SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 1 1997
Human rights for Hells Angels and ravers!
Hells Angels members and ravers have human rights! Leftist media and police
jointly attacks members of the Hells Angels (motorcycle clubs) and ravers.
A Swedish commissioned officer was fired with the only objection that
he was a member of a local Hells Angels prospect club in Stockholm. He
was regarded as an excellent officer and was fired with the only explanation
given that he was a member of an organization linked to criminals. He
has never been indicted nor prosecuted for any crime and the army had
no proof whatsoever that he had any links with criminals. In spite of
this he was fired. The Union of Swedish Officers took on his case and
he won a complete victory at the Labour Court. In spite of the loss in
the Court the Army refused to reemploy the officer. The Swedish Commander
in Chief (through the chief information officer, colonel Owe Wagermark),
responds to Contra's questions.
Police also has emptied the dancing house of ravers at the "Docklands
Club" at a seaside suburb of Stockholm. Youngsters were forced to
leave the house and stay outside without their outdoor clothes at minus
10 degrees centigrade temperatures for several hours. The police arrested
between five and ten people for violating drug laws - in an audience of
some 1 000 people. The police never dared to raid popular clubs in
downtown Stockholm, because if they did, they would get a much higher
percentage of drug law offenders, and at the same time the would have
much more unfavorable publicity for causing pneumonia of stars in media
and acting, as well as leading journalists and politicians.
Communist they are!
Communists they are, in spite of a new party program of the "Leftist
Party", formerly the Communist Party, of Sweden. In spite of the
party's very succesful campaign to "wash away" the stigma of
communism, they still advocate very much marxist and communist ideas,
although these ideas are "packaged" in decent wordings. But
still you find thoughts on "power struggle", the crushing of
capitalism, "solidaric resistance", fight against the "patriarchate",
class struggle and so on.
He doesn't like the Swedish National Anthem - and he is paid for it!
A private bill in parliament sponsored by Greek born Communist parliamentarian
Alexander Chrisopoulos suggested a new text for the Swedish national anthem.
The present text includes references to "chauvinism from the times
when Sweden tried to be a great power". The author of the article
in Contra, a former chief county prosecutor, makes an unfavorable comparison
to the Greek national anthem. Mr Chrisopoulos receives, after nine years
in the Swedish parliament, a monthly allowance of 18 150 kronor (2 500
dollars) until his death.
The European Monetary Union
The time is in for a decision on the EMU (European Monetary Union). Former
member of the Swedish Parliament, Björn von der Esch, gives his negative
views on a Swedish membership in the Union. Mr von der Esch, with a PhD
in Economics, and a large-scale farmer, used to be the Conservative MP
of the county of Södermanland, but was expelled from the party because
of his non-party line views on the European Union and the EMU.
Gays are not that many
Gays are not one in ten but one in sixty. A popular gay slogan claims
that one in ten is gay, but this is based on false interpretations of
the Kinesy report. The true figure seems to be more like one in sixty.
Herbert Tingsten - one of the heroes of the Cold War
The only Swede to be represented in the series "heroes of the cold
war" is Herbert Tingsten. Professor in political science and managing
editor of Sweden's largest selling daily newspaper at the time, Dagens
Nyheter. Mr Tingsten was an eloquent advocate of Swedish membership in
NATO and a Swedish independent nuclear bomb.
Contra correspondent Bertil Wedin on the situation in Cyprus.
The future of Latvia
An interview with Valentins Silamikelis on the political development in
Latvia. Mr Silamikelis was expelled from Sweden, together with other refugees,
in 1946 and later served five years in the Soviet Arctic.