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CHRONICLE: Swedish politicians hide behind the EU

CHRONICLE: Swedish politicians hide behind the EU

A majority in the Swedish parliament is ready to limit the public’s access to certain documents relating to the EU. ”A very serious development”, says the chairman of Sweden’s constitutional committee but the politicians claim they have no alternative because the proposed change has been ordered by the EU. The problem is that it’s not true.

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CHRONICLE: Swedish journalists – Take a cue from Spiderman!

CHRONICLE: Swedish journalists – Take a cue from Spiderman!

On Monday a hateful video was uploaded on YouTube. It showed young Danish-speaking men armed with Kalashnikovs and was probably shot in the midst of the holy war in Syria. The men issued death threats against six well-known Danes – among others Dispatch International’s Chief Editor Lars Hedegaard – who are viewed as ”enemies of Islam”. After delivering this verdict, the young men in the video proceeded to fire their weapons against pictures of the six.

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Commentary: Europe shows the way!

Commentary: Europe shows the way!

If you only follow the Swedish debate, and particularly if you only follow it through the established media, you risk getting a distorted picture of what is happening in the country. You are not told that Sweden has an immigration ...

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Chronicle: My life as a champagne cork

Chronicle: My life as a champagne cork

I used to belong to the crowd who fanatically defended Islam and the acts of Muslims in the name of Allah – terrorism. I flung the epithets “Islamophobe” and “racist” against many people. For several years, I considered it my absolute right to smear and portray my opponents of differing opinions as mentally ill. I used to be a lefty.

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When words do not mean what you think

When words do not mean what you think

I read that sales of George Orwell’s novel 1984 have risen dramatically following the American surveillance scandal. The Internet bookstore Amazon reports that the book has jumped from number 11,855 on their sales chart straight into the top 100.

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