On December 2nd, 2009, The Local reports that the anti-racist Expo Foundation has determined that 39 white power groups were active in Sweden in 2008, with 25 of the groups having been created in 2007 or 2008. In addition, they found that 1,946 actions were carried out by white power groups during the year, roughly 800 more than the year before. The most common activity was the dissemination of propaganda, followed by various types of demonstrations and lectures. All legal.
The Expo Foundation further reports that almost all activity can be tied to one of four organizations:
-- The National Socialist Front, later becoming the People’s Front (Folkfronten, Google English translation HERE)
-- Info 14 (Google English translation HERE) and the associated network of Free Nationalists (Fria Nationalister, Google English translation HERE)
-- The Swedish Resistance Movement (Svenska motståndsrörelsen, Google English translation HERE)
-- The Nordic Union, with its associated Resistance (Motstånd, Google English translation HERE) network.
The Expo Foundation bills itself as a privately-owned research foundation founded in 1995 with the aim of studying and mapping anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and racist tendencies in society. The foundation is run on a non-profit basis. The Expo platform safeguards democracy and freedom of speech against racist, right-wing extremist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society. Yet the Foundation also claims to be not connected to any specific parties or political groups, even though they do not monitor anti-racist left-wing extremists, who are generally responsible for much more violence.
The Expo Foundation also co-operates with Monitor magazine in Norway and Searchlight in the UK. There is also an information exchange with a number of European magazines, including the Antifa Infoblatt in Germany, Reflexes and CRIDA in France, Tun Balalaika in Russia, Nigdy Wiecej in Poland and several others, as well as with the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR) and the Center for New Community (CNC), both located in the United States. The latter two are clearly anti-racist extremist organizations.
The Expo Foundation has no documented ties with either the ADL or the SPLC. I could not determine what their criteria is for a "racist group". But if they're anything like the SPLC, they probably transform a simple postal box into a "racist group".
These Swedish patriots are activists. One of the more inspiring bouts of activism took place in October 2007 when four Swedish national socialist patriots took direct action against an exhibition of degenerate art in the Swedish city of Lund. Perhaps this explains why, in response to The Local story, there have been numerous comments posted in support of the Swedish nationalist groups. Here's a sampling:
11:48 December 2, 2009 by Dr. Dillner
This is a typical sociological reaction to having multiculturalism shoved down one's throat.
12:02 December 2, 2009 by calebian22
So wanting a Nordic union instead of being in the EU is white power propaganda? Now that is ridiculous, left wing elitist propaganda. Never mind the cultural similarities, similar languages, and shared history associated with a Nordic Union. Never mind the export capabilities of natural resources and intellectual expertise to the world associated with a Nordic union. But I am sorry. I forget, that in Sweden if you are patriotic or are proud of your Scandinavian heritage you are a bigot.
12:14 December 2, 2009 by kmbr
You can only sh*t on people so long before they push back. Also, remember this is cowardly journalistic propaganda. The socialists know their days are numbered.
15:59 December 2, 2009 by laura ka baal
immigrants have taken over whole of sweden,u find immigrants in those area were once no immigrants existed,in coming days it will be like London,and the people will be forced to worship immigrants,the way they are being worshipped in london,be it expensive cars,house,best of branded dresses and shops all owned by immigrants, reason the goverment itself by not giving them good jobs these immigrants got into business and now there have bloomed and these swedish are working under immigrants, sounds very painful but this is the fact,by the time swedish have one child immigrants 10 children ready,ratio calculate yourself it is matter of just 10years. so we should think of living in peace since the racist have always lost will be loosing and will loose if they think they will react nothing will happen they are wrong.
17:58 December 2, 2009 by bobnbri
I think the concept of multiculturalism was always a naive ideology that was never properly thought out. It all seemed to be such a lovely idea on paper, but in practise one can easily see it leaves a great deal do be desired. Especially with the types of people that are immigrating to the west today versus 35 or 40 years ago. ( not only Sweden ).
Clearly cultural, sociological and anthropological issues have to play a role in the viability for certain groups of immigrants to intigrate into western society and to embrace our values, beliefs and principles. Too many of today's immigrants values and beliefs clash horribly with the west, and we must therefore ask ourselves what are they doing here?
I also fear that our obsession with political correctness is our ultimate achilles heel.
The public support for Swedish nationalists is gratifying. I wish more Americans would express the public support for American nationalists that I know they feel privately.