Toppkandidaterna" (Topcandidates). This year it
is election year in Sweden and bacause of this this realityshow have taken place.
Six candidates have in six weeks competed against each other for a price
of 250 000 crowns (about 32 260 US dollars) that will go to political
projects. The candidates have been running their own election campaign
for their projects and at the same time gone threw political training in
rhetoric, mediatraining and debateexercise.
Five of the candidates were very close to the political parties in their
views but the sixth candidate, Petter Nilsson*, was special. Since Petter
Nilsson is an activist and used from the radical left and used the
program as a platform to steal the agenda and to show other ways to
pursue politics than the established. An uncontrolleble politics from
below that is not about political representation but about classtruggle,
antagonism and direct action.

In the finale episode the 12 of mars a telephone voting were carried
out, where in the först voting four of the candidates where eliminated.
In the second and finale voting Petter went up against Hannes Sjöblad, a
candidate who was ideologicly close to the neoliberal organisation
Timbro. On its homepage they say "Timbro is a think-tank devoted to
innovating economic and social policies founded on free-market
principles". The right against the left. Petters campaign for
workingclass struggle, filesharing and marxist theory against Hannes
campaign for hardline drugpolicy. Classtruggle against drugdog.

It became Petter that got the peoples support and won with 57,8% of the
votes against Hannes 42.2% of 33 195 votes he won despite the jury and
the other topcandidates attempt to associate the radical lefts campaign
with extremism, violence and antidemocratic methods. Attempts to defame
did not work on the voters that choose to give their support to the
radical antagonist classpolitic.

- Thank everyone from me. It is our victory, I did nothing on my own.
The resistance is now faceless again, says Petter.

Petter won. But it is not over now. On the opposite, it is now it starts
for real. Syndicalist youth association is about to launch, together
with the other radical left, the campaign The Invisible Party that will
explode on first of may: a campaign that is a common name for all the
struggles we daily pursue on our workingplaces, in our unemployment or
in our schools. With money from SVT the The invisible Party budget (40%
of the money , 100 000 crowns) will now get a real push and it will be
possible to spread our struggles in a wider scale. The publishing house
Roh-nin have two books that are waiting for publication, and have now
got the finances (40% of the money, 100 000 crowns) right and will be
able to get in for printing the next few months. And the Piratebay will
be able to buy new servers (20% of the money, 50 000 crowns) for one of
the largest bittorrent-trackers in the world, one of the most known
kinds of filesharing on the internet.

So it is now the work begins, and it is not Petter that will pursue it,
not more than any other of us, together in our anticapitalist struggle.
The movement of daily classstruggle, that our power come out of, have
gotten an economical injection that make it possible to take the
struggles to a new level, to communicate them, spread them, spread them.
No one will miss this during this spring. Now, once again, it is up to
us. Our practise is the The Invisible Party, a party that you can not
support but only take part in, by taking your life seriously and fight
from our social situation. We have already made our choise.

www.suf.cc <http://www.suf.cc/>
http://timbro.se/EnglishDefault.aspx
www.osynligapartiet.se <http://www.osynligapartiet.se/>
www.knarkhund.nu <http://www.knarkhund.nu/>
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* Petter Nilsson is an antiauthoritarian syndicalist
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