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Social Democrats to hold youth congress

AFP/The Local · 28 Jul 2011, 07:34

Published: 28 Jul 2011 07:34 GMT+02:00

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"In support for our friends in Norway, we want the congress to go ahead as

planned," outgoing SSU chairwoman Jytte Guteland told AFP.

"Our members think its important to show our support to AUF (the youth branch of the Norwegian Labour Party) ... it's important to show our (political) committment," she said.

She added that like AUF, SSU vowed "not to give up" in the face of an attack on politically involved youths.

Guteland would not comment on extra security measures but stressed that the

organisation was always in contact with police for large events and trusted them to assess the security situation.

"We understand that some people may feel worried and that is natural after what has happened ... we will be taking extra steps to address any concerns or worries," she said.

The congress will gather some 500 participants from throughout Sweden, aged 13 to 30, in central Stockholm from August 2nd to 5th.

Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old ring-wing extremist, on Friday killed 68 participants to an island retreat of the youth branch of the Norwegian Labour Party.

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He also killed eight people by detonating a car bomb in front of offices of the Labour-led government in central Oslo.

SSU has called for a gathering in Stockholm's main square Friday evening to commemorate the twin attacks in Norway.

Ingvar Carlsson, a former Social Democrat prime minister, is set to speak.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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08:11 July 28, 2011 by RitaPita
What's with the choice of picture....?
10:32 July 28, 2011 by truthworthy
Well they should be carefull as this SD thing is getting out of hand now. They are as scary as AlQaeda now.
10:47 July 28, 2011 by Nemesis
I agree with them holding the conference.

Holding the conference sends a message to extremists that there methods will never work. Changing your lifestyle because of a terrorists actions only makes the terrorist bolder and helps them to win against society. Holding the conference is the correct decision for the sake of democracy.

I hope suitable heavily armed and armoured security is supplied by the police with possible military backup on standby, for the safety of the young people at the conference.

For the record. I personally dislike the Social Democrats as they claim to be for the people, yet their anti-ordinary people leaders spend more time talking to Goldmand Sachs and JP Morgan than most other European political parties, including those that claim to be very business biased. The frequency of contacts between the leaders of the social democrats and neo-liberals on Wall Street is increasing. I hope the kids at that conference ask what is going on there with neo-liberal, anti-ordinary people contacts and don't take the usual standard excuses from their leaders.

The time to question all our leaders from left, right, center or whatever is now. We need to discuss all problems in our respective societies, regardless of how much we find those problems inconvenient. I hope the kids at that conference take the oppertunity to do so.
11:27 July 28, 2011 by marionettes.show
@ Nemesis

Totally agree
14:47 July 28, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
If Ingvar Carlsson is set to speak, the world is saved. Be sure of that.Breivik's copy cats are really scared.

What happened in Norway is just a sample of the type of penalty Scandinavians will suffer with its policy of open doors and with its moto "Long live Multiculturalism". What Brevik did is awful, I fully agree. I hope I will never read or hear something similar in the future, but as long as the Nordic countries do not dig really deep into the problem, right-wing organizations and individuals will follow the example settled by Anders Behrig Breivik, "The Monster of Norway".

And please, Aftonbladet, Expressen and other stupid Swedish tabloids, stop using the victims of this monster to sell more copies like you have done with Dawit Isaak, but surprisingly you have not done with the swedish journalists caught in Ethiopia.

It is time that we, who live in Sweden, open our eyes as big as we can to see what might be the follow up of the mass murdering in Norway. Do we want that to happen? or do we want things to be like they were some 20-30 years ago. It is up to us to decide.
15:44 July 28, 2011 by RitaPita
Thank you The Local for switching the picture... now my previous comment seems random.
16:32 July 28, 2011 by Rick Methven
@J. L. Belmar

Yet another racist troll threatening violence if governments do not change.

Always the same pattern with slime balls like you, First you condemn the actions of Breivik (only because you know that you would be banned from the forum if you wrote what you really think) and then go on to say BUT......

and go on to suggest that if The government/ population of Sweden does not take the action that YOU want that the same thing can happen here.

You and your violent filthy ilk have no place in a decent society. We the moderate majority will NEVER bow down to threats from the likes of you
19:40 July 28, 2011 by cutthecrap
@rick methven

"We the moderate majority":):)

You sound anything but moderate.

I guess that you are too young or to ignorant to know what you are!!! I will try to help you on this one. Try thinking, foul mouthed ignorant mixed up lefty.
20:58 July 28, 2011 by Roy E
Political camps for kids. How creepy.

Get to them while they're young! Indoctrinate!
21:11 July 28, 2011 by Streja
Roy E, that's not what the camp was like but you're not aware I see.

Rick is like the oldest guy on this forum (sorry Rick).
21:53 July 28, 2011 by Roy E

Sorry, but the basic concept of camps sponsored by political parties comes off as somewhat dark and totalitarian - very 'Brave New World' or '1984'-ish.
23:06 July 28, 2011 by Da Goat
They should be fine as long as they don't admit any polis with guns or strange packages!
23:41 July 28, 2011 by Kenny W
J. L Belmar,

Swedish migration law is anything but 'open door'. Use more correct descriptions if you want to engage the migration debate.
07:08 July 29, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
@Methven and @Kenny W

If you do not like my comments, that is your problem. If you do not like me to call the attention of what might happen, that is your problem. And Rick, I cannot be what you are calling me, simply because I am not your brother and your mother is certainly not mine. And if you do not like this, that is your problem.

I condem what Behrig did and hope that he does not get 20 years of jail but the electric chair if Sweden had one. What I am pinpointing is the fact, my boys, the fact, of what is behind his actions. Facts that only nincompoops do not see or do not want to see but that many are talking about, not only in Sweden, but in other countries as well. Check Marseille (a city in France, for your information) and you will see what happened already there. The policy of open doors has provoked a multiculturalism that is engulfing the countries more and more and, if you keep on closing your eyes, in some more years, Sweden, Norway and other will stop being Sweden, Norway.

Now, if you do not like the above, that is your problem. Now, if you like to insult me and others like me on this thread, that is your problem. You were possible educated to respond in this way when you do not have the facts ot the situation.

And Kenny: check the number of inmigrants Sweden has received throughout the years, me included, but of course, and you will see the reality of what I am saying. Just a question: Do you

truly believe that Sweden has not had an open doors policy? Go to the optician and do not try to cover the sun with one finger.
07:09 July 29, 2011 by Rick Methven

My date of birth is in my profile for all to see so no offence taken.


After looking at your posts, all of which follow the same theme, your should change your user name to Full_Of_Crap, because that is exactly what you are.

A stupid troll not in Sweden
11:31 July 29, 2011 by johnny1939
Don't let the terrorists stop you from anything you want to do then they have won!!!

I cannot stand people that want to impose their views on others so why can't we all let people live the lives they want to live w/o interference. It used to be like that in the US as long as you paid your taxes and did not brake the law too much they left you alone but, alas, not any more.
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