File spoon-archives/marxism-general.archive/marxism-general_1996/96-12-18.142, message 61

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 10:50:58 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Re: M-G: Sweden:  From Home of the Nobel Prize to the Kingdom of Xenophobia

Detcom send this to the list;

>Currently, there are hundreds of asylum seekers suffering 
>directly from the repressive measures of the Swedish regime.  
>These people, the majority of them Peruvian citizens, have been 
>turned down for asylum and are forced to live underground.  This 
>harsh life is better - they say - than having to suffer torture 
>in Peru's "democratic prisons".

First time that Detcom writes something worth supporting. I would just like 
to add to the above that it is hardly a majority of Peruvians that are 
facing deportation. But the overwhelming majority by far are people from the 
former Yugoslavia and Africa! There are thousands of cases compared to the 
two or thee dozen Peruvian exiles. And even if you get permission to stay 
here in Sweden you are in danger. The authorities are going through all of 
the old cases and those who have lied about anything can be deported 
immediately. Thus we have the bizarr situation where African exiles who came 
here as 12 and 13 year old children alone (!) are now being deported as 
young men in their twenties for lying!

Futher more it is not just the Peruvians that have recieved the "terrorist" 
stamp on their heads. Many people that are politicallt active including 
myself and many others are in the files of the secret police. In fact just 
about anybody with a leftist background is considered "dangerous"..

Another thing is that there are hundreds of fasmilies in hidding. Many with 
children sometimes for years. And then there is the infamous case of the 
Kurdish family that was recently deported back to Turkey. Some of the kids 
were born here and went to Swedish schools and have no real familarity with 
Turkey what so ever!

And racist murders and attacks are pretty much of a daily event these days. 
And recently a young man killed himself rather then be deported. So the 
authorities here are responsivble for murder also.

Another thing is that it was the Social Democracy and especially the former 
leader of the powerful Metal trade union that made racism a common place in 
this country. He did this when he was the minister for refuggees. His 
infamous state about "Swedes not liking blacks is not racism" open the door 
for the facist fhilth and right wing popularlist and courts to attack, 
foreign nationals in this country.

Stop the deportations!

Deport the Social Democratic Ministers!

For a *real* workers government!

Bob Malecki


Read the book! Ha Ha Ha McNamara,
Vietnam-My Bellybutton is my Crystalball!

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Read the book! Ha Ha Ha McNamara,
Vietnam-My Bellybutton is my Crystalball!

COCKROACH, a zine for poor and workingclass people

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