They rail against patriarchy and racism, while pushing a platform that includes open immigration, a six-hour work day, and scrapping national defence.

Their rivals dismiss them as radical left-wingers with unrealistic goals and no economic platform. Yet their frontwoman, Gudrun Schyman is a candid, charismatic political veteran whom one columnist calls “totally unbeatable”.

Using the stylised acronym “F!”, the Feminist Initiative rode the slogan “Racists out, Feminists in” to a hard-won seat in the European Parliament in May. The party now hopes to crash the Riksdag, Sweden’s parliament, and be a feminist thorn in the side of any governing coalition formed after the polls.

Schyman, 66, is one of Sweden’s most iconic politicians. She led the Left Party for ten years and fanned outrage by comparing Sweden’s social structures to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in a 2002 speech. Prior to becoming an MP, she worked as a social worker and often draws examples from her own life into political debates.

During her first round as spokeswoman for F!, she pulled off Sweden’s possibly greatest-ever political PR stunt, burning nearly 100,000 kronor ($15,000) on a barbecue to highlight the income gap between men and women.

This time it appears Schyman is all in on F! and she is clear about its goal. Stating that feminists have traditionally organised themselves in lobby groups to affect those in power, she said: “We don’t want that. We want to enter the rooms of power and take power ourselves.”

But F! and its estimated 18,000 members are still a long way from “taking” anything.

In a July survey by Aftonbladet/United Minds, four percent of respondents said they would vote for F! in Sweden’s general elections - exactly the threshold needed to win seats. However, an August poll by SvD/SIFO gave the party only 2.6 percent.

idk anything about swedish polling orgs but i’d bet the lower number is the more legit one. i do know that aftonbladet is a tabloid.

Nils Holmstrom, a 53-year-old administrator who marched in F!’s May Day demonstration, is among the 17 percent of F! members who are male. In fact, 15 percent of the party’s candidates for parliament are men.

Helene Bergman is a 68-year-old Swedish journalist who has been advocating for women’s rights since the 1970s, when the fight was for a woman’s right to work and access to public child care.

“I’ve lived in Turkey, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh; I’ve seen how far Sweden has come. You can always fight for more, but this should not be done through gender racism,” said Bergman.

F!’s greatest achievement, so far, has been to redirect Sweden’s political dialogue ahead of next month’s vote. It is no exaggeration that hardly any political speech since spring has been made without the mention of gender equality.

Parties already in parliament have jumped on the feminist bandwagon, making competing pledges to improve Sweden’s record.

Liberal Party leader Jan Bjorklund poses on posters that pronounce “Feminism without socialism”. His party is promising to increase financial incentives for a more equal share of parental leave.

The Social Democrats have proposed a ban on sexualised advertising, while the Greens are pushing for free contraceptives for women under 26. The Moderate party presented a five-point economic programme for greater equality.

gender racism and feminism without socialism are two of the funniest things i’ve heard in a while

Sweden: top young Moderates sacked over Nazi salute

Two young members of the youth wing of the Moderate Party have been asked to leave the organization after posting a picture of themselves making the Nazi salute on a personal blog. One of them has also been charged with hate speech.

“We were just doing a morning workout,” the 18-year-old woman said when police questioned her, according to local paper Västerbottens Folkblad.

In a picture published on the woman’s personal blog last spring, she, along with another young man, can be seen standing in front of a German flag in a pose which appears to be a Nazi salute

“This is what we do in Norrland,” reads the caption below the picture.

A local police officer came across the picture by chance and recognized the 18-year-old woman.

The blogger was subsequently brought in for questioning by police and has since been charged with hate speech.

Both the blogger and the other young man in the picture were elected members of the governing board of the local branch of the Moderate youth movement (Moderaternas ungdomsförbund – MUF) in Skellefteå in northern Sweden.

Following the incident, both have been forced to leave their assignments with MUF and the local branch of the Moderate Party has also taken pains to distance itself from the two renegade members. (via The Local)

A hipsters progressive manifesto part II

A hipsters political manifesto – Part Two


Since I recevied around 140 likes and shares from last post of the political manifesto it is time for a new part of the manifesto. In this manifesto I shall write down two things. Since the first thing is about the manifestos origins I guess that it would be a good place to start.

My political text are not something that is consisent. It’s the result of years of thinking, developing and changing my beliefs. But as the time has gone by I’ve realised that there is only two things about my political views that are consistent and that is this: I have always been somebody that believe in the individuals rights. Therefor I believe that socialism and anarchism is the way to go. The second consistant thing about my writings is that they over the years will change, and therefor I always have the right to change my mind.

An unconvient truth:

This part of my manifesto will be about my views on politics and how I think that politics shall be conducted. I guess that this will piss some marxist thinkers of, and for them I am sorry. Some people would put my thoughts in the marxists corner but alas they’re wrong. I do not believe in political parties in developed countries. Over the years I have seen how party politics here in Sweden has degenerated into what my girlfriend calls the soapopera of politics. Instead of discussing politics within in the swedish worker party we discuss our leaders. Instead of discussing how we would change the world to a better place, we discuss whetever our leaders have payed there taxes or not. To some people here in Sweden it is important with a leader that has gone to a prestigous university. In the same time we have a system that is about voting for the parties and not the person. We vote for ideas, ideology and ideals. Atleast that what the good swede think’s he’s voting for, but the truth is far from that. During the last years I have also witnessed how the so called liberals have come to stand in the middle but they’re not the only ones. Socialist, green and Christian parties has also choosed to stand in the middle. The only one that goes their own way is the sweden democrats, but on the other they’re just a bunch of low-life fascists.

But how did we come to this? Has the average Sven (a game of word on the enligsh average you) turned out to not care about politics anymore? According to me this is not what has happend. But politics have changed for the worse. I do no longer believe in parties ruled by a few, since their politicians have to follow the party line. At sometimes this has shown to work but for the most it has failed. One example is when the ”Big Brother”-bill of 2008 were passed. A few daring politicians stood up, but the most just sat there. Quiet. Not daring to stand up for their ideals, that they had promised us, the people, to protect. And in bill after bill this have followed and therefor I do not believe in party politics anymore. A party based parliament tend to kill our own elected politicians, that is employed by you and me in order to protect us from society. Yet they stand there and do nothing, which in the end slays the ideologies.

Earlier I wrote about the fact that most marxist thinkers will hate my text. And I guess that I know have to tell you why. Since I am not nearly close too Marx plane of intelligence I am not going to tell that Marx was wrong. In classical Marxistic theory, as first shown in the communist manifesto in the year of 1848, Marx talks about his view of history. The view of history has a continual perspective, society evolves as the result of class struggle. In the begining it was free man and slave. Later it was patrician and pleibel, after that it was lord and peasant. While Marx wrote the manifesto it was workers against the factory owner. I for one concur with that there indeed was a struggle between social classes. I also concur with the fact that the suppressed class (the majority of the population) will come out victorius. But I do not believe in the fact that a communist party will come to rescue us, since politics corrupts.

In the beginning of a social revolution there have to be a massmovement that involves everyone. We have seen this development in England, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, France and Germany. United workers fought side by side and step by step they fought the evil system that used them and then throwed away their empty shalls. But after a few generation when the people got their political rights, the freedom of speech and the right to demonstrate people tended to organize themself less and less. In the end it has prooved that the thing most people do for politics is to vote once a fourth year. Some people get active inside of their local parties and try to change the world for the better. But then it happens, the party whip goes through the air and the few idealistic people disappear. All that is left is a bunch of people without any true ideals that just wants to make a career. If there are anyone that still have ideals left they’re brutally silenced or forced to leave office.

I for one does not believe that this society, a society based of parliament or a statebearing party can provide a democratic platform. This may sound dull, buring and depressing but for me there ways around this. Do we really need a party in order to represent our own views? Why can not you and me express ourselfs in subjects that matters to us? I for one, along with many others in my generation, believes that there are a way around this system. Most people have a opionion about something and if enough with people who has the same idea would work for it they could enlight other people. I am not talking about party politics, but I am talking about the fact that we all believe in something. Why do we have to have a system where politicians vote in subjects that they do not know anything about? Therefor I propose this modell:

  • Lobbies. Where talking about a group of people that has an intrest in a specific question. This people should come together and discuss.

  • After that this group of people have agreed on the same thing, for example that it is wrong to kill pandas in order to get their skin they can send a proposition to a local parliament.

  • The local parliament would then vote about it. But the local parliament is not something that is exlusively for just politicians. Every citizen should have one vote, in any question. This is a direct democraty, build upon suggestion instead of parties.

  • Just like with regular president election we to can have it. Therefor the representation question is already solved.

This is just a sketch, and I know that it is a stupid dream. Greed and money would surely corrupt the system. But it is a intresting dream.

To all you voters/future voters out there:

Get educated on EVERYONE who is a candidate before voting!


If you don’t like the main candidates running in your party, then there are always more, just look around.

Don’t vote for someone simply because they dress nice, look nice, give good speeches, or because they are a certain race or gender or religion. Don’t vote for symbolism, otherwise the only thing you’ll have in the White House is a symbol, not a leader. 

 Look at your favorite candidate’s platform, see where they stand on topics that interest you. A second look may just change your opinion about them. 

You can be an Independent! Sure, you can’t vote in the Primaries, but you can vote for whomever you want in the Generals!

Look into third parties because there are a shit ton of them out there! They may not be popular, but they’re still there!!



Broadcast #7

Hello, everyone. This is Party Poison, the only remaining moderator on this blog. I’d like to fix that.

Apply here, please and thank you. I’m not sure how many mods I’ll take on, we’ll see.

A challenge to the Clinton campaign

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton will acknowledge publicly and explicitly her pursuit of the U.S. presidency in 2016. At a time where Clinton is leading in virtually every poll by at least single digits in the general election and high double digits in the Democratic primary, why is there such a lack of excitement and inspiration around the high probability nature of a first female president?

Since leaving office as Secretary of State in 2013 and as talk has grown around her imminent presidential campaign announcement, Clinton’s favorability has decreased from its height in the mid-60s to about 48 percent, according to Gallup in poll released on April 8.

Clinton is still very popular among Democrats, but seeing her favorability rating going anywhere but sideways or down through what will be a contentious campaign to succeed a not unpopular, but polarizing president is difficult. Hardcore partisan Democrats and insiders salivating over political victory than the responsibility of governing, will definitely vote for Clinton. But what about regular Americans?

Clinton, however, will have to convince regular Americans that Clinton 2016 is more about America than it is about Hillary. Right now, it doesn’t seem like that. It seems like Clinton is more interested in seizing a last-call opportunity to make history at the not young age of 69 than make a case as to why her mindset and policies will advance America in 2017. My sense is that the perception to many Americans is that Clinton is a shoe-in, someone who has paid their dues in political loyalty and cronyism only to walk directly into the White House as a continuation of a familiar presidential dynasty.

I write this as a challenge to the Clinton campaign. Secretary Clinton, America knows you can win, but why is 2016 your time to be president?

My English teacher assigned an essay to us, where we discuss an issue and talk about a solution

The only thing I could think of was our problem with the 2-party system, and how we need to give attention to different 3rd parties

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I can guarantee that I’m going to absolutely despise whoever is the president after the next election. I have an awful feeling that after two straight more ‘moderate’ republicans split the party too much and got defeated, the GOP is going to go for one of their more batshit crazy candidates this time around to go against Hillary and so the options are going to be feminist nutjob vs. religious nutjob.

Oh fucking goody.

Honestly tho I think Rubio might be one of the bigger threats bc he’s very….moderate (for a tea party-er) he also has a lot of cross-party appeal bc of his voting history and general non-awfulness in a few ways (he’s popular with latinx populations and young ppl and also is sort of moderate on like marriage equality and women’s issues even tho he’s pro life)

Moderates in the Senate have again stabbed Americans in the back by confirming Loretta Lynch as our next Attorney General. This woman has a long track record of supporting amnesty, anti-gun laws and other freedom-eradicating policies. This is why the time is now for a real Conservative Party to be established, as Moderates in the Republican Party are more interested in politics rather than the right policies and the interests of this nation.
Progressive versus Conservative? Not So Fast!

Today’s political dialogue is framed in terms of progressive politics versus conservative politics.  Is this really the case?  Multiple studies and surveys have demonstrated that Americans have become more polarized, politically, over the past two decades.  This has become exceedingly apparent through the observations of the last two Congresses.  Members on both sides have been promoting…

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Marco Amnestio

Sen. Marco Amnestio

‘Punked’ by Juan McCainez & Chuck E. Cheese Schumer.

Yesterday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his candidacy for President of the United States in 2016. No one following U.S. politics, especially the Republican Party is the least bit surprised that he is running.

What will surprise many is that Sen. Rubio does not have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the general election in 2016  no…

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I feel like a difference between far left and far right is that the far left is so disgusted with the govt they disengage from it, and as the tea party has shown us, that the far right is so disgusted with the government they just engaged HARDER. That’s a problem. 

Friendly Reminder that you let Conservatives win when you make posts that say “You gotta vote for Hillary!!!! independent votes are trash”

The Republican Party’s main gateway into the young, traditionally non-conservative voter market is disillusionment with the Democratic Party. So, when you shit on someone for voting Green or Socialist or Independent and say “those votes cost Gore the election!”, keep in mind….

Maybe Al Gore lost because he couldn’t even win his homestate (yes, Tennessee is conservative, but it’s not incapable of voting democrat)

Maybe he lost because the Future First Lady was a woman who wanted to ban all references to anything “immoral” in our music.

Maybe he lost because he just wasn’t a very good candidate.

When you blame Left-wing Independent voters for the successes of Republicans, you’re letting them drive a wedge between the Democrats and Left-Wing Independents. You’re letting them and their racist, anti-queer, anti-women asses win.

So guess who is going to a party Saturday nIght? And also has a Formula 1 race to watch early Sunday morning? 

Tea Party furious to discover that Michele Bachmann’s successor is surprisingly moderate

Tea Party furious to discover that Michele Bachmann’s successor is surprisingly moderate

Michele Bachmann’s conservative successor is taking an incremental approach to shrinking the federal government – and his Tea Party backers aren’t happy. The president of the Minnesota Tea Party Alliance, which backed Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) in last fall’s election, said he was “very disappointed” wit… WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

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Originally posted on Gronda Morin:


For the past nine blogs, I have been explaining why the republican party  now classifies me as a RINO, a republican in name only. I self describe myself as a Colin Powell/ Bob Dole type of republican who is too moderate for todays party of Abraham Lincoln. I have not voted republican for years and I won’t until…

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