About this blog:

This blog is meant to serve as a journal for my ongoing research into the modern Swedish workers movement. I am making this investigation because I think that the current practices and ideas being generated in Sweden are extremely interesting and can serve as a useful lesson for the movement in the English speaking world. This is especially true in a situation where the neo-liberal project has collapsed with extremely dire consequences for workers all over the world. Anarchist and libertarian socialist militants who had previously been confined to the margins of public debate, now have the opportunity to play a significant role in working class organisation. This opportunity can be served by learning from the practices and ideas of other movements.

If you have any ideas or comments, please get in touch, I’d be happy to hear from you.


One Response to “About this blog:”

  1. Thanks alot for doing this most interesting project. We’ve been in touch with the SAC and others in Sweden (mainly SAC) since the 1070s. Regardless of whatever differences may exist, the SAC has a long and important history, some good, some not so good. That siad, it’s important for english speaking comrades to know the history of the revolutionary traditions, mistakes and activities of the SAC and the Swedish libertarian movement in general.

    On a personal note, my own interest has always been on how the SAC was able to maintain “job control” over the decades. Forestry always had a proud tradition. I understand that the Forestry Federation is no more and really bottomed-out after the strike against individual contracts/subcontracting methods. I think it would be good to learn more about this and, from what I understand, the second strongest historial industrial sector, construction.

    Recognizing, as I do, that the industrial landscape has changed in Sweden (and the SAC in general), it would be good & important that these sorts of constructive reflections not get lost to the dust bins of history.

    Well, thank you for doing this project and I look forward to getting a better understanding of and learning much about the Swedish movement — past and present.

    Anarcho-syndicalist greetings to the good comrades of Sweden.

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