Book fair haul!

My favourite yearly event has finally arrived: the Gothenburg Book Fair! This is the largest literary event in Scandinavia and the second largest book fair in Europe. I never miss it (in non-pandemic times) and this year was no exception. To await buying more books than I can afford, I have imposed on myself theFortsätt läsa ”Book fair haul!”

Sadness – but also hope

The Swedish elections are nearly over. A few districts’ votes have yet to be counted but since the last votes to come in are from the Swedish nationals living in foreign countries – a group which is majority upper-clas and right-wing – the results will likely remain the same: Sweden will now have a right-wingFortsätt läsa ”Sadness – but also hope”

The silence is the loudest part

On Wednesday, the party leader of the far-right Sweden ‘Democrats’ came to Gothenburg to give a speech. Of course, there was a protest. I attended it and the turnout was disappointing, with not even a tenth of what it used to be 4 years ago. I remember how there were far more protesters than SD-supportersFortsätt läsa ”The silence is the loudest part”

The reluctant anarchist

I’ve never written about this before, but I used to be deeply involved in politics. Around 2018, I was part of a libertarian socialist group and I went at least once a week to a meeting or demonstration. However, I soon became disillusioned with libertarian socialism, also called anarcho-communism. Primarily because a lot of myFortsätt läsa ”The reluctant anarchist”

Actually, no

Every day I wrestle with myself, trying to manage the anxiety I feel about the upcoming election. I make plans in case of the worst case scenario. Plans of taking my savings and starting anew in another place. Which I’ll still do if things get really bad and there is a serious threat to myFortsätt läsa ”Actually, no”

To be queer is to have no country

Election day is approaching and I have a terrible feeling. The far-right has become so normalised. They even have their ads on the trams and busses of the city. I can’t go anywhere without seeing the slogans and faces of politicians who want to take my rights away. And everywhere I overhear people having bigotedFortsätt läsa ”To be queer is to have no country”

Cold anger and inspiration

I’ve been experiencing a strange sort of anger lately. It’s not like the one I’ve had in the past. Anger before had always been like this red hot feeling pulsating beneath my skin. Like a bomb waiting to go off. Something I’ve spent most of my life trying not to feel. This new anger isFortsätt läsa ”Cold anger and inspiration”

How to help Ukraine in these difficult times

This morning, in the early hours of Thursday the 24th February, Russia invaded Ukraine. Many civilians have already been killed by bombings that have happened all over the country; once again in history, innocent people have to pay with their lives for the power-hunger of a megalomaniac. It is the duty now of every personFortsätt läsa ”How to help Ukraine in these difficult times”

URGENT: The Piripkura tribe could face complete genocide!

Unless a land protection order is renewed within 4 days, the Piripkura tribe in Brazil could face total destruction. They and many more tribes in the Amazon are at risk of genocide at the hand of greedy corporate interests and Bolsonaro’s racist hatred of Natives. To read more and help push for the renewal ofFortsätt läsa ”URGENT: The Piripkura tribe could face complete genocide!”

Eco-Friday: US Republicans form conservative climate caucus

American conservatives have long been leading in climate change denial but a small group of Republicans have now formed a group to tackle the climate crisis. Could this be a step in the right direction? Well, maybe not. The group, headed by Utah representative John Curtis, is against ”radical progressive” solutions like taxing carbon emissionsFortsätt läsa ”Eco-Friday: US Republicans form conservative climate caucus”

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