Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm in Denver and it's rocking...

I am in Denver, covering the Democratic convention for ”Aktuellt i Politiken”. I am blogging quite a lot from here in Swedish, check it out at www.aip.nu.
If I have time I will try to write here as well, but my main writing will be in Swedish...
And: I still have some ideas about how this blog can continue in English. Stay tuned.

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Time again: Almedalen 2008

A few people have written to me recently, asking me to start blogging on a regular basis in English again. Thanks y’all, I am honestly flattered. As a matter of fact, I have an idea about how this blogging-in-English-thing could and should continue, so keep posted. More to come in August.

But as most of you should know, I blog quite a lot in Swedish at Aktuellt i Politiken. And during the up-coming crazy week of Swedish politics called ”Almedalsveckan", I will be posting there every day. So see you there, and then again here in August!


Monday, February 11, 2008

I'm your PES-blogger of the week!


Please note that I have the honor to be the PES-blogger of the week at the YourSpace Manifesto 2009-site that the PES is running.

My first blog post is a Per Wirtén-inspired take on why the Party of European Socialists is so important. Read it here.


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Election night at Fokus

It’s Super Tuesday kids and I am now finally (after a looong train ride) at the newspaper Fokus’ election night. I will be blogging [in Swedish] at www.aip.nu from here, and you will find more information at Fokus’ website.


Thursday, January 31, 2008

Fotball fans vs International capital

This is one of the best news I have heard in a very long while. Read the whole article if you have any interest in football and the global economy.

In short: Football fans, Liverpool fans!!!, are planning to take a fight with the two US businessmen/tycoons (Gillette and Hicks) who recently bought our fine club. I have been disturb by quite a few things that the US tycoons have done.

Examples: When we didn’t play well, they held secret talks with another manager. And in the US, they have said that they would save the profit made on Liverpool FC (and their fans), and spend it on the US sports teams they own as well. And one of them (Hicks) is a good friend of George W. Bush. That totally messed up my view of the world: My favorite football club bought by a friend of W...

But now we are fighting back and I will follow this initiative closely. And I am totally fine if you think I am insane admiring an English football club so much. But I have to inform you that I am willing to buy my small share of Liverpool FC.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Primaries going on

I have written quite a lot about the ongoing primaries on the blog at www.aip.nu. Unfortunately, my original dream scenario will never come true: Al Gore as the Democratic presidential nominee, running with Barack Obama as Vice Prez. When the election is won with an enlarged majority in Congress, Hillary Clinton becomes Majority leader in the Senate, with Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.

In this scenario, the best candidate would have become President, and with Obama as Vice Prez, it would have been a historic ticket. And with Clinton and Pelosi running the Congress on the Hill, the legislature would be in the hands of two strong and very competent women. You may say I’m a dreamer, but isn’t it a nice scenario.

OK, but with the situation we have know, I think the Democratic party has two awesome candidates in Clinton and Obama, but eventually I think Hillary Clinton will win. And she will face John McCain. But that is my guess for know, after the Michigan primary tonight we will know more about how the GOP-side is developing.

To be continued...


Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy Progressive 2008!

Just wanted to say Happy Progressive 2008 to the readers of this blog! I have some new ideas about how my blog here and my writings at www.aip.nu could be linked and developed, but more about that in 2008.

Until then, here’s my summary of international politics and elections in 2007 [written before the tragic assassination of Benazir Bhutto].

Take care and watch out for progressive election victories in Spain (March 9th), the US (November 4th) and elsewhere in 2008. See y’all here next year!