SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 4 2001
They searched for high ideals - and they found death!
by Tommie Ullman
In the 1930s hundreds of Swedish men, women and children emigrated to
the Soviet Union, most of them to Karelia (north of Leningrad). They were
struck by hunger, persecution and death. Convinced Communist Party members
were executed as enemies of (their new) state. Others starved to death.
The emigrants were recruited by local Communists in Sweden. Today's "reformed"
Communist Party ("Leftist Party") tries to hide this dark element
in Party history.
Moscow footed the bill of the Swedish Communist Party
The fact that Swedish Communists received money from the Soviet Union
is no secret. But a recent academic study reveals details on financial support
to all the Nordic Communist parties. The study is based on documents from
the archives of the Central Committee of the CP of the Soviet Union.
Why is none taking care of the green terrorist threat?
by Allan C. Brownfeld
During the past couple of years violence based on ecological motives
have increased in the United States. Some active groups have been Earth
Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. Neither the American public,
nor the law enforcement authorities, seem to have paid this growing concern
the proper attention.
Bush exceeds expectaions - but he should improve in communication
More than half a year has passed since the presidential inauguration.
Certainly some decisions of the administration should be opposed, but in
general the mark is a "pass with distinction". Bush has been critisized
by the left, but also by the right. The American president is not at all
as right-wing as the leftists have perceived. Not even in environmental
policies, where he however have decided not to approve the infamous Kyoto
The riddle in Oklahoma City not yet solved
"Commander Pedro" - IRL Peter Langan - founded the white suprematist
movement Aryan Republican Army (ARA) with the objective to topple the US
government with violent means. The model of the ARA was the Irish IRA. Langan
was prosecuted and convicted of some 20 bank robberies in the Mid-West in
the 1990s. After the capture of Langan Kansas City police was able to seize
a large stock of fake IDs, weapon, ammunition and bomb manufacturing equipment,
disguise clothing and dictionaries in foreign languages, including arabic.
Did federal security in advance know about the terrorist attack in Oklahoma
City, and if so, why were no countermeasures taken?
Anna-Greta Leijon and the revolution in family policy
"I have not decided if I shall stay in the Social Democratic Party
or join the KFML (maoist party). I certainly will not join the Leftist Communist
Party [now reform communists]" Anna-Greta Leijon declared in 1970,
according to the multi-biography of leading social democrats by Hans O.
Sjöström. Three years later she was a member of the cabinet. She
is one of leading socialist politicans that have formed Swedish policies
and society in general, and especially so in family policies. Note the picture
taken at the official visit of Prime Minister Olof Palme on Cuba - Anna-Greta
Leijon, Fidel Castro and Olof Palme.
David Horowitz from darkness to enlightment
Unfortunately we are not able to include David Horowitz in our series
of heroes from the cold war. During the Cold War he advocated numerous different
leftist causes. But today Horowitz realizes his mistakes of the past - among
other things he cooperated with the Black Panther Party.
by Karl-Göran Bottwyk and C G Holm
The Swedish reform Communist - the Leftist Party - has a solid history
of support for the Soviet Union. Party organ Ny Dag praised the swift reaction
of Adolf Hitler when Germany occupied Denmark and Norway in april 1940 -
a swift response to British provocations. Party leader (1964-1975) C H Hermansson
talked of his senses of severe loss at the death of Josef Stalin at a public
meeting in Stockholm. His successor Lars Werner (1975-1983) sent telegrams
praising Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu a few months before the trial
and execution of Ceasescu.
Still today you find the true sense of the Leftist Party if you look
at local party chairmen and representatives. Contra shows a number of convictions
for crimes like moonlighting, arson, theft of weapons, assault and so forth.